Skip to comments.Harry Belafonte Suggests that Barack Obama Jail Political Detractors
Posted on 12/14/2012 8:17:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The "King of Calypso," Hugo Chávez enthusiast, and "Banana Boat" crooner, octogenarian Harry Belafonte is so thrilled with the reelection of Barack Obama that he's taken to cable "news" network MSNBC to share his views on how President Obama should deal with political nemeses.
In addition to singing, acting and songwriting, throughout his career Harry "Viva la revolucion" Belafonte has also promoted himself as a civil rights advocate and humanitarian. In addition to issuing indictments like: "Our foreign policy has made a wreck of this planet," Mr. Belafonte also heartily endorses the ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's socialist revolution.
Once, when addressing the Venezuelan people, Harry Belafonte told his audience that George W. Bush was the "greatest terrorist" in the world. Another time, sounding more like he was describing the current president, Mr. Belafonte made the following statement about the former president: "I think [G.W.] Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people."
Leaving aside Belafonte's hatred for Bush and his fondness for dictator-style governing, it's still kind of alarming to hear that ole' Harry suggested President Obama incarcerate American citizens who speak out against him.
The topic came up when Belafonte appeared as a guest on Al Sharpton's Politics Nation. Belafonte was on a panel with global human rights/social justice activist Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Senator Robert Kennedy and former wife of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. During the interview, Harry, who passionately and stridently exercised his first amendment rights throughout the eight years former President G.W. Bush was in office, shared some stunning Hugo Chávez-style advice for Barack Obama.
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Belafonte is a well-known Stalinist, so that’s not a surprise.
Harry provides more proof that certain people particularly third world types don’t fit in and belong in this country. The fact that Harry was allowed entry here shows the deep flaws in our immigration system.
RE: The fact that Harry was allowed entry here shows the deep flaws in our immigration system.
Harry entered the US the good old fashioned American way -— through his mother, at the Lying-in Hospital in Harlem, New York.
There are immigrants from other countries who understand and love our constitution better than this US born “American”.
Harry, your 15 minutes of fame expired years ago. No one, other than your fellow Obama worshippers, really cares what you think.
Daylight come and I want Belafonte to go away.
This is MOST worthwhile to read (it’s long) as it addresses exactly the kind of thing that Belafonte is proposing.
And the democrats that are “condemning such extreme rhetoric” are?
And I suggest that Harry Belafonte go back to whatever third world hell hole he came from.
RE: And I suggest that Harry Belafonte go back to whatever third world hell hole he came from.
Well, he was born in Harlem, NY, and spent his youth in Washington Heights, NY.
By “third world” hell hole, are you referring to these places?
Let's lock ole Harry up where he can get proper treatment for his Alzheimers!
go ahead and try to throw me in prison cuz i disagree with your commie politics.
i will not go down without a fight.
funny the left wing idiots actually want a war against people that have brains, common sense and guns.
in more intelligent times, whatever this old fart would have said would not have been placed on the air and would have been censored by a responsible media to shield this idiot against his own words.
of course, the left wing will acknowledge him as a prophet.
Harlem, I think, qualifies
“Harry suggested President Obama incarcerate American citizens who speak out against him.”
What a genius mentality!
Belafonte wants to lock up democrats?,who knew.
You’re right - Harry Belafonte belongs in some 3rd world hellhole where he’s one of the top dogs.
What a typical lowlife totalitarian.
F U H B
you’re getting senile old man, stfu
Er, Mr Belafonte. I don’t recall giving you permission to speak.
He’s living proof that the Indians f****d the buffalo.
Deport him back to the slums of Kingston. Oh, wait! Kingston is one giant slum.
OK...who let Uncle Harry out of the basement.
Harry needs to go back to tallying bananas.
That must be why he has verb making frequent trips to Cuba for the past thirty years.
He’s not senile - he is a Stalinist who has been saying these things for decades.
Yeah OK. Day-O was a hit back when Eisenhower was president.