Blacks Are Stronger Than Democrats Believe
By BOB WEIR

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.” Photo by and courtesy of Netsky Rodriguez.

FLOWER MOUND, TX — April 25, 2021 —  Does anyone think that blacks are weak, incapable folks in need of constant help from whites in order to survive? That’s not the image I have of Blacks. In fact, as far as I’m concerned, Blacks have proven themselves to be extremely strong and resilient. A weak race of people couldn’t have survived hundreds of years of slavery, another hundred years of discrimination based on skin color, and decades more struggles to be accepted as equal in the minds of other races. Yet, to hear Democrats refer to Blacks, one would think they are a race of fragile incompetents who can’t subsist without the ubiquitous condescending hand of white elitists.

A classic example of Democrats deigning to aid those they consider uneducated and needy is their opposition to Georgia’s recently enacted Election Law Bill. The bill, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed by GOP Governor Brian Kemp, attempts to ensure election integrity by enforcing certain rules that would essentially make certain that those who vote are doing so without the use of deceitful tactics. One would think that all Americans would want to keep the election process from being highjacked by fraudulent voters. Think again! 

Democrats have cried foul, saying the changes will make it more difficult for some minorities and poorer voters to cast a ballot.

What is the basis for their opposition? Well, the loudest objection to the bill seems to be the part which requires that those who vote by mail must have a valid ID. Georgia always required proper ID for in-person voting, but not for voting absentee by mail. However, because of so many irregularities with absentee ballots in the 2020 election, this law was needed to keep plebiscites honest. Therefore, going forward, Georgians must submit a driver’s license number or state ID number when requesting or returning ballots by mail. Those voters who don’t have said ID can send in a photocopy of a different form of ID. Then, the Georgia Department of Driver Services can issue free state ID cards. In addition, when a voter returns an absentee ballot, he/she may also use the last four digits of their Social Security number instead of and ID number.

It should be a no-brainer that the ID requirement helps election officials process ballots more efficiently. Furthermore, the overwhelming majority who read this law would conclude that requesting proper ID when voting is not asking too much. Yet, according to the left-wing side of the political aisle the law disenfranchises people of color. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, there they go again. Left wing Democrats, in true divisive fashion, are once again using race to divide the country. I’d like to quote from Mark Robinson, the Lt. Governor of North Carolina, from a recent speech he gave to the House Judiciary Committee on voting rights:

“I’m the first Black Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, and I hail from Greensboro, home of the Woolworth sit-ins, an epicenter of the civil rights movement. I grew up poor as the ninth of 10 children in a home marred by alcoholism, but I had a mother who was a strong woman of faith and she sustained us. She was also a woman who lived through the terribleness of Jim Crow and witnessed firsthand the sacrifices made by those to ensure that black voices would be heard in government. Let me say that I am very proud of the history in this nation of my people. My people were put in the belly of ships, bound in chains, and endured the Middle Passage. My people were whipped, beaten, and sold as property during slavery.

“During Reconstruction and throughout Jim Crow, Black people were intimidated, harassed, and even killed to keep them from having a voice in government. Symbols like chains, nooses, and burnt crosses are not just symbols of death; they are symbols of forced and coerced silence. The sacrifices of our ancestors so I could have the opportunity to become the first Black lieutenant governor of my state, to see a Black man sitting in the White House for two terms, and for millions of us to be leaders in business, athletics, government, and culture add up to an incredible story of victory. But today, we hear Georgia law being compared to Jim Crow, that Black voices are being silenced and that Black voices are being kept out.

“How? By bullets? By bombs? By nooses? No, by requiring a free ID to secure the vote. Let me say that again: by requiring a free ID to secure the vote. How absolutely preposterous. Am I to believe that Black Americans who have overcome the atrocities of slavery, who were victorious in the civil rights movement, and now sit in the highest levels of this government could not figure out how to get a free ID to secure their votes? That they need to be coddled by politicians because they don’t think we can figure out how to make our voices heard? Are you kidding me? The notion that people must be protected from a free ID to secure their votes is not just insane, it is insulting.” Mr. Lt. Governor, I couldn’t agree more!

