By Erik Rush
Sometimes it’s a little difficult to discern in precisely what vein black civil rights activist Cornel West’s political leanings lie, because he typically delivers his oratory in an eccentric stream-of-consciousness style. Some might call it “bullcrap.” In the main, West has always been an ardent leftist, keeping alive the idea that the capitalist system with its cloistered, shadowy (and usually white) power players dedicated to keeping the masses down.
One thing that bears mentioning is that West has never been a hateful individual, and that does count for something. I do however, have a bit of difficulty with people who infuse rhetoric into discussions that is likely to raise ire, and then admonish listeners not to hate their enemy.
On CBS’ “60 Minutes” program last Sunday, correspondent James Brown interviewed Cornel West. Among other things, they discussed the Black Lives Matters movement in the context of recent racial tensions in America. Referencing Black Lives Matters, West intoned:
“I think that’s a marvelous new militancy that has to do with courage, vision. The fundamental challenge always is, will their rage be channeled through hatred and revenge… or though love and justice? You got to push them toward love and justice.”
Well, that’s all very nice, but how does one impel to “love and justice” millions of people who have been whipped into a frenzy over the perception that their destiny is being forged by dark white overlords who would just as soon see them languishing in barb wire enclosed ghettoes patrolled by black-clad tactical assault teams?
Well, West didn’t say, but the refrain is still the same: The rich are evil, the downtrodden are noble, and leftism would save the day if only given the chance. It’s what he’s been saying for the last 40 years. As such, West is now recognized as something of a sage in the activist community.
This week, our illustrious president Barack Hussein Obama visited the communist island nation of Cuba. This of course gave rise to much contention, as the visit sort of symbolizes the success of the pernicious Obama agenda.
Since he’s an America-hating, socialist swine, Obama eagerly entertained criticism of America from Cuban President Raul Castro on the issues of race relations and economic inequality. In a sense, it is amusing that the tinhorn dictator of this Third World latrine would have the temerity to criticize America on those points, since race relations and economic inequality in Cuba are handled with the same heavy hand as other concerns. In other words: Don’t talk about it or they’ll find you in a culvert with four bullets in the back of your head.
Speaking as I have before to race relations in that sunny communist paradise: The Cuban people run from white to black, ethnically-speaking, owing to colonization, the slave trade, and so forth. Despite the oh-so-equitable leveling effect of communism however, the stratification of power and influence still runs along racial lines, with whites (like the Castros) at the top, browns in the middle, and blacks on the bottom. You will never see a Cuban with black skin holding a position of power or authority in the Cuban government.
This is one of the reasons I believe that the Congressional Black Caucus, the toadying pack of leftist lawmakers who have traveled to Cuba and returned to laud its nonexistent achievements, are either dizzyingly stupid or fundamentally evil.
A few controversies – other than Obama visiting Cuba in the first place – reared their heads surrounding the trip. One involved the U.S. delegation in Cuba posing for a photo in front of a well-known statue of the homicidal communist revolutionary Ché Guevara. A good cross section of the disgust expressed by online personalities both prominent and otherwise is posted here.
My God. pic.twitter.com/rZYgnTi3dh
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) March 21, 2016
Another bit of business had to do with a story I’ve been following for a long time. As reported by Fox News, Col. Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, posted a video to a social media site late last week in which he reminded readers that Cuba has long been a haven for American leftist dissidents, fugitive cop killers and terrorists.
One of the most prominent of these is Joanne Chesimard, a former Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army member. Chesimard, who became a hero to American radicals under the asinine Africanized pseudonym Assata Shakur, was convicted in the killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973. She later escaped custody and fled to Cuba.
There was a time in this nation when the likes of Chesimard, her accomplices, and anyone who held solidarity with them were considered unbalanced at best, treasonous and dangerous at worst. Despite the injustices that Americans sought to right during the Civil Rights Movement, most did not believe that militancy was the way, and that those who resorted to it were succumbing to their own hatred and anger, rather than a reasoned need for such methods. Similarly, communist governments were viewed as being captained by little more than common criminals.
Having permitted the ongoing infusion of moral relativism into Americans’ collective worldview, tolerance of the radical left, and finally the political rise to power of people like Barack Obama, perceptions changed. These scum, whether the Castros or the American criminals for whom they have provided sanctuary, are now viewed as brothers-in-arms by Obama, his cabinet, his surrogates, and millions of propagandized useful idiots who celebrate socialist sabotage and the rapid decline of America.
The enflamed and contentious campaign season we’re seeing indicates that the purulent minority who have captured our government and key areas of communications do not represent the perspective of most Americans. It’s that simple.
Originally published in WorldNetDaily