African-American Presidents Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

The current defeat of health care reform in the United States illustrates why an African-American should never have been elected president.  There are fifty million citizens without any American health insurance—myself included—and U. S. President Barack Obama’s solution was to slavishly obey his political adversaries, by pushing a bill that requires Americans to buy health insurance, with no serious limits, if any, on how much insurance companies can charge.

The white Americans who elected Obama love a man whose speeches evoke memories of Martin Luther King.  What white American liberals forgot is that they want a leader like Martin Luther King for blacks.  They did not realize, until now, that they should not have wanted such a leader for themselves.

They forgot that they liked King as a black leader because, at least subconsciously, they knew he would fail. Obama agreed that King’s tactics were laughably, predictably ineffectual in his Nobel Peace Prize speech. No one should bring up the Civil Rights Act as a King “victory,” unless that person also promises to send me the belongings I left when I fled Nashville, Tennessee.

White Americans spent the last 50 years breeding—and I use this word with precision—a docile black, having exterminated the Black Panthers. Today’s African-American allows his enemies to spit on him and his children.  Witness Jackie Robinson and the students of Little Rock.

Todays’s black American, like Congressman John Lewis, unceasingly preaches the need to forgive and be reconciled with those enemies, from whom he demands nothing, as that other King—Rodney—pleaded.  But America’s black will abuse his actual friends and supporters, as when Congressman Charles Rangel defended then-President George Bush against Hugo Chavez, though the Venezuelan leader offered free heating oil to needy Americans in Rangel’s state. The new negro, like the National Association of Black Journalists vis-à-vis Mumia Abu-Jamal, keeps silent even when his paymasters would tolerate his speaking out: Basketball superstar and Nike shoe pitchman, Michael Jordan, said, “Republicans buy sneakers too,” when asked to oppose a Republican who had called Martin Luther King a racial epithet.  The American black is afraid to say anything that might make his enemies angry, as we saw when Van Jones apologized profusely for criticizing Obama’s Republican opponents, in an attempt to prevent himself from getting fired—by Obama.

The American negro is a man—if you can call him that—who is fiercely proud of his second-class citizenship, as Adam Clayton Powell proved at Bandung.

Today’s African-American will take an ignominious defeat, and call it victory: In 2005, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, whose magazine ran defenses of slavery—the “cornerstone” of the Confederacy—as late as 1989, forced a university to keep a building called, “Confederate Memorial Hall.”  Sonnye Dixon, the president of a chapter of the NAACP, America’s most powerful black organization, said, “[In] some cases, maybe it’s good that [the name is] still there and people still continue to see it and are reminded we have to move beyond what initially separated us all….  It just reminds us of how far we’ve come, but to be intentional about continuing to press forward.” An African-American “leader” uses words artfully, but his phrases are as devoid of meaning as “Jabberwocky.”

White American liberals foolishly chose not to wait to see if Obama was the kind of man who would stick to his guns when the bandits rode into town.

He wasn’t.  African-Americans run away from noble fights.

But they sure know how to give a good speech.  “Hope” is a pre-existing condition that will keep Americans from getting health insurance.

Jonathan David Farley

Jonathan David Farley is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Institut für Algebra of Johannes Kepler Universität Linz in Linz, Österreich.

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Published by the LA Progressive on December 28, 2009
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About Jonathan David Farley

In 2005, Seed Magazine named Dr. Jonathan David Farley one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science”. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s Distinguished Scientist of the Year Award, a medal presented on behalf of the president of Harvard University in recognition of “outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics.” He obtained his doctorate in mathematics from Oxford University in 1995, after winning Oxford’s highest mathematics awards in 1994. Jonathan Farley graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991 with the second-highest grade point average in his graduating class.

Dr. Farley’s mathematical work has been profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education, in Science News Online, in The Economist Magazine, in USA Today, on Fox News Television, and on Air America Radio. In 2001, Ebony Magazine named Dr. Farley a “Leader of the Future.” He has also been profiled in Jet Magazine, in Upscale Magazine, and on the cover of the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine.

Dr. Farley has been an invited guest on BBC World News Television, BBC Radio, and U.S. National Public Radio. On November 18, 2001, Dr. Farley was an invited speaker at the “Stop the War” demonstration in London, which drew 100,000 people. His essay, “My Fellow Americans: Looking Black on Red Tuesday,” appeared in Beyond September 11: An Anthology of Dissent, which also featured essays by Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky. Dr. Farley has written for Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian newspaper, Essence Magazine, and the hip hop magazine The Source.

The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts (home to both Harvard University and MIT) officially declared March 19, 2004 to be “Dr. Jonathan David Farley Day”.