Obama’s war on the majority

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Obama's war on the majority

By John Ruberry

Last week in this space I wrote about Pres­i­dent Obama’s war on the sub­urbs. But there is more to Obama’s agenda. It’s a war on the major­ity – or if you pre­fer – a war on white people.

The New York Post out­lined this move last week:

Unbe­known to most Amer­i­cans, Obama’s racial bean coun­ters are furi­ously min­ing data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neigh­bor­hoods, even how their kids are dis­ci­plined in school — all to doc­u­ment “inequal­i­ties” between minori­ties and whites.

This Orwellian-​style stock­pile of sta­tis­tics includes a vast and per­ma­nent net­work of dis­crim­i­na­tion data­bases, which Obama already is using to make “dis­parate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minori­ties; schools that sus­pend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Sec­tion 8 and other low-​income hous­ing for minori­ties; and employ­ers who turn down African-​Americans for jobs due to crim­i­nal backgrounds.

Big Brother Barack wants the data­bases oper­a­tional before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.

So civil-​rights attor­neys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show pat­terns of “racial dis­par­i­ties” and “seg­re­ga­tion,” even if no other evi­dence of dis­crim­i­na­tion exists.

When gov­ern­ments col­lect data their inten­tions are not always benign. William the Con­queror did not autho­rize the Domes­day Day Book–the most exten­sive col­lec­tion of eco­nomic data dur­ing the Mid­dle Ages – out of curios­ity. The Eng­lish king was seek­ing tax­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties. Fear of new and addi­tional taxes by the pop­u­lace pre­vented the Russ­ian Empire – a total­i­tar­ian state, I need to empha­size – from con­duct­ing its only cen­sus until 1897.

The Post writer superbly sum­ma­rized Obama’s goal in his racial data min­ing. By attack­ing the major­ity cul­ture – white Amer­i­cans – the most lib­eral pres­i­dent ever hopes to con­tinue “fun­da­men­tally trans­form­ing the United States of Amer­ica” and to “spread the wealth around” even while he is walk­ing the streets of Chicago in retire­ment with a Repub­li­can suc­ces­sor in the White House. Most fed­eral agen­cies, par­tic­u­larly activist ones such as the Jus­tice Department’s Civil Rights Divi­sion, are dom­i­nated by hard-​core left­ists who enjoy civil ser­vice pro­tec­tion. Another pres­i­dent can only fire the top officials.

Mean­while amid this so-​called insti­tu­tional racism, Asian Amer­i­cans may soon sur­pass whites in terms of wealth.

Con­gress can per­haps pre­vent this assault on most Amer­i­cans by block­ing fund­ing on Obama’s twisted fair­ness scheme. But the Repub­li­can majori­ties in the House and Sen­ate don’t seem inter­ested in chal­leng­ing Obama – cam­paign promises notwithstanding.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

By John Ruberry

Last week in this space I wrote about President Obama’s war on the suburbs. But there is more to Obama’s agenda. It’s a war on the majority–or if you prefer–a war on white people.

The New York Post outlined this move last week:

Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama’s racial bean counters are furiously mining data on their health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods, even how their kids are disciplined in school — all to document “inequalities” between minorities and whites.

This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.

Big Brother Barack wants the databases operational before he leaves office, and much of the data in them will be posted online.

So civil-rights attorneys and urban activist groups will be able to exploit them to show patterns of “racial disparities” and “segregation,” even if no other evidence of discrimination exists.

When governments collect data their intentions are not always benign. William the Conqueror did not authorize the Domesday Day Book–the most extensive collection of economic data during the Middle Ages–out of curiosity. The English king was seeking taxing possibilities. Fear of new and additional taxes by the populace prevented the Russian Empire–a totalitarian state, I need to emphasize–from conducting its only census until 1897.

The Post writer superbly summarized Obama’s goal in his racial data mining. By attacking the majority culture–white Americans–the most liberal president ever hopes to continue “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” and to “spread the wealth around” even while he is walking the streets of Chicago in retirement with a Republican successor in the White House. Most federal agencies, particularly activist ones such as the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, are dominated by hard-core leftists who enjoy civil service protection. Another president can only fire the top officials.

Meanwhile amid this so-called institutional racism, Asian Americans may soon surpass whites in terms of wealth.

Congress can perhaps prevent this assault on most Americans by blocking funding on Obama’s twisted fairness scheme. But the Republican majorities in the House and Senate don’t seem interested in challenging Obama–campaign promises notwithstanding.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.