Monday, January 15, 2007

In Honor of Dr. King

Today, in the last half-hour of Bob's show, the topic was "What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. think of today's spokespersons for the Black community?" Bob wasted no time telling Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Kweisi Mfume (among others) to "shut up." I'm not paraphrasing, that's what Bob said! Bob went on to say that he thought that Dr. King would praise conservative African-Americans, such as Clarence Thomas, Condeleeza Rice, and Colin Powell.

I have no idea what Dr. King would have done or thought if he were alive today. But my guess is that he would not have a universal dislike for any and all Black liberals and universal praise for all Black conservatives. But this is a common and prevalent theme in Bob's show. Praise is routinely heaped on everything that Republicans do and scorn is applied to everything that Democrats do. It is truly amazing...

Obviously, not everyone agrees with Bob on this issue. In fact, Kweisi Mfume was the keynote speaker at the University of Michigan's annual King Symposium. Bob should call up the U of M and let them know that Dr. King would tell Mfume to shut up.

1 comment:

djtyg said...

I did some looking up as to Bob's religious upbringing in the Worldwide Church of God. It turns out they taught the theory of British-Israelism that is a teaching of the Christian Identity (white supremist) movement.

I don't know if this is why Bob advocates for racist policies, but it may be a clue.