E Pluribus Unum. This phrase is commonly rendered in English as “out of many, one”. It was the de facto motto of the United States when this country began. Despite the differences in the colonies over many different matters, this simple phrase addressed the need for national purpose and unity. It was this primary and basic awareness of the need for unity that drew the colonies together against the greater enemy of the British crown. Later in this nation’s history, president Lincoln, with his “House divided” speech made clear the need for national unity, lest our country fail and become disparate parts of contending factions. Lincoln said…”A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.” So it is today in America; division and disunity are growing stronger by the day. Our sense of national purpose is fragile and the prospects for reversing this trend is bleak.
Some politicians in this country are made strong by our national disunity. Divide et impera. Divide and conquer is their de facto motto. So, when we hear commencement speeches made by the president before a primarily black student body and audience about how the wounds of past racial injustices are just as raw and insurmountable today as when they happened decades and even hundreds of years ago, we can be sure that his intentions are to divide the people. He chooses an audience that has been groomed to see the world as antagonistic to them, manipulative of them and prejudicial toward them to the point that they cannot make much of themselves without the direct involvement of some government program or assistance. Most of the content of his speech was designed to provoke anger and inflame the passions of what is worst in human nature against their fellow man. Divide and conquer. Don’t assimilate young graduates, thereby becoming independent of the government. No, stay full of alienation, mistrust and discomfort about the country in which you live. Not, “out of many, one”. Divide and conquer for me, says the president. You will never “fit in”. You are the off spring of slaves! President Obama is a man who sees the world with a chip on his shoulder. He seeks to effect vengeance upon the U. S. A. because a “white man’s greed drives a world in need”.
How is that hope and change working out for you black America? Look at Obamanomics in real time. If we look at deeds not words, it is worse today than it has been since the Reagan administration fixed the damage that the Carter administration inflicted on the black community. Candidate Obama received 96 percent of the black vote in 2008 and nearly the same percentage in 2012, against the back drop of a worsening unemployment crisis among blacks. The record shows unemployment at fourteen percent for adults and forty three percent for sixteen to nineteen year old teenagers, blacks, despite hope and change, still have the highest jobless rate of any minority group in the U.S.
If any of us red, black, white, yellow, brown, chartreuse, polka dot, etc want to have a better, humane, equitable and stronger country try rejecting the race baiters. Racism in and of itself is harmful enough and should be unanimously condemned. Racism for power, prestige and profit by the ruling class is worse because generations of people are enslaved to mind control and financial ruin. All races must unite against it. Vote away from office the race hustlers and call them out for who they are. Then and only then will ALL of us be free and united at last; thank God almighty free at last. E Pluribus Unum!