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Dear Janeane Garafalo: Not Again!

Well I see you’re at it again.  It wasn’t good enough for you to insult the intelligence of Black Americans by suggesting that those of us who hold conservative values are brainwashed.  It wasn’t enough for you to degrade our cognitive abilities by accusing SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Clarence Thomas of suffering from Stockholm Syndrome because of his Tea Party affiliations.  Apparently your White Guilt has not yet been appeased.  You had to break out your white hood and cape one more time to come to the aid of poor, dumb Black folk everywhere.  The Caucasian Crusader to rescue!

This time object of your rescue mission is Herman Cain.

“But Herman Cain, I feel like, is being paid by somebody to be involved and to run for president so that you go, ‘Oh, they can’t be racist. It’s a black guy. It’s a black guy asking for Obama to be impeached’ or ‘It’s a black guy who is anti-Muslim,’ or ‘It’s a black guy who is a tea party guy,’” she continued. “I feel like, well wouldn’t that suit the purposes of whomever astroturfs these things, whether it be the Koch Brothers or ALEC or Grover Norquist or anything. It could even be Karl Rove. ‘Let’s get Herman Cain involved so it deflects the obvious racism of our Republican Party.’”

Watch the Caucasian Crusader take down racists left and right! Her robe is full of specialized weapons and she’ll use them all: Koch Brothers! Norquist! KARL ROVE!  Sure, they may be a little dull and overused, but CC is not really known for her originality.

Janeane, in my last letter to you I discussed how implicitly racist were your statements about SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Clarence Thomas and Black Americans in general.  Instead of having the grace to apologize you’ve doubled down on your rude assessment of Black intelligence.  It seems unfathomable to you that Herman Cain could be a Republican, and a Tea Party Republican at that, because he believes in the principles of smaller government and individual responsibility.  No, Black people must always remain on the Democrat plantation taking handouts from the government and surrendering our family structures and neighborhoods in the process.  If we dare attempt to escape, then we must be getting paid – to prove that the Tea Party isn’t racist, to prove that Republicans aren’t racist. Are you saying, Janeane Garofalo, that Herman Cain is cheat and a liar?  Are you really saying that Black people who hold conservative values are criminals, or at the very least dishonest?  Well how incredibly….racist of you!

You want the rest of the white people at Current TV, a white owned and white-run “network”, to believe that Herman Cain is a shallow criminal.  The Herman Cain who was raised in segregated Georgia by working class parents (father had three jobs).  The Herman Cain who graduated from Morehouse College (that’s a BLACK school) with a degree in mathematics.  The Herman Cain who received a Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while working for the Navy.  The Herman Cain who went on to become the CEO (that’s a very important job in the non-Hollywood world, btw) of Godfather’s Pizza and the head of the National Restaurant Association.  The Herman Cain who sat on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  Is that the Herman Cain you think is such an idiot he can’t think for himself or know if he’s being used?  Is that the Herman Cain you think is such a lapdog at “massa’s” feet that he’d accept money to run for President just to prove the GOP isn’t racist?

Perhaps you think my father-in-law, Victor Davis is an idiot and a criminal too.  You see, he is also a Black man and a conservative.  He survived his mother’s attempt to abort him and was born into poverty in Michigan (a state).  He worked his way to college at the University of Iowa where he became a star tailback, later taking his talents to play for the Canadian Football League.  Victor went on to become a pastor in the inner city of Gary, IN, where he continues to serve a community that is a majority Black and that people like you would never set foot in.  He has provided food, shelter, jobs, clothes, schooling, support and counseling to countless people.  He has lobbied for improvements to his community and the condition of Black Americans in the inner city in general.  He established a low-cost, private school in the heart of the inner city to give frustrated Black parents a viable opportunity to remove their children from the dismal, dangerous Gary public school system.  You will not find a person in his congregation who has not been in his home for a meal.  You will not find a person who would characterize this man as a sellout (50 years in the ‘hood), an idiot, or a greedy liar.  Through his decades of community service he has endured gang and drug violence, watching loved ones succumb to the dangers of the ghetto and the tragic loss of two sons.  Yet through it all he has never wavered from his dedication to his God, his family or his community.  And he is a conservative.  Would you dare stand face-to-face with that man and say the horrible things about Black conservatives that you are all too comfortable saying Keith Olbermann?  I can arrange it if you think you could do it.

How about Star Parker?  Maybe she’s a brainwashed, greedy shill too, no?  You know Star Parker – founder of the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education.  She was a single mother living on welfare when she finally realized that Democrats had been running the inner cities of America for decades, and yet Black people continued to suffer from the most debilitating social diseases in the nation.  She went back to school, became an author, a consultant and a regular television commentator.  Is she a fool too, Janeane?  Perhaps you would like a sit-down with Ms. Parker as well, then you can tell her to her face why you think she is a sell out.  Again, I am willing to make all the arrangements, but somehow I don’t see you accepting the invitation.

I could name so many more intelligent, amazing, educated Black Americans that are proud to call themselves conservatives.  They are people who have served and continue to serve their communities in real, discernable ways.  Please take a moment to enlighten yourself about those people.  Compare what you contribute to society against their contributions.  Then come back and apologize, because you are a bigot and your tired argument that Blacks are not allowed to think outside the tiny little box you’ve constructed for them is actually quite racist.  To echo Star Parker, its liberals like you, who use the Black community as a doormat for you to wipe your white guilt off, that have caused so much damage in our inner cities.  Your policies of dependence and the attitude (that you have so clearly illustrated for us) that Black people should not be allowed to stray from the plantation of liberal ideology have all but destroyed our families.  Enough is enough.  Take a look at yourself and the limits you have ascribed to Black Americans.  And have the decency to be ashamed.

