Thursday, November 03, 2005

 

Racism Rears It's Ugly (Liberal) Head



This is a picture of Michael Steele. He's the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, and he's running for the senate. You might have noticed from the picture that Michael Steele is a black man. Now, like any politician, Michael Steele has his friends and he has his enemies. There are those who support him, based on shared ideology, and those who oppose him because they don't share his ideology. And, like any politician, Michael Steele has had to put up with mockery and vicious attacks from his enemies. What makes his situation unique is that many of Michael Steele's political enemies are attacking him because of his race. That's right. In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina and the death of Rosa Parks, there are those who feel perfectly justified in attacking Steele because he is a black man.

Steele has been called an "Uncle Tom" by some of his enemies, including Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., President of the Maryland State Senate.

Some people, in what I suppose is supposed to be a symbolic protest, have taken to throwing Oreo cookies at Steele during campaign stops.

Blogger Steve Gilliard posted an entry about Steele entitled "Simple Sambo wants to move to the big house." Below a picture of Steele, Gilliard has a caption that reads "I's Simple Sambo and I's running for the Big House." (Gilliard, by the way, also insists that conservative bloggers don't allow comments at their blogs.)

As you might imagine, members of the NAACP and racially "progressive" liberals everywhere are.... wait a minute. What you might actually imagine, as I did, is that the NAACP and progressive liberals are outraged about this kind of racial hatred. Turns out, they're fine with it.

Did I mention, by the way, that Steele is a Republican?

"There is a difference between pointing out the obvious and calling someone names," said a campaign spokesman for Kweisi Mfume, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and former president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


OK, so the NAACP's best known name let Steele down. But, what about other black politicians who've had to endure this same kind of treatment? People from Steele's own home state? Surely they know wrong from right, and will speak out against it? Right? Wrong.

State Sen. Lisa A. Gladden, a black Baltimore Democrat, said she does not expect her party to pull any punches, including racial jabs at Mr. Steele, in the race to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes.

"Party trumps race, especially on the national level," she said.


So race-based attacks against a black man are OK, then, if they're motivated politically? According to the liberals, yes.

Delegate Salima Siler Marriott, a black Baltimore Democrat, said Mr. Steele invites comparisons to a slave who loves his cruel master or a cookie that is black on the outside and white inside because his conservative political philosophy is, in her view, anti-black.

"Because he is a conservative, he is different than most public blacks, and he is different than most people in our community," she said. "His politics are not in the best interest of the masses of black people."


Calling Steele and Uncle Tom is "not racial. If they call him the "N' word, that's racial," According to Marriott.

The definition of racism I was taught as a kid is out of date, I suppose. I was taught by my parents that it was wrong to judge people based on their race, or to discriminate against them because of their race.

I guess that's no longer the case. Now, it's OK to discriminate against people based on their race if they don't think and behave exactly as the liberal members of their race think and behave. Racism, as it turns out, is not really about race... it's about philosophy. It's about ideas. It's not about unfair bigotry because of the color of a man's skin. It's about that man's stupid refusal of good ol' ideological conformity. Racism, as it turns out, is not about judging a man based on the color of his skin. It's about despising a man because of the content of his character. Right? Right?

Bullsh!t. Don't you believe it. We've come to far now to accept this kind of behavior from anyone. Too many good people, black, white, and otherwise, have made far too many sacrifices for this to be tolerated.

Bob Parks says it better, and far more passionately, than I can:

...you who like blaming everyone else for your laziness, your shunning of the very FREE education that could have made you something other than a 40-drinkin’ welfare recipient, it’s time we left you behind. You are racists and we don’t want to hear it no more. The real ignoramuses and racists are you.

Despite their love and acceptance of Ebonics, Democrats fear blacks that slip through their cracks and learn to read. Liberals hate those of us who dare think without their direction. Democrats denied blacks the right to vote before and hate those of us who utilize the gift of choice when voting now for more than the one party they so authorize.


(Thanks to The Write Jerry for bringing this story to my attention.)

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Comments:
why isn't stuff like this on the national news on TV and the front page of the NY Times?
 
How do Dems/liberals get away with this stuff?
They need their feet held to the fire.
 
How do Dems/Liberals get away with this? If the Black Congressional Caucus and NAACP are silent, so are the rest of the Dems.

Those two groups toot horns for their own kind.. Kanye West, Danny Glover, Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson.. you see the pattern (still on the Dem Plantation).

Bill Cosby? Condi Rice? Michael Steele (off the plantation)? Nah.. they think for themselves too much.
 
Days since I first came across this story, and I'm still fuming...
 
I'm livid about it. Absolutely livid. I suppose that's why I swore in the item I wrote, which really wasn't called for, but I hope understandable. It makes me sick.
 
I'm thinkin like Zibs the bowler, how do they get away with this? It's discusting and makes me angry, grrrrr!
 
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