Bill O’reily’s denial of Racism in America is half Baked.

24 06 2015

By Christopher Jay Thompson


Bill O’Reilly Is constantly trying to Deny that racism doesn’t exist in America because we have a black president. Recently on a Fox news segment, in the wake of the Charleston shooting, Mister O’Reilly Attempts to Explain to Guest, Kirsten Powers why There is no longer Racism in this country. When ms, powers stated that she did think racism existed in this country, and didn’t Know why he was denying it , O’Reilly said “Because I don’t think there is an epidemic of racism, I don’t think it’s ingrained in society and every country has racist elements in it. ”  O’Reilly contradicted himself in the same sentence. Bill, So what is it, is there no racism in America or is there racist elements in “every” country? It can’t be both.

His other Guest, Monica Crowley, backs O’Reilly up by stating that Institutionalized racism does not exist in this Country. You could have fooled me. I have seen it countless times when one black guy walking down the street is pulled over by the cops. in a matter of seconds, 4 other cops show up. Every time I was stopped, only one police car ever showed up. This is an example of both institutionalized racism and white privilege, 2 things O’Reilly says doesn’t exist. Pretty funny coming From one of the most privileged whites around.

Monica Crowley goes on to say “You have people on the far left who believe that this is a nation that was founded on genocide, theft, and slavery.” Believe? I’m pretty sure that Killing of the native Americans to steal their land, constitutes genocide and theft. Was there also no Slavery? This Kind of denial is not productive. It is this very culture of denial-ism that allowed these horrible atrocities to happen in the first place. When people deny that something is happening, they do nothing to change it.

Crowley goes on to claim that the left is trying to bring down America. How is admitting our faults and working to change those faults take down America? If anything it would make the rest of the world have more respect for us, and would set an example for the rest of the world to follow. O’Reilly, after making the ridiculous statement that liberals are trying to destroy America, Kirsten powers said that she didn’t understand what they were talking about. He then said that she wasn’t paying attention to what was happening. Pretty ironic coming from someone who is denying America’s racism problem shortly after a racially motivated shooting. Of course O’Reilly is on a tv station that is full of racially insensitive rhetoric.

Bill comes up with this list of how we are overcoming the history of slavery and racism. One of the Items is “entitlements.”First of All I hate when they call them entitlements. They aren’t entitlements they are benefits that help those in need. Secondly what does a welfare system set up in the 1930s, which had mostly white people in mid, at a time when Blacks were second class citizens have anything to do with making up for Slavery, segregation and racism. Unfortunately Bill O’Reilly seldom makes any sense, nor do many other Fox News hosts.

O’Reilly makes a statement that racists are a lunatic fringe. Powers then says “It’s not a fringe, a lot of people are racist in this country. Then O’Reilly throws out the old straw man argument Fox News is famous for and claims Kirsten powers said most of Americans are racist. Twisting people’s words to discredit them doesn’t work, it only discredit you and makes you look stupid. then he goes back to the ridiculous statement of how all other countries have racism, once again discrediting his claim that racism doesn’t exist in America.

Monica Crowley then puts her 2 cents in saying, “When you hear people running down America as a racist country, or we’re Sexist, or Homophobic or whatever their argument dijor is,  these are sweeping indictments of America, Comes from an Ideology of the far left.’ Instead of being in denial that there is racism , sexism, and homophobia in America, so we can claim that America is the greatest country on Earth, we should Acknowledge it, change it and make America the country we claim it is.

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Boots On the Ground in Uganda

22 10 2011

The United States is sending 100 combat troops into Uganda, as Advisors and trainers, according to CNN. Troops may also end up in other African countries such as South Sudan, The Central African Republic, and the Democratic republic of the Congo. This Is coming at a time when America is over stretched with 2 major wars and operations in Yemen; and is in economic turmoil. It seems strange that we only seem to “help” nations that are rich in natural resources. Could it be that we are really there to help ourselves to their oil? The president assures us that the troops will only be going as advisors. One is reminded of President Johnson when he said the same thing about Vietnam war, and we all know how that turned out. We already have to undeclared wars, and we don’t need another. The 2 wars were are currently in have Bankrupted this country. President Obama is proving that he is just like Bush with a higher IQ.

