By Patrick J. Buchanan
Was race a factor in the decision of Colin Powell to repudiate his party's nominee and friend of 25 years, Sen. John McCain, two weeks before Election Day, and to endorse Barack Obama?
Gen. Powell does not deny it, contending only that race was not the only or decisive factor. "If I had only that fact in mind," he told Tom Brokaw, "I could have done this six, eight, ten months ago."
Yet, in hailing Barack as a "transformational figure" whose election would "electrify our country ... (and) the world," Powell seems to testify to the centrality of Barack's ethnicity to his decision.
For what else is there about this freshman senator, who has no significant legislative accomplishment, to transform our politics and to electrify the world, other than the fact that he would bethe nation's first African-American president?
Powell's endorsement follows that of another African-American icon, Congressman John Lewis of Selma Bridge fame, who switched allegiance from Hillary to Barack, while Clinton still had a fighting chance to win.
When Lewis deserted her in February, he, too, claimed a Road-to-Damascus experience, to have seen a transformational figure: "Something's happening in America, something some of us did not see coming ... Barack Obama has tapped into something that is extraordinary. ... It's a movement. It's a spiritual event."
Lewis' desertion, however, was not unrelated to a primary challenge in his Atlanta district and angry constituent demands to know why he was not backing the first black with a real chance at winning the White House.
Powell was under no such pressure. Hence, what he did, and why, are subjects of media and political speculation.
Understandably, Powell is being hailed by the Obama media as a profile in courage. Equally understandably, his endorsement of Obama is said by Republicans to smack of ingratitude, opportunism, and even vindictiveness toward a party to which he owes his fame and career.
Here was a man who was rendered extraordinary honors by three Republican presidents. Reagan raised him from Army colonel to national security adviser, the first African-American in the post.
George H. W. Bush named him chairman of the Joint Chiefs, over hundreds of more senior officers. George W. Bush made him the first African-American secretary of state.
While he may have gotten well with the capital elite with this decision, Powell has wounded his party's nominee at a point of maximum vulnerability, a friend who supported him on the war, and agreed with Powell on the need for a larger invasion force. And Powell has embraced a liberal Democrat who owes his nomination to his fierce opposition to the war Powell sold the nation, a war Obama calls the worst blunder in U.S. history and a manifestation of a lack of judgment by those, like Colin Powell, who launched it.
Joe Biden, who voted to authorize the war, now calls his vote a mistake. Yet, Powell endorses him, too, while repudiating a McCain-Palin ticket that continues to defend his war.
And the scatter-gun attack Powell launched on the GOP ticket --hitting McCain for fumbling the financial crisis, choosing Sarah Palin, pressing Barack's association with William Ayers, and not defending Obama's Christianity -- suggests a man with scores to settle with the party of George W. Bush.
Yet, what kind of Republican can Powell be when he professes deep concern that McCain might choose Supreme Court justices like John Roberts and Sam Alito? Every Republican in the Senate voted for Roberts. All but one voted for Alito.
Does Colin Powell have a problem with Antonin Scalia? Is the general a Ruth Bader Ginsberg Republican?
There is speculation Powell feels badly used by the neocons who cherry-picked and hyped the intelligence about weapons of mass destruction he presented at the U.N., and that he harbors a distrust of the neocons now reassembling around McCain.
If so, he surely has a case, and should have made it.
But in the last analysis, one comes back to the forbidden issue of ethnicity. For example, would Powell have endorsed Hillary, had she won the nomination? After all, her views on Iraq -- having supported the war and never apologized -- are even closer to Powell's than Obama's.
The issue cannot be avoided. After all, we are in a year where Obama defeated the wife of "our first black president," Bill Clinton, 90-10 in the black wards of Philly, and African-Americans, in one poll, are going 94-1 for Barack. And a Republican ticket that is hammering Barack on his ties to William Ayers fears to bring up his far closer ties to the Afro-racist anti-American Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Organizing a fundraiser last year for New Mexico Gov. BillRichardson, an Hispanic Democrat, Lionel Sosa of San Antonio, apolitical strategist for Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II, said, "Blood runs thicker than politics."Mr. Sosa is perhaps more candid about his motives than folks in D.C.
After all is said and done, all the pretty platitudes and syrupy speeches about the "brotherhood of man," "aren't we all equal?" and other abused mantras are mouthed mindlessly, some are shocked to see that RACE MATTERS.
Yes, race matters. Whites have been fooled into thinking it doesn't, our God- given privileges and proper status undermined as others gain ground we've conceded falling for treacherous PC lies.
We really shouldn't be surprised at what we're seeing with our own eyes (yet too many remain in denial and have a harsher rude awakening on the way), as realists, hotly branded as "racists" and tar and feathered as "White supremacists" (as if hateful name-calling dismisses the truth to power such brave souls speak), have warned about these consequences for years.
Colin Powell's surrender to race over reason is only the tip of the iceberg of the betrayals and blackmails the United States can expect to suffer under a Black Marxist regime as that fraud and foreigner, Barack Obama, would foment.
The rise of Obama is truly "a spiritual event," representing the decline of the United States, a CURSE that White Israelites are suffering from by increasingly militant minorities (due to our idolatry and immorality - Daniel 9:11), even as our White Israelite brethren in raped Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe ruins) and besieged South Africa suffer from the primitive majority they shamefully empowered.
Whether folks like it or not, the alternative to White Power is Black Power and history proves what a miserable failure that has been: how neighborhoods and nations go into rapid decline and everybody suffers, since the Blacks have demanded the most and contributed the least to world civilization and show no signs of improvement.
You don't believe it? You don't want to believe it? Read this revealing article written by a Black African man and free your mind of its shackles, get off the politically correct plantation, let the truth set you free:
Why Black People Have Remained Backwards
May our Great Creator God, the God of Israel, the God of the Bible, restore sanity in our White Israelite lands, and grant repentance that proper White power may be restored, blessing every color and creed.