People like Juan Williams wouldn't bother me so much if they didn't have a platform to reach millions of people with their pronouncements.
Now here comes the latest from brother Juan: This clown was actually on national television equating the civil rights struggle with what Bill O'Reilly was doing in the midst of the Tiller controversy. Are you serious? Honestly, every now and then I have a momentary brain lock and get on the fence with Juan when it comes to where he chooses to align himself. This, in spite of evidence of Juan's Housiness. [I made that word up] But no more. Juan Williams is a straight up house Negro. Period!
This negro [he doesn't deserve a capital "N"] has written books on the civil rights struggle and yet he goes on a show with the most ignorant ego-maniacal buffoon in A-merry-ca. And then, inexcusably, he kisses the man's ring--not to mention his ass--- by telling him that his constant attacks of a man who is now dead (killed by a lunatic whose ideology is not far removed from his own) was somehow equivalent to the civil rights struggle in this country. Let that sink in for a minute.
I keep blogging about the dangers that these types of Negroes present, but no one will listen. Oh I get the usual bullshit from the pseudo intellectual types: "Field, why must you constantly harp on this silly house Negro field Negro dichotomy among black people. It' silly and it's pointless and it doesn't advance the cause." No, actually what doesn't advance the cause is what Negroes like Juan Williams are doing. Negroes who might be the only black person that's held up to be a black intellectual that some white guy in Iowa will ever see. Because all he [the white guy] watches is FOX News and the only other black people he sees on television or reads about in magazines are entertainers and athletes. So when he goes looking for political punditry and to try and learn something from the black point of view on issues that speaks to all of us in A-merry-ca, he gets Juan Williams.
But field why should we care what some white guy in Iowa thinks?
Because there are many white guys like that white guy in Iowa, who refuse to acknowledge that there are some serious problems in this country when it comes to race and poverty. Problems that with the right policies in place we can get on the road to solving. ( Notice I said get on the road to solving,because, ultimately, us black folks and poor people are going to have to do the bulk of the work ourselves.) But with Juan and other house Negroes shouting that everything is alright and minimizing the civil rights struggle by equating it with bullshit, solving some of the the problems that we face (like proper health care reform for all A-merry-cans) becomes that much harder.
It's funny, but is it just me, or do you all get the feeling that some people want it this way?