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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

BUSH'S BETRAYAL OF BLACK CONSERVATIVES

My friend, Steve Gillard, wrote a damning letter to BLACK CONSERVATIVES. For those of you who supported Bush through thick and thin, shame doesn't quite cover how you should feel at Bush's contempt for the hurricane victims in New Orleans. Hell, you probably think they deserved what happened to them, while you're far removed from it.

Those of us who know better, we are saying, "But for the Grace of God, that could be me..."

And if you don't say that, sooner or later, what happened to the people in New Orleans could very well happen to YOU. I'm not commenting further, because Mr. Gillard says it all:

Dear Black Conservatives,

I would laugh at you, if thousands of dead didn't litter the streets of New Orleans. Have you read what your conservative allies have written? How they regard black people?To all you black ministers doing "outreach" with Bush: as Dr. Phil says, "how's that working for you?"Seen enough dead black corpses yet to get the point? George Bush is incompetent. He kills Americans with his slovenly ways. Sure, he talks big, but underneath is a tiny man, a man who cannot see beyond his nose. Sure, he talks about being a God-fearing man, but when it comes to Jesus's good works, he could care less. He did nothing to allivate their suffering. How can you face your congregations now? How can you look them in the face, after your betrayal of them is in such stark relief. The man you thought would help you has done nothing but let people suffer and die. How will you explain that to your parishoners? Getting government funding is more important to me than my soul?

To the lackies like Deroy Murdoch and LaShawn Barber: your God, George Bush, has failed you. Have you seen what they think about you, Powerline, Instapundit, Ben Stein, they all think those black people deserve to be dead. The people you suck up to, the people you rely on for praise and support , they hold black people in contempt, in disdain. In short, they are now saying what they have always thought, always believed as they smiled in your face. Deroy, how can you stand to fetch Jonah's coffee, when he suggested the women and children in the Astrodome grow gills. Doesn't it make you ashamed, as you shine his shoes and fetch his laundry, to work with such a man.

LaShawn, after all your praising of Bush as a good Christian, is this what your Bible says: let the meek drown beacause it isn't my fault. I am not responsible. Is that how Jesus would act. How can you look in the mirror, knowing you defended these people, people who mock the suffering of your people.

Armstrong Williams, you knew your conservative friends would abandon you at the drop of a hat, now they abandon an entire city of black people to drown and starve. They blame them for their own fate, even laugh at them, insult their intelligence. How does that make you feel? How can you look at yourself and realize you have not only defended, but promoted these people and their agenda, and when your people were in trouble, would rather toss insults than offer help. Doesn't it prove the bankruptcy of your life so far, the waste it is?

John McWhorter, can you look at the faces of the dead and dying, the suffering of the victims and justify your subservience to whites? Do you now get the reasons for black anger, human anger. It may make you uncomfortable, but do the dead make you any more comfortable? How can you serve the people who would mock the fate of your breathern. Black conservatives must face the reality that they have been lackies to some of America's bitterest racists, people who would mock the suffering of children because they were the wrong color. Doesn't that trouble your sleep? Black conservatives have betrayed the community and must now come to account for their treason. How can they face themselves, much less the community. They have been the allies of racists and those who hold even black children in contempt.The dead and suffering of New Orleans demand no less.

For Reps in Congress, especially African-Americans who have been toting the GOP's water; I told Steve he needs to add YOUR NAMES to this list. May God take a liking to you, because as far as I'm concerned, you're EQUALLY COMPLICIT.

5 Comments:

Blogger gar said...

It's good to see you back.

Steve Gillard's letter to black conservatives is right on, however ...

Being descended from Arkansas White Trash who are descended from indentured servants who fled England rather than be the honored guests at a hanging, I know a little bit about being poor and I have to tell you, being black is not a requirement for being poor in the United States.

This whole Katrina disaster is being drawn along racial lines - in fact a lot of things in the U.S. are drawn along racial lines when, in fact, they are actually class lines. The worse crime in this country is not being black, it is being poor.

Yes, most of the people in New Orleans that were hit the hardest were black - but not all of them. And yes, there is traditional racial prejudice in this country but class prejudice is by far the older of the two evils, having been brought here long before the first African was sold into slavery on these shores.

Do poor black people have it harder than poor white people? I don't know. When a person doesn't eat, they get hungry. When they don't have a warm place to live in the winter, they get cold. I know from experience that a white skin doesn't alleviate either condition.

Now that I've said that, let me hasten to add; I am aware that being black and being poor gives a person a double whammy. I’ll also admit that I can only be aware of that from a white man’s point of view but I take issue with the concept that just being black is enough to get one left to drown in New Orleans. The rich blacks in New Orleans did exactly what the rich whites did. They loaded the kids in the SUV, charged up a tank of gas on the credit card and drove north.

What I am saying is this: the ruling class wants us to make this a race issue. Race issues divide the many (the poor) into ineffectual little groups that can never stand up against the man holding the whip. If we see this as a class issue, that is if we define it as “people were left to die in New Orleans not because they were black but because they were too poor to afford to get out” then we have a chance of uniting a group large enough to actually get something done.

I assure you, despite the present outcry, this is not the first time in U.S. history poor people have been given the “freedom of choice” to live or die. Anybody who has ever read Howard Zinn can tell you that. I can also assure you that if we allow the ruling elite to split us along racial lines, the New Orleans disaster will not be the last time.

1:39 PM  
Blogger The Christian Progressive Liberal said...

Gar, I totally agree with you on your comment that if we allow the fall out from Katrina to divide this country along racial lines, we all lose. But consider that Bush has been doing the dividing along racial and class lines for the last five years, and the worst of it is, Black elites who are feeding into this type of thinking, while never realizing that if they lose everything tomorrow, those same elitists will make sure they lose these individuals phone numbers and hang them out to dry (i. e. Armstrong Williams comes to mind here).

1:53 PM  
Blogger The Christian Progressive Liberal said...

Gar, I totally agree with you on your comment that if we allow the fall out from Katrina to divide this country along racial lines, we all lose. But consider that Bush has been doing the dividing along racial and class lines for the last five years, and the worst of it is, Black elites who are feeding into this type of thinking, while never realizing that if they lose everything tomorrow, those same elitists will make sure they lose these individuals phone numbers and hang them out to dry (i. e. Armstrong Williams comes to mind here).

1:55 PM  
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