DEFENDING RIOTS: Obama Says “Country Was Founded On Protest”

(PoliticalLookout.com)- Former President Barack Obama injected himself into political debate this week when he defended rioters destroying cities across the United States. The former president made the comments during a virtual town hall discussion focused on tackling what the Democrats call “systemic racism” in the American police.

“Just remember this country was founded on protest,” Obama said during the discussion. “It’s called the American Revolution, and every step of progress of this country. Every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals has been won through efforts that has made the status quote uncomfortable.”

Strong words for a president once considered the “post-racial president” but who significantly worsened racial tensions during his eight years in the White House. Obama claimed that the protests erupting across the country, which have quickly become riots, were just one way that the country is paying for the “original sin of our society,” in reference to the slave trade.

“They are the result of a long history of slavery, Jim Crow, institutionalized racism that have too often been the plague of the original sin of our society,” he explained.

The idea that the country deserves to be punished because of slavery, which ended in 1865, is a deeply controversial suggestion put forward by the most radical members of the Democratic Party. It usually comes alongside demands for financial reparations for African Americans who have never suffered oppression or slavery in their life.

Obama appears to be pushing the same narrative as the mainstream media, politicians, and rioters. It’s the narrative that says black men are being hunted by America’s police officers, and a narrative that is simply wrong. Firebrand conservative news host Tucker Carlson used his slot on Fox News this week to break down the statistics relating to police brutality, and it destroyed the argument in roughly six minutes.

Carlson showed how fewer than one dozen unarmed African American men were killed by police officers in the United States in 2019, and that of those, a mere handful resulted in the prosecution of the police officer. It demonstrates that the idea of a “genocide” against black men, as claimed by the attorney representing George Floyd’s family, is simply wrong.