Flash back to 1995. The nation was rocked by racial violence as Black people decided not to cooperate with the police. OJ Simpson was in the headlines, but not for his football ability, but rather his alleged knife skills.
Militias were forming across the country in fear of “police state” tactics by the Clinton Administration. Middle American was becoming irate with the way thing were being run by those in power and the country seemed poised for a major rift. Republicans had taken power in 1994 and promised a “Contract with America” that they promptly decided was null and void and decided to do nothing.
Yet, Black people saw their chance and decided to march on Washington DC to show their solidarity in ensuring that they did the following – “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for Black children” – by having a Million Man March:
“One of the primary motivating factors for the march was to place black issues back on the nation’s agenda. In the aftermath of the Republican Party’s victory in the 1994 Congressional election and the continued success of the party’s campaign tool, the Contract with America, the social and economic issues facing the black community fell by the wayside of policy debates. March organizers believed that politicians were failing the black community by “papering over the most vital dimensions of the crisis in international capitalism” and blaming urban Blacks for “domestic economic woes that threatened to produce record deficits, massive unemployment, and uncontrolled inflation.”
At the time of the march, black Americans faced unemployment rates nearly two times that of white Americans, a greater than 40 percent poverty rate, and a median family income that totaled about 58 percent of the white median. 11.1 percent of all black males were unemployed and for those aged 16–19 the number of unemployed had climbed over 50 percent. Further, according to Reverend Jesse Jackson’s speech at the March, the United States House of Representatives had taken dramatic fiscal action against some of the programs that played an integral role in urban Americans’ lives. “The House of Representatives cut $1.1 billion from the nation’s poorest public schools,” and “cut $137 million from head start” effectively subtracting $5,000 from each classroom’s budget and cutting 45,000 preschoolers from a crucial early education program.“
Environmental hazards, too, made the lives of urban Blacks particularly unstable. Black men fell victim to homicide at a rate of 72 per 100,000, a rate significantly higher than the 9.3 per 100,000 attributed to the white male population. Aggressive law enforcement and prison construction left “two hundred thousand more blacks in the jail complex than in college” and devastating leadership gaps within black communities and families.”
Was this march a success? They did get a lot of Black people to Washington DC, but the Black people behind the event hoped for a million and got about 850,000. 14 years later, most of the goals that Black people hoped to achieve and the gaps they hoped to close have only gotten larger…
Now that we are back to the future and removed from 1995, it is important to discuss what has happened on September 12, 2009. Early, we discussed MARs attacking, as white people were beginning to become upset with the onerous taxation rates that are being levied upon them to prop up the welfare/bailout state.
Black people do enjoy the taxes that white people pay for they do love the fruits of white people’s labor, but they are not happy about what middle America is doing in regards to rebelling against Mein Obama and the historic levels of taxes imposed upon them:
“Up to two million people marched to the U.S. Capitol today, carrying signs with slogans such as “Obamacare makes me sick” as they protested the president’s health care plan and what they say is out-of-control spending.
The line of protesters spread across Pennsylvania Avenue for blocks, all the way to the capitol, according to the Washington Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.
Demonstrators waved U.S. flags and held signs reading “Go Green Recycle Congress” and “I’m Not Your ATM.” Men wore colonial costumes as they listened to speakers who warned of “judgment day” – Election Day 2010.
Richard Brigle, 57, a Vietnam War veteran and former Teamster, came from Michigan. He said health care needs to be reformed – but not according to President Barack Obama’s plan.
“My grandkids are going to be paying for this. It’s going to cost too much money that we don’t have,” he said while marching, bracing himself with a wooden cane as he walked.
FreedomWorks Foundation, a conservative organization led by former House of Representatives Majority Leader Dick Armey, organized several groups from across the country for what they billed as a “March on Washington.”
Organizers say they built on momentum from the April “tea party” demonstrations held nationwide to protest tax policies, along with growing resentment over the economic stimulus packages and bank bailouts.”
The 9/12 event in Washington actually attracted a million + people, but like the Million Man March in 1995 that saw less than a million Black people come to Washington DC in hopes of changing the future for Black people – they didn’t – this MARs driven march will probably yield the same results.
You see, the 9/12 March on Washington was largely a sea of white people – probably 99 percent of the crowd was white – and like the “Contract with America”, the results of a white-driven revolution will largely go unfulfilled.
Black people don’t like the tea party’s, they don’t like the birther movement, but they know nothing will come from it. What kind of a movement can grow from a movement that wants to “Abolish the Fed” when the people gathering are to afraid to admit that they are a bunch of white people who have legitimate interests.
At the 9/12 March, white people cheered the prospect of seeing change, real change, in the size of the government and the direction of the country under Mein Obama. But they refused to look around and admit that they were a sea of white people and that it is only white people who care about Pre-Obama America and restoring it.
Black people really have nothing to worry about, but they will still fret. White people have done this before in 1994 when they elected a Republican majority to bring to change in Congress. Nothing happened.
Now, nothing will happen again except higher taxes and the passing of universal health care to insure 40 million – largely Black people – uninsured people.
Black people don’t realize that white people are no threat and that even though MARs is showing signs of rising, they will soon settle down again after getting worked up over innocuous issues of taxation.
White people are so afraid of being called racist that even though millions gathered to protest Mein Obama not once did these white people look around and realize they had one thing in common: their racial heritage.
Stuff Black People Don’t Like will include a real million man march, but Black people will soon realize that all the tough talk of stopping Mein Obama is nothing more than MARs – middle American radicals – huffing and puffing and threatening to blow down the house, but in the end, not acknowledging that in our age of diversity, white people have legitimate interests too.
Black people will soon realize that the 9/12 march on Washington DC will have the same effect that the 1995 Million Man March and the “Contract with America” had: none.
Black people will laugh after the hysteria from all these “individual” white people dies down and the effort to stop Mein Obama fails and the fury that could have been white people “uniting” ends. Black people will then laugh heartily and say of potential MARs Attack: You lied!