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Who Is the Ventriloquist Dummy?

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Preacher's Attack Language On Sen. Tim Scott Not Original

Sources: FOX News and Sen. Scott's home page
The Rev. William Barber III, who also serves as president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP has attacked South Carolina's U.S. Senator Tim Scott by calling him a "ventriloquist dummy" because he is a conservative Republican.

The Reverend William Barber II, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, has recently vilified South Carolina’s Senator Tim Scott as being merely a ventriloquist’s dummy because he is black and does not meet the aspirations of the organization. Rev. Barber snipe at Sen. Scott as other black conservatives is not original.

“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy… the extreme right wing down here finds a black guy to be a senator and claims he’s the first black senator since reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C. and articulates the agenda of the TEA Party.”

But let us take a serious look into who is actually repeating what has been spoken before. Rev. Barber himself did not utter an original thought when he attacked Sen. Scott and black conservatives. If we would go back to the July 9, 2005 speech at the NAACP National Convention, then board chairman Julian Bond said this in criticizing black conservatives:

They've [enemies of justice and fair play] had a collection of black hustlers and hucksters on their payrolls for more than twenty years, promoting them as a new generation of black leaders. They can't deal with the leaders we choose for ourselves? So they manufacture, promote and hire new ones… like ventriloquists' dummies, they speak in their puppet master's voice, but we can see his lips move and we can hear his money talk.[i]

In the socio-political sense, a ventriloquist’s dummy has no thought of its own. It merely “repeats” what is heard without giving any internal cognitive effort towards critical thinking. So let us credit Rev. Barber for fitting the role he accuses Sen. Scott of.

But what if we were to actually look at the NAACP through the lenses that they at black conservatives? Consider Rev. Barber’s statement with the opportunity to substitute words that apply to the leftist blacks:

“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy… the extreme left wing down here finds a black guy to be a leader and claims he’s the spokesperson for black America and then he goes to Washington, D.C. and articulates the agenda of the Socialist Party.”

Whether its Rev. Barber, Julian Bond or any other left-leaning black leader who castigates a black conservative over public policy, it is plain to see that their empty rhetoric is part of the race-cult enforcement that is so prevalent within the black community. Any black person who steps out of line with be instantly rebuked and ostracized. They will be ridiculed and technically lynched by obedient blacks at the pleasure of their own puppet masters. Then they are rewarded for keeping their people in line with funding and prominence—some may even be rewarded their own TV shows! But in the meantime, the black population is fed the rhetoric their leaders have been encouraged to feed them. Here are only of few critical areas where leaders like Rev. Barber operate in contradiction to the “advancement of colored people.”

Education- the NAACP has an unholy alliance with the teacher’s unions and the National Education Association up to and including the abolishment of school vouchers and school choice initiatives that free poor black and other minority children from academically deficient systems.

Abortion- since the Negro Project of 1929, black preachers have been sought after and paid off to encourage population control within the black community. Repeating the liberal lies that economic opportunities for stifled because of excessive population numbers, and abortion often is the solution to unwanted pregnancies, the NAACP has become a staunch ally and ardent defender of Planned Parenthood.

Homosexuality- although the majority of blacks do not support homosexual marriage, the NAACP has acquiesced and surrendered the legacy of the civil rights struggle to the homosexual community. Today, homosexuality is often called the civil rights cause for this time, while the preachers are wined and dined. In fact, within the black church and community, homosexuals are more acceptable and tolerated than a black conservative like Sen. Scott!

Poverty- usually a combination of several of those things listed and others, the NAACP again provides cover for horrifically-debilitating legislation, policies and programs enacted by the Democratic Party that have historically devastated every black community across the nation. The organization is so closed-minded that it actually refuses to examine empirical evidence that clearly points out that those policies have not worked, but has been the cause for broken homes, single-parent households, and a general sense of hopelessness. Detroit, Cleveland, El Paso, and many other cities that have been run for decades by the Democratic Party look like war zones in foreign countries!

Anti-Christian Policies- although led primarily by Christian leaders and populated by a massive numbers of followers who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the NAACP openly supports many of the things that even God has called abominable! Both Rev. Barber and Sen. Scott profess to be Christians, but there is obviously a great chasm between the two. Can anyone explain the difference? Let it be suggested that perhaps Rev. Barber should be preaching and teaching the principles that Sen. Scott has lived and demonstrated.

Whenever anyone (particularly white) seeks to effectively address the problems of black America that does not fit within the liberal black-think of today, the NAACP and others, like ventriloquist dummies rush to the microphones to decry and shout “racism.” This is what the NAACP provides for their white liberal cohorts—cover and protection.

Another example, when conservative radio talk show host David Webb joined the NAACP march in North Carolina, he asked dozens of marchers questions that revealed that they were only mimicking what they had heard others were saying! “Is the TEA Party racist?” Webb asked. “Yes, they are racist!” the across-the-board reply was. “Can you give me an example,” He would then ask. Not one response presented an example of how the TEA Party was racist! There was not an informed voice within the crowd of marchers and onlookers!

When Mr. Webb questioned Rev. Barber about his comments, his reply was…

“Its my job… its my calling, the job of the NAACP to speak the truth about public policies… and while some people may choose to get caught up on a metaphor, that is a regular usage of preachers… the real indignation… the real indignation and upsetness should be over the regressive agenda.”

In describing the nature and purpose of the NAACP, and all of the preachers, pastors and leaders who mimic their liberal/Marxist puppet masters, Booker T. Washington described them as such:

"There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs."

Rev. Barber and his ilk have fared well within the black community since Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project of the twenties and thirties. They have been faithful servants in helping to deprive other blacks of good education, and the real truth is that if the NAACP and similar groups and individuals were not able to convince so many black people that they are perpetually the victims of racism, then they would have to find something else to do. At least in Rev. Barber’s case, actually preach the Gospel.

So what is so shameful about Sen. Scott’s message about education, hard work, self-reliance and a trust in God? Is this the language of a ventriloquist, or is it the voice of principles spoken by every person of undying faith? On the other hand, let us call into question who Rev. Barber and the NAACP organization speaks for? The things they represent appear to be strange and foreign to our way of life as Americans who still live as One Nation Under God.

[i]Transcript of Julian Bond's Speech During 96th Annual Convention, July 09, 2005

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