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Celebs Who Invoke Lynching Have No Shame

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Another week, another celebrity leveling criticism at the Tea Party movement for its alleged racism. This time, however, the statement raised my ire enough to elicit a retort. To quote Joseph N. Welch, "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

The celebrity is Sean Penn, who is well known for his admiration of South American dictator Hugo Chavez and his hatred of the nation which brought him fame and wealth, which tells me all I need to know about his discernment and judgment. The statement, however, was outrageous even for him:

If you ask a representative of the Tea Party, ‘OK Social Security, socialist. Get rid of it?’ They’re going to get very confused,” he said. “At the end of the day, there’s a big bubble coming out of their heads saying, you know, can we just lynch him?

Ignore for a moment the condescension in his assumption that we can’t cogently argue the issue of Social Security without becoming confused. In fact, I’m confident we can discuss the issue with more knowledge and alacrity than he can – see my previous comments regarding his discernment and judgment.

The accusation, however, that Tea Party members harbor a secret desire to lynch President Obama, or anyone for that matter, is beyond the pale.

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Brainwashed, Incurious, Hard-Hearted or Bamboozled? Part III–The False God

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Note: This is the third of a series, “Brainwashed, Incurious, Hard-Hearted or Bamboozled?” The previous installments can be found here and here.


Before I begin this next article in the series, I want to point out that, judging from some of the responses to my initial posts in this series, there are still a lot of people out there who think if they shout loudly enough or respond viscerally to my statements, I will either be cowed or won over to their side.

What many of these folks fail to realize about me and most black conservatives is that we were not born with the worldview we currently hold. We used to be them. There is no argument or ad hominem attack directed toward us that we haven’t heard before, or used ourselves. Bob Parks, who thinks conservative/GOP outreach to the black community is an utter waste of time, put it this way:

I’ll venture to say that most black Republicans weren’t born that way. It took some life-altering revelation and a good amount of cojones to put oneself into the pariah column. Remember, blacks may be the only group in this country not allowed to have a diversity of political opinion. It’s Democrat or be damned. If you become a Republican, you can (and will) be ostracized by friends and family and be called racist names by the political left with impunity.

For that reason, GOP “outreach” in the black community is an exercise in futility that also puts the Republican Party in a position of weakness. Why would you be expected to reach out to a group that has consistently maligned your character?

I understand Bob’s frustration, but I’m stubbornly pressing ahead in the hope that I will break through to enough people to prove it can be done. He likens the transition from liberal to conservative for a black person to “a kind of spiritual conversion,” so a lot of prayer is involved as well!


Mark Twain famously said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” One lie that has made more revolutions around the globe than the International Space Station is the one that claims the Tea Party movement in America is primarily motivated by its opposition to a black man in the White House.

You mean the black man who got a higher percentage of white voters than any Democrat not named Jimmy Carter (1976) or Bill Clinton (1996) since Lyndon Johnson, the last Democrat to win a majority of the white vote? The black man whose approval rating two weeks before he took office and actually started doing things was at 82%?

The black man who was the most revered political figure since the assassinated John F. Kennedy, and was essentially deified by his supporters, so much so that the search “Obama Messiah” brings up some of the most audacious and ridiculous words and images one can imagine, worshipping a mere human being?

That black man?

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"Brainwashed, Incurious, Hard-Hearted or Bamboozled?" Part II–The Great Flim-Flam

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Note: This is the second of a series, “Brainwashed, Incurious, Hard-Hearted or Bamboozled?” The previous installment can be found here.


Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s accusation that the black community has been “brainwashed” into supporting the Democratic Party and liberal policies exposed to the world a frustration with which most black conservatives are all too familiar.

Contrary to the stereotype, we care deeply about the ascendancy of the black community in America, and it is heartbreaking for us to witness what we perceive to be our willing participation in our own destruction.

Fifty years and tens of trillions of government dollars have bought three-fourths of our children without fathers in the home, an unemployment rate that, even in the very best of times, has been slightly more than one and a half times that of white Americans, more than half of our young black men not finishing high school, and more of us murdered through abortion than all other causes of death in the black community combined. And those are just some of the depressing statistics, most of which I can recite from memory.

It seems impossible, at least to conservatives of color, that any thinking person could examine this dismal record and the tragic waste of human capital, and be anything less than outraged. We should be questioning the approach we’ve been taking, and asking hard questions of our supposed benefactors, who have been telling us that they have the best answers for us. Clearly, they do not.

In fact, they’ve perpetrated upon us the greatest lie in American history, a lie that has essentially erased well over a century of civil rights achievements by one political party, and brutal oppression of our race by the other.

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Brainwashed, Incurious, Hard-Hearted or Bamboozled? Part I: Setting the Stage

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

In some respects, it’s a good thing that Herman Cain’s recent surge in the GOP presidential race gave him the platform to make the statement he did about black Americans being brainwashed into voting for Democrats and not considering conservative candidates.

It was probably a statement born of frustration. Conservatives of color genuinely care about the well-being of the black community, see the problems with the path we’ve been on for fifty years, and see a way out that is not only proven, but has worked for them personally, but no one will give them a hearing.

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