Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Do Black Liberal Leaders Really Care About The Truth Or Just Their Agenda?

On Monday February 28, 2011 Mychal Massie, the conservative chairman of the black leadership network Project 21, spoke at the empty chairs of his three would-be sparring partners —
1) Al Sharpton, National Urban League President
2) Marc Morial
3) former D.C. Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy
— all of whom had been scheduled to debate him about the alleged racism in the 'Tea Party'.

Before going further, what is Project 21?
Project 21 is an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research to promote the views of African-Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family and commitment to individual responsibility has not traditionally been echoed by the nation's civil rights establishment.

Project 21 participants live all over the U.S. and have a variety of careers. What they have in common is a desire to make America a better place for African-Americans, and all Americans, to live and work. Project 21 members do this in a variety of ways in their own communities, and, through Project 21, by writing opinion editorials for newspapers, participating in public policy discussions on radio and television, by participating in policy panels, by giving speeches before student, business and community groups, and by advising policymakers at the national, state and local levels.

Who participates in Project 21?
It is made up of approximately 28+African-American’s in various positions of leadership and community involvement. And yes, they are conservative! They can be found on this link:

Since the 3 liberal black leaders, who seek out and scream racism, did not show for the event, Project 21 went ahead with the event anyway.

The story is very well written by Caroline May of The Daily Caller:

“It is nice to blame the white man, it’s nice to blame ‘Uncle Toms’ — such as myself — it’s nice to blame right-wing, extreme Republicans and conservatives. It’s easy,” Massie told his absent liberal counterparts. He was driving home the point that demonizing the Tea Party, which is unified by a desire for less spending, limited government and devotion to the Constitution, is not the answer.

Debate moderator Richard Pollock, who is the Washington editor for Pajamas Media, explained the reasoning of going forward with the event despite the threesome’s failure to show.

“Those who make allegations in public have a responsibility to be accountable,” Pollock said. “We have heard an awful lot about civility in our society today and Project 21, I understand, on numerous occasions were in touch with all of these organizations and had conversations with them and I think with civility and respect — if you get an invitation you do respond.”

Without the Sharpton, Fauntroy or Morial, Pollock posed questions to empty seats based on the three absentees’ past racially charged statements about the Tea Party. When the empty chairs failed to respond, Massie provided his rebuttal to their claims.

Much of the debate focused on the comments surrounding Glenn Beck’s Aug. 28 rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Massie noted that his event would have been held closer to when the statements were made, but Project 21 kept pushing it back so as to allow the three leaders more time to RSVP. They never did.

“On the anniversary of the March on Washington, Glenn Beck is going to talk about the dream of Martin Luther King and how he was with him and not us,” Sharpton said in June, implying King’s legacy belonged only to the civil rights movement.

Massie responded that King’s words were not the sole property of African Americans, and argued it was a holistic message for all Americans.

“Dr. King spoke of not allowing the root of bitterness to spring up, and that is what we see taking place today. He spoke of an inclusiveness and we cannot deny that in any of the words of Dr. King,” Massie said. “I am disappointed because I would like to hear how Rev. Sharpton defends his remarks. This is not about white or black. This is about America. This is about the inclusiveness and the wholeness of America.”

When confronted with Sharpton’s accusation that Beck hijacked the location and date of King’s March on Washington — “I’m trying to be disciplined and not make this about those that have, in my opinion, hijacked a location, but will never be able to hijack the dream” — Massie flipped the charge around, saying Sharpton was the one hijacking King’s memory for his own ends.

“It is they who have hijacked the message of Dr. King and his memory and prostituted it as currency for personal gain to promote their agenda,” Massie said going on to detail how America has become a bastion of equality where anybody can become wealthy and prosper — a place where institutionalized racism is dead.

“I can get a hotel where ever I wish, I walk in I am greeted with a ‘Yes sir, can I help you, sir.’ Even if they scowl they are reminded to say ‘sir’ because they have an order of the day,” said Massie.

Massie took on Fauntroy’s charge that the Tea Party is interchangeable with the Ku Klux Klan by cataloging the various incarnations of the KKK and their horrific acts, from bombings to torture to lynchings, and asked, what form did the Tea Party take?

In response to Morial’s August proclamation, “We will not stand silent as some seek to bamboozle Dr. King’s dream,” Massie said people like Morial are the true bamboozlers.

“Mr. Morial uses the word bamboozle which basically means to deceive,” said Massie. “Mr. Morial should consider who it is exactly that is being bamboozled. Why is it, Mr. Morial, that black children today spurn Mark Twain but champion a 50 Cent or a Tupac Shakur or a Biggie Smalls or you-name-it rapper that spews forth the most vile and reprehensible anti-establishment, anti-race, misogynistic lyrics?“

Massie was not through, explaining with passion that the true culprit has been the destruction of the black family and black children pinning their hopes on athletics or drug money, while eschewing their education.

“Why is it when you speak of bamboozled, at the end of the Civil Rights era — which I and others argue was 1964 — when over 80 percent of black homes were two parent households, 40 percent were business owners. Today we have uncontrolled abortion, uncontrolled crime, uncontrolled drop outs, no marketable education skills, no marketable employment skills, no marketable linguistic skills, no marketable social skills. Who’s been bamboozled? Who’s been conned?”

Pollock concluded the debate by explaining the origin of the “empty chair debate” and offered his services as moderator in the future, should Project 21 ever try to get Sharpton et al to respond.

“The empty chair debate is a long and honored tradition,” said Pollock. “It is one that has happened since the birth of our country. It occurs when people do not show the courage of their convictions. It happens when people decide to run away from their comments.”

