Yesterday we took a drive to my son’s college and on the way back we listened to a portion of Michael Savage’s radio show. Not a fan of conservative talk radio, but sometimes when you are on the road you have limited options. My husband said don’t you want to hear what the other side is saying? So we listened. The beginning of the show featured a clip from President Obama, but underneath the clip you could hear another vile, profane clip of men saying they wanted to kill white people. This was a clip of the New Black Panthers which probably have a total of 20 members in the entire country, but they got major air time on the Savage show because they help further the narrative of be very afraid. Savage also told the story of a white guy that was beaten up by six wild black guys and for good measure he threw in the deranged man that walked into the Family Research Center with intent to kill, but his efforts were thwarted by the security guard. Savage managed to somehow connect all of these various acts to the President, and the only answer to this was to defeat the president. His line of logic was absolutely jaw dropping. The president does not scare me, but I must admit Mr. Savage did because he sounded so convincing and as a master storyteller who has a national platform he has the ability to change hearts and minds on a daily basis, and that is scary.
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I occasionally take note of what Rush Limbaugh says on his program, but sometimes his comments are worthy of a reply and yesterday was one of those days. On his show Rush said the following“ I got two more stories in the stack today about how black unemployment is through the roof. Black unemployment is terrible. The black frame of mind is terrible, they’re depressed, they’re down — Obama’s not doing anything for ‘em. How is that hoax and change workin’ for ya? They’re all livid. I mean, they thought there were gonna be an exact 180-degree economic reversal and it’s done nothing but get bad for everybody, but they’re especially upset about it because they look at him as one of them, and now they feel abandoned. And I’m sure Tiger Woods’ choice of females not helping ‘em out with their attitudes there either.” What the heck is the “black frame of mind”? Limbaugh speaks to millions of people each day and they actually believe what he says. He makes blanket statements like he is an authority, and he knows nothing about what is going on in the black community. There is depression throughout this country with so many people looking for work and being unable to find it. The election of President Obama was truly a source of pride for the black community, but no one was foolish enough to believe that their life would radically change by electing Obama. What the community did want was a radical change because after 8 years of President Bush most Americans not just Black Americans wanted something different. To make the rant even more ridiculous is the insertion of the Tiger Woods controversy. Contrary to his narrow racist point of view most people consider Woods escapades to be his business. His choice of women has no effect on the temperament of Black America. Perhaps Limbaugh might benefit from having a real conversation with a black person prior to making ridiculous assumptions, but I take that lack most black people don’t want to have a conversation with him.