"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
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.