So you see, this is about one black group, Project 21, committed to not only making America a better place for African-Americans, but to have better cohesiveness between the races.

With the absence of the 3 black liberal leaders who are supposedly interested in similar issues as Project 21, one may question why did they not show up to voice their opinions, beliefs, and offer solutions?

Perhaps, their absence has nothing to do with finding the truth in racism or improving the cohesiveness of races in America!

Perhaps, their absence has everything to do with furthering the 'Socialist Agenda' in America, something conservatives, both BLACK and WHITE, are not interested in at all.


Anonymous said...

lmao. Maybe they never got the invitations, or maybe they thought that the interests of African Americans where better served if they talked elsewhere and under different circumstances.

Like, possible not with Jack Abramoff's money laundering firm. I'm only surprised that they didn't have Tom Delay moderate and they could have used the visitation area of jail.

Man your backsliding into Bonsai style bomb throwing, not actually making points lately. Might want to think about picking it up.

Now tell me again is it wrong to advance Democrat agendas while Policy 21 promotes Republican agendas?

Unknown said...

Joe, you go right ahead and ignore this subject of the post.
Until you know for fact the these so called civil rights leaders never got an invitation, your point is mute.

"talked elsewhere and under different circumstances."
It actually goes hand in hand with the Wisconsin AWOL 14. Running from the debate because they can't handle the truth and tough decisions to be made.

Democrats have proven their agenda is social justice, AKA socialism.
Republicans, especially the Tea Party Conservatives have proven over and over they are NOT racist and are all about smaller government and YOUR (and mine, aka everyones) rights.

Anonymous said...

Mark i was making a joke. lighten up dude.

Anonymous said...

There is only one subject of this post.

Publicity Stunt.

Where's rip torn and Rex Reid to run over and hit the gong and end this lousy performance?

Chris said...

It looks like Joe is falling into the Bonsai style bomb throwing he says he hates. Joe have you ever notice that you are a hypocrit and a gutter snip? We have.

Liberals can't face the truth and opposition because they always lose when they do. The left can only throw their bombs and run. That is why those gutless wonders never show up to opposing views. They just can't handle the truth because they are pussies.

Unknown said...

"Mark i was making a joke. lighten up dude."
Yep, sure, whatever.....

Anonymous said...

Chris, When faced with an obvious Publicity stunt instead of a real attempt to deal with an issue i find it appropriate to treat it like such. The sad fact is that you and the other two here didn't see what this really was, or perhaps you did but prefer to act like you don't. Whatever the case may be it really doesn't matter.

When Adams and Mark have made solid points that they back up with more than their beliefs I've been the first to offer them support for making thought points of debate. But when like you the beliefs overshadow the evidence i have been critical. Same as i have at your blog.

But Chris since your speaking of the truth please enlighten me to what that is? You seem to regard everything that you say, think, or write as the truth and everything i post as not. What debate would you like to point to as the truth? Please pick one so we can compare and i can defend my posts.

Unknown said...

"But when like you the beliefs overshadow the evidence i have been critical. Same as i have at your blog."
What EVIDENCE??? What Beliefs???
They DID'NT show up as stated.
All we have out there is they were scheduled and they didn't show up.
Even Sharpton is not making your claim, Joe.
Please provide YOUR facts of a "Publicity stunt"

AdamsPatriot said...

Joe, everytime you make a comment on this blog, I am reminded of just how true the quotes are that were made by Ronald Reagan concerning liberals.

Joe says, "Now tell me again is it wrong to advance Democrat agendas while Policy 21 promotes Republican agendas"?

I presume by that statement your referring to the Democrat Agenda of lies and smearing innocent people for selfish political capital?

Concerning the agenda of Policy 21 it is listed in the second paragraph of the post above. So what is wrong with their agenda?

Or Perhaps your referring to the 'stunt' otherwise known as a 'debate'? It is widely known that when liberals are loosing a debate they, A) cuss alot, B) become violent, C) try to change the subject, or D) don't show up (such as this debate session and the recent Wisconsin budget issue).

If the Republicans had propagated lies aimed at smearing Democrats wouldn't you wnat to debate the accusers?

If the Republicans didn't show up for a 'scheduled' debate would you presume they didn't get the invitation?

Isn't it in everyones best interest to stamp out racism in America? Or do the Democrats have a patent on that issue so no one else can be involved?

Joe, you need to produce some back up evidence for your comments, otherwise your just purly being an antagonist without content.

Anonymous said...

Mark, well there you go proving me right that it was a publicity stunt. They were not scheduled. In fact the three other debaters never RSVP'd that they would attend. In fact there was no reply to any of the attempts to reach them.

So what you have is your belief overshadowing the truth.

AdamsPatriot said...

Joe, there you go again 'confirming' our point. The liberal black leaders ACTUALLY don't care about the truth and only care about their agenda, because they didn't show up to debate it.

They call that being chicken!

You only said maybe they didn't get the invitation. No where on this post did anyone claim that they RSVP'd.

But again, you show no proof to your comment, so just through it out there.

Debate vs stunt?

If you had a birthday party for your kid and sent out invites, but no one responded or showed up because they were afraid that your kid's crazy liberal dad would criticize the gifts that they brought, would you not have a birthday party anyway? Hey, it's a 'scheduled' birthday right? Or would this then only be a 'stunt' for your kid?

Joe, Your brilliance is only overshadowed by your liberalism.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that Google can be pro-American if they are anti-christian.

DennyB said...

Every time I read or hear what a liberal believes it makes me wonder if these people are liberals or Americans.