Thursday, June 03, 2004

You Do It to Yourself

You do, and that's what really hurts.

The man with the juicy balloons tits Oliver Willis' tat regarding which side of the spectrum has the worst poltiical sideahow freaks.

If you're into that sorta thing (which I am!), go check it out. But for this moment's purposes, simply read some quotes by the NAACP chairman, Julian Bond:

In remarks to hundreds of cheering liberal activists Wednesday, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond singled out Republicans as enemies of black Americans and compared conservatives to the terrorist Taliban who once ruled Afghanistan.

"Their idea of equal rights is the American flag and the Confederate swastika flying side by side," Bond told a cheering audience. "They've written a new constitution for Iraq and ignore the Constitution here at home. They draw their most rabid supporters from the Taliban wing of American politics. Now they want to write bigotry back into the Constitution."

Etc. and so forth.

John is simply being too nice, however, to the people who keep this jackass in power when he writes:

Julian Bond- Asshole, bigot, political hack, and unfortunately, the voice for a community of people who deserve a helluva lot better.

As I said in the comments to that post: people free to choose their leaders get the leaders they deserve. It's a harsh indictment of black America to say that it's their fault charlatans like Bond and Sharpton and Jackson are allowed to present themselves as the voice of the black community and to peddle their fantasies of perpetual victimhood and resentment, but it's also an apt one.