August 08, 2005

Harry Belafonte calls black Republicans "tyrants"

From left, US Rep. John Lewis (Mumble-mumble-GA), US Rep. Maxine Waters (Granola-moonbat-CA), Harry Belafonte (' he wan' go home), Rev. Jesse Jackson (never to let a photo-op go unturned), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Cruella DeVil-CA), "unidentified guy", at Saturday's Bash Bush march in Atlanta
At Saturday's "bash Bush" rally here in Atlanta, singer Harry Belafonte took the opportunity to use Nazi comparisons and to call black Republicans "tyrants."
Belafonte used a Hitler analogy when asked about what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration's relations with minorities.

"Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich. Color does not necessarily denote quality, content or value," Belafonte said in an exclusive interview with Cybercast News Service.

"[If] a black is a tyrant, he is first and foremost a tyrant, then he incidentally is black. Bush is a tyrant and if he gathers around him black tyrants, they all have to be treated as they are being treated," he added.

When asked specifically who was a "black tyrant" in the Bush administration, Belafonte responded to this reporter, "You." When this reporter noted that he was a Caucasian and attempted to ask another question, Belafonte abruptly ended the interview by saying, "That's it."

I guess logic is not one of Belafonte's strong suits.

Saturday's march was billed as one tied to the renewal of provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which are set to expire in 2007. Speakers at the rally insisted that the Bush Administration is "evil" and was trying to eliminate the Voting Rights Act. However, when asked about renewal, Republican legislator after legislator supports renewal of the act.

The true motive behind Saturday's march was tied to a pending Georgia state law that would reduce the number of identifications accepted for voters from a couple dozen (which include things like utility bills) down to five government-issued photo IDs (your passport, your state college ID, your state employee ID, your state-issued ID card, or your driver's license). Opponents insist that the measure is racist, and will cause black voter disenfranchisement.

If someone cannot afford to obtain a state ID, the state will provide one at no cost. If someone cannot get to a bureau to obtain a license or ID, the state will send mobile units to areas across the state in order to provide maximum access.

Sounds like a good way to cut down on voter fraud. After all, under the present system, any Tom, Dick or Harry can swipe a utility bill out of a mailbox and use it to both register and/or vote in Georgia.

Racist? No, sounds more like sour grapes and a desire to continue to abuse the system to me.

Posted by mhking at August 8, 2005 10:14 AM | TrackBack

You know what ? It's these type of people who aren't worth a drop of our piss ! Pelosi, Jackson, and the MAJOR RACIST Belafonte himself should all go in a corner and pound salt !! I need a roll of TP everytime I here these jag's speak because all that falls out of their mouths are steaming piles of shit ! Protest all you want you weak minded, pacifist loving, anti-american, liberal douche bags ! It's good for a laugh.

What ? What ? What ? Are you talking ?

Posted by: Jay at August 8, 2005 12:18 PM

I'd follow your link to LaShawn's site, but she banned me. Why? because I left a one sentence comment saying I thought this bit she wrote (while she was saying women don't have the sensibility to be president) was a bit "egotistical."

"It's important for you to know that I don't care what you think. You're reading my blog so you obviously care what I think. So there it is."

I wasn't rude -- though I'm sure no one likes being told they are acting egotistical -- only that her comment sounded egotistical. She has mighty thin skin, that one.

Posted by: Matt at August 9, 2005 02:11 AM

LaShawn is frequently saying that she "doesn't care what you think." But the fact is, she definitely does, given how sensitive she is to criticism. Lately, she has also been quite egotistical, harping on her hit count, her standing in the TTLB Ecosystem, and going on about all the liberal bloggers who "hate her" but can't help themselves reading her. That and her ridiculous defense of Tom Tancredo are the main reasons I took her off my blogroll a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: Orac at August 9, 2005 03:48 PM

It truly saddens me to listen to the rhetoric and the bitterness that is displayed on stage at these type of events.

I had planned to attend the event just to observe the general environment. When I listened to Jesse Jackson the day before on "Ed Gordon News and Notes" just straight up LIE I realized that I could better spend my time with my children rather than go down to this event and get angry.

Jesse said that the fact that people in GA who don't have a photo ID office in their county and have to drive to another county to get one could be said to have a POLL TAX imposed upon them. I stared at the radio, open mouth at this one. I have to drive 15 miles up the road to my state photo id place. Who is going to reimburse me the $2.29 to compensate me for my truck's fuel?

Secondly he said that while students at Georgia Tech are able to use their college ID's to vote, the Black students at the Atlanta University Center will be denied.

What he FAILED to mention is that there are more Black students at Georgia STATE, Albany STATE, Savannah STATE, Voldosta STATE, Fort Valley STATE and Clayton STATE that can use their IDs and the majority WHITE Emory University, Berry College and Agnes Scott, being private schools will suffer the same fate that he attempted to make into a racial issue.

Sad to say this but it is going to take some FUNERALS before the Black race can have a new set of leaders who are interested in SOLUTIONS and TRANSFORMATION rather than spouting IDEOLOGY.

Posted by: Constructive Feedback at August 9, 2005 09:03 PM

Sounds like Belafonte's got a little of the Ali punch-drunk thang goin' on... He can't tell white people from black people anymore? He forgot that members of the presidential cabinet generally are interviewed rather than conducting the interviews?

poor baby...

Posted by: PurpleMD at August 9, 2005 11:46 PM

BTW...why are people cross-talking about other people by way of blogs? If you don't want to follow a link or can't follow a link...keep it to the blogger personally or post it on your own site...don't act big and bold since you know that most bloggers are not going to stoop to your level and start sniping at you from a distance...they'll do it directly or not at all

can't we all just get along...

Posted by: PurpleMD at August 9, 2005 11:48 PM

Actually they won't, PurpleMD. Or at least not the terminally insecure LaShawn Barber, who bans anyone who happens to disagree with her.

Posted by: Matt at August 10, 2005 02:06 PM
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