Skip to comments.Brooklyn's Charles Barron Bombastic To The End In Council Farewell Speech
Posted on 12/23/2013 7:01:06 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron was a firebrand to the end, delivering a farewell speech that echoed many of the greatest hits of his controversial tenure barron.jpg I just wanted to come before you to say that I will always be black, radical, revolutionary. I will always be a socialist, anti-capitalist/imperialist said Barron, who represents East New York, at the Councils last meeting Thursday, where many members took the chance to make farewell remarks.
I went to Cuba. I went to Venezuela. I went to Zimbabwe. I brought you the president and you didnt appreciate it! he said, a reference to the reception he hosted for the countrys president Robert Mugabe at City Hall, generating controversy.
Robert Mugabe, whos taken the land back from whites in Africa...Evo Morales in Bolivia - these are my heroes. Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Those are my heroes. The Black Panther party, he said. I wanted to come to you to say thats who I am and thats who I will always be. And I thank you for not punishing me too much. Just enough.
Barron was stripped of his chairmanship of the Councils higher education committee - that moment when you lapsed in good judgment, he told his colleagues in the sometimes lighthearted speech - and his member item allocations were generally among the lower ones on the Council.
I voted no for so many of your projects and I will be voting no on some more today, said the Brooklyn pol, famous for being the only no vote on many of the Councils measures. However I do appreciate that when my projects came before you, you voted yes.
Barron - also known for slamming the Council Chambers statue of Thomas Jefferson, and loudly objecting when his seat was moved to be near the artwork - got in another shot at the founding father, who owned slaves.
I have an assignment for those who are still here - you gotta get rid of homeboy back here. Jeffersons gotta go, he said.
We shouldnt just have white mens pictures up on the wall, he said, though he found a painting of George Washington more acceptable - because it prominently features a horse facing to the rear. George Washington did enslave us too. I think that part of the horses anatomy is good for him to be pictured like that.
Barron will be replaced in the Council by his wife Inez, and he plans to run for her seat in the Assembly.
Im sure that Gov. Cuomo and Shelly Silver cant wait til I get to Albany, he said. And Im sure Speaker Quinn will give them a recommendation.
While friendly to most fellow members, he said that for all those whites like [Queens Councilman] Peter Vallone who dont like me, Im going to endorse you in your neighborhood - an endorsement that presumably would not help.
He closed by urging colleagues to recite his own version of the Pledge of Allegiance, which he refuses to recite.
Im gonna leave yall with something special. You know I never salute or pledge allegiance - never do that because theres racism in this country, and theres no freedom and justice for all, and my momma told me never pledge to a lie, he said.
He then gamely tried to get the chamber to recite his own version, where he replaced the traditional words with: I pledge allegiance to rid this nation of racism, sexism, classism, and all forms of discrimination for which this nation stands.
Just flush the toilet already.
Yeah but you racist hypocrite, you always came back, didn’t you?
He sounds like a disgrace.
Robert Mugabe, whos taken the land back from whites in Africa...Evo Morales in Bolivia - these are my heroes.”
Ah, so he’s just another racist clown who supports dictators.
“Robert Mugabe, whos taken the land back from whites in Africa...Evo Morales in Bolivia - these are my heroes. Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Those are my heroes. The Black Panther party, he said.”
He’s really not very different than most dems today.
Yet all the stink will still be about Phil Robertson’s “controversial” remarks, not this idiot’s
Next, he’ll be appointed Knockout Czar.
Uusally code for "a hopeless drunk."
I pledge allegiance to rid this nation of racism, sexism, classism, and all forms of discrimination for which this nation stands.....So. He’s gonna shoot himself? Racist bastard.
Many dems support the same things and the same people.
i hope he gets to live the last days of his life like che lived the last days of his life.
Who’s to say they aren’t hopeless drunks as well?
Hello, passionate megalomaniac. And goodbye.
True. They would support communist dictatorships drunk or sober.
He is more honest and frank, though.
That’s true as well.
What does a paper like the Daily News find bombastic about this when he speaks their mind?
“Barron will be replaced in the Council by his wife Inez, and he plans to run for her seat in the Assembly. “
The names change but the stink is still in the air.
“Che Guevara. Fidel Castro. Those are my heroes”
From Che Guevara’s diary
“The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.”
He pisses me off more than any lefty who FNC gives air time to.
It distresses me to realize that I’m now too old to relieve myself onto all the graves I want to.
Yeah, but apparently you didn't bring them enough M-O-N-E-Y!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$!$ What have you done for me lately???? Show me the government check!!
Him and his wife sucking off the public teat..... permanently!!! His wife is now in his seat that he was term limited out of
Show me the government check!! >>>>>>
His and his wife Inez are collecting gov’t checks (as elected officials) and that is all that counts!!!!
An honest democrat