What’s In A Name?

 

Education is on the list of topics to cover by every politician hitting the campaign trail. It’s one of those topics we hear more ideas and theories about than actual solutions that are effective. Some say we need to coddle the students, others believe all students should attend a boot camp style school, and then there are many other views that vary somewhere between the two.

Dallas Independent School District recently unveiled their latest school. The new school is an all-male public school starting with grade six and going to grade nine with plans to add grades all the way through grade twelve. The school is to focus on college preparation courses.

You might be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal? Sounds like a good idea”.

I think it is a good idea also, but the name floored me.

The Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy.

Yes, you read that right. Your eyes are not deceiving you.

Naming a school after a sitting president that has been controversial from the time he started his campaign for the White House. Under his “leadership” (for lack of a better term) we have endured failed bailouts, inflation, larger government and an administration with total disregard for the United States Constitution, just to name a few things.

Before someone asks, yes, the school is in a predominantly African-American area. The school board could have at least chosen a leader that has been good for this country. There’s Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, or even Allen West. These are just a few African-American men that have proven their leadership abilities.

Just because Obama is the first person with black skin to be elected president does not make him a leader.

An Open Letter to Virginia Thomas

While I sympathize with Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, on her attempt to get Anita Hill to apologize, I don’t think Virginia took the right track with Hill. Let’s assume for a moment that Thomas actually succeeded in persuading Hill to utter an “I’m sorry” to her. Sounds nice, doesn’t it Virginia! Too bad it couldn’t be sincere. There is a process to repentance, a road Anita Hill has yet to trod. Hopefully, I can shed some light on the nature of the road for Virginia Thomas and give her some peace in her heart in the process.  So here is an open letter I penned to Virginia Thomas. I hope Virginia actually gets an opportunity to read it. It could be balm for her soul…

Dear Virginia,

Count me as an old fashioned fool, but to me, an insincere apology is worse than no apology at all. You can’t force it, Virginia, I’m sorry to say. The spiritual motion required for repentance has to originate within Anita Hill, not within you, Virginia. The ball is in Anita’s court – always has been and always will be.

It has been said that the first step to repentance is sin. If that is true, Virginia, then Anita is well on the road to recovery. But somehow I don’t think Anita is in any mood for reconciliation.  I doubt she even recognizes that she has done wrong, let alone feel regret for her actions. And if she doesn’t feel regret, how could she possibly apologize, ask for forgiveness or attempt to make restitution? She just isn’t there yet, Virginia. And she may never get there. In all likelihood Anita Hill is going to go to her grave proudly proclaiming that what she did was noble and good. De Nile isn’t just a river in Egypt, Virginia.

I perfectly understand your quest for an apology from Anita Hill. But it does no good to demand such an apology. Sincere apologies have to come from the heart, and Anita evidently hasn’t reached the stage of emotional and spiritual maturity where she can recognize the fact that she has deeply hurt an innocent man and his wife. Hill wraps her refusal to repent in the blanket of liberal politics – believing that somehow her adherence to leftist dogma exempts her from the demands of civilized behavior.

This is how repentance is done, Virginia. Perhaps you will remember the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

“And when [the prodigal] had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

“And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

“And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

“And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

“I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

“And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

“And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son” (Luke 15:14–21).

And the father caused that a great feast should be held, and when his other son complained, he said to him, “It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found” (Luke 15:32).

Virginia, yes, you and your husband were wronged – painfully so.

Anita Hill

Anita Hill

And at some point in the hereafter Anita Hill will be held responsible for her sins – just like all of us will be held accountable for our own sins. But repentance is another matter entirely. That is up to Anita Hill, and she ain’t there yet. Hill hasn’t yet reached the stage the Prodigal Son ended up in on one fateful day. Hill hasn’t yet accepted the fact that she did something wrong. Hill may even be in some sort of denial that wrong and right even exist.  Rationalization is an amazing thing, Virginia.

You see, Virginia, you can’t force repentance upon Anita Hill. That burden is Anita Hill’s alone. You can take some comfort in knowing that Hill, in her introspective personal moments, knows that something just isn’t quite Kosher between you and her. That’s a matter of a little thing called a conscience. But Anita Hill’s pride appears to be standing in her way of coming clean publicly. Hill apparently cares more for the adulation and cheers from the progressives and the leftists than she does for her own emotional well-being. And that’s her choice. Anita Hill, alone, will suffer the internal torment of a prideful heart and a stubborn streak the size of Nebraska.

Here is a bit of sincere advice, Virginia. Forget about your quest to get Anita Hill to apologize. It is a fruitless quest anyway…it is not in her heart. Instead, concentrate on your own heart and you will find the peace you seek.

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord taught:

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

“And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

“Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matt. 5:38–44).

Virginia, you can find peace in your own heart by simply forgiving Anita Hill. You don’t need an apology from her. That is irrelevant. There is also one distinction to make here, Virginia. Just because you forgive Anita Hill doesn’t mean that she is no longer responsible for her actions. Quite the contrary is true. As I said previously, Anita Hill will one day face an accounting for her life and God will deal with her in both a just and merciful manner. Anita Hill won’t be able to escape that day of judgement. Neither justice nor mercy will be shortchanged. How that accounting goes for Anita Hill will be entirely up to her. Now is the day for her to repent, but if she doesn’t…oh well…she will get what is coming to her.

Virginia, forgive Anita. What will happen is that you will find peace in your heart as you let go of the grudge. Anita isn’t worth the pain in your heart, Virginia. Let it go and be free again.