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.

Sir Humphrey Appleby: How are things at the Campaign for the Freedom of Information, by the way?
Sir Arnold Robinson: Sorry, I can’t talk about that.

Yes Minister Party Games 1984

The most transparent administration in history™ is spreading their own definition of transparency on the road to Ferguson Missouri 

The Justice Department closed a series of town hall meetings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the media, saying the presence of reporters would be disruptive, a spokesman for the city said Monday. A five-week series of meetings, the first of which was Monday, was organized to resolve racial tensions that erupted in the wake of the fatal police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown

The Justice Department’s Community Relations Service Friday ordered the meetings, which are to update residents “on changes the council wants the community to consider,” closed to the media and non-residents.

In a racially charged atmosphere during an election year when the administration is desperate to motivate their base, nothing is more likely to confirm to the public that there is absolutely no attempt by any party to manipulate events or decisions than to make sure those pesky people with recording devices and notebooks be kept out of meetings that would normally be open under Missouri sunshine laws.

I’ll give the last word to the Mayor

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the meetings were intended to let residents “know exactly where we stand on things with full transparency.”

Well I certainly find Eric Holder’s Justice Department’s motives in ordering reporters banned from these meetings transparent in the extreme.

Update: Gateway Pundit has much more:

Ryan Reilly with the Huffington Post reported a Ferguson resident was kicked out by the Obama administration for recording the meeting.

Some live tweeting here

Update 2: Good thing we have the media to complain about this kind of stuff eh?


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In my earlier post I talked about the tactics that we should expect to see from democrats as things get worse and worse electorally. I questioned if they were planning to throw the radical left under the bus in an attempt.

Part of the answer was given by this report:

The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor elections in Wisconsin and three other states this week to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act. The law prohibits discrimination in the election process.

The federal agency said Monday it will send federal observers to the city of Milwaukee, which is required to provide assistance in Spanish.

The officials will monitor polling places during Tuesday’s recall elections, and Justice Department attorneys will maintain contact with local election officials.

Now in theory this is simply routine to make sure certain rules are followed but how this is played means something much more.

Consider: you already have stories of the Democrat party holding money back, you have the president staying away from the state (of course one might consider that a blessing for Barrett) and you have a major democrat pundit calling the recall “a mistake”.

None of these are likely to endear the party to the activists that they will need to make sure Wisconsin doesn’t flip or national contributors demoralized by the Wisconsin results.

How does one solve this problem? By hyping the Justice department’s “monitoring” of the Wisconsin elections.

Remember we still have people on the left convinced that 2000 & 2004 were “stolen” from them, we have the Kimberlin crowed convinced that the only reason Anthony Weiner is no longer a congressman is due to a Breitbart conspiracy and in Madison I would be very shocked if the protestors insulated from those who might disagree with them, are not still convinced that all they need is to get out all those people they just know are with them to obtain victory.

You already have a new voter law in Wisconsin complete with an ID requirement which the left has declared a violation of human rights (unless of course attending the Democrat convention in Massachusetts or buying groceries with a credit card) with the Justice department in place any report of irregularities no matter how small can be sold to true believers as proof that the only reason Scott Walker won his recall was by cheating!

If that concept can be successfully advanced suddenly anger at Democrats is transformed to anger at dishonest republicans and can be exploited by fundraising letters to the faithful asking for help to avenge this heinous wrong.

You might well ask: “DaTechGuy, do you seriously believe these people can be convinced of this nonsense?” My answer is: Yes they can. Remember liberalism is a religion and without the intellectual power of a C. S. Lewis an Augustine, a Thomas Merton or an Aquinas to support it, so instead it must rely on the blind faith in both its own righteousness and the evil of its foes.

Much easier to believe this than face the prospect that the people just don’t agree with them.