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Obama Pitches Jobs Bill at Press Conference

7 10 2011

President Obama pitched his jobs bill during a Live press conference, broadcasted by ABC News. During his opening statement  the president mentioned that republicans believe that the best thing for the economy was tax cuts for the rich. The tax cuts for wealthy Americans which  began during the Bush presidency are largely blamed  as being one of the reason for the economic collapse. Obama, when speaking about dealing with a Republican congress, said that there was a lot of game playing and that Republicans were more interested in scoring political points than helping the economy. Since  republicans took over as the majority of congress in January there has been a standoff between Democratic law makers and Republicans; which has made progress almost impossible.

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Obama Reveals a Sure Fire Plan for Economic Recovery

27 09 2011

In a town hall meeting hosted by LinkedIn, President Obama showed that he
does know what he is doing when it came to the economy. Despite accusations by
Republicans that he is trying Destroy the country, he shows that he is very much
trying to save the country from an recession that was the Result of the 8 years
of the Bush presidency. He began by addressing the unemployment problem facing
the nation. He said that the American Jobs Act would put people back to work.

In regards to taxes , Obama said that the tax code must be reformed and that
everyone must do their share. I assume by everyone he meant the rich.

He said that the middle class should not pay higher taxes than the rich.

He said that in order for the economy to recover, America must pass the
American Jobs Act. He said that the bill would increase the GDP by 2% and would
increase employment by 1.9%. The numbers might sound small, but from the time
the economy was stable to the beginning of the recession the Unemployment rate
only increased so the small numbers have a large impact.

A small business owner asked the President if Obama if he would get rid of
taxes and regulations that hurt small businesses. To that question, he replied
that the government has already cut taxes for small businesses 16 times since he
has been in office.

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Irvine 11 Convction is a Violation of the First Ammendment

25 09 2011

Ten Muslim students were convicted on Friday of one count each of the charges of  conspiracy and disrupting an assembly;  charges that were brought against them for Interrupting a speech by  Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine in In may of 2010. They are Known as the Irvine 11, because eleven students took part of the protest, but only ten were put on trial. The students were protesting the Israeli occupation of Palestine, which is labeled by many as genocide. The Irvine 11 were sentenced to 56 hours of  community service, and up to three years of probation.

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Ron Paul Comes Out the Winner in Last Nights Debate

23 09 2011

Last night’s debate was a real proving ground for Republican presidential  hopefuls. It was a no holds barred battle of  wits. The winner of this  round was Ron Paul, the Libertarian Congressman from Texas. Even though he was not asked many questions, what he said counted. Congressman Paul  always says what he means, he doesn’t change his answers to suit his audience. He spares no feelings and never compromises his Ideals. When all of the candidates were introduced  Ron Paul Ron Paul received the most cheers, while Newt Gingrich received the majority of the boos. I enjoyed this debate, as It addressed some very important issues. Most of the Questions came from  online viewers. This was a showdown not to be missed.

One of the first highlights of the evening was when Michele Bachman was asked to answer a question from an audience member of an earlier debate. The question was, “Out of every dollar I earn, how much do I get to keep?”She replied “You earned every dollar, you should keep every  dollar.”Then she goes on to mention that he would have to give some of the money to the government to pay to run the country. Of course we Know this is called paying taxes. So this was a real round about way of avoiding the Question that she never really answered. John Huntsman when asked about the economy said that Natural gas subsidies would alleviate the nation’s woes. Herman Cain supports a flat tax that he calls 999, yet gave no details. Mitt Romney Mentioned that the working class needs the most help in the ailing economy.

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10 years in Afghanistan

17 09 2011

Nearly ten years ago the United States invaded Afghanistan, a small nation in
south-central Asia. The USA invaded that country under the premise that the
Taliban was harboring Osama Bin Laden. Because the Taliban did not hand over Bin
Laden. A trillion dollars has been spent, a few thousand troops have died, and
Osama Bin Laden is dead, yet the war moves on.

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