Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sorry, but you're just not black enough.

You know how I know I've succeeded as a blogger? I've officially gained a troll! That's right, a troll.

I have to give him credit - the little gem is persistent, and stays on message. He combed through several of my blog entries and deemed all of them racist, even ones wherein no specific person - let alone race - was mentioned (I, of course, was quick to point this out, but he has yet to respond). He was also kind enough to respond to a conservative reader of mine, call HER a racist, as well as a "G**damn ratf***er."

Persistent AND classy. Ladies, I sure hope he's single!

Anyhow, in honor of my new buddy, I thought I'd take a moment to illustrate just a few of the many, many, many examples of how the African-American community has shunned, or even shown violence to fellow blacks, because of the conservative political views they hold.

1) J.C. Watts
Mr. Watts was the first black man that Oklahoma had ever sent to Congress, and the first Republican from that particular district in 72 years. You'd think that this would be a milestone to be celebrated; well, not if you're a writer for Black Commentator, who didn't even have the stones to put their name to his article.
Of no use whatsoever are the likes of J.C. Watts, the retiring Black Republican Congressman from a white district in Oklahoma. He, too, is insane, an undiluted, reflexive Uncle Tom who cannot even begin to speak without projecting himself into the thought patterns of... insane white racists!
Disgusting. J.C. Watts is family man and a Baptist minister, whose only crime is holding a different set of political beliefs. Even though he broke down racial barriers in the most unlikely of places, it doesn't matter. He's still, apparently, a race traitor, who cannot possibly have his own thoughts, but only parrots those of his white counterparts.

2) Kenneth Gladney
Ken Gladney is your average guy. He's not famous and not a politician, but just a guy from Missouri who's worried about the state of our country.

In August 2009, he attended a town-hall meeting hosted by Missouri Democrat Russ Carnahan. While there, Mr. Gladney was passing out "Don't Tread On Me" flags and other Tea Party memorabilia. Needless to say, the SEIU Union goons were not pleased to see a dissident in the ranks. These thugs, some of whom were white, beat Kenneth Gladney mercilessly, utilizing racial slurs all the while. Per the police report, several witnesses support Gladney's allegations. Police officers even witnessed an SEIU supporter drop to the ground out of no where - all on his own - claiming that the cops were beating him. That "gentleman" was later arrested for interfering with a police investigation.

But if you thought the NAACP would rush to even a more conservative black man's defense, given their propensity to find evidence of racism even in the most unlikely of places, you thought wrong. They actually called Gladney an "Uncle Tom." Yes, a white man shouts racial slurs at a black man, proceeds to pummel him, and it's the black victim who is the target of the NAACP's anger. I guess that's what happens when a black person doesn't live and die by the liberal code that is somehow forced upon other African-Americans - that person's own struggles with racism are no longer an injustice.

3) Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice the USA's 66th Secretary of State, serving in George W. Bush's administration from 2005-2009. Rice was the first black female to hold the position, the second African-American (the first being Colin Powell), as well as only the second female (after Madeline Albright) to earn such a distinction. In addition to her diplomatic duties, she is also a professor and an accomplished musician, with a repertoire that extends from chamber music to duets with the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.

Because Condoleezza Rice appears in this entry, you have undoubtedly ascertained that she does not have much in common with those on the Left, especially those on the African-American Left. Our friends at The Black Commentator were there again to provide their predictable analysis, advising that her political stance was evidence of her "profound disorientation," going on to say that she "doesn't know how to talk to black people." Further support could be found from Bill Fletcher Jr., former leader of the TransAfrica Forum, in saying that Rice was only "black by accident." Lastly, and quite unsurprisingly, Hollywood's very own Harry Belafonte referred to all black members of the George W. Bush administration as "black tyrants." Rice, of course, has responded to such comments with style and grace, by stating, "The fact of the matter is I've been black all my life. Nobody needs to tell me how to be black."

4) Jesse Lee Peterson
Mr. Peterson, a syndicated radio host and former TV host, is one of the more outspoken black conservatives, and thus, has become a magnet for controversy. He denounces affirmative action as "reverse racism," is fervently against illegal immigration, and is a board member on Project 21, an, an African-American conservative organization. In addition, he's not at all a fan of Barack Obama, having cited Obama's alleged desire to redistribute wealth, as well as his long-time relationship with former pastor Jeremiah Wright, as reasons why Obama will destroy our country.

