Friday, June 22, 2012

Calling All GOP Racists: Commence Guilt Now (Fast and Furious is just a Movie)

Unfortunately I was listening to the Sean Hannity show today and my head almost exploded.  The big hoop la over the fast and furious scandal brought out all the race pimps shamelessly to make their voices heard.  One particular caller could not even comprehend the possibility that the GOP was not racist because they raised some noise about an attorney general's involvement in arming criminal gangs.  I am not a Republican, but how ridiculously has the political discourse fallen when many common folks start arguments with conclusions fed to them through their brain tubes?
If you are not familiar, Hannity is a radio talk show host self-described as a conservative Republican.  The caller's opinion seemed to carry so many logical fallacies and assumptions it may be difficult to know where to begin.  The case in question was in regards to Holder's role in the scandal involving thousands of guns being delivered to Mexican drug cartels resulting in violent border outbreaks.  With an allegation so serious, the first explanation you make is that Republicans hate black people and that's why they are pushing for answers and hinting at sentences?  The worst part of it all is that the caller seemed oblivious to any other alternative explanations for why Holder should be summoned to provide the people who pay his checks with some answers for causing a gang war.

The finer details of the story seem to suggest many possible motives for this operation.  Some sources suggest that the ATF not only knew what they were doing, but did it deliberately as a pretext to the introduction of upcoming weapon ban legislation.  This operation had begun under the Bush regime and was carried on through to the Obama regime.

Regardless of the Republicans' true intent, the fact remains that the U.S. government gave thousands of weapons to cold blooded criminals and someone should answer for it without skin color being introduced as evidence for a public mistrial.  This kind of tactic reminds me of the days of Bill Clinton.  The focus was placed upon his sexual indiscretions rather than on his decision to drop bombs on innocent men, women, and children in the middle east.  Chalk this one up to another false debate.  Either you like Holder because he is black or you hate Holder because he is black.  Never does the question, "Is this guy a criminal?" ever enter the equation.

Let's hearken back to the radio feeds during the Bush rule.  One big question at the forefront of the false debate was, "Is water boarding considered torture?"  No questions were raised about arresting innocent people and throwing them into foreign prisons without trial.  Can anyone remember Blackwater?  I suppose we shouldn't expect anything more from the old guard of the American empire.  It will fall of its own accord soon enough, I just hope in that time of our most desperate hour the new generation will choose freedom.

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