Sunday, August 26, 2007

Don't Tread On Me America Tribute

A killer video to a killer song! This is what patriotism looks like, liberals.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Epiphany Moments or, How I Came To Think The Way I Do

For many people a Black conservative is a contradiction in terms. The liberal establishment has been very successful in convincing everyone--Whites and Blacks, liberals and conservatives--that Blacks and other minorities are the exclusive possession of the Left. So I'm sure a lot of people are wondering just how a Black woman like me came to be in the "enemy" camp. It was an osmotic process marked by what I call "epiphany moments": events and/or circumstances that clarified exactly what I believed and why.

I didn't get my ideas from my family. My parents, grandparents and other relatives were, and still are, totally apolitical. By "apolitical" I don't mean that they didn't have opinions on things, only that they didn't wear those opinions on their sleeves. However, they made it known that they liked Democrats/liberals and didn't like Republicans/conservaties. They played the role written for them by liberals. And that probably was the beginning of my transformation from unthinking supporter of liberalism to thinking conservative.

As I said, my family had their opinions. My maternal grandmother made the biggest impression on me. She was devoutly pro-life and she instilled that belief into me. As I got older I found it increasingly difficult to square my pro-life belief with voting for the staunchly pro-choice Democratic party. My views on other issues, such as gay rights and gun control, also put me into conflict with the liberal-controlled Democrats. After voting for Democrats in several elections, I finally decided to be true to myself. Why, I asked myself, should I vote for a party that didn't represent my values? Because that's what good little Black folks were supposed to do? I wasn't playing that game anymore. I was an individual and I would vote my values, my beliefs, not my group affiliation. That was my first epiphany moment, and more were to come.

Andres Serrano gets the credit for my second epiphany moment. Serrano, for those who don't know, is the "artist" who, in 1989, put a crucifix in a jar of his own urine, photographed it, and titled the picture Piss Christ. The controversy over that blasphemous piece of "art" opened my eyes to liberals' hypocrisy and anti-Christian bigotry.

When Serrano's picture hit the public square conservatives were outraged. Their outrage was intensified when they learned that the photo was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Conservatives called for NEA funds to be cut for Serrano's work. Note, they didn't call for Piss Christ to be banned from view, only that the government not pay for it. At the time I thought that was a quintessentially liberal position. After all, liberals were the ones always calling for the separation of church and state. No public money, they insisted, should be used to promote or attack religion. I couldn't think of a grosser attack on religion than Piss Christ. Yet the loudest and most vehement supporters of Serrano were liberals. Talk about a wake up call.

I felt like my intelligence was being insulted by liberals during the Serrano controversy. Not only did they accuse Serrano's conservative critics of being censors, which was patently untrue, but some of them even denied that Piss Christ was anti-Christian. I couldn't believe it. If an artist had put a photo of Martin Luther King in a jar of urine, photographed it, then titled the photo Piss Blacks, liberals would've immediately recognized it as racist. And they would've gone ballistic if the NEA had funded the photo. But when hate was spewed out against Christians, liberals thought it deserving of government aid, or pretended it didn't exist. But I was supposed to vote for liberals because of my race. No way!

And speaking of race, the shameful Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill affair sealed my liberal-to-conservative transformation. When supposedly anti-racist liberals attacked Thomas, a Black Supreme Court nominee, with unbridled vengeance I knew liberalism was a fraud.

Clarence Thomas committed the worst crime a Black man can commit in the eyes of liberals: he dared to think for himself. A conservative, Thomas was nominated for the nation's highest court by Bush the Elder. Liberals tried everything to stop the nomination; when all their efforts had failed, Anita Hill conveniently emerged to accuse Thomas of sexual harrassment. A media circus ensued. Liberals and feminists gleefully declared Thomas guilty and demanded his nomination be withdrawn. Thomas was subjected to weeks of a humiliating investigation before Congress, where his character was assassinated and his reputation shredded. When it was all over justice prevailed and Thomas took his seat on the high court.

Clarence Thomas' ordeal showed me what liberals' really think. Supposedly anti-racist, they rejected Blacks' right to think independently. Supposedly committed to justice, they convicted Thomas on an accusation alone. Supposedly fair minded and against corruption, they never questioned the blatantly political timing of Anita Hill's accusation. Supposedly tolerant, they worked nonstop to prevent ideological diversity on the Supreme Court. They practiced everything they claimed to be against. Epiphany moment number three.

There were other "e-moments" on my way to becoming a conservative but these are the biggies. If one or more of these events hadn't happened I'd be middle-of-the-road today, if not outright liberal (scary thought). But fate saw fit to bring these episodes into my life to make me what I am and I'm grateful. I am proud to be a Black conservative. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Korean Cutie Does Hip Hop

I think this video is adorable. My great-niece agrees. She wants me to buy her clothes just like the ones the little Korean "star" is wearing!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How Many More Have to Die?

