Wayne Dupree, Washington Times, April 14, 2013
Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman are heroes Their strength and conviction to free blacks from slavery are a testament to what happens when individuals think more of their community than themselves and are willing to risk everything for a cause greater than themselves.
In comparison, modern black “leaders” like Jesse Jackson Jr. and Al Sharpton are tiny and self-serving. They don’t serve black Americans or champion freedom and liberty for all. They champion liberal politics and ideology, and that’s odd; liberals want to see blacks tucked neatly into the roles of their design.
Liberals can’t abide a black person who leaves the black plantation of poverty and handouts to stand on his own two feet; they treat with contempt a black man who turns his back on their free money to work hard to make a good life for himself and his family. How dare these dissidents show the black community what they can do with their lives if they walk away from poverty and work to better themselves?
Too many liberals think they have the black race all sewed up, and it just paralyzes them to hear of black conservatives.
What they hate is that there are thousands of conservative blacks continuing to talk, continuing to make noise, continuing to be rebels against the liberal plantation that is the Democratic Party.
Be advised, there are lot of black conservatives. The “main street media” have done all they can to not give them a voice or to let them be heard. They try as hard as they can not to mention the existence of black conservatives at all, unless it is to take the opportunity to denigrate them.
Let’s be honest for a change. Black liberal voters do not have a clue that it is the Democrats who keep them in “social welfare hell”; their promises are delivered not with opportunity, but with a social welfare check.
This all leads us to ask whether liberal, Democratic black leaders — men and women like Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Sharpton, both Jesse Jacksons, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, the entire Black Congressional Caucus — are actually championing the black cause like Tubman and Douglass before them? Do they care about a cause greater than themselves, or only about their self-cause?
The evidence says the latter. Little has been done by the Democratic Party to uplift the black populace; two generations of their policies has left black America devastated. Little has been done by popular black leaders to uplift the black populace. They accuse Republicans of racism and demand entitlements, but what have they done for the black community? What happened to the thirst for knowledge and education that drove black parents to send their kids past a gauntlet of furious mobs, state police and angry politicians?
We demanded entry into the universities. Did liberal professors really think we wanted in because we needed black studies more than we needed math and engineering degrees? When did fulfilling the dreams of our grandmothers that we study hard, get a good education, and succeed in business and academia turn into “Uncle Tom-ism”? How did we let Democrats convince us that the path to our future was welfare and minimum wage for the black masses, and riches for our “black leaders”?
Far from uplifting us, progressive liberals have pursued policies that have systematically destroyed our families, the foundation of prosperity in healthy societies. They’ve encouraged our young people to denigrate the Christian religion that was at the core of our civil rights struggle and the identity of our communities, and in the process led them to hate and prey on their communities. They make a mockery of the Constitution, they tell us that it’s okay to despise work. Instead of hope via job programs, they pedal welfare programs.
Black conservatives aren’t traitors to our race, as liberals would like you to believe; we’ve swallowed the red pill, stopped drinking the koolaid, opened our eyes and seen what’s happening to us. So is it so difficult to understand why black Americans are starting to look to conservative principles that champion job growth, preservation of Constitutional rights, and personal responsibility?
Liberals are afraid of black conservatives. Black conservatives mean the end to their rhetoric and threaten to shatter the chains of dependency. Harriet Tubman said, “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more, if only they knew they were slaves.” If only Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were here now to stand with Allen West, Carson and Sowell.