I remember Princeton scholar Cornel West asking on a radio show “How many blacks have go down for Obama?” This was after the whole Shirley Sherrod brouhahah (actually she’s now back working for the USDA) and it’s an interesting question. West of course is taking a lot of heat on the Left for basically describing Obama as a “corporate puppet” which is something you’ll hear here and websites like Lew Rockwell.com and The New American.
Not that West is becoming a conservative but the attention and reaction he’s receiving is good demonstration of what the term “closing ranks” means. Those outside the fortress had better learn what the word “Incoming!” means.
In such West could commiserate with Ron Paul, because even though Paul is probably the only Republican who be willing to actually help African-Americans instead of just being a symbol (and according to West not a very “black” one at that) by calling off the Federal War on Drugs and prevent blacks who join the military from being cannon fodder for the Empire, those who surround and protect the President within the castle walls will make sure RP’s message never gets inside.
If Paul does well then certainly the infamous “newsletters” and his lack of fealty to the shibboleth of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in a phony concern of retroactive voting, plus some other things, will be brought up again and again just to others on the Left who might be attracted to Paul on certain issues, at least to offer a protest vote since the white Left has no intention of challenging Obama’s nomination from the Democratic Party. It is not doing so largely because of race. So the far Left sits trapped, wedded to Presidency it cannot overthrown but cannot influence. Those who might have an interest in Paul will be branded racists by the same persons even if they cannot admit to themselves that because of race they must be silent as Obama rules.
There are a lot more contradictions race brings out in the Left (such as in France where the Left deals with immigration through censorship rather than at the border, showing what they really feel about freedom of speech) in comparison to the “values” it supposedly believes in. Free speech is shackled by political correctness, economic justice by unlimited immigration, peace by the terrorists within, feminism and homosexual rights by tolerance of more socially conservative (Islamic) immigrant cultures. It easy to attack outside the fortress but it doesn’t strengthen the foundation from the rot of hypocrisy.