March 21, 2012
By Lloyd Marcus
You can imagine the justifiable extreme anger and outrage of black America in 1987. Six white men, including police officers and a New York prosecutor, allegedly kidnapped, raped, and smeared feces over the body of a fifteen-year-old black girl. Tawana Brawley was found unconscious and unresponsive, lying in a garbage bag, her clothes torn and burned. In the emergency room, racial slurs and epithets were discovered written on Brawley’s torso with charcoal.
Al Sharpton, eager to launch his national career, ran to the microphones and cameras as Tawana Brawley’s adviser. The problem was, it was all a hoax.
Fearful of getting into trouble for staying away from home for four days, Brawley made up the whole horrific racial-hate-inspiring story. After hearing the evidence, or lack thereof, a grand jury concluded that Brawley was lying.
The New York prosecutor whom Brawley accused of being one of her rapists sued Brawley and Sharpton for defamation and won. And yet, Sharpton still says the Brawley incident happened.
The Tawana Brawley hoax confirms that truth and fair play are irrelevant in Sharpton’s continuing quest to stir the pot of racial hate to bludgeon white America and instill anger in black America for political gain. How sickening.
I remember Anthony Quinn as Barabbas in the biblical movie Barabbas. Barabbas was a criminal sentenced to death. For Passover, the governor could commute the death sentence of a prisoner selected by popular demand. The multitude could save the life of Jesus or Barabbas. They yelled, “Give us Barabbas!” Barabbas was freed. Jesus was crucified.
Arrogantly usurping authority to speak on behalf of black America, the left has yelled, Give us Al Sharpton! Why have MSNBC, the mainstream media, and President Obama honored this despicable man spokesperson for black America? There are numerous honorable blacks in the national arena.
Sharpton was selected by the left as black America’s mouthpiece because his political agenda is in solidarity with their hate-America Progressive movement. They are committed to government controlling our behavior and every aspect of life in America. Loyalty to their cause trumps race and even the faith of those who claim to be Christians. How else can you explain Sharpton demanding the removal of a billboard in the black community which exposed the genocide of blacks via abortion?
Rev. Al Sharpton has turned his back on the Bible’s anti-abortion teachings while supporting Planned Parenthood’s founder’s vow to exterminate blacks — in loyalty to the left’s progressive agenda!
The left appointing Sharpton a spokesperson for black America is a perfect example of their moral bankruptcy and willingness to shake hands with the devil if it would further their agenda. Sharpton still stands behind Tawana Brawley’s absurd, over-the-top lie that six white men, including police and a New York prosecutor, raped her. In a decent world, Sharpton would be disqualified for the role of national spokesperson of anything. And yet, the left has crowned Sharpton chief of black America.
As an American who happens to be black, I am outraged. The left’s selection of Sharpton as our spokesperson confirms their low opinion of black America, of our sense of morality, honor, and decency. The left (Democrats, mainstream media, and Obama) continue to tell black America, by their actions, how little they think of us. They ignore or demonize highly successful, articulate, America-loving black conservatives while elevating lying, America-hating race-baiters.
In 2010, President Obama asked Sharpton to be Obama’s ambassador to the black community. Obama instructed Sharpton to tell black leaders to chill out and stop saying his economic policy failed to help black communities hit hard by the downturn.
The foundation of Democrat politics is dealing with Americans as monolithic voting blocs. I take offense to Obama acting as if black America were a huge tribe, taking marching orders from Chief Sharpton. I am an American who happens to be black. I think for myself.
Obama and his buddies on the left promote “groupthink.” Their tactic for winning elections is to divide Americans into groups or voting blocs. Then they convince each group — women, minorities, gays, the poor, etc. — that they are being victimized by evil Republicans. Vote for us, and we’ll keep the evil Republicans at bay!
Case in point: the Democrats’ latest lie claims that Republicans have launched a “War on Women.” The truth is that Obama, against the Constitution, is trying to force churches and taxpayers to fund abortion against their religious faith. America said, H– no! Democrats are trying to spin America’s rebuke of Obama’s overreach of authority by saying Republicans wish to ban contraception. This is a lie. Republicans do not wish to ban birth control in any way.
Note the tried-and-true Democrat trick. They lie to rally women by claiming that Republicans hate them. Then Democrats say vote for us to protect you.
Sharpton’s function is to lie to blacks, to keep them fired up hating Republicans, the rich, conservatives, and the Tea Party. The left says “conservative” is code for racist whites. Such rhetoric promotes racial hatred.
A prolific liar, Sharpton attempts to rally black America — Republicans are hogging it all and dissing the first black president. Keep in mind that Sharpton still claims that six white men kidnapped, raped, and smeared feces over the body of a fifteen-year-old black girl.
Good Lord, black America, is this the man you want representing you? Al Sharpton does not speak for me!