Social Commentary on Race by Pat Buchanan-Authorship Confirmed!
Social Commentary on Race by Pat Buchanan – Authorship Confirmed!
Summary of eRumor:
A social commentary penned by Pat Buchanan about race relations in America has appeared in many forwarded emails.
It’s true that excerpts from this forwarded email were taken from a column that was posted on Pat Buchanan’s personal website in 2008.
But there are a number of differences between the eRumor and Buchanan’s original column. The original column appeared under the headline, “A Brief for Whitey,” not under the headline,“The White Side of the Story of Negroes,” as the eRumor reports.
The eRumor also omitted the original column’s introduction in an apparent attempt to make it more applicable to current unrest over Michael Brown’s shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Gardner’s choking death in New York City. The original version opens:
“How would he pull it off? I wondered. How would Barack Obama explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inveting AIDS to infect and kill black people? How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about ‘the U.S. of KKK America,’ and howled, ‘God damn America!’”
Taken in its original context, the column was directed toward controversial sermons given by Wright that surfaced during the presidential election in 2008. Still, the majority of the eRumor was excerpted from Buchanan’s original column, often with slight variations.
But the eRumor’s claim that CNN had “dropped” Buchanan over the column is false. Buchanan worked as a political analyst for MSNBC from 2002-2012, which is when the column was published. Buchanan was fired over the release of his book, “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” Buchanan said in a 2012 column:
“My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end. After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous. The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”
TruthorFiciton.com reached out to a Buchanan rep for comment on the social commentary. Future updates will be posted here.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
The White Side of the Story of Negroes
This is the reason CNN has dropped Buchanan. It’s like Newt G. Said, “you’re not supposed to bring up uncomfortable Facts.” (verified on Buchanan’s website)
Finally………….It is Said Publicly. I have never seen the white side explained better!
Pat Buchanan had the guts to say it. It is about time!!
BUCHANAN TO OBAMA
By Patrick J. Buchanan
You say we need to have a conversation about race in America .. Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to…. This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard.
And among them are these:
First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.. Jeremiah Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude??
Obama talks about new ‘ladders of opportunity’ for blacks. Let him go to Altoona? And Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for ‘deserving’ white kids…? Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America ‘s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?
Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?
As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?
Is Obama aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago. This needs to be passed around because, this is a message everyone needs to hear!!!
OK……….will you pass it on?
YES. I did but will you?
Because I’m for a better America
Just not silent anymore.