Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Civil Wrongs

Why was President Bush at Coretta Scott King's funeral today? Every visit to kiss the rings of the so-called "civil rights leaders" who show up at these things simply lends them false legitimacy and gives them yet another opportunity to demonstrate that they are rude jackasses. Bush, and every other self-respecting leader, present or former, ought to ditch these phony events from now on.

The "civil rights" establishment is thoroughly corrupt, plain and simple. One ought not to associate with them. Mrs. King herself may have been a fine person (I have no idea one way or the other; she's a celebrity widow, and all the hoopla is still mainly about her husband), but any event at which Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are treated as royalty is not an event appropriate for civilized people. For far too long white people have acted as if collective guilt demands solicitousness toward the race-mongering black "civil rights" racketeers. It doesn't, and it's time to stop it.

If the "black community" wants to continue following fools like Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, and the rest, that's its problem. But why keep putting a stamp of approval on it? Call it what it is. Enough already. Blacks aren't owed any more deference than anyone else in America, and acting as if they are only harms them and empowers the hucksters who lead them.

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