If I had three sons they'd look like Eric Garner all in one.
In the aftermath of Obama's historic election in 2008 black America ("the suffering, grieving, embittered victims of racial injustice past and present") was in a state of utopian euphoria with expectations of a new start and a new age of progress raised sky high; not just because after 143 years since the end of the Civil War America had elected its first black president with the help of White voters (which seemed like a miracle given the country's "persistent racism") but because there was a feeling that social salvation at last was here; that with this Lincolnesque lawyer from Illinois in the White House they'd be a second emancipation of the American black man. That just as Lincoln freed blacks from slavery Obama would move mountains to free them from want, deprivation and poverty and leave no one (however small and insignificant) behind.
For this charismatic black man with the million dollar smile came from Reverend Wright's ultra-racist black supremacist church; and that his concealed, unspoken belief in the racial superiority of blacks who've been treated so unfairly and criminally in this country would translate into giving them priority over other Americans. Indeed, when Obama spoke of national unity he really meant the unifying of black America around the principle of equality with him as their messianic Moses finally leading them to the promised land of egalitarian good and plenty. When Obama's soaring rhetoric spoke of "fundamentally transforming America" he principally had blacks in mind-ending their poverty, degradation and misery for good through class warfare and greater government compassion and giving; righting all injustices and anti-black wrongs, and ending the inequality of classes through redistribution on a galactic scale-making millions of poor blacks rich as if Obama was their lottery ticket.
But what a cruel, tragic, abysmal disappointment Obama has been. After six disastrous years in office the messiah is in need of a savior as he has failed at practically everything (foreign and domestic) while pathetically playing the grieving victim like the millions of blacks he's let down who are worse off today (as he's worse off politically) than when he euphorically took office. And what does black America do? Do they seize the opportunity to look within at the collapse of family values, drug abuse, violence, disrespect for authority and other social ills that government can't fix? No. Black America tragically looks for scapegoats to savage and blame as the ground quakes beneath them and America grwos motre divided.
Indeed, first, under Obama, it was the white, racist, tea party obstructionists blocking his agenda to save black America; then it was racist, thieving, 1% white bankers and corporate heads growing richer off the poor black man; now these white devils are being replaced by a new demonic force that's racially tormenting and hurting them: brutal, racist, nazi-like policemen, and a black-hating criminal justice system that supports them, while black America does what? Lust for the blood of innocent white men; and turn black hoodlums, thugs and crooks into martyrs, saints and fallen heroes in a fictional struggle against a sinful nation regressing into white supremacy, or never having changed.
As scapegoating tea partiers, the rich, cops and courts isn't a remedy for anything conditions in the black community go from bad to worse daily; and this will continue until the suffering is so excruciatingly great that blacks will say "enough is enough with Liberalism and blame games!" and turn to conservatives for answers-because we have them. Conservatism will save black America; but not until it runs out of demons to scapegoat, and rids itself of worthless leaders like Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and the rest.