Thursday, September 2, 2010

Just Thinking Out Loud: Al Sharpton

Tawana Brawley.  The Crown Heights Riot.  Bernhard Goetz.  Dunbar Village.  Despite the bevy of contentions for which Al Sharpton has become so infamously known, it's the "donation" shakedown (extortion) of corporations that possibly fascinates the most.

Having toned his hairstyle down a notch or two and exchanged the trademark jumpsuit for a business suit, "Reverend" Al's image has definitely been tweaked over the years.  But make no mistake, this man -- whose selective outrage is reserved only for that which is monetarily advantageous -- remains chief among all race pimps, demagogues, charlatans and problem profiteers.

Indeed being called a "racist" was once the kiss of death.  But thanks to this man, ironically, it's not such a big deal anymore.

"White folks was in caves while we was building empires... We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."
-- Sharpton, during a '94 speech at Keane College in Union, New Jersey


jet said...

Ha. You got that right. I love the classic Sharpton quote. He is kinda like Biden...a gift that keeps on giving.

AMW said...

His ultimate gaffe: being a self-professed Christian who also runs w/ the Nation of Islam -- a sect that believes a scientist named Yakub is responsible for creating the White race ("a race of devils"). Everything about this man is suspect.