Our new Attorney General has lost his ever-loving mind. This is what he had to say today, to his employees in the Justice Department.
“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, a nation of cowards…”
“Even as we fight a war against terrorism; deal with the reality of electing an African-American, for the first time, as the president of the United States; and deal with other significant issues of the day, the need to confront our racial past and to understand our racial present, and to understand the history of African people in this country — that all endures…”
“Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.”
Obviously, Eric Holder was in a coma during the most recent election. We, in fact, talked about little else but race when we talked about Barack Obama. Indeed, a good chunk of America voted for the obviously inexperienced Obama for no other reason than his skin color.
And who could forget the reminders, every thirty seconds or so, that his inauguration was the Most Historic Inauguration Every in the History of the Universe?
We don’t talk enough about race to each other? Hell, for the past two years we couldn’t shut up about it.
As for his “nation of cowards” line, well, he can just kiss the fattest part of my backside. America has done more than any nation, ever, to rid itself of racism. We put the very existence of the country at risk to end slavery. We have an entire month dedicated to the history of Black Americans (who, by the way, do come from places other than Africa, thanks very much) and our televisions, radios, and newspapers do far more during that month than they do during, say, the month of May (anyone know what May is?). We still teach schoolchildren about Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, and Harriet Tubman, to mention only a very few. We have elevated a black man and a black woman to the position of Secretary of State. We have rejected our racist past more thoroughly than any nation ever has and we have done more to atone for it than any ever will. No people have ever afforded people of every race and creed a greater opportunity to attain their dreams and live in freedom than we have right here. None ever will.
Holder disgusts me, not merely because of his apparent ignorance, but because of his arrogance. He believes that he, a man who sold his integrity for a little political gain when he pardoned killers, has the moral standing to lecture us Americans. He stood there as the Attorney General of the United States of America and slandered every single one of us without a bit of hesitation.
We are not cowards – far from it. We are a society of flawed individuals who continue to spend our blood and treasure to advance the unique proposition the Founders made centuries ago that all men are are indeed created equal. That does not make our nation perfect, but it sure as hell makes us exceptional and entirely undeserving of Holder’s unlearned rant.
UPDATE: Linked by Stacy McCain.