While conservatives are likely nodding their heads in agreement, Peterson has found much resentment from the black community. Sandy Gholston, Marketing professor and writer for the Associated Press, says this in his blog about Mr. Peterson:  "I would never insult a house Negro by calling Jesse Lee Peterson one. Peterson is far worse than a house Negro. Jesse Lee Peterson is a slave-catching Negro who takes pride in doing the dirty work against other black people for his master..."

The most ironic part about this affirmation, is the fact that Peterson works tirelessly at improving the lives of the black community. Peterson is the Founder and President of BOND Action, Inc., a non-profit organization, which has "helped men and their families regain control of their lives and overcome life’s challenges. The commitment of the organization stresses the importance of self-reliance, honesty, and helping others through patience." Offering counseling services, weekly meetings, and support programs for young men, children, and hopeful entrepreneurs, it's absolutely disgraceful that anyone could say that Peterson would "work against other black people," as Mr. Gholston so ignorantly stated.

I could have easily located another half a dozen examples similar to the four I've listed above. They are not difficult to find.

Black conservatives face many of the same challenges faced by their liberal counterparts. The difference, however, is that black conservatives face those challenges with determination and self-reliance, without allowing race-baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to continue to make them feel like victims of a crime that can never be solved.

In closing, I leave a note to my new, not-so-like-minded friend in the blogosphere. Racism isn't limited to the ring wing, or to white people. As I've said in a previous entry, there are plenty of whack jobs to go around. Right under your nose, there has been pure, unequivocal, undeniable hatred and intolerance directed towards smart, accomplished, and incredibly philanthropic African-Americans. The worst part, is that these acts of bigotry are being committed by other African-Americans. So why don't you focus some of your unfiltered, unrestrained ire on those folks, and stop looking for racism at every single turn?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Europe's Giant "Multikulti" Failure

Europe is learning something the hard way - that the utopian, "Who cares if you have no applicable job skills and can't speak the native tongue, we'll take ALL of you!" theory on immigration has proven to be a bust. Germany is only the latest in the long line of European countries to denounce their decades of irresponsible immigration practices.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has courted growing anti-immigrant opinion in Germany by claiming the country's attempts to create a multicultural society have "utterly failed".
Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel said the idea of people from different cultural backgrounds living happily "side by side" did not work.
She said the onus was on immigrants to do more to integrate into German society.
"This [multicultural] approach has failed, utterly failed," Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, south of Berlin, yesterday."
It's not for a lack of trying, either. Germany has been pursuing this concept of "multikulti," for years. It began in the 1960s with a wave of unskilled, poorly educated Turkish immigrants who worked as Gastarbeiter, or "guest workers," during West Germany's post-World War II boom. The push for an "open borders" society continued into the 1970's and 1980's, as the German progressive movement picked up steam.

However, this utopian society has proven to be anything but. Fifty years of a "y'all come" attitude on immigration has resulted in several generations of Turkish immigrants with no job skills who refuse to integrate into German society. By 2035, the German workforce could shrink by as much as 17%. Fewer skilled workers equals less production, and less economic growth.

Not only are these immigrants lacking in job skills, but by and large, many refuse to socially integrate into society as well. Thomas Meyer, a political scientist and member of Germany's Social Democratic Party, references a "parallel society" in which these immigrants live. Meyer uses the Netherlands as a reference point, which has already felt the effects of the Multikulti concept.
...developments in the Netherlands where, to some extent, the cultural 'pillarization' of immigrant groups received the support of political institutions, should be a warning for Germany...the maintenance of cultural differences is one reason for the unsatisfactory social, economic, and political integration, as the thus consolidated 'parallel society' block the creation of interlocking opportunity structures conducive to the formation of social capital and trust.
The incessant coddling behaviors of progressive liberals has allowed immigrants to flood into these European countries, with absolutely zero expectations of achievement, and 100% assurance of social/welfare services. With such an inviting climate, combined with statements from Turkey's own Prime Minister equating assimilation into society with crimes against humanity, what incentives do immigrants have to step outside of their comfort zone upon reaching their final destination?

While Europe is finally getting the memo, the United States is apparently looking the other way. With the DREAM act getting scarily close to making cloture, ICE's ridiculous "Catch and Release" policies, and even rumors of amnesty-via-executive-order, Europe's reality could very well become our own. Thankfully, though, the American People aren't looking the other way, as will quickly become evident on November 2nd.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lefty Website Tracking Tea Party "Hate" Tracking Very Little At All

There's little doubt now that the Tea Party movement has created some serious waves in the political ocean over the course of the last year. With recent wins in Senate Primary races for Tea Party candidates Christine O'Donnell and Joe Miller, as well as the recent gain in the polls for Tea Party backed Senatorial candidates Sharron Angle, John Raese, and Mark Kirk, it's no longer possible for The Left to ignore their battle cries, hoping that they'll just "go away."

