Thursday, August 05, 2010

Obama's "Mongrel" Comment

I cringed when I first saw this video as what I heard hearkens back to something I never want to see or hear again:

Donald Douglas of American Power makes the following interesting point about Obama's term "mongrel," and the point made explains why I, one born in the South before the Civil Rights Movement, reacted as I did when I heard Obama refer to "mongrel":
D.W. Griffith’s 1915 motion picture The Birth of a Nation — originally titled The Clansman — a film which presented a re-writing of the actual history of post Civil War Reconstruction by the same Confederate traitors aginst whom the war had to be fought. It portrayed African-Americans in the post-Civil War South as depraved, lascivious beasts whose rampant lawlessness and alleged domination of the South — through military force and control of the state legislatures — threatened to destroy “Southern civilization” and “mongrelize the races”. The film asserts that this could only be stopped by the glorified lynchings and reign of terror carried out by the “honorable” new, secret order of the “chivalrous” Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.


In most of the Northern cities where the The Birth of a Nation was scheduled to be shown, political fights exploded, and some small riots did occur in Philadelphia and elsewhere where the film was shown. The NAACP and others attempted to seek either a banning of the film completely, or to force the editing-out of the most egregious racist scenes. For the most part, those attempts were futile. Endless hearings were held before mayors, state legislatures, city councils, and state and city censorship boards across the country. The Illinois legislature voted 111-2 to ban the showing in that state, but eventually lost on judicial appeals filed by the film’s promoters.

Those hearings became platforms for the pro-Griffith lobby to pronounce the alleged virtues of eugenics. In New York City, Griffith’s lawyer Martin W. Littleton told Mayor Mitchell that the film was a protest against the mongrel mixture of black and white.”
Donald Douglas of American Power comments:
It is disgusting and putrid that a President of the United States bring this kind of filth language into the public discourse when our nation has moved so far past it. Laura Ingraham is correct, Obama is not “post-racial” — he is the most racial and divisive President we have ever had.
Is Obama deliberately trying to divide America along racial lines?

Last week, I posted the above at Infidel Bloggers Alliance. Note these comments from that thread:
Blogger Pastorius said...

I am the father of interracial children. And, I know that I would never refer to my children as mongrels.
Friday, July 30, 2010 3:32:00 PM
midnight rider said...

Just as bothersome, or more so, is they way he says "white America" and then "we know more about it", making a distintion between the races.

When was the last time we heard a President use the term White America?
Friday, July 30, 2010 3:34:00 PM
Epaminondas said...

It's an interesting choice as to whether in his soul this represents a mistake (was he that nervous on the VIEW?) ..or a revelation of his inner self....
Friday, July 30, 2010 1:56:00 PM
I submit that we're seeing the "revelation" of Obama's inner self, his racist core. What is your view?

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posted by Always On Watch @ 8/05/2010 03:00:00 AM