On Date July 27, 2013 this expert in CNN autofellatio had strong words to say to his African-American “community.” (A dose of Irony today is that the background of his studio shot is Columbus Circle, with associated statue.)
LEMON: Black people, if you really want to fix the problem, here’s just five things that you should think about doing. Here’s number five, and if this doesn’t apply to you, if you’re not doing this, then it doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you.
Here’s number five. Pull up your pants. Some people, a lot of them black, gave me flak for saying that recently on “The Wendy Williams Show.” If you’re sagging, I mean — I think it’s your self-esteem that is sagging and who you are as a person it’s sagging. Young people need to be taught respect and there are rules.
Sagging pants, whether Justin Bieber or No-name Derek around the way, walking around with your ass and your underwear showing is not OK. In fact, it comes from prison when they take away belts from the prisoners so that they can’t make a weapon. And then it evolved into which role a prisoner would have during male-on-male prison sex. The one with the really low pants is the submissive one. You get my point?
Number four now is the n-word.
JAY-Z, RAPPER: For our generation what we did was we took the word and we took the power out of that word.
CHRIS ROCK, COMEDIAN/ACTOR: We took this word, and we made it into poetry.
LEMON: I understand poetic license, but consider this: I hosted a special on the n-word, suggesting that black people stop using it and that entertainers stop deluding yourselves or themselves and others that you’re somehow taking the word back. By promoting the use of that word when it’s not germane to the conversation, have you ever considered that you may be just perpetuating the stereotype the master intended acting like a ni**er?
A lot of African-Americans took offense to that, too. I wonder if I gave the right advice, I really did. But confirmation came the very next day on my way home when I exited the subway in 125th Street in Harlem. This little kid in a school uniform no older than seven years old, he was crying his eyes out as he walked down the sidewalk with his mother.
I’m going to be honest here, she turned to me, and she said “I’m sick of you. You act like an old ass man, stop all that crying, ni**er.” Is that taking the word back? Think about that.
Now number three. Respect where you live. Start small by not dropping trash, littering in your own communities. I’ve lived in several predominantly white neighborhoods in my life, I rarely, if ever, witnessed people littering. I live in Harlem now, it’s an historically black neighborhood, every single day I see adults and children dropping their trash on the ground when a garbage can is just feet away. Just being honest here.
Number two, finish school. You want to break the cycle of poverty? Stop telling kids they’re acting white because they go to school or they speak proper English. A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year. Over the course of a career, a college grad will make nearly $1 million more than a high school graduate. That’s a lot of money.
And number one, and probably the most important, just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should. Especially without planning for one or getting married first. More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. And the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison and the cycle continues. So, please, black folks, as I said if this doesn’t apply to you, I’m not talking to you. Pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture that many of you embrace. A culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you. And it’s not going to. That said, though, the political right is not off the hook.
And now seven years later these words come back to bite Lemon deep in his commodious ass.
And at the end Carlson notes:
Joe Biden himself attacked this show today, in fact. He didn’t respond to the questions that we raised. He just called us names. And then his minions tried to pull us off the air. We survived because thank God we work here. But you should know that’s how they plan to run the country. Biden will pick some running mate whose identity makes it impossible for anyone to criticize her, and then they’ll describe any criticism of their governance as a hate crime.
We got a taste of that for eight years under Barack Obama. You know how it works. Of course, they did again for years on college campuses and in corporate diversity seminars. Any place where they have total control. Now the entire American population is getting the very same treatment.
Tonight, for example, close to 1,000 companies are boycotting Facebook’s advertising platform. Why are they doing that? Because they’re demanding that Facebook censor the President and his voters. Ban conservative news outlets, allow only publications controlled by the left to decide what’s news.
That’s most anyway because there’s only one mass media company left in America that consistently dissents from the left’s view of things. You’re watching it right now. What do you think they plan to do to Fox News if they take power? You can imagine. We are in their way.
So these people aren’t liberals. We call them that but they are not….These are totalitarians. They know exactly what they want. They don’t wring their hands. They want power and they know how to get power….They do not rule by consent, as you’re supposed to in this country. They are in fact the true enemies of democracy. They don’t care what you think. And just in case the rest of us missed the point, they’re working hard to make self-defense against their mobs, their militia, a crime. You cannot resist us or we will prosecute you.
And day by day, liberalism evaporates and the left’s troops who call themselves liberals, children of the Enlightenment, are falling in line behind what is clearly a power grab. Just today, the founder of Vox.com, Ezra Klein, someone regarded as an intellectual on the left, went on Twitter to explain why free-speech is actually very bad. “A lot of debates that sell themselves about being about free speech are actually about power. And there’s *a lot* of power in being able to claim and hold the mantle of free-speech defender.”
Oh, we see where you’re going. Actually Ezra Klein is half right about this. Free-speech definitely is about power. Power for people who don’t have any. People like Ezra Klein want less free-speech for others so they can have more power. When they can tell you what you can say, what they are really telling you is what you’re allowed to believe. They’re not controlling your mouth. They’re controlling your mind and there is no deeper control than that. Any person who tell you that is someone you should be very afraid of.