When are organizations like the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), just to name a couple, going to stop victimizing their members? I’m tired of black politicians and more particularly, those in leadership positions, using reverse discrimination and playing the perpetual “race” card!
Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat from Indiana who serves as the CBC’s chief vote counter, said at a CBC event in Miami that some in Congress would “love to see us as second-class citizens” and “some of them in Congress right now of this tea party movement would love to see you and me . . . hanging on a tree.”
Carson echoes the incendiary and inflammatory “race card” rhetoric I constantly see from Congressional leaders like Maxine Waters, Cedrick Richmond, Al Green, Frederica Wilson and Alcee Hastings, along with “has been” civil rights activists like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan that keep Martin Luther King’s dream, just that—A Dream—and not a reality. Those people are your real racists—not the Tea Party, not the Republicans, not the Independents, not the Democrats, not the Liberals, not the Conservatives, and definitely NOT White America!
It’s the iconic idiocy of these race-baiters that manipulate a gullible and undereducated black populace, perpetuate the “victim” status, and keep black people in bondage. They’re the antithesis of everything Martin Luther King stood for.
These people aren’t about equal rights and equal opportunity, they’re about power, popularity, and prestige . . .
“If we can’t control the country, let’s control our own people!”
Instead of educating, empowering, and inspiring black Americans to achieve greatness, they inflate their own egos and vainglorious fame under the mantra of “We’re looking out for you.”
No you’re not. You’re looking out for yourselves. And you’re doing it at the expense and naivety of less fortunate and less educated blacks across the country. Abraham Lincoln emancipated your people from slavery. You, on the other hand, elect to keep them there.
It’s not the whites, hispanics or the government that continues to oppress blacks—It’s you Mr. Jackson, Mr. Sharpton, Mr. Farrakhan, Mr. Green and Ms. Waters. And you’re doing it through your “Woe is me,” “I’m a victim,” “They owe us” political propaganda that does nothing more than incite hatred, bigotry, reverse discrimination and venomous invective against the very people that really do care about your constituents . . . namely, those terrorist Tea Partiers, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Liberals, and Conservatives who fight for a Free Democratic Republic—for all American citizens—every single day!
Instead of pushing for more social welfare, blaming Republicans and the Tea Party, and keeping your members and constituents in a perpetual “Nanny State,” how about advocating personal “Responsibility” and “Accountability!” Better yet, how about stepping aside and letting untainted black role models like Colin Powell, Herman Cain, Allen West and Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was recently on my radio show, provide the leadership you dismally fail at?
Do we still have racism and discrimination against blacks in this country? Yes, it’s called black leadership discriminating against their black caucus. They choose to be victims of self-imposed discrimination because it’s easier to get a hand-out than it is to give a hand-up.
Perhaps nothing speaks to it better than the following comment by a black American to a blog post about Barack Obama’s appearance on the Tom Joyner radio show . . .
“Wake the hell up, America! As long as Republicans can build on to their million dollar homes, afford memberships at wealthy country clubs, play golf when they should be working, keep their wives tanning in the Carribean, support their mistress, and give their kids the best Ivy League educations, why would they care about our plight? They are robbing us blind, but the funny thing is that we are fully awake!”
No, the only ones robbing you blind are those you choose to exult as your leaders, role models and spokesmen. Only they’re robbing you of your dignity, your pride, your heritage, your hard-fought freedom and your self-worth. You have the same God-given unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness as anyone else in this country.
You can be a victim or you can be a Victor! The choice is yours, not theirs.
Kevin A. Lehmann
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