In the midst of the numerous headline grabbing stories surrounding the middle east and Japan, there are other realities that are continuing to move beneath the radar of public awareness. These stories are not getting wide spread dissemination or front page coverage by the media, but the issues involved are serious and should be of significant interest and concern of all Americans.
Case in point, the Obama administration's position on one of the president's and the first lady's recently publicized issues of interest, Bullying.
White and straight? Tough luck.An interesting choice of words IMO. "nonconformity with gender stereotypes." I never realized that being normal or a member of the majority was harmful or stereotypical.
The viral video sensation showing a bullying incident at an Australian school has brought the issue of bullying back into the spotlight. Here in the United States, the Obama administration has made school bullying a federal issue. Last week, President Barack Obama addressed an anti-bullying conference with First Lady Michelle Obama at his side. The administration's anti-bullying campaign has been ongoing since the beginning of Mr. Obama's term. The Department of Justice announced in December 2010 its intention to hold liable school districts that fail to protect students that are bullied.
DOJ’s website states:
The Civil Rights Division and the entire Justice Department are committed to ending bullying and harassment in schools, and the video highlights the Department’s authority to enforce federal laws that protect students from discrimination and harassment at school because of their race, national origin, disability, religion, and sex, including harassment based on nonconformity with gender stereotypes.There is the same verbiage is again. Apparently, the Obama Justice Department under Eric Holder has a significant concern with gender stereotypes as it concerns USDOJ enforcement protocols. To the point where the focus and the emphasis of prosecutions seems to reflect an obsession with emphasis of concern and an abandonment of concern involving kids targeted for bullying, who happen to be part of that conformity of gender stereotypes clarification.
By all means, follow the link and read the entire report. The brazen assertions of intent by the justice department are mind boggling and chilling to say the least.
The statement later says:
The enforcement of the Equal Protection Clause, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in school districts is a top priority of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Additional information is available at the Civil Rights Division’s Educational Opportunities Section website at www.justice.gov/crt/edo/.
Here is the catch. DOJ will only investigate bullying cases if the victim is considered protected under the 1964 Civil Rights legislation. In essence, only discrimination of the victim’s race, sex, national origin, disability, or religion will be considered by DOJ. The overweight straight white male who is verbally and/or physically harassed because of his size can consider himself invisible to the Justice Department.
Apparently, the Justice Department is going by George Orwell’s famous Animal Farm ending: “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.”
Since the 2008 presidential campaign, there have been many who have rightly challenged the Obama administration's justice department on issues involving equal protection under the civil rights act.
Most notably involving the Black Panthers in Philadelphia on November 4, 2008.
Media reports of both the incident and the aftermath are replete with examples of how Eric Holder's justice department turned its back on both the law and the constitution, in order to allow special dispensations of law for certain classes and races.
In particular the case involving the Black Panthers in Philadelphia.
The favoritism and yes, the out right racism involved was then and continues to remain undeniable. Apparently such is the case with this justice department, as they are unabashed by their actions and obviously emboldened by them.
The bottom line, once again the Obama administration has set out to isolate a given segment of society and then to single them out for special treatment and separate consideration under the law. Perhaps the president should have a look at what his justice department is doing and who the victims of Holder's state sponsored discrimination really are.
If he did, he might discover the discriminatory weight being given to the prosecution of those who have transgressed the supposed justice department standard of non conformity to sexual stereotypical gender traits, would have left him as a boy, out in the cold.
Those who may have read Obama's books, would have certainly come across the story of the pre-adolescent Barry Soetoro. The chubby black kid with big ears, living in Indonesia and bullied by his class mates. I don't believe there was anything gender specific or sexual oriented involved in the bullying of Barry. Just a stereotypical fat kid who was singled out for special treatment by his peers.
Obama never forgot that alter ego of his, as he wrote about it decades later in Dreams of My Father. And the experience has apparently served as the model for his present almost anorexic appearance that he maintains to this day.
But you have to wonder, does the left hand really know what the right hand is doing in this administration? Is Obama aware that his old classmate Holder has established guidelines and standards that would have discriminated against little Barry back in the day.
The president must certainly be aware of these discrepancies, as he has consistently stood by Holder and his decisions since assuming control over the justice department. Therefore, I have to believe that Obama's Fabian socialism and his intrinsic personal hatred for all things directly and indirectly tied to his perceptions of colonialism are fair game for the policy makers he has surrounded himself with in this administration.
What happened to Barry Soetoro is past tense and the being that replaced him became the fast talking hipster from Chicago, who swayed a nation.
Barack Obama isn't interested in or concerned with inequities at the justice department or individual cases where non favored races or classes are discriminated against. After all, it is Obama who hand picked his man and literally gave him 'carte blanche' to run the USDOJ as he chooses too.
And besides, if the president of the United States is too removed from the current state of affairs in the middle east and the present crisis' of Japan's nuclear crisis and the ongoing economic misery of America's stagnant economy, how can we expect him to care about something as basal as racial and sexual orientation discrimination investigations ongoing or not going on at the department of justice.
After all, the president put Holder there and he has apparently given him his blessing to do as he pleases. So much for the continuing cries from the black segments of America lamenting their concerns about racial discrimination. There guy is in the White House now and he has in essence either told the Attorney General to tip the balance in favor of preferred races and classes, or he knows that it is happening and he chooses to ignore it.
After reading the recent appraisals of equality and their qualifications under the Eric Holder justice department, I can't help but believe that the future Barry Soetoro's of America are safe and protected. It's the future Michael Moore's and Al Gore's who have something to worry about. They had better be glad that they manage to beat the curve of social change that would have relegated their chubby white asses to the ash heap of second class citizens.
And so it goes..........