Sunday, 16 October 2011


Ken Berwitz

Earlier today I posted a message of support for the "Occupy Wall Street" crowd, from the American nazi Pary.

But they're not the only ones.

Here is another message of support from a different group:

This is an exciting time! Thousands of mainly young people have been occupying Wall Street for three weeks already, and the Occupy Movement has spread to more than 200 other cities. On Oct. 6 the actions spread to our nations capital.

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) will hold a national teleconference to discuss it

Southern California Party leader Arturo Cambron will share how the CPUSA and Young Communist League (YCL) are working in Occupy Los Angeles.
This movement, also known as the 99% movement, is being hailed across the country. Movements and organizations are reaching out in solidarity. The AFL-CIO is opening union halls and offering other material assistance. Ordinary people are donating food, money and materials.

And just in case you doubt that this for real, just click here and you can see it for yourself, right on the communist party web site.

W.C. Fields once said, jokingly (I hope), that "Any man who hates dogs and kids can't be all bad".

Let me say, not jokingly, that any movement which is supported by nazis and communists can't be much good.


Ken Berwitz

First the message:

Seriously people, just WHO is our enemy?  The unemployed left-wing 25-year-old holding up a sign, OR the judeo-capitalist banksters who swindled the American taxpayers out of A TRILLION dollars in the bailout scam AND continue to oppress the White Working Class?!?  Even Adolf Hitlers NSDAP had to vote with open communists on some issues to achieve their goals.  WE need to utilize and support every movement of dissent against this evil American empire, regardless of which end of the political spectrum it originates from.

Now the source:  a web site of the American nazi Party. If you want to read those words on its web site, click here.

A question for you:  If a KKK group supported the Tea Party movement, would mainstream media - the same mainstream media that magnified a tiny number of offensive signs at Tea Party rallies into claims that the entire party was racist - let you know about it?

Well, I'm letting you know about this, complete with the link that proves it.  Now wait for the NY TImes, network morning shows or news shows, etc. etc. etc. to do the same.


Ken Berwitz

Let me start with a bit of disclosure.  For a time, during the "Plamegate" witchhunt, Clarence Page and I exchanged emails over whether Karl Rove was going to be indicted.  He told me in no uncertain terms that this would, in fact, happen.  When no indictment was issued, our emails abruptly ended and I have not heard from him since. 

Now to the present.  Mr. Page - ever vigilant to a) promote Democrats and b) downplay Republicans, especially Republicans who might cause voters to rethink stereotypes about which of the parties' philosophies would be better for them, is racially trash-talking Herman Cain.

Unfortunately, Mr. Page is far from alone in this endeavor:  nothing seems to terrify hardline Democrats more than a Black person who does not fit their narrow view of what a Black man should be.

You might, at this point, think to yourself  "Isn't that in and of itself racist?  Isn't that exactly what the ku klux klan and other racist groups do - i.e. buttonhole all Black people as thinking or behaving one way?"  Well, if so, you've got a point:  one that I suspect Mr. Page would find especially embarrassing if he used a bit of introspection on himself.

With this in mind, let me show you what Clarence Page is saying about Herman Cain, via excerpts from his latest column for the Chicago Tribune.  My reactions are in rust.

Tea partiers are delighted that their support for Herman Cain proves they don't hate black people. Unfortunately, judging by some of his statements, Cain doesn't seem to like black people very much, either.  You better have something besides your hardline Democrat partisanship to make an ugly statement like that.  Lets see it.


It says a lot about America's racial progress that the former Godfather's Pizza CEO has surged to first place with a 4-point edge over Mitt Romney in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll a poll that also gave Cain a 69 percent "favorable" score among tea-party backers.  Arent these poll data clear evidence that Republicans, and Tea Partiers, have no problem supporting a Black man?  Dont those results show that Mr. Cains positions on issues rather than his skin color is what they find important?  I guess this isnt as obvious to you as it is to me.  Too bad for you.


