Monday, February 06, 2006

Growing Old Gracefully

Or maybe not so much. The NAACP (which originally stood for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has struggled with the issue of maturity and purpose as it has come of age, and in the end has become much less about the original goal of guaranteeing equal rights among races and more about the Advancement of the Most Liberal of Agendas under the auspices of the Democratic Party.

Take, for instance, the latest remarks from the organization's Chairman of the Board, Julian Bond, who just last week...
...delivered a blistering partisan speech ... equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her predecessor, Colin Powell, as tokens.

"The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side," he charged.
...
He referred to former Attorney General John Ashcroft as J. Edgar Ashcroft. He compared Bush's judicial nominees to the Taliban.
As the author points out, this is not the first time Mr. Bond has resorted to such inflammatory hate-filled speech.
In July 2001, Bond said, "[Bush] has selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics, appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing, and chosen Cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection."
Not everyone in attendance appreciated the rhetoric and accusations, but as is so unfortunately and often the case, many in the black community will continue to believe and spread such views when they come from so-called leaders of the community. Just as other black leaders -- Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan and Quanell X, to name a few -- continue to do, Julian Bond and the other leaders of the NAACP continue to steer their sheep farther and farther to the left in a desperate quest for significance and a continuation of power.

As for Bond's own relevancy in today's political arena, the NAACP's own website proclaims the following:
As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, as a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Georgia General Assembly, as a university professor, and as a writer, he has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960.
Apparently the "cutting edge of social change" these days is to take your daily talking points from the likes of MoveOn.org.


Hat-tip: Jeremy Weidenhof of Lone Star Times

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