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?