Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A cry heard around NH

It appears that Hilary's tearing up episode combined with the guy carrying the Iron my shirt sign turned it around for Hillary in New Hampshire.

Can she keep it up, not if she keeps comparing her self to LBJ and Obama to Martin Luther King. Talk about the dumbest thing she has said up to this point. Why in the world would you want to compare yourself to LBJ in the civil rights movement which makes the comparison of Obama to Martin Luther King. Then all those black "leaders" who love to get their feelings hurt, decided that she was denigrating the effect Marting Luther King had on the civil rights movement and elevating LBJ. Of course she did no such thing.

The point here to me is how self destructive living your life as a victim is. Playing the victim is just a sick form of passive aggessive behavior. So many of today's black "leaders" try to accomplish change through creating or finding Victims. Martin Luther's great gift to the world was how he changed peoples perceptions and fundamentally changing what we believe about race. He made it a shameful thing to degrade black people. Up to that point it was accepted culturally norm. He changed peoples thoughts and perceptions of black people by speaking the truth, not victimizing. There are legitimate victims in this world and we need people to stand up for them and tell their story, but come on the Jenna 6 and Rugby team at Duke are examples of this victimization gone crazy. Martin Luthers King story wasn't a message of anger and resentment but it was a message of hope. I think Bill Crosby, who sometimes says some very nutty things, is speaking out about the right things. Black men, if you make a baby be it's daddy. Stop spending more time and money on your tennis shoes than on your education. I could go on but you get the point.

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