Friday, June 03, 2005

Old Roots of disdain……

Lets get a definition first plez……

dis·dain ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ds-dn)
tr.v. dis·dained, dis·dain·ing, dis·dains
To regard or treat with haughty contempt; despise. See Synonyms at despise.
To consider or reject as beneath oneself.

n. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.

During the elections Senator John Kerry, in a speech about education to a predominantly black audience, said that there are more blacks in prison than in college. "That's unacceptable, but it's not their fault" he said. Do you think Kerry would also say that white inmates are also faultless? Aside from Kerry being factually wrong about the black prison versus college population, his vision differs little from one that holds that blacks are a rudderless, victimized people who cannot control their destiny and our best hope depends upon the benevolence of white people.

Have you watched some white politicians talking to black audiences? It's bad enough to watch the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson do an imitation of Flip Wilson's Reverend Leroy. But to watch individuals like Gore Clinton do it is insulting in the least. They don't talk to white audiences that way. As a matter of fact Sharpton and Jackson don't talk to white audiences that way either - talking about going from the outhouse to the White House and from disgrace to amazing grace and other such nonsense. By the way, after addressing the NAACP's 95th annual convention in Philadelphia, Kerry gave the audience the black power clenched fist salute. I wonder whether his white audiences get the black power salute as well.

When President Bush gave a speech to the National Urban League. Unlike so many other white politicians speaking before predominantly black audiences Bush didn't bother to pander and supplicate. He spoke of educational accountability and school choice and condemned high taxes, increased regulation and predatory lawsuits. He defended the institution of marriage. He didn't see blacks as victims in need of a paternalistic government to come to our rescue. He saw blacks needing what every American needs - an environment where there's rule of law, limited government and equality before the law. The most important question President Bush left with the audience was whether blacks should give the Democratic party a monopoly over their vote and take their votes for granted.

Senator Kerry and others have criticized Bush for snubbing the NAACP convention. Here's my question to you. If you were president would you speak before a group whose president, Kweisi Mfume, said, "We have a president that's prepared to take us back to the days of Jim Crow segregation and dominance." or whose chairman, Julian Bond, who said, "[President Bush] has appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing and has chosen cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection."?

Talk about utter stupidity.


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