Realizing this, they've begun doing the only thing they can do - play a desperate, pathetic game of "Gotcha" that isn't even working. I give you, Tea Party Tracker.
A new website sponsored by the NAACP and left-leaning media operations is seeking videographers and bloggers who will search out "racism" and "extremism" among Tea Partiers.

...The site, sponsored by the NAACP, Think Progress, New Left Media and Media Matters for America, will monitor "racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement. We call on the Tea Party to repudiate extremists among their ranks and join in civil dialogue with all Americans."
Oh, here we go again. Seriously? Fine, I'll humor you; Tea Party leaders have already done just that here, here, and here in the form of a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus (which they ignored, by the way; just paint me a purty shade of surprised). Let's not forget the press conference held by several minority Tea Party members, during which they categorically denied ever feeling anything but 100% acceptance by the white members of the Tea Party organization; they even went so far as to denounce the NAACP for their own incredible history of hypocrisy and bigotry.

...But I've allowed facts to get in the way of someone else's uneducated and agenda-driven opinion. SILLY ME.

Having said that, let's give these finger-pointing, social justice types the benefit of the doubt. They must have a whole host of evidence, which undoubtedly shows the Tea Party folks as the White Power isolationists that they really are, right?

...Not really.

The first thing you see when the website loads, is a live Twitter feed, whose tweets have the hashtag, "#teapartytracker;" this way, those on the prowl for, you know, all of that vile and disgusting Tea Party filth or whatever, can re-tweet those posts with said hashtag, and have them show up in the feed.

So, what are we waiting for, bring on the hate!

That's the entire feed, kids. Go there any other day, and that's more or less the same thing you'll see. Some Twitter-savvy Conservatives are even using it to showcase examples of aggressive, intolerant, and in the case of the tweet at the bottom of the feed, violent outbursts of so-called "tolerant" and "peaceful" Libs.

The only thing they've "caught" that could be interpreted as "extreme" or "racist," are a small handful of folks who either discuss on video, or show on a sign, depictions of Obama as a Muslim, infer that he was not born in the USA (seriously, Birthers, let it go), or some other play-on words regarding Obama and an African/Muslim upbringing. However, the overwhelming majority of their footage/photos depict people's anger about taxes, our ever-expanding government, the national debt, etc, which are the exact concerns of the Tea Party Patriots, as listed in their mission statement.

At the end of the day, this website has done virtually nothing, because that is exactly what they have found - barely more than zilch. The Tea Party's only concerns have to do with how big and incredibly expensive our government has become, and what it will take to make sure we don't go broke. The few who insist on turning Tea Party rallies into their own opportunity to showcase bigotry - either verbally or on a sign - are considered to be the "fringe," making up an extraordinarily small percentage, and not part of the "mainstream" within the Tea Party.

Besides, I'm sure our BFF's on the Left wouldn't consider these fellow Democrats part of their "mainstream," would they?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fringe Left Makes D.C. Their Trash Dump

Hardly a day goes by that we don't hear/see/read something from some "The Earth Is Our Mother" Lefty Cook regarding global warming climate change, carbon footprints, all of which usually being the most loudly espoused by those who have no right to finger-point about other people's energy use. And if you decide you're not buying what the enviro-quacks are selling, well, then this is apparently your fate.

With all of the above in mind, is it any wonder how these same sort of folks left the grounds of the National Mall in Washington D.C. after their "One Nation" rally on Saturday, October 2nd?

...I'll give you a moment to push back the rage. Go on, count to ten.

...Better? Good.

Now, for a palate cleanser. Let's go back in time a bit to the "Restoring Honor" rally on August 28th, 2010. It took place in the same location - the National Mall in Washington D.C. Pay attention towards the last bit of the video, when someone approaches a garbage bag and disposes of their trash properly. As conservative blogger "The Lonely Conservative" so succinctly put it, "I guess he was bitterly clinging to his trash until he could find somewhere to put it."

What a difference. Night and day, wouldn't you say?

This is just one more example of how liberals want to talk of an idealistic world in which everyone but themselves is expected to live.