Hardly worth fucking bothering with.
Over at Right Wing News, John Hawkins introduces a series of quotes from prominent African Americans -- I'd hardly call Louis Farrakhan a civil rights leader, but what do I know? -- with the following:
Since the 1960's the Civil Rights Movement has grown into a loathsome parody of itself. A movement that was once defined by Martin Luther King's fight against intolerance and unjust laws is today known for shakedowns of major corporations, never ending claims to victimhood, the Reparations Movement, institutionalizing discrimination against whites, anti-semitism, divisive racial rhetoric, & virulent denunciations of anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda.
Personalizes a very collective struggle -- marches? boycotts? any of this ringing any bells? -- with the center someone who is very dead, and whose legacy has been reduced to a snippet of the "I Have a Dream" speech. Great start, that.
And every time a right-winger uses an agentless passive, such as "is today known," God kills a kitten. Known by whom, fuckwit? Other than you and your crew?
But wait. It gets better.
Fortunately, men like Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, David Horrowitz [sic] , Bill O'Reilly, Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas, Larry Elder, & Jessie Lee Peterson among others have spoken out against the hate speech, inequality under the law, & group think that has come to be identified with the Civil Rights movement today.
I'll pay for that sic by screwing something up in this very entry, I just know it. . . but no matter how you spell it, Horowitz isn't exactly toning down the rhetoric, and HorowitzWatch details his association with American Renaissance, although they admit his views and those of AmRen don't really align. If it's any consolation, I still think the man is an asshole.
As for the rest of the rogues gallery, I'm sure I wouldn't dislike them so much had I not been brainwashed by the Democratic Party and the NAACP using orbital mind-control lasers. If I were capable of making up my own mind, of course I would recognize the brilliance of Alan Keyes, Walter Williams and false, fleeting, perjured Clarence Thomas.
This holds for much of the community, unfortunately. The popularity of these gentlemen is nowhere near where it should be. Just take a pole.
No, I spelled that right. Take a pole, shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and ram it up your candy ass.
I added the links in that quoted text, by the way. You shouldn't notice where most of the columnists appear. It's not the sort of thing you want to think about.