I consider myself pretty much on top of the blogging world and all that goes on around it. But today I learned about something that I did not know existed.
I got up this morning and noticed that my site pages were moving a little slow. Usually this means extra traffic. So I checked my site meter only to find that I had already had more hits before 9:00 o-clock in the morning than I do in an entire day. A further check revealed that all these hits were coming from a site called Instapundit. It seems that my man Glenn Reynolds will just post a link on his site, and his disciples will all drill on that site and basically do a bum rush on the site that Reynolds is linking. I think they call it an "Instalanche" or some shit. Which according to Wkipedia is a portmanteau for Instapundit avalanche. And quite a few of them were in the fields today. Just call Glenn Reynolds the Jimmy Buffet of the blogosphere, and call these people, "Parrot Heads". Or, as they call him, the "Godfather". Now black folks, if that's not some blasphemy for your ass I don't know what is. We all know the real Godfather's name is James and not Glenn.
But seriously, I thought it was all kind of ironic, since Reynolds (along with house Negro Lashawn Barber) was the person that pushed me over the edge to start a blog. I caught him on CSPAN one morning while I was having breakfast, and he was going on about how easy it was to start a blog and how essential it was to share your thoughts if you were a person with strong opinions. He was a person who also happens to be a member of my profession, which gave him a certain amount of credibility from where I sat. So a blogging I went, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now with all due respect to Mr. Reynolds, and his Instalanche people, ( I wonder what they call themselves. I mean doesn't every group have a name? Think Kossacks for example) I think it would be nice if they maybe read some of the shit on the blog that they bum rush before they start making stupid ass comments about the host and the blog itself. Just read the comments below from my post on Jena ("With friends like these") and you will see where I am coming from. Unbelievable.
Now these folks are right of center, and I think Reynolds is a big supporter and cheerleader for the Iraq war. --Which just goes to show you, that anybody can be hoodwinked-- So I guess that would explain the tone of his peeps who were bum rushing the fields, and making stupid ass comments about shit. Memo to white people; the quickest way to end a meaningful dialogue with me is to start talking about Jessie Jackson, and Rev. Al and how they represent black people. This just shows me that you have no fucking clue and you are basically stuck in a time and place long ago. You get your talking points about black people from the MSM, and you therefore have no credibility. At this point in our conversation, you will sound just like the grownups in a Charlie Brown cartoon.
The Instalanche people obviously represent a group of people in A-merry-ca, like most folks on the right, who think we are past racial problems in this country, and all the racial problems black folks think they have are perceived and not real. Self induced as a cop out to not face up to what they really have to do to make it in A-merry-ca. An excuse not to pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Never mind the fact that most regulars to this site are probably doing better than they (The Instalanche people) are. And most of the people who come here are quite capable of living the A-merry-can dream thank you very much. It's just that we refuse to see injustice and not speak on it. It's just that we understand that real power in this country is still held by just a few people. And that in order to make this a truly great country, A-merry-ca will have to be honest about her racial problems and confront them.
The Instalanche people seemed to enjoy the fact that I was ripping the left, (which is why I suspect Reynolds linked me in the first place) and it gave them great joy to tell me that the left doesn't care about black people. But sorry, the only reason I even get frustrated with the left is because I actually think there is hope for them. Because most people who call themselves progressives can at least be embarrassed into doing the right thing; or, at least, they genuinely want to try and work with us (Black People) on common goals and causes. Not you folks on the right. In your world, it's you against them. The only reason you even care about us is because you figure that if you get more black support, you will take political power from the left. So sorry, I am not buying the party of Lincoln, big tent bull shit! Let me put it to you like this: I will never ever be in a tent with a right wing republican. Never! Because we have nothing in common. The America of your dreams with a big fucking wall around it, church every Sunday morning, and a gun rack in every pickup truck, is not my America, so save your breath for the type of black person-insert your house Negro here- who can't see through your bullshit, or who wants to use you to get ahead.
Now I might hang out in the tent with some progressives, but please believe that I will be keeping an eye on their asses too. Because at the end of the day, if your convictions are driven by your politics and not your condition---such as your race-- then I have no fucking use for you, because you can get up in the morning and switch parties. My black ass, on the other hand, can't get up tomorrow and suddenly decide that I am going to be a white man. (Well, unless I am Michael Jackson) So for better or for worse, I am going to stick this black thing out, and I am going to do everything in my powers to make sure I have all the same rights that you do; and, that I am treated equally under the law, even by motherfuckers who hate me.