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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Conservatives Wrongly Assail Jackson, "Black Leaders"

I've been buzzin' around the sphere to see what folks are thinking; and it seems that many of you all are rather critical of the self-appointed black leadership in this country. Especially criticized are Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin.

This must stop! All of you racist jerks need to realize that without these great men, and the victims...I mean...constituents who keep their (the great men) limo's full of gasoline, the black community, who are entirely separate (by white racists, like you) from the whole of society, would be living in poverty.

Thanks to these poverty pimps...gosh darn it!...thanks to these great men, blacks no longer live in poverty, they have eschewed the victim mentality, and they no longer need to commit more crime disproportionate to their population. Black citizens today enjoy a higher quality of life than they ever have as they can now stroll safely down any street without being the victim of crime at the hands of another black citizen. White, yellow, and brown citizens (all the colors of the rainbow) can all stroll safely into any black-segregated (thanks to white racists) community with the confidence that they will be welcomed by said community.

Yep, these great leaders shouldn't be criticized, they should have great monuments built for the hope and promise they have provided their "constituents". Maybe a statue, a la Iwo Jima, of brave black citizens lying down so that Jackson can plant a Rainbow Push flag in one of their backs, would be most appropriate.


Blogger Ron Franscell said...

From ...

From a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll: "... Six in 10 blacks said the federal government was slow in rescuing those stranded in New Orleans after Katrina because many of the people in the Louisiana city were black. But only about one in eight white respondents shared that view. ...

"... According to [another] poll broken down by race, blacks were more likely to blame Bush for problems in New Orleans, with 37 percent holding him most to blame for the fact that many residents were trapped inside the city after it flooded. ...

"... On the question of whether Bush cares about black people, 67 percent of whites said they believe the president does care, but only 21 percent of blacks agreed."


Do you think the next head of FEMA will be black? I might be going out on a limb here, but ... bet on it.

Personally, it's hard to imagine an Oval Office conversation in which the President and his advisers agree to blow off New Orleans based on Census figures. It's hard to imagine that the Bush Administration would abandon the biggest city in a strong RED state that supported him with almost 57% of its votes last year. It's equally hard to imagine a group of people who agree more with the politics of semi-articulate hip-hop singer Kanye West than Rev. T.D. Jakes.

There's something racist about believing that everything is about race. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., dreamed of a time where his children would be judged "not by the color of the skin, but the content of their character." A worthy, noble and achievable goal. In fact, we're a lot closer now than in 1965. Certainly more than in 1865, which was better than in 1765.

But some blacks, apparently in large numbers, still want it to be about the color of their skin. Was Michael Jackson's or O.J.'s prosecution racially motivated? No (in the white community) ... yes (among many -- maybe most -- blacks.)

One example: At the moment, an unfortunate urban legend is gaining traction among blacks that an AP photo of black looters in New Orleans caption them as "looters" while an Agence France-Presse photo (from the French wire service) of white looters captions them as "finders." TWO pictures where TWO photojournalists attempted to say ONLY what they saw and knew to be a fact ... and the situation is perverted for political gains, then given momentum by Kanye West. Do yourself a favor by going to myth-debunking to see the truth about those photos and stop listening to urban legends. Suffice it to say, the explanation will reassure you that The Media is not always grinding a personal axe for either the Right or the Left.

I can't speak for nor argue about what's in most hearts, black or white. I can speak for my heart. I can look around and judge for myself what seems logical and honest. And I have seen the outpouring of help and sympathy for Katrina's refugees, evacuees and survivors here in Southeast Texas, not exactly the historic model for good race relations. But in the shelters and churches that have taken them in, the faces of the care-givers are overwhelmingly white in a community that's half-black.

America has a long way to go before we're truly and totally color-blind. Sadly, there are still some things that ARE racially motivated. But in the end, people of color must realize that to achieve color-blindness, they, too, must stop seeing all things as racially motivated.

Maybe I'm wrong. Apparently being wrong about race is " a white thing." Let's strike a blow for true equality: Maybe blacks can be wrong about race, too.

9:16 AM

Blogger The Plumber said...

Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

Good luck on advocating color-blindness on the part of the black community. Maybe the next thing you could try is to convince gays and lesbians to quit identifying themselves by who they choose to screw. Some of us don't like anothers sexuality thrust in our faces.

10:27 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, that's hardcore. I love it!

1:35 PM

Blogger "Alice" said...

I find the Jesse Jacksons, et al, of this world pimps of the worst kind. They prey not only on the whites through blackmail, but love to incite their own community through hatred. One of the problems that REVrend JACKson and his ilk are finding out is that Blacks are fastly becoming the non-minority. Hispanics are coming into their own, much to the "Black-leaders'" chagrin.

12:05 AM

Blogger Mike's America said...

You must have read Star Parkers column:

12:37 AM

Blogger The Plumber said...

I hadn't when I wrote this post.

Thanks for the link!

12:04 AM


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