Yet, one also wonders how much of the Hermanator's rise has benefited from his trash talk about black people and other minorities.  There is another version of the charge that Cain doesnt seem to like black people very much  Now lets see your specific evidence.  Oh, by the way, since Black refers to a specific group of people it should be capitalized.  I always capitalize Black.  You dont.  Maybe you dont like Black people.


Exhibit A: He said on CNN that black voters have been "brainwashed" into not "thinking for themselves" or "even considering a conservative point of view." Funny, but I didn't hear similar complaints when black voters like me said they would be delighted to consider Colin Powell, if he were to run. But, oh, yeah, Powell is a moderate Republican, a nearly extinct breed in today's tea-party-fueled GOP.  How in the world does that demonstrate dislike of Black people?  Mr. Cain is saying that Black people, who vote over 90% for Democrats, have been brainwashed into not considering the alternative, which they vote less than 10% for.  The data themselves make that argument, even if he never said it.  And since Herman Cain is a Black conservative who feels his beliefs are more beneficial to Black people than those of Democrats, it stands to reason he would feel this way.  Do you also think Black people who generalize that White conservatives have been brainwashed (which we both have heard many times in many ways for many years) dislike all Whites?  Sorry, Mr. Page, this is not even a good try.  What else have you got?


Exhibit B: Cain has described the Democratic Party as a "plantation" for black voters. In fact, plantation politics were cited in the 1960s when blacks walked away en masse from the party of Abe Lincoln. Conservative Republicans nominated Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who voted against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Again we have an opinion abut the fact that Black people monolithically support one party being projected into dislike of all Black people.  That is ludicrous.  Herman Cain is saying that too many Black people reflexively vote Democrat and do not even consider whether Republican policies would benefit them.  How does that translate into general dislike of all Blacks?  The answer is that it doesnt.  By the way, you yourself used the plantation politics phrase just now, to argue against Mr. Cain. Using your own logic, you must dislike Black people too.


Significantly in that battle, it was moderate Republicans, like Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, who enabled that act to become law over the strong objections of Southern segregationist Democrats. But many of those same conservative southern Democrats turned Republican. They helped form the core of the historic "Southern strategy," using racial resentments and states' rights arguments to rebuild the conservative movement after Goldwater's resounding defeat.


In other words, as my African-American father used to say, blacks didn't leave the party of Abe Lincoln, "the party left us!"  Funny, Ive always heard that attributed to Ronald Reagan a White Republican conservative.


Still, it is worth noting, Cain's social conservatism resonates with many black Americans, polls confirm. But his small-government, anti-entitlement positions don't. "If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself!" he said in a Wall Street Journal interview in response to the Occupy Wall Street protests. Cain may be a maestro of marketing, but, outside the tea party, "blame yourself" is going to be a hard sell as a campaign slogan and not just among blacks.  Not just among Blacks?  Then why do YOU claim he says it because he doesnt like Black people?  It seems to me, the man with a problem about race is not Herman Cain, its Clarence Page.


Exhibit C: Cain recently revealed a telling slice of conservative political correctness in the dust-up following The Washington Post's discovery of a rock emblazoned with a racial slur at a ranch Rick Perry frequented. Cain called Perry's slow response "insensitive," a pretty mild criticism. Yet, Cain was immediately spanked by conservative bloggers like RedState's Erick Erickson, InstaPundit's Glenn Reynolds and the Daily Caller's Matt Lewis for playing the "race card."  Reality check:  the rock had Niggerhead painted on it when the Perry family leased that land.  They painted it over.  The problem seems to be that, over time, the paint faded and, if the light was right, the offensive term could again be seen.  Therefore, Erickson, Reynolds and Lewis were correct.  It was playing the race card.  One other thing:  saying the term was emblazoned on that rock is, speaking bluntly, an out-and-out lie. 

This is very sad for me to write.  Despite our differences on a good many (by no means all) political issues, I have always had respect for Clarence Page.  But garbage like this tests it to the max.

How disheartening to see a supposed champion of Black rights and Black equality giving the back of his hand to another champion of Black rights and Black equality, for the "crime" of disagreeing on how it can be accomplished.

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