Tonight I watched The O'Reilly Factor as usual and there was a segment in which Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera squared off over the recent murders of three young people by an illegal alien (IA) in Newark, NJ. I was hoping that this particularly heinous crime--the three victims were shot execution style--would shake Geraldo out of his racially motivated devotion to what I call the Doctrine of the Inherent Innocence of the Illegal Alien, a key left-wing article of faith. It didn't.

As unbelievable as it sounds, Geraldo took the same illegal-status-isn't-the-issue position on these horrific murders as he took on the DUI killing of two American teenage girls by an illegal alien in Virginia Beach, VA. earlier this year. I was dumbfounded. In spite of the visciousness of the Newark attacks, Geraldo still believes that America has an obligation to give safe haven to violently criminal IAs, especially if they're Latino. What world is this man living in?!

Obviously, black and white Americans dying at the hands of Hispanic IAs don't matter to Mr. Rivera. All that matters to him is that his racial kin escape all responsibility for their actions. If Latinos break into America like thieves in the night then, once here, use fake documents, steal Americans' identities, and kill Americans with guns or cars, it's all America's fault. Five dead American young people aren't enough to change Geraldo's mind. So I ask Mr. Rivera, "How many more non-Hispanic Americans have to die before you'll put your fellow citizens before your race? How many more, Geraldo? How many more?"

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Oh Happy Day!!!!

Today my Mom marks her first anniversary being cancer free. Oh happy day!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Debate in Spanish? Not!

On the Glenn Beck Show tonight there was a lively exchange on the subject of the presidential candidates debating on the Spanish language tv station Univision. As you might've guessed, I came down on the no-debate-in-Spanish side. And I don't apologize for it.

I know that Hispanics are the fastest growing minority and I understand the desire of the candidates to win over this voting block. But they should reach out to Hispanics the same way they reach out to other Americans, in English. The candidates aren't speaking Chinese to Chinese Americans, are they? They aren't reaching out to Cajun Americans in French. None of them are campaigning in New York's Little Odessa neighborhood waving signs written in Cyrillic letters. All other non-English speaking minorities are expected to participate in this nation's civic life in English. Why should the standard be different for Hispanics?

The language of America is English. It might not be "official", but it's reality. America began as a British colony and part of that heritage is the language we speak. If you don't want to speak English, don't come here. You definitely shouldn't come here and then demand that Americans disown their own culture, including their language, in order to accomodate you. No, you have to accomodate America. Enter America legally, assimilate into her culture, embrace her heritage, and learn English as fast as you can. Do this and you will be welcomed; don't do this and you will be deservedly resented. The choice is yours and in the meantime, no debates in Spanish!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Marx or Clinton?

I found this post a few days ago on the blog Tired of All the Liberal Rhetoric Out There (click on elwoodin in my links list to read it). I've long believed that modern liberalism is nothing more than repackaged Marxism. Read the quotes below and decide if you agree.

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton (06/29/04).

"[W]e can't...just let business as usual go on and that means something has to be taken away from some people." Hillary Clinton (06/04/07).

"It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity." Hillary Clinton (05/29/07).

These three quotes alone expose the smarmy socialist heart of Hillary Clinton's "progressive" ideology. Taking things away from people? What things? What people, Hillary? How will you take the things away? What will you do to those people who don't want to give up their stuff? Shared prosperity? Don't you know, Hillary, that sharing is voluntary and not something ordered by the state? Anyone considering voting for Hillary Clinton for president should have these questions on his mind. But hold on, there's more.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Karl Marx (1875).

"[T]he gap between those who are enjoying the fruits of the modern economy and those who aren't is growing wider." Hillary Clinton (05/29/07).

"[T]he most advanced countries [have]...a heavy progressive or graduated income tax." Karl Marx (1848). So that's where liberals get their love affair with taxes from!

"I believe we need a new progressive vision...I believe we can help more workers join unions to improve wages and conditions in our work places." Hillary Clinton (05/29/07).

"The real fruit of [working people's] battles the ever-expanding union of the workers." Karl Marx (1848).

"Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand." Karl Marx (1858).

"...I'm obviously not talking just about or even primarily about geograph[y]...but about the network of relationships and values that do connect us and bind us together." Hillary Clinton (1996). Hmmm. Geography doesn't matter, only the "network of relationships and values that...bind us together." That explains perfectly why "progressives" are so in love with illegal aliens. It doesn't matter that they spit on our laws, we're bound to them by shared values and relationships. Gag me!

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways, the point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx (1845).

"We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West." Hillary Clinton (04/06/93).

There you have it, folks. Hillary Clinton channeling Karl Marx. And you still want to vote for this woman?! God forbid!