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Day By Day by Chris Muir.

8.11.2005

Stolen Honor


"[If] a black is a tyrant, he is first and foremost a tyrant, then he incidentally is black. Bush is a tyrant and if he gathers around him black tyrants, they all have to be treated as they are being treated," he added. When asked specifically who was a "black tyrant" in the Bush administration, Belafonte responded to this reporter, "You." When this reporter noted that he was a Caucasian and attempted to ask another question, Belafonte abruptly ended the interview by saying, "That's it."

It is a sorrowful day in American politics when babblings and rants such as this warrant any form of recognition. Why must Republicans even dignify this type of rant with a dignified response?

Unfortunately, these statements warrant 'merit' since a significant percentage of the African-American minority consistently stand fast with this belief. It is ludicrous, but African-Americans allows themselves to be manipulated by their own leaders; ergo, this same form of asinine rhetoric and rationale is promulgated within the African-American community. Dysfunctional as though it may seem to anyone else, it is tolerated within this minority. Why is that leaders of the African-American community believe that success of one of 'their own' means that a fellow African-American is some type of traitor, and now, according to Mr. Belafonte, a 'tyrant' of some form or fashion. This is preposterous, but it is resoundingly evident in this rhetoric that rears its ugly head from time to time that the leaders of the African-American community are feeling less relevant with each passing election. African-Americans are beginning to see that the world awaits them if they will only think for themselves, and not rely on the hateful bigotry of some of their most significant leaders.
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