Skip to comments.Disband the Congressional Black Caucus
Posted on 09/27/2011 5:47:05 AM PDT by IbJensen
Nothing is worse for Black Americans, African-Americans, Afro-Americans, soul brothers and sisters, people of color, non-ofays, or whatever you choose to call that particular minority segment of our society than the Congressional Black Caucus.
No, I take that back. There are worse things for all of us like a national debt the size of the Horsehead Nebula but it is pretty bad. Like a Boris Karloff mummy escaped from some indestructible subterranean tomb, the Black Caucus has come back to haunt us with an ideology so outdated you cant even find it on the Rosetta Stone.
Were in the era of Herman Cain, people, not Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson, the stultifying Travis Smiley, or that man who has put a generation of Harvard and Princeton students into perpetual narcoleptic sleep Dr. Cornel West.
And while were at it, all other caucuses based on race, religion, creed, or national origin should be put out to pasture along with it. Such groupings are so reactionary and self-destructive they make your eyes roll back in your head, collide with each other, and shoot out again like pinballs, destroying half your brain from the cerebellum to the medulla oblongata in the process. They divide us and help no one. They have no justification any more, if they ever did.
Racism is dead. Or as dead as its ever going to be.
Sure there are a few nitwits who are bigots there always will be but they are pariahs. In fact theyve been pariahs for quite a while now. Racism as we knew it is over, unless for reasons of nostalgia or personal or political gain, you want to keep it alive. Time to shut up already about race.
A few years ago, Morgan Freeman before he got into some recidivist fever the other day and called the Tea Party racist said it better than anyone I have ever heard in a 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace:
For those of you too much in a hurry to play the video, the short form is that Freeman said he wasnt interested in a Black History Month. He wanted American history. Then Mike Wallace asked: How are we going to get rid of racism? Freeman replied: Stop talking about it.
How right he was. Too bad the failure of the Obama presidency has prompted the great actor to think otherwise. If there were one thing I could tell all black people, it would be not to take Obamas failure personally. It is failure of ideas, not remotely of race.
Yes, I understand these things happen. I cringed when Bernard Madoff, a fellow Jew, was accused and then convicted of heinous crimes. But I shouldnt have. And Obama no criminal is light years from Madoff.
The time has come to get beyond such identifications. Not only are they specious, they reinforce stereotypes that too often become self-fulfilling prophecies. They define us in ways we cannot even understand, let alone easily escape from. They warp our unconscious.
In that way, affirmative action may have hurt more people than it helped, lowering that most crucial of all liberal pieties, self-esteem. In any case, like the Black Caucus itself, it is outdated now.
No wonder this group is so angry. Herman Cain has shown up their tired ideologies, not to mention Rep. Allen West, who accused some of their leaders of being modern day plantation overseers. Now Dennis Miller has jumped in with an endorsement of Cain and a campaign slogan: Cain Versus Not Able.
Cain himself was on Greta tonight, arguing that his candidacy was post-racial. America had already had its first black president.
Well, not quite. Nothing is that perfect. More precisely, Cains candidacy is a reminder to always be post-racial, because thats what we should be.
And that, my friends on the Black Caucus, is the message. Stop being nostalgic for racism. You can take it from this ex-civil rights worker. Get over yourselves and disband. That will be a real contribution to civil rights.
Racism aint going anywhere as long as its useful as a political strategy. History DOES repeat itself, the first time as reality and the next as a political catch-phrase. As long as the Demagogues, er, Democrats win elections with it, theyll revivify the old dead horse even if they have to hire a donkey and rent a costume to do it.
And another thing: half of these anti-American Congressrats are card-carrying members of the Socialist Club, but have dual membership in the Donkey Party.
No, it is alive and thriving in the CBC.
The CBC is more appropriately named
the Congressional Black Communists -
they all are communist supporters. They made a trip down to Cuba and came back singing the praises of Cuban Marxism.
Are you sure?
Too bad they returned. Castro probably didn’t want them as what he practices isn’t communism, but a cheap brand of fascism.
Anti-white racism is is going to be used a lot during this next presidential election.
The CBC has an important role in keeping THEIR people angry and in line. It’s not going to be disbanded.
To any of you that were wondering - race ain’t ever going away. The dream of a post-racial society is just that - a dream. That’s how I see it, anyway. I’m not saying that’s how it should be - just saying that’s how it is.
The CBS is an untouchable organized crime family. With safe districts, lifetime jobs, political power, the race card, the CBC is free to blackmail, sell influence, wet their beaks and generally enrich themselves without fear of the law.
One word: Rangel, Waters
The author said that. I believe his is a criminal of gargantuan proportions.
Here in South Carolina the CBC head Rep. James Clyburn IS regarded as a Boris Karloff mummy.
His TV interviews sound mummylike, being a series of ummfs, erfs, grnns, and “racism errf everywhere tnrg hgu..”.
It is my understanding that U.S. Taxpayer money CANNOT be used to fund business, industry, commerce, organizations, etc. that discriminate. Is it not interesting how the U.S. Congress totally ignores the laws passed for Joe Six Pack.
This Black Caucus is nothing but a ruse to hide institutional racism by some blacks.
Disband the CBC?
How about disbanding All congress
They're all closet socialists/communist sympathizers, so why not start these investigations now! I was hoping the Freshman members of Congress would take the ball on this, but so far nothing.
It is utter hypocrisy to have a racially segregated Congressional group claiming to be an advocate for equal rights. This makes about as much sense as having a group of child molesters advocating against the sexual exploitation of children.
Disband the Congressional Black Caucus
Gee... what would Congressman Allen West do?
Up to about fifty years ago, Black Americans needed Black-identified groups to help them because the racism was so restrictive. Those days are over. So is the need for the Black groups. The current groups and leaders are nothing more than millstones around the necks of average Black Americans.
Counter it with the CCC- Congressional Caucasian Caucus!
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