It Is Time For The NAACP To Man Up


Whenever a dump truck left a load in or around my neighborhood, the boys played a game called King of the Hill. One of us would scramble to the top of the pile, no matter what it was, dirt, stones, coal it didn’t a difference. The rest of us then began to push the King off. If the King was very good, he maintained the title. No matter how big or tough the King was, we always managed to knock him off the hill. A single person by himself who struggled to hold his balance as he crawled up was easy for the King to knock down, but a number of us all working together could always dethrone the King. It didn’t matter who became the next King, he too was dethroned quickly.

My mind is in a whirl of confusion with all the nonsense coming at me. This week for instance, Mitt Romney had the unmitigated gall to speak to a NAACP audience as equals. Instead of praising him for doing so, they booed him. Pundits tried in vain to say Romney did it to excite his racist base. They spewed their usual racist rhetoric about the man. One thing the blacks continuously complain about is equality. Mitt Romney made the mistake of delivering the same speech to the NAACP as he does to all audiences. What the NAACP expected was the same kind of ass kissing speech delivered by John McCain four years ago. I heard some of it and I couldn’t believe my ears. Mc Cain actually fed them the Kool-Aid and they loved it. It didn’t change a single vote, but they loved to hear the sweet talk. Obama does the same thing. He goes one step further when he addresses a black audience, his dialect and demeanor becomes that of a black preacher.

So when will the blacks be satisfied? The blacks are smarter than to need tailored speeches praising their progress. They know how far the Civil Rights movement has progressed. They know that the President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society has destroyed black families. They know that the Equal Opportunity Act has shifted opportunity away from whites. They know their schools are worse than other’s. They know that black Congressmen like Bobbie Rush, Jesse Jackson Jr, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charlie Rangel, Maxine Waters, and John Conyers Jr. are living like kings without delivering improvement to their communities. They know Congressman Conyer’s city of Detroit is a worldwide joke and a model for socialism. Yet, they cling to the notion that they must get more restitution for the sins of the fore-fathers. Blacks, except for Obama, are more American than most whites. My family has been in America for only one generation. Most blacks have been in America since the 1700’s, that is at least twelve generations. It is one hundred and forty-seven years since Lincoln freed the slaves. That is at least seven generations of family who have never been slaves, nor even knew slave relatives, but those same generations have enjoyed playing upon the guilt of whites and the Welfare State.

It is time for the NAACP to admit their equality, and to take responsibility for their outcomes. Mitt Romney treated them as equals even though they do not seem ready nor willing accept equality. It is too easy for the NAACP to blame whitey than themselves.