Sunday, July 26, 2009
The President The Professor and the Police Officer!
Limbaugh calls Obama an angry Black man trying to destroy a white officer
As important as health care reform is it has taken a back seat because of what happened in Cambridge between the exemplary cop the exemplary Professor and the exemplary President. What happened was not even about race but it was made about race as even the President showed "temporarily" that he was incapable of setting aside his learned experiences and look at a situation and evaluate it as it is without injecting you and your thoughts into it.
I thought it was normal to do that and taught all my sons that they do not matter it was not about them it was about being honest and doing the right thing for society not you. They all learned and are exemplary men but their Mother thought it was all about her and divorced me. Oh well some people only care about themselves and that will always be the case.
What was an innocent confrontation between a police officer and a call of a possible house breaks should have ended right there period but even the President showed at the beginning that he was incapable of being impartial and it has turned into a "misunderstanding
and promise of a meeting between the professor the officer and the President at the White House to sit down and have a beer together.
That should have been the beginning and the end of it between the officer and the Professor if cooler heads had prevailed on both sides of the issue but they did not so you know how this turned out and we are discussing race relations while we should be discussing health care reform. Professor Gates is one of the greatest professors in the country, Sergeant Crowley is an exemplary police officer who teaches race relations and how to handle racial situations to other officers. President Obama is the best President in my life time, three of the best of the best and they turned a non racial issue from a tense situation into a toxic situation!
Everyone has mishandled the situation based on their personal perspective! What happened to the rushed issue of health care reform? Any way Officer Crowley teaches a 12 hour course on race relations and heretofore has taught some 60 how to handle situations such as this encounter with Professor Gates. I just listened to a recount of the events for the umpteenth time from both parties involved. Crowley responded to a call of a possible home break in he had to question Gates.
Gates wrongly brought up race saying you are here because I am a black man. That never should have been mentioned period. Race was not the issue a possible break in was and should have been dispelled by Gates end of discussion but it was not. Instead he provoked something I learned about on the streets as a little kid. More of that later! Gates said you are here because I am a black man that in itself was idiocy. He said he was a Harvard Professor and would make officer Crowley pay for this.
Gates said this is what happens to black men in America and he is right. I am white and was routinely profiled when I was a youth and I should have been. However that is another story and that was not the case here period. Once again an issue was created where there was not one to be used for personal gain. We know racism will always be here and I am convinced will get much worse so that is not the lesson to be learned here. Gates said Crowley picked on the wrong man this time but it is obvious to me that Gates picked on the wrong man this time!
This was another perfect storm and I am disturbed to see that as Obama tries to quell this Limbaugh once again steps up with his swill on the issue to try to make Obama look bad by making himself look stupid. Limbaugh said we have here a black President trying to destroy a white police officer. He called Obama an angry Black man! What? A President an angry Black man get a life. Obama is trying to elevate a situation that never should have happened and Limbaugh is trying to drag us back into the past for Republican gain.
Once again it will backfire and has. Limbaugh also crossed the line and said Obama has a chip on his shoulder. Limbaugh is jealous and has a log on his head! Once again he is causing Republicans to to distance themselves from his idiocy! When all is said and done and the worthless Limbaugh ignored this was not a racial issue. It was a case off all sides acting in their own selfish interest.
Officer Crowley acted professionally and the black and Puerto Rican officer on the scene with him backed him up. This all boils down to Professor Gates giving a police officer lip and he did not have to take it. White or Black whatever most of us me included can admit we have been there!
* In closing: Obama is right they all over reacted including him. There was no rogue cop here and he did not act stupidly. He acted his typical exemplary according to the black and Puerto Rican officers that were there. It was not him that picked the wrong Black man to pick on Gates picked the wrong cop. This was not racial. It all boils down to a lesson I learned as a kid hanging on the streets in Salem. Never mouth off to a cop you will get arrested period!