Candace Owens, a young Black activist, testified at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Hate Crimes and White Nationalism.  What she said will, no doubt, jolt some people’s sensibilities. Then again, though, most people are not sensible. 

The problem is that politicians pander to the Black vote, but they do not want to really deal with the serious issues that are confronting Black people in America.  The problem is that, as a nation, we have done little to alleviate the plight of the Black communities, problems like crime, drugs, violence and deteriorating neighborhoods.  That’s why, today, cities like Chicago, Detroit and Baltimore, just to name a few, have become cesspools and there is very little being done to correct the problem.

Yes, racism is something that Blacks have to deal with in their daily lives. Yet, they are far more concerned with their ability to provide for their families. So, things like jobs, safe neighborhoods and education rank high on the list of what they want.

Blacks are tired of being taken for granted (politically). So, for many, Candace Owens has become the face of Black discontentment. The opinions she expresses are her own but are shared by many people in the Black community.  Here’s how she testified at the hearing:

“You know that white supremacy and white nationalism rank no where near the top of the issues that is facing Black America… It is an attempt to make the election all about race…The things that are actually harming Black America – #1 father absence #2 the education system and the illiteracy rate… White supremacy and white nationalism, if I had to make a list again of 100 things, would not be on it. This hearing, in my opinion, is a farce.  And it’s ironic that you’re sitting here and having three Caucasian people testify and tell you what their expertise is. You want to know what my expertise are – Black and American.”

It was your hearing Jerry. Did any of that sink in with you? 

AOC Got Henged

09/16/2019

 

I love making up words and I bet you’re wondering what “Henged” means? Perhaps, a typo.  But no, “Henged” stands for Elizabeth Heng, an American-Cambodian woman.

Heng is all the things (except one) that AOC admires.  She’s a minority (Asian), a woman of color, she’s young (34), she’s a political activist and she’s an immigrant. Here’s AOC’s problem, though.  Heng is a conservative who believes in free speech. Yeah, that’s a big problem.

Because Heng is a political activist and isn’t afraid of being politically incorrect, she gets called many names. AOC has called her a racist but, of course, playing the race card anymore is usually what a person does when they have nothing to say.  As Heng put it, “The only people inciting violence are the radical left, who can’t defend their ideas with facts, so they resort to horrible personal attacks, and as we’ve seen, even death threats…I put out an ad challenging AOC’s socialist views, and she came back and called me a bunch of names. That should tell you everything you really need to know about the face of socialism, right now, in our country.” Now, that’s what I call getting “Henged.” 

There’s a growing group of women of color who are becoming political activists in this country, none of whom AOC would consider for inclusion in The Squad. Here’s a short list:

Candace Owens, a Black activist who founded Blexit (the Black exit movement from the Democratic Party)

Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic member of the House; a Samoan from Hawaii who is currently running for President in 2020.

Rachel Campos-Duffy, a Hispanic housewife from Wisconsin who is a voice for the Hispanic community and its position on immigration.  She has said that, “The desperate people of Central America who come to our border are not actually refugees. They are economic migrants. They are lining up to come to our country because of our free enterprise system…They come here for capitalism. They are fleeing socialism.”

…and, of course, Elizabeth Heng.