Monday, August 26, 2013

Man of High Integrity

There are very few people in this country who I genuinely admire and Shelby Steele is one of them. I was watching one of his C-Span interviews the other day (a rebroadcast from 1998) and Brian Lamb asked him, "So, when did you finally feel comfortable referring to yourself as a 'black conservative'?" Mr. Steele thought for a few seconds and finally answered, "I'm not sure that I'm comfortable with it still, with that or any other label."...I mean, how damned refreshing is that?..............................................................................And then there was another point in the interview in which he chronicled an event that happened on a certain college campus. He was giving his speech and right in the middle of it a couple of black campus radicals started heckling at him and calling him names such as "Uncle Tom" (of course) and "house slave". Again, he paused for a few seconds and said that it really didn't bother him and that he almost expected it. Of course, what he ultimately did have an issue with was the sight of all of those administrators and leftist college professors sitting in the front row; totally silent, sitting on their hands, all too cowardly to call for decorum out of bald fear of being called a racist. It obviously saddened him greatly this virulent bigotry of lowered expectations.

5 comments:

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Leftist stooge from a leftist rag dissing on a black person who refuses to follow the collectivist party-line is about as newsworthy as you being unemployed for another 24 hours, wd.

Rational Nation USA said...

Just like rightist stooges from reactionary rightist rags (in the blogosphere) dissing conservatives or libertarians for having the audacity to stray off the collectivist righty plantation.

LMAO, huh Derv old buddy!

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Progressives, neocons, and socons, Les - they've all pretty much lowered the bar, in my opinion (and boy is that wd one bitter dude).

D. Luthor said...

Bitter? Pretty sure I don't want to get close enough to the Col. to taste him. But if I did, I am sure he would taste like chicken.

The heckling mentioned is an example of left-wing racism. They insult Steele using insults they would never use against a white conservative.

In this context, "Uncle Tom" is not used in its original form (submissive Black) but is instead used to bash any non-leftist Black who dares to go outside of the expected stereotype of black behavior. The hard left, ala WD, has its narrow expected stereotype on blacks. Any time one thinks outside the box, the hard left racist will put down such a person for being, in essence, uppity.

WD and his ilk hate Steele for being uppity.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

One could readily argue that Sharpton is real Uncle Tom here.