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

 

Bob WeirBlacks Are Stronger Than Democrats Believe
By BOB WEIR

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  1. “one of the woke zombies replies” Your Irish humor not withstanding..name calling is unprofessional make your point with facts not with hurling insults but i digress. Your anecdotal account of a rude white liberal new yorker is amusing but I am betting that neither they nor you murdered an innocent person. To deny as Bob Weir constantly does that our black neighbors have been given the short stick decade after decade which puts them both economically socially at a disadvantage to their white counterparts is to deny that the sun rises in the east….We should, in this nation, be well beyond attempting to justify slavery as has been recently done by prominent republican state officials in the south,or to deny that for decades the black community was denied access to voting machines with Jim Crow laws in southern states, that they were denied access to accommodations and restaurants to education and housing requires us to examine whether we will move forward with a viable democracy based on equal rights and equal voting for all or whether we will continue to view our black citizens as being less equal and therefore requiring us to play around with the rights that we as white citizens have always had. We either deal with it now or we will lose this great country that has always relied on immigration and diversity to thrive. You cannot make an argument that is based on an encounter on the upper west side of New York…However you can make an argument if there are 50 mass shootings in a month…or if there is a pattern of murdering young black mails in traffic stops across the nation. It’s time to heal the nation…it’s time to understand that in just a few years this will be a minority majority country which sees black and brown people making laws and siting in judgment in even greater numbers than we now see. If some of us (like Bob Weir) view this as a challenge to their white identity it is really too bad but there is nothing that he or you can do to stop the demographic changes that are coming..not a thing

    1. Here we go again, somehow my twenty years of NYPD experience is “anecdotal.” It wasn’t “a rude New Yorker.” It was two straight years of being assigned to the 72/Broadway subway station dealing with the constant nonsense from white woke liberal pseudo intellectuals AKA “actors, actresses, playwrights, journalists or in other words aging Trust Fund kids. I spent 4 years working at Hunts Point and 149/3rd in the Fort Apache area and despite the fact he was impoverished with a very high crime rate, the working people were rarely rude and silently very happy that my presence meant that they were probably not getting robbed by one of their own “people of Color.” I’ve dealt with literally thousands of career criminal/ex cons like George Floyd and you haven’t. The biggest threat to blacks TODAY isn’t the police or “white supremacy” it’s other blacks as is demonstrated every weekend in Chicago and thanks to “Criminal Justice Reform” pretty much every major city . My sympathies are with crime victims not their offenders that spent their miserable lives as dangerous anti social criminals. You simply don’t see the path of destruction that I’ve seen career criminals unleash on society in general and their victims in particular and trust me, you don’t want to see it. I also have two masters degrees so I can debate you on the facts and not how you or I feel about what we think.

      1. the die is cast for most Americans…they understand that when you enslave a race and then after they are freed you still attempt to keep them down, make them second class citizens, deprive them of the liberties and freedoms that white people have. when you segregate them and treat them as subhuman and irrelevant for two hundred years..there comes a time when the majority of the nation says enough is enough…George Floyd’s death was recorded and televised so not only the jury but everyone across the globe could see the murder..they could witness the depraved and indifferent look on Chauvin’s face while he choked the life out of a black man who was no threat to him.Some cops simply believe as you do that certain groups act in a certain way..Your inability to distinguish is unfortunate. The actors and journalists you refer to as “trust fund kids’ and you know this how…Is policing the only profession that counts You seem totally disregard anyone else at that 72 subway station which to me indicates a degree of insecurity…Young black males have been murdered consistently in this nation for minor violations that turn into confrontations for decades…The black community knows it….and now white american knows it too

  2. In my twenty years with the NYPD the most racist people I’ve ever encountered were the neurotic, self hating, self deprecating guilt ridden Upper West Side White liberals. I would be writing forever if I were to elaborate on my “meaningless irrelevant anecdotal experience” as it was previously described by one of the woke zombies on this site. As a young Transit cop at the 72nd and Broadway subway where I was assigned regularly (because senior officers would rather deal with the scum of the earth in the old Times Square) people my parents or even grandparents age would find it appropriate to regularly walk up and insult me for no reason especially when I was involved in legitimate police work. Being cursed with a high IQ and blessed with Irish ☘️ charm and wit I would just turn their own words against them in relation to my interactions with the largely minority homeless, mentally ill and criminal elements as they felt it necessary to debate me in relation to legitimate police work. To paraphrase myself I would say something to the effect of “if you can help it and I can help it, why can’t he help it? Are you saying that we’re superior to him?” when they insisted whatever riff raff I was dealing with at the moment “ couldn’t help their pathologically anti social behavior. Sometimes I even had an audience that was so conflicted with my reactions they just didn’t know what to say as I calmly and politely diffused their lunacy by turn their own white liberal neurosis against them. I should have been an Irish playwright.

  3. AND THIS FROM BOB WEIR! A weak race of people couldn’t have survived hundreds of years of slavery, another hundred years of discrimination based on skin color, and decades more struggles to be accepted as equal in the minds of other races. SO HE IS ADMITTING SYSTEMIC RACISM

    1. If you’re so uneducated that you came to that conclusion after reading Weir’s column you need to take some basic courses on literature.

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