Skip to comments.I will be part of the Sean Hannity Townhall this evening at 9pm EST
Posted on 04/08/2013 3:14:20 PM PDT by Trueblackman
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Thanks for the heads up. I would have missed it otherwise. It was a gret program and looked like it could have gone a lot longer.
I'll be here 'rooting' for you.
Thank you!! Excellent discussion among panelists.
I watched just ‘cause you were on...it was great!
Well, I'm a melanin enriched conservative, so I'll give it whirl.
The generation of blacks who marched in the streets of Selma, faced attack dogs and fire hoses, and risked jail or death - truly did seek equality and simple human dignity. From the eldest, to the very youngest, blacks of that era really did long to be free of the artificial restrictions that actually were holding them back.
In time, that war was won. Jim Crow and racial segregation fell to a new birth of consciousness among all of the American people. For a brief period in the sixties and seventies (particularly among the young), black and white Americans enjoyed a newfound freedom of association with one another that was very liberating and peaceful.
Sadly, it didn't last. Some activist elements in the black community had recognized during the 'struggle', that wealth, influence, and power could be had by pushing the correct buttons on whites. That element had been in the black community for a long time. Booker T. Washington made mention of them long before the civil rights era.
Such people quickly rose to the top in black leadership circles, and created what we now call the 'grievance industry'. These people worked in concert with white liberals to sell the idea that blacks deserved special access and reparations for what had been done to them by whites for so long. They sold the idea that blacks bore little to no responsibility for their own condition, and that the rest of America was obligated to make them whole.
Unfortunately, many blacks bought into this Big Lie, and became the very thing they were trying to escape. Two generations on, the root causes of their social condition have become blurred and obscured by the constant reinforcement of the very same lies and artificial grievances that got them there in the first place. Perception and belief has become reality.
Wonderful show -- eager for the follow-up show! Please let us know as soon as you get the date.
Same here: Shark. Jumped.
Hannity's show last night discussing "African-American Conservatives" was absolutely outstanding... I wish it could have gone an extra hour or two, so everyone in the studio audience had a chance to make more in-depth comments.
Great show... I wish everyone in America could have seen Hannity's show last night.
BufordP: Thank you for the ping. Wish I had seen it earlier so I could have pinged my big list here. Darn... I got on FR too late yesterday.
Anyone who missed this excellent show last night should check for "Hannity" this weekend... I'll bet he re-runs the show on Saturday or Sunday.
I agree... I wish the show could have gone on for *at least* another hour!
Back in ‘61 - ‘64 when I served my Kiddie Cruise, we’d have called you “Flyin’ Boats”! Thanks for your service.
Unfortunately, those most in need of hearing what you and the others had to say will never hear it.
Seeing your uniformed photo brought a memory from back in the day, sitting in the EM club at NOB Norfolk with a black shipmate from Chicago, a guy named Murray (don’t recall his first name). This was during the civil rights struggle, and there was occasional racial tension in the services. He commented that “There’s lots of your people and lots of my people here, but we got no problems, we get along”. It took me a minute, but I responded “I guess that’s because we’re all blue”.
Funny how clearly I can remember something that happened over half-a-hundred years ago, but can’t remember what Mrs. JimRed asked me to do yesterday!
I only caught the last half hour of the show.
It was Sean Hannity,so that's about all I could tolerate, even for a fellow FReeper.
I asked, because it was a striking visual effect that really stood out.
(I have a tiny bit of expertise in videography)
And I still want to know why most of the men were bald.
So I asked Kevin, who was there, and who is also bald.
Just wanted to look good on TV for most of us and in other cases grey hair does not do well on darker skin on TV.
Thanks Kevin, for that answer.
With the new HDTV (digital) format, old style lighting/camera problems are not issues for various skin tones.
You all looked great on my TV!
It was just very odd to see most of the males have bald heads.
If a similar focus group of white males were bald, I would have questioned that too.