He must have gotten the idea for this article due to the blatantly UN AMERICAN occupant of the White house.
Ah, someone ought to tell this person that because the Black Panthers stand in front of polling places with nightsticks and intimidate voters, doesn’t make it any less wrong than when Klansmen did it back in the day.
Where's the evidence?
Did that include the murders of members accused of being police or FBI informants?
Like the case that young Hillary was so solicitous about, that she attended the trial herself?
Violence against Panthers like that?
Obama recited the "Azaan", the Call to Prayer, in a New York Times interview with Nicholas Kristof in 2007.
The "Azaan" contains within it the profession of faith called the "Shehada", the recital of which makes one a Moslem in the eyes of the entire Moslem world. Obama knew that from his years in Jakarta with his stepfather and uncle, and his visits to the mosque there.
He recited that Moslem Confiteor with his eyes wide open.
That creates "doubt", Al.
The original Black Panthers were mostly criminal sociopaths who used black berets and politics to mask their illegal activities. They tortured and murdered some of their own members suspected of being police informants. Their spokesman, Eldridge Cleaver, was a convicted rapist.
Malcolm X was murdered by the Black Muslim leadership when he publicly embraced mainstream Islam and rejected the hate philosophy of Elijah Muhammad and his crackpot followers.
There are at least six serious historical errors in this single sentence, any one of which would condemn the utterer as a dunce:
1. The British did not "quell" the Boston Tea Party (1773) by firing on its "leaders".
2. Crispus Attucks was not a leader of the Boston Tea Party.
3. Crispus Attucks was dead at the time of the Boston Tea Party, having been killed at the "Boston Massacre" in 1770.
4. As far as I know there is no infomation as to who was "first to fall" at the Boston Massacre in 1770. Samuel Gray and James Caldwell were also hit in the first volley.
5. Crispus Attucks could not have been the "first to fall" when "the British decided to quell the Boston Tea Party (1773) by firing on its leaders" because he was already dead (1770).
6. The American revolution is generally considered to have started in 1775, with the attacks at Lexington and Concord, and was in no soese at all caused by the killing of Crispus Attucks.
If you ignore the rest of the article, this is actually a very good question.
What does "being American" mean?
What should it mean?
I suspect much of the anger between right and left is based on using the same words with different unexamined meanings applied. Which means both sides assume the other is lying when it uses the words. If people were aware of the different definitions they would have at least the possibility of an intelligent conversation.
It would be a very good idea if anyone who wants to talk about "un-American" behavior be required to provide his definition of "American."
Poor writing on the authors part!
“when it is clear that he is a Christian.”
And exactly where will he be worshiping this Easter Sunday?
He's not only stupid, he's ignorant. At least it can't be said of him that he's educated beyond his intelligence.
Al Calloway - squeaky wheel looking for more grease, so what else is new?
For the most part, the great-unwashed masses of society do not decide what is un-American; we have been conditioned to allow the Corporate owned mass media to tell us what is un-American.
Bottom line: Corporations decide what is un-American.
Real Americans have no trouble deciding what is American. As for Obama voters, they go with what feels good or whatever gives them personally the most loot.
Sorry..this race baiting is not going to work. The TEA party is not about race, it’s a peacful movement about freedom for all people across the globe. Get a life and join the free human race, you have more oportunity here as a minority member than any other nation on earth.
Not true. Read David Horowitz's chapter on Black Panther thugs. They brought the crackdown on themselves by their murderous activities.
Here’s my response to his column on the original website. I suggest we flood this racist fool with as many letters of disgust as we can. Anyway, I wrote:
>>>You wrote: “These people operate out of the same warped logic that allowed their mostly Christian forebears to practice genocide across the Americas, create and operate the Trans-Atlantic African Slave Trade, and discriminate against non-white people the world over.”
Christians were the first people in the history of the world to organize and try and stop slavery. They were disgusted with the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and worked for more than a century to stop it. Most of the world for most of history accepted slavery as normal.
The Abolisionists were motived by Christianity in their efforts to get rid of slavery in the United States and other Western cultures. You should read what they said at the time, and find out who they were.
The rest of the column is “twisted logic,” indeed.
I can only tell by the choice of words here, but the writer appears to be a hate-filled, racist man, stuffed with selective bile about his own culture and background, disgusted with his neighbors and, apparently, anyone who has less skin pigment than he has. He’s a classic loudmouth bigot, with a short fuse and a narrow worldview. He has my sincere pity.<<<
And if he finds out I’m a Jew... well, I can see the veins popping out on his forehead right now.
Interesting sidenote about his article. I read it this morning and wrote a response at the South Florida Times. There hasn’t been a single response since. I assume that the newspaper just shut down the response section - I find it hard to believe only seven people responded.
Just more proof about the openminded diversity of liberal thought.
When columnists rant and rave about evidently false claims of harassment by Tea Partiers towards corrupt members Democrats, and inflate and distort the past and its connections to the events of today, one can only conclude that they haven’t either a grasp of the facts, or are convinced that their audience also lacks that grasp. Fortunately, a new phenomenon it taking over, the citizens of this country know more than those who purport to report the news. We all watch as the media dinosaur’s death stuggle in the tar pits of their own ignorance.