Race Relations and Observing Failure

By | January 9, 2019

By guest blogger Sadako Red [see disclaimer]

[January 9, 2019]  Years ago Dr. Condoleezza Rice said something I never forgot.  She said the “United States of America had made enormous progress in race relations, and it is still the best place on Earth to be a minority.”  She is correct, of course, and I couldn’t have said it more eloquently or with more credibility than her.  Like many local clergies of all religious types in Washington, D.C. where I live and work, they see their duty (that’s right, “their duty”) to reach out to everyone without prejudice and with unabridged vigor and heart.  You gotta love their work, for it’s a calling in the name of God.  Their struggle and my point today is many must swim against the tide of stupidity and ineptness that sits in opposition to the inflexibility of our political leaders today.  Now, hold on right there; this is not a snarky political tirade you find in the Twitter accounts of the nutjobs who live in the basement of their parent’s house, nor of a specific political party who have race relations on their checklist.

I like to watch action movies where the heroes are up against great odds and make a comeback to prevail over the villain and vanquish the enemy.  Naturally, war movies fall into this category … I see a lot of them.  One movie that I particularly liked was Beneath Hill 60.  The movie, set in 1916 during World War 1, is about a secret “tunneling” company of Australian soldiers is created to dig beneath German fortifications to detonate a massive explosive charge.  The Australian company succeeds, of course, but not without casualties, heartbreak, and great sadness.  These men are like those who work against the lingering racism that exists in all our hearts; we are, of course, only human.  It is the civilized man who, along with his intelligence, does what he can to throw off the yoke of racism (not an easy job, I might add) and in doing so, stands up and do something worthy.  For those who talk about fighting racism, don’t even think about comparing yourself to those who are there every day doing the Lord’s work.

From my office in Washington, D.C., I can nearly see the outlines of the great city of Baltimore, Maryland.  And I always shake my head in disbelief as their city has spent millions of dollars to pay off the undeserving and do so with the ignorance of well-meaning but blindingly ignorant politicians who see racism around every corner.  If you want to see how to fail, go there and watch the Baltimore city government operates.  The cartoon character Pogo (by Walt Kelly) said, now famously, “We have met the enemy, and he is us” is apropos in this case.  The City of Baltimore, in their faith in the religion of political correctness, has zealously thrown back the clock of community relations and decided to choose political expediency and ideology over goodness and practicality.  The race-colored glasses from which they observe the world, distorts everything and everyone; costing the hard-working underclass much of their paycheck and makes their streets less safe.  But those politicians will be re-elected in large numbers because they talk a good game.

Gheez.  You would think that I’m just picking on Baltimore because it’s an easy target and it just happens to be going down the proverbial drain.  Or maybe I should write about the city of Seattle or San Francisco with their dopeheads, crap in the streets, people sleeping in tent cities, drug shelters at every turn, and millions of taxpayer money racing to be flushed down it too.  Perhaps I will, but for now, I see Baltimore for what it is.  I visit it occasionally to roam the jungle there, meet the average person on the street, shop in a discount-store district, look at the rundown homes and businesses and wonder how great this city used to be before progressive government got all concerned about the poor and downtrodden.  Now they reap what they’ve sown.  Their impassioned feelings are great but doing it with our money and without our permission only makes everybody worse off.

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Author: Sadako Red Disclaimer: I chose the pen name Sadako Red in order to remove any notoriety reflecting on my other real job as a very senior executive in the Department of Defense. Naturally, my opinion is my opinion only and despite DoD wanting to associate with my fine work, they cannot have it. Trust me, they want it. Trust me, they can’t stand for it.

22 thoughts on “Race Relations and Observing Failure

  1. Greg Heyman

    Good article that everyone should read. Thanks, Sadako Red.

  2. Doug Smith

    Socialism at its finest. Always, socialism evolves into a strongman dictatorship. It won’t be long now before their economy collapses which they will blame on whites and the West. Eventually a slaughter will take place. I just hope our idiot politicians in the US get a good view of what’s going on here.

  3. Eric Coda

    Western politicians are just idiots by any reasonable measure.

  4. Fred Weber

    What I remember about race relations in the 1980s and 1990s is that you showed your awareness by saying you didn’t see race, that you were colorblind to it. Today, you’ll be called a racist for insisting you don’t use race as a factor to like or hate anyone or do anything for or against them.

  5. Darryl Sitterly

    Candace Owens (a young black woman) said, “For so long, black conservatives have not been able to have a voice; people who have bi-racial children, people in bi-racial relationships, it has been so black and white. I blame Obama. His eight years in office did a lot of damage in terms of race relations in this country.” I agree with her 100 percent.

  6. Gil Johnson

    “The country has come a long way in race relations, but the pendulum swings so far back. Everyone wants to be so sensitive.” Quote of Clint Eastwood, the premiere actor, producer, and (might I say) philosopher.

  7. Max Foster

    Most Americans say race relations are a major problem but few discuss it with friends and family. Here’s a Washington Post article that supports that view. I think that the author, Eugene Scott, of the article needs to get out of his cubicle once and a while to see how the real world works. Of course, I’m a racist for criticizing him because he is black. Sarcasm off. Typical SJW. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/05/31/most-americans-say-race-relations-are-a-major-problem-but-few-discuss-it-with-friends-and-family/?utm_term=.4f987d963a34

  8. Lynn Pitts

    The topics you write on, usually about race and racism, is a pleasure to read. No more political correctness for me or my friends. If I want to say something, I should not fear it from radicals who will troll me on social media. Those Social Justice warriors are not warriors in the real sense of the word but momma’s kids who now have a platform.

    1. Ronny Fisher

      Yes, but those social justice warriors are not warriors but mama boys in their underwear in basements of their parents home. hahahahahaha

  9. Drew Dill

    Big fan of yours. I wish you could write more for this leadership blog. It’s one of the reasons I keep coming back to https://www.theleadermaker.com. The guest bloggers are pretty good and yours is the best of all. Thanks for being my favorite, Sadako Red … or should I say “Big Red.”

  10. Kenny Foster

    Too funny, “RED”. I love your articles and wish there were more of them. I get to show my friends you articles and they are fans too. Maybe you could publish a book on your thoughts. Loving it all the way. 😊

    1. Tracey Brockman

      Yeah! Me too. More of these are welcome anytime.

  11. Nick Lighthouse

    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe

  12. Tony B. Custer

    Imagine: there continues to be a dialog over “The Debate Over Reparations for Slavery in the United States”. Ever wonder why? I don’t. It’s because some people want something for nothing. The only thing that holds you or me back from doing good, having a great family life, and a meaningful job …. is us, ourselves. https://www.thoughtco.com/reparations-debate-4144738

    1. Wilson Cox

      At least they are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now! Africa at its finest. And “whites” give more money than any other race in the world helping African nations. No wonder people are fed up with it. And no one is saying or doing anything to stop this blatant racism/genocide wannabe. The motion for ‘expropriation without compensation’ passed by a landslide. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5443599/White-South-African-farmers-removed-land.htm

  13. Dale Paul Fox

    Wow, I always look forward to your articles because they are so un-PC.

  14. Army Captain

    Great article as usual, Sadako Red. I’m one of your big fans. Next time, don’t wait two months before you have an article in Gen. Satterfield’s blog.

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