On July 19,2010 almost immediately after the NAACP passed a resolution "calling on all of the Tea Party Leaders to repudiate those in their ranks who use racist language, signs, or intimidation in their speeches and gatherings across the Country." Shortly thereafter, conservative activist and blogger Andrew Breitbart, posted what could only be labeled as a "Highly Edited" version of a speech given by Shirley Sherrod to his web site, appropriately called "Big Government".
Sherrod, who can only be described as a here to for "Nobody" in the Obama administration, and who held until last week, the position of, Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture, gave a speech to the NAACP at a March 2010 event, which in turn my friends became "Viral" on the Internet, and news wires all across this great nation of ours. In the speech, Shirley, a black woman, described to her audience, "how she felt", years ago while employed at an advocacy firm when asked by a white farmer for help in an attempt to keep his farm, which was about to be foreclosed upon. In the edited response, Ms. Sherrod stated that, "I didn't give him the full force of what I could do."
What you probably haven't heard was, Shirley Sherrod, prior to that remark stating that, "What he didn't know, while taking all that time to convince me that he was superior to me was, I was trying to decide how much help I was going to give him."
Well my friends, as you might have guessed, this started a media fire storm resulting in a "knee jerk" reaction by a, (you guessed it) a white man, or so we are told, Tom Vilsak, USDA Secretary, to insist that Ms. Sherrod resign immediately. (or, as you have heard... pull over to the side of the road and email the resignation NOW!) Subsequently however, Mr. Vilsak apologized, and Ms. Sherrod accepted, and it's been nothing but a love fest ever since resulting with a phone call, and apology from of all places, the White House !
This whole ordeal, some would say has brought to the forefront the issue of racism, and how it still rears it's ugly head in America today, and others, say this is a classic case of "reverse racism."
I ask you, What exactly is "Reverse Racism" ? It would seem to me that whomever the racist be, be it black, white, red, whatever, the one who spews the hate, and the racism..... Is The Racist !!!!
The problem in America today, is we are all to quick to place the blame. If I may borrow a phrase, "From Wall Street to Main Street, it's always someone else's fault. The White House, and all of that ilk, knew, all about the videos posted of the "New Black Panther Party" and also knew they had to do something about it.
They strolled back through the archives and found a "Scape Goat"!!'
Don't be so surprised, Corporate America uses this ploy all the time, If something doesn't go according to plan, "Some one's Head Must Roll."
Trust me, Obama's no prodigy, this is a play right out of "Hoffa's Play Book" and nothing else!!!
America.... Listen to me.... Before you ever believe anything that this administration says, take a step back and see who has said it before. Look and see who they've copied it from. These people don't have the intelligence to come up with their own schemes.... They use other people's Charades !!!
David W. Emerick