racism

Obama: America’s god-emperor

obama_roman1Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also known as Caligula, was the emperor of Rome from A.D. 37 to 41. It is generally accepted by historians that he probably murdered Tiberius, his predecessor, and also killed off his cousin, whom Tiberius had appointed co-ruler with Caligula upon his death. Caligula became something of a cult curiosity during the last century, particularly in the media (a handful of films were made about him), most likely because he was Rome’s most depraved emperor.

Showcasing the ancient ruler’s depravity in a society that was itself fast becoming markedly depraved made for titillating entertainment, I suppose – as well as garnering moviegoers’ dollars.

Caligula also believed he was a god. No, really: Shortly after he ascended to his high office, Caligula reportedly suffered from some sort of terrible physical malady that laid him up for weeks. When he recovered – if you could call it that – he revealed to his family and advisers that he had undergone a transfiguration that left him “a god.” There are a plethora of stories detailing his subsequent unhinged escapades – that he married and impregnated his sister, then eviscerated her and ate the fetus being among them. It is likely that some of these are Roman urban legends, but others are well-documented.

While his predecessors had gotten away with a lot, Caligula was the first of the Roman emperors to wholly disregard the Roman Senate and wield absolute power. He was said to have delighted in watching torture and executions, and spent his nights in orgies of gluttony and lust. His tendencies toward public sexual degeneracy and the summary execution of individuals for trifles offended even the questionable Roman sensibilities of the day. The Praetorian Guard assassinated him in January of 41.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Heightening racial tension: Just part of his plan

chrislanekillersIt’s reaching near-epidemic proportions, but the press is still failing to report on the uptick in black-on-white crime in America. Some will be familiar with the accounts of violent black-on-white crime reported by WND of late, several of which have been incredibly brutal and gruesome.

Last Friday, 22-year-old Australian Christopher Lane was gunned down by three black youths in Duncan, Okla. The crime is not being reported as racially motivated, despite the fact that the assailants deliberately chose an upscale, predominantly white neighborhood. Neither is the stabbing attack on 17-year-old Natasha Martinez in Queens, N.Y., being classified as racially motivated, even though this one might be the work of a serial assailant. I imagine the lack of coverage could be due to the fact that Martinez has a Latino surname and appears white, whereas George Zimmerman (who was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin) has an Anglo surname but identifies as Latino. If that appears convoluted and nonsensical, that’s only because it is.

However, it is not only in recent weeks or since the Zimmerman verdict that such crimes have been on the increase.

I’ve been asked more times than I can reliably recall why race relations in America appear to have deteriorated since Barack Obama became president. I would wager that most Americans, even those who were not Obama supporters, hoped that his ascendency would result in an improvement in race relations.

Not that they were all that bad to start with, in my humble opinion.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Racism

The lies that bind: Obama’s race strategy

rodeoclown1As many readers of this space are aware, I am in complete agreement with my esteemed colleague Mychal Massie, who asserted this week that it is time to admit President Obama is a communist. He went on to explain why, in keeping with Obama’s Alinskyite plan of action, it is imperative for this White House to foment racial tension. This is absolutely true, and I believe that the more people we have out there articulating this, the better chance we have of surviving as a nation.

At this juncture, the strategy of fueling racial tension is no longer limited to the White House and Obama’s surrogates, or even those who materially or politically benefit from such conditions, such as the New Black Panther Party or career activists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

A stunt executed by a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair last week has become a major news story. The preposterous premise of the foregoing sentence only makes sense (of a sort) in context. During festivities, said clown reportedly donned a Barack Obama mask and capered about, as the announcer asked the audience if they wanted to see the president run down by a bull.

This was picked up and disseminated by news agencies and interpreted as horribly and unprecedentedly racist, despite innumerable comedians having mocked American presidents since time immemorial. The miscreant clown has been banned for life from the Missouri State Fair.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Racism