Monday, August 2, 2010

Mixed-up: Half-breed comment only half the problem

Boneheaded thing to say

Author: 'Mongrel' remark not Obama's problem;
oozing arrogance, ignorance is

Negrophilia The man who introduced the “new N-word” is taking on the man who reintroduced the “M-word.”

President Obama remarked on “The View” that blacks are “sort of a mongrel people,” demonstrates his “increasing boldness in exhibiting his disdain and disassociation toward Americans in general,” said Erik Rush, author “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession.”
“The remark bears the tone of someone who doesn’t really identify with American blacks, nor even Americans at large,” said Rush.

While widely covered, some reporting news organizations dialed down any racial implications of the remark.
“The president's remarks were directed at the roots of all Americans,” reported  The Hill. “The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined as ‘of mixed breed, nature, or origin,’ according to”

The ready explanation didn’t surprise Rush.

To interview Erik Rush or to receive review copies,
contact Tim Bueler at (530) 401-3285
“We have yet another case of the establishment press completely overlooking rhetoric on the part of this president that would have initiated a media firestorm had it been uttered by a white individual of prominence,” he said.

The word “mongrel,” Rush pointed out, holds plenty of racial implications. He cited Carter A. Wilson’s 1996 book “Racism: From Slavery to Advanced Capitalism,”, which covers a 1955 Virginia Appeal Court decision upholding prohibition of interracial marriage. In Naim v. Naim, the court wrote it could find nowhere in the Constitution language that would stop “the state from enacting legislation to preserve the racial integrity of its citizens, or which denies the power of the state to regulate the marriage relations so that it shall not have a mongrel breed of citizens.”

But any racial connotation isn't the real concern, said Rush. For most Americans, "Race really doesn't count for much and seldom enters into one's mind unless someone else brings it up."

However, for the political left, race plays another role. In his WND Books title, Rush says that race-baiters' unseen tool is "negrophilia," says Rush, "an undue and inordinate affinity for blacks," combined with the "reflexive demonization of whites as inherently wicked." It's rooted in leftist tactics of division and aimed at advancing policies that keep blacks "obedient," whites "silent" and "political control" secure.
With that control threatened, the “president’s ham-handed co ntempt for the American people proved far more on display during ‘The View’ appearance than any of his alleged charm did,  ” Rush said.
"Leaving aside the question of its accuracy," Rush added, "the word 'mongrel' is generally considered a derogatory appellation. President Obama's use of the word speaks to his arrogance and dissociation."

To interview Erik Rush or to receive review copies,
contact Tim Bueler at (530) 401-3285

About the Author

Born in New York City in 1961, from 1975 to 1985 columnist and author Erik Rush was a club, stage and studio musician. He's also been involved in biomedical research, sales, marketing and media production.
Erik Rush
Rush was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama's ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level in February of 2007.

He writes columns of sociopolitical fare for WorldNetDaily as well as dozens of nationally distributed print and online news sources. He's appeared on Fox News, CNN, and is a veteran of a copious number of radio appearances and speaking engagements.

Rush's other titles include:
  • The Angels Fell
  • It's the Devil, Stupid! Our Real Enemy and Why We Don't Talk About Him
  • Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation - which won the 2007 New York Book Festival "Best Nonfiction" category.

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