An Invitation To Morgan Freeman

A young black man named Ali Akbar has written an invitation to Morgan Freeman after Freeman made statements about the TEA Party and racism. Mr. Akbar wrote a very well thought letter and his invitation is sincere. He wants Freeman to see the people he thinks are racists, as they are and not how the media portray them, so he can have a clear picture of those folks. This makes sense. How can Freeman or anyone else say what any group is if he has never been around them?

Your comments about the tea party have caused me physical pain. You’ve rekindled the old painful paradigm of Uncle Tom – that any black man who votes Republican is some kind of sellout. It’s not true. I work hard, pay my taxes, love Jesus, and I’m good to my family and community. In effect, your comments have stereotyped an entire group of people. And I know in my soul that you must regret that on some level.

There’s already plenty of groupthink among American blacks. Over 90% of us vote Democrat with religious regularity, and we have been doing so for over fifty years. For a short time, I was one of them. I realized a few years ago that the Democrats’ promises of equality bestowed by government wasn’t working and will never work. I came to believe that redistributionist policies with the goal of social justice was essentially creating a new plantation within the federal government. Scraps might be thrown our way, but dependence on the plantation would be the inevitable result.

Over half a century since we started voting for Democrat policies, blacks in America are worse off than before. Black Americans are more likely to get involved with drugs, go to prison, and die younger than our white counterparts. Over 70% of our children are born out of wedlock. Our abortion rate has never been higher. There are two explanations for these results. 1) Blacks are an inferior race and can’t take care of themselves. 2) Despite the best of intentions, the government has created and implemented “social justice” policies that promote perpetual dependence. I choose to believe the latter. Therefore, I have become a Republican. Read entire letter here

I think Freeman and all others who have painted the TEA Party with a broad brush should attend a few rallies and learn the truth.

It always amazes me that liberals claim to oppose broad generalizations or hatred based on a trait (such as hating all black people because they are black) but will hate entire groups with which they disagree using broad generalizations or traits they assume exist.

If liberals disagree with you it is OK, in their world, to do the things they regularly claim to oppose…

Good job Mr. Akbar. I hope Mr. Freeman takes you up on your offer.

But I would not hold my breath if I were you.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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5 Responses to “An Invitation To Morgan Freeman”

  1. Blake says:

    That is precisely what I was thinking, for I have always thought that Mr. Freeman had more intelligence than to blindly take at face valuethe lies others in the echo chamber utter.
    Let us hope he has a “come to Jesus” moment, and attends a TEA Party.

  2. Adam says:

    Freeman’s argument was the TEA Party and the GOP only want one thing: Get rid of Obama no matter what it means for the country. This is true. I think that’s more about power than racism though so I disagree with Freeman despite that I believe racist elements are at the foundation of the TEA Party movement.

    Freeman and the interviewer also incorrectly stated the TEA Party was gaining traction which it is not. It’s declining in support because at it’s core it is a reactionary movement based on conditions in the US that do not exist. The name itself is about taxes which haven’t been lower in a long, long time. Unless you’re a smoker your taxes have probably declined starting before the TEA Party movement grew. If you’re a millionaire you could face slightly higher taxes but you won’t be cashing out because of it. Taxed enough already? Poor choice of a name.

    Also of note is the silly statement you quote:

    There are two explanations for these results. 1) Blacks are an inferior race and can’t take care of themselves. 2) Despite the best of intentions, the government has created and implemented “social justice” policies that promote perpetual dependence.

    Really? Two explanations? It can’t be something else? It can’t be the explosion of crack cocaine usage in inner cities starting in the 1980’s and the law enforcement response that set back the black community for decades?

    The guy you quote doesn’t know what he’s talking about but he sure spouts the line of bull you spout about the plantation and government dependency.

    • Big Dog says:

      Yeah Adam, you know so much more about it than a black guy. Typical liberal. Tell me Adam, do you know more about being a nurse than I do?

      No, that was not Freeman’s point and it is incorrect regardless. No matter what is best for the country or no matter what YOU think is best for the country? It is about getting rid of Obama, yes but has nothing to do with him being black. It has everything to do with him being a Socialist who is leading us in the wrong direction. If he was lilly white he would get the same treatment. The TEA Party is gaining traction (look at 2010) and no it did not have its foundation in rac ist elements (unless we go with your definition that everything that opposes Obama is racist).

      You keep thinking those things. Let’s see what happens next year.

      • Adam says:

        “Yeah Adam, you know so much more about it than a black guy.”

        So being “a black guy” means he knows more about the impact of crack cocaine on inner city blacks than I do? He may, but you’d need more than skin color to make that case.

        “No, that was not Freeman’s point and it is incorrect regardless.”

        Really? Did you listen to his statements or did you just read it as 2nd hand outrage?

        “If he was lilly white he would get the same treatment.”

        I agree. It has little to do with Obama anyway. Astroturf groups looking to protect the wealthy funneled money and support into opposition to Democrats and Democratic policies. Obama is just one target.

        “The TEA Party is gaining traction (look at 2010)…”

        A lot changes in a year though, doesn’t it? Look at the polls. A majority of Americans are opposed to the TEA Party now when they weren’t in 2010. It’s still a strong movement but the pendulum has started to swing the other way.

        “You keep thinking those things. Let’s see what happens next year.”

        However the 2012 election turns out I wouldn’t met on the TEA Party being a factor. Don’t get me wrong though. The movement could turn around and grow in strength instead. But so far it’s shrinking and simply wanting to say it’s not is to ignore reality. As the public support dries up so will the money and then the whole nutty movement will swirl down the toilet.

        • Blake says:

          Adam, the TEA Party isn’t shrinking, just the opposite- wishful thinking on your part- we just don’t riot like those anarchists off of Wall Street.
          We have manners.