June 06, 2004

Leave it to Danny Glover to piss on the flowers at the funeral home

Danny Glover, still ticked off at conservatives for raining on his personal parade (i.e., Aristide's Haitiaan Adventure), has elevated the aforementioned mudslinging into the mainstream.

"We all know Reagan's legacy, from the Iran-Contra affair to the funding of the Nicaraguan military in which over 200,000 people died. The groundwork for the move steadily to the right happened with the Reagan administration. People want to elevate him to some mythic level; they have their own reason for doing that." -- actor Danny Glover, at an anti-war rally in Los Angeles.
This Blog is Full of Crap said it best.
Only a few actors can make the transition from acting to national politics without coming across as a jackass.

Reagan. Fred Thompson, and Arnold come to mind.

Danny doesn't. Maybe he's just still pissed over Paul Robeson or something.

Just damn, indeed.

Posted by mhking at June 6, 2004 01:35 PM

Bill Cosby was absolutely, 100% correct. We have to stop blaming Whites for the deeply dysfunctional behavior of the Black underclass. We have huge problems facing that part of the Black community - drugs, crime, Black-on-Black violence, the huge numbers of Black men in the criminal justice system, AIDS and "down low" bisexuality, gangs, Black disdain for education as "acting White", fatherless families, rampant teen pregnancy and a 73% illegitimacy rate, lack of respect for the larger society, and a subculture that glorifies "thug life". But the biggest problem is that we still are unwilling to face these problems head-on and at least admit that virtually all of them are self-inflicted. "We" have to fix "us". Thanks, Bill Cosby, and Amen! I appreciate you speaking truth to ignorance. We need to stop blaming Whites for our own self-inflicted problems, we need to get over this "cult of victimhood" mentality (nod to Professor John McWhorter), and we have to admit that the Black underclass bears almost all the responsibility for its current sorry condition. It's just that simple. One final point - I think we should nominate Bill Cosby to be the next president of the NAACP. I'm serious. Cosby just did more to help Black America in one 30 minute speech than Kwesei Mfume has done in the last five years.

Posted by: Jamaal Michaels at June 6, 2004 05:10 PM
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