Posted: April 16, 20091:00 am Eastern
The video of the press conference made me want to throw up everything I have ever eaten. Yes, the event was sufficiently sickmaking that it actually effected a nausea so severe, it threatened to reach back through space and time.
The visit of the Congressional Black Caucus to Cuba last week was ostensibly an overture toward improving U.S. relations with Cuba. It was not a maiden voyage, but it was the first time the group had traveled to the island nation since its dictator, Fidel Castro, fell ill in 2006. He was subsequently replaced by his brother Raul (who is every bit the brutal, ruthless communist as Fidel), but remains very involved in Cuba's government.
On its face, one might wonder why a group of congressional representatives would engage in such folly in the first place.
The Congressional Black Caucus is a collection of far-left blacks who embrace anything and everything that is socialistic, communistic, afrocentric (read "racist") and Ameriphobic. While some are likely brainwashed unfortunates (they often come off as quite dull), others are vintage, hardened radicals who would indeed sooner see a government such as that in Cuba replace ours.
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Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush (no relation to Yours Truly, I assure you) for example. Like so many black activists, Rush possesses credentials that appear quite impressive at first blush, but prove to be window dressing, a faÃ§ade that masks a caustic and subversive agenda. Case in point: He was a co-founder of the Illinois Black Panther Party, a '60s-rooted group of murderous, communist thugs who sought to take over America by the gun. While this ought to have exempted him from public service altogether, obviously it has played very well.
It was almost like listening to an old friend. â€“ Bobby Rush, on Congressional Black Caucus' meeting with Fidel Castro
This was one of the junctures at which I really had to clench my teeth. Here, Rush was the archetype of a doddering old fool, portraying Castro as anything but a dangerous enemy. He had other obsequiously flattering superlatives for Castro and the trip, as did other members of the group. I would be astounded beyond reason if they had even bothered to request an audience with any dissidents.
The comportment of the Congressional Black Caucus members (at the press conference), with their belligerent black nationalistic edge and the abject treason underlying their effort, was overlooked because they're black, and because we have a like-minded majority contingent in the establishment press.
The Congressional Black Caucus and the far left (most notably, certain dolts in the entertainment industry) would have us believe that the treatment of blacks in Marxist paradises such as Cuba is far superior to that which they "suffer" here in America. However, according to Humberto Fontova, a Cuban exile and noted author, there aren't even any blacks in positions of power in the Castro government â€“ never have been. The idea that the Cuban experiment â€“ indeed, any communist nation â€“ has proven a haven for blacks is pure, propagandistic pap.
If you're black and you want to do well, the U.S. is the place to be. Case bloody closed. I'll publicly debate any member of the Congressional Black Caucus on that point, anywhere on the planet.
On the heels of the Congressional Black Caucus' trip to Cuba, President Obama (who attended a Marxist cult church for 20 years) lifted travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans with family in Cuba, as well as restrictions upon monetary gifts they are allowed to send to them. Many Cuban-Americans, including influential ones, are outraged at this maneuver, since the Cuban government is known for confiscating such funds to use for its benefit.
The Obama administration is aware of this, but elects to sell it to us as a way of softening relations with Cuba and "paving a road for democracy" there. To this nonexistent end, Marxists are now going to be given quarter and legitimacy via the Congressional Black Caucus, which cannot be brought under scrutiny, lest one be branded a racist.
The days of black pimp politicians and activists holding black Americans in thrall with abject deceit and the rhetoric of victimization have got to end. Americans â€“ particularly black Americans â€“ must be made to recognize their true enemies for who they are. They must grasp the reality that following putrescent vermin like those in the Congressional Black Caucus will destroy all opportunities for them and their descendants, and ultimately land blacks in a system rivaling that of the slave days in terms of misery and degradation.
Erick Rush is a columnist and author of sociopolitical fare. In 2007, he was the first to give national attention to the story of Sen. Barack Obama's ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright, initiating a media feeding frenzy. Erik has appeared on Fox News' "Hannity and Colmes," CNN, and is a veteran of numerous radio appearances. He is the author of several books; his latest, "Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation", was a 2007 New York Book Festival winner in the "Best Nonfiction" category.