October 18, 2009
As Spokesperson for Black America, Al Sharpton...You're fired!By Lloyd Marcus
As a black Rush Limbaugh fan still fuming from the lynching of Rush for false charges of racism by the liberal media led by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, I thought what can I do to end this tyranny of political correctness. For me, the Limbaugh Incident was "the straw that broke the camel's back" as my mom used to say.
Then I thought, as a Christian should I go after Sharpton and Jackson? The words of Edmund Burke came to mind, "The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!"
Final confirmation came when I opened my email. In response to my article supporting Rush someone wrote,"Lloyd Marcus you are a dumb a** Uncle Tom! Here is what Rush Limbaugh said..." Then, the ill informed emailer repeated the false Rush quotes spread by Sharpton and the shameless characterless liberal media.
Not only has Sharpton slandered a great American patriot, Rush Limbaugh, he and his liberal cohorts have severely damaged the psyche of black America for years. If researchers could document the damages, it could be interesting to file a class action lawsuit, Black America vs. Liberal America.
And who died and made Sharpton and Jackson the official spokespersons for black America? The fact that the media consults these guys to speak for black America is racist. Are we a tribe? Are they our chiefs?
Like all Americans, blacks are diverse in their thinking. It is absurd and offensive that the media assigns spokespersons for us. Who are the spokespersons for white America?
Sharpton attacked Rush with lies. I will simply tell the documented truth about Rev. Al Sharpton and why this sleazy man would not be a credible spokesperson for a Used Car Lot much less black America.
Ladies and gentleman, I give you exhibit "A" Tawana Brawley.
In New York, 1987, Tawana Brawley, a black 15 year old was found smeared with feces, lying in a garbage bag, her clothing torn and burned and with various slurs and epithets written on her body in charcoal. Brawley accused six white men, including police officers and a public official, of kidnapping and repeatedly raping her. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton played a major role in publicizing and campaigning on behalf of Brawley's case. It was all a hoax. The case did not pass the smell test of the grand jury. A grand jury later indicted Brawley's mother Glenda Brawley for her involvement in the hoax.
Still, Sharpton and associates accused the Dutchess County prosecutor, Steven Pagones, of racism and of being one of the perpetrators of the alleged abduction and rape.
Pagones successfully sued Sharpton and Brawley's attorneys for slander. They were ordered to pay $345,000 in damages.
Many say Sharpton knew Brawley lied. I have not found solid evidence to prove this. However, in a 2007 interview, Sharpton said he still thinks the Brawley case should have gone to trial. He said that despite there being no evidence of a crime.
Folks, white cops allegedly smearing a black teenage girl with feces. Can you imagine the intense racial hatred fueled by this evil lie? But Sharpton did not care. It was all about his racism, fame, extortion, political power and "gettin' paid".
To keep this article brief as possible, I will not go into all of Sharpton's racist statements, divisiveness and exploitation of race relations. Unlike the false Limbaugh quotes, Sharpton's crimes are easily found and documented. For example, check out the Crown Heights crisis. Talk about racist anti-Jewish smears.
Race profiteers. For years Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have earned a great living and enjoyed celebrity by betraying their own people. When you are still attempting to convince blacks they are victims in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet, the president is black and the richest woman in the country is also black, it is an insidious betrayal.
So Al, you're out of here! There's a new sheriff in town. Media, if you insist on "getting the black perspective", how about giving us black folks a little credit by loosening your paradigm that we are all victims. Show some respect. Speak to a few conservative, self sufficient and successful entrepreneurial blacks, we do exist; rather than running to interview your typical liberal, whiners, eternal victims, racists and poverty pimps.
It still amazes me how every time a reporter interviews me and discovers I am a black man who loves America, does not resent white people and do not consider myself a victim, they give me that look. They give me a blank stare which I read as, "This man is an idiot or what planet is he from". They act like I need serious help. As Rush says, "the media has templates". Behavior outside of their template they cannot understand. Thus, according to the media's template, as a black man, I am supposed to view America through Al Sharpton's point of view.
With the Obama administration's unprecedented exploitation of race at every turn, the last thing America needs is dinosaur race profiteers such as Sharpton and Jackson fueling the flames of racial hatred further dividing us.
Lloyd Marcus, (black) Unhyphenated American!