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From 1992: Obama’s Professor, Derrick Bell, on the Permanence of White Racism (Video)

Morgen on March 8, 2012 at 8:45 am

Open up your hearts and minds…to this?

This is from 1992, so presumably within a year or so of Obama’s embrace of Bell at Harvard.

I suspect I’m not the only one who on first glance of the Breitbart clip thought that it was sort of a nothingburger. And then I listened to a few more recent audio clips of Bell speaking with NPR in the 2000′s about his life’s work. With his soft tone, and lighthearted demeanor, he comes across as, well, professorial, and not exactly a fire-breathing, radical racialist.

But then Bill Ayers comes across this way as well. So forget the tone, forget the demeanor, and consider that what Bell is describing in this clip is nothing less than an overtly Marxist theory of racism. That white racism is not only permanent, but that it is a structural, “stabilizing” feature of our society purposefully intended to insulate the (white) upper class from conflict and economic pressure from the lower classes.

Or in other words, to protect and empower the 1% at the expense of the 99%.

I’m not going to feign outrage or surprise that Obama would have embraced someone who believes this, but at the same time there is not a doubt in my mind that he would not have been elected if the public understood just how radical his associations were. People like Bill Ayers and Derrick Bell don’t just have a different perspective on America, or public policy preferences that are a bit out of the mainstream. They are Marxists whose life’s work was/is devoted to fundamentally transforming – destroying really – this country from within. And thanks to the complicity of our media, their star pupil is currently residing in the White House.

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