Kevin Jackson is a blogger, radio host and just released a new book titled "The Big Black Lie". This is Part II of Kevin's feature. See Part I Here.
Continued from Part I
How do you deal with the inevitable feelings of isolation and disapproval you get with many in the black community?
You say these feeling are inevitable? I guess my "feelings of isolation" are still pending! I have found a multitude of "like-thinkers" in the black community. They may be less vocal, however these people exist, and in larger numbers than most think. I believe books like mine will provide the impetus for them to reveal themselves more readily.
Next, if I were to feel "isolation"--and I don't--I assure you that I am extremely comfortable "in my own skin." I would not mind the isolation, should it occur. The idea that I would limit myself to the black world is like buying into the notion that I need a "Black History Month!" No thank you, I will just take the whole year, like everybody else.
Most of the world readily accepts people like me, i.e. people who want nothing except what they deserve and earn. Most people judge people by their deeds and their character, and by their personal experience with the individual...not anecdotal references.
As for disapproval of black Democrats, I frankly could care less. It's this simple. I am right and they are wrong. I would be happy to debate any of them on what squandering their votes for Democrats, for decades, has done to improve "the black condition." Further, my facts on the racist history of Democrats are irrefutable. Those racist policies continue to this day, though they are more subtle.
In light of Rev. Wright's recent remarks about "them Jews", can you perhaps say a few words about the role the pastor place in the black community, and whether this is a positive or a negative.
Wright is the scourge of the black community. To call him a "pastor" is to denigrate the word. He is more of a cult leader. He spews racism, and uses the handful of whites in his church as tokens. Wright is not a man of God in any way. He and many others exude hatred and racism. Note that I didn't call it "reverse racism," because there really is no such thing. Anybody can be racist, and Wright certainly is. The idea that somebody can baselessly despise a group of people is not Christian-like in any way.
A few years ago, Larry Elder also declared that 'blacks were more racist than whites'. After some controversy, the topic faded away. Do you see critics like Elder and yourself making any real headway in changing people's minds?
Elder was right in many respects, however he can add many white liberals in the same racist category.
As far as degrees of racism goes, I consider ignorant racists the 2nd worst kind. Blacks (and some liberal whites) know little about the history of racism with Democrats, then blindly vote for Democrats, so they qualify as ignorant racists. In the last election, Black Panthers were at polling places intimidating Republicans--the people who freed the slaves, have protected the rights of blacks decades, passing ALL legislation that allowed blacks to vote, to humanize blacks, and to protect blacks. If that doesn't proves the ignorance of blacks in the political discussion, then I don't know what does. Just a few decades back it was the Democrat founded organization known as the KKK who was intimidating blacks from voting...overwhelmingly Republican! Talk about the irony.
Then there are the worst racists who know what is happening to the black community by perpetrating the insanity, yet and they pimp it. These are the Wrights, Jacksons, Sharptons, Clintons, and the best I have seen to date...the Obamas. They act like they care, and they do...they care about lining their pockets or increasing their power at the expense of blacks. I consider these people evil sociopaths...some even worse.
What is your advice to the GOP leadership, as they try again and again to attract African-American voters? Is this a losing battle?
I say to the GOP leadership not to pander to blacks or any other ethnic group for that matter. The GOP should remain centered on the core values of America, and not get distracted by the Left. For example the discussion of torture. There are very few Americans who wouldn't want the harshest of torture, if it meant getting back one of their loved ones. The Left has a way of making torture some sort of emotionally abstract issue. Well it's not. If a terrorist wants to kill Americans, then most Americans could care less about limits on interrogation. The candidate who speaks truthfully on this will win over the American people.
The majority of American people are tired of being called racist or elitist, and they are also tired of apologizing. The current political climate is to demonize America, then come off "holier than thou" by apologizing for us. Apologize for what? Americans being the most giving nature in the history of man. When we are wrong, we admit it. But we are right much more than we are wrong. We can learn from micro-economics of a good family. Parents are aren't perfect, but they do their best. And usually the children benefit. Liberal politicians act like America is an abusive, drug addicted father, brutalizing family and friends. Nothing could be further from the truth.
With all your political projects what do you do to relax?
LOL! My family and I love to travel. We have a big trip to San Francisco every year for an event, and then to Lake Tahoe to the cabin. I am an avid martial artist, and try to train as often as possible, so that is my weekly "vent!"
Right now the mission is too grave to rest much. We must change congress in 2010 and the presidency in 2012! Won't rest much between now and then!
FINAL THOUGHTS from Kevin-
My message is that conservatives are the same at our cores, for the most part, and so are many liberals. We can have our slight differences, but when it comes to love of country, protection of our liberties, we don't differ much. A united coalition of conservatives can defeat even the oppression of the Obama administration, which has the potential to cripple America. The message in my book The BIG Black Lie is that conservatives need to confront the lies of the Left. We need to stop playing by the rules, when there are no rules. It is time we put racism (and classism) where it belongs...on the Left! I hope this book becomes a best-seller, not because I will be in the spotlight. Anybody who knows how conservatives are demagogued know what I mean. I hope this book is widely read, because I believe it will change a lot of the thinking for conservatives in America. And please read and support my blog www.theblacksphere.net!
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