New Video Shows Obama Legitimizing Racist Violence

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Moral equivalence is what the left does best. It deconstructs everything until nothing means anything anymore except what they want it to mean. And Obama’s 2000 MLK speech in which he revises non-violence and violence to mean rich people not paying enough taxes is a classic of the genre.

This video is not the Daily Caller video, but comes from Morgen Richmond via Patterico.

“The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless,” Obama says, which means that non-violence is not contingent on the law or personal ethics, but on the targets of that violence demonstrating that assaulting them is not the best way of extracting loot from them.

“I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. They want to make sure people don’t take their stuff. But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down.”

Except those aren’t forms of violence. If they are then affirmative action is also a subtle form of violence. If manipulating the system for your own benefit is a “subtle form of violence”, then Obama has been engaging in a subtle form of violence against us for some time now.

What Zero Hussein is really saying is that minority non-violence is conditional on social benefits and that the lack of such benefits is a form of racial and economic violence that justifies answering racial and economic violence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandra.french26 Alexandra Robbins French

    What the @#$%&?! Non violence isn't necessarily purported by the rich!! Was Gandhi rich?! What the @#$%& kind of @#$%& is this?!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Paying "less than one's fair share" is morally equal to violence. OK then. How did we determine that? You've now gone completely off the reservation in terms of Western civilization. You are now anti-American and opposed to Western liberal democracy. There is no standard for judging "fair share" and it can only ever be a civil matter. Violence is against the law, unless meted out by the authorities after due process. What is the process to determine that "unfairness in taxes" can be equal to any violent act?

    It's bending subjectivity (one's opinions) to the point of absurdity and lying. If you don't recognize your own lies, you must have lied to yourself first. My opinion is that Obama began lying to himself as a child. Many people do this in our crazy post-Hippy generations, but this is the worst case to have been elected POTUS, without question. He has no discernible personal integrity.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want."

    Class warfare. The man never should have been elected to anything, but to lie about being a healer? Liar in chief. He's a radical out to foment class warfare under to guise of "justice" as taught by Soviet Communist dupes.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. "

    This lie also is used to justify everything from stealing food to Jihad in Israel. The left logic goes like this, "Any time you see violence in a society, it proves something is wrong (the violent people are fighting their victim status)."

    This is also a tactic in criminal court where violent people are held up as victims as a presumption. "Now let's see how we can find true justice, being aware that both sides are guilty. One side is rich and the other was seeking justice."

    Barf all over Obama.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "What Zero Hussein is really saying is that minority non-violence is conditional on social benefits and that the lack of such benefits is a form of racial and economic violence that justifies answering racial and economic violence."

    He's justifying and excusing violence while laying the foundation for violent revolution, should he ever be able to take it that far.

    That is what we get for tolerating wishful thinking from the left and affirmative action at the level of electing the president of the USA.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down.”

    Yes, minimizing one's tax burden is "just like" sending dogs after oppressed people. It's identical in motive and results. What planet are you from did you say?

    This man is insane. He needs to be questioned on these statements and asked to explain himself. This is class warfare and borders on fighting words. No wonder we have huge populations of entitlement idiots.

  • Rifleman

    Accountants and tax loopholes are subtle forms of violence to keep people down? What a lame justification for the violence, theft, and actual class warfare of the left.