Tuesday, June 21, 2011

From the mailbag

I have received some feedback via email about my appearance Friday on the Kent & Larry show on WJNT. Good ole Golden AE, otherwise known as Alvin Edney, sent me this email:


I heard you on Kent and Larry this morning and despite not knowing your politics, I would say that anyone that does not recognize what those two guys are about is suspect. You may be a good guy and out to do good things, but if you have not listened to the inflammatory way that Kent and Larry operate, I would say that you should take some time to listen. If you find nothing wrong in how they operate, then I would say you are of the same ilk and I would have to put you in the same category as they are. I have never seen two guys that complain about others using and talking about race as much as they do while that is all they talk about. They frame every issue in a way that is suppose to have Whites feeling like a Black somewhere is doing them wrong or out to get them. They have absolutely no respect for our President and that alone says alot. Just because someone has a differing opinion on how to do something does not mean they or anyone else has a right to disrespect them. I have listened to them for years and beyond a shadow of a doubt, I know that they cater to racist ideas. Conservatives do not seem to understand that in the US and especially in MS, racism is all around and it is accepted and is the baseline from which we operate. You probably do not believe that. But explain to me how a guy like Rush Limbaugh can become the leader of the Republican Party(for all intents and purposes) with all the inflammatory and racist things he says? I dare you to name a single problem he has helped fix. You can not because he is not about fixing problems, but about keeping up controversy so that he can make more radio money. But lets look at things locally. Tell me where a Black racist would be honored and it would be acceptable and common place in the White community. But in Mississippi, we honor people that were racist toward Blacks because it was the norm and acceptable. Why is it acceptable to name or honor Ross Barnett after all of the racist things he did and said? It is acceptable because Conservatives do not take offense to that sort of thing and to this day, that kind of thinking is common place among Conservatives. If you are unaware of Kent and Larry, lets talk about some of the things they have said. You got the balls to call them on their devisive and racists talk?

AE, Brandon

Apparently Mr. Edney missed the part where I told Larry both black and white politicians had engaged in some public corruption. I responded to Mr. AE with one quick blurb as I didn't have time or the inclination to respond to his epistle:

"Karl banks and doug anderson are two black racists."

To which he replied:

"They surely may be, I would not know, but you do not fight them by aligning with two White racists. Do you want to know the truth? I ask that of each Conservative I run across and most pretend to say yes. But the truth is, a lot of you do not want to admit who you appeal to. Kent and Larry know who they appeal to, they just will not admit it. Some like you actually have the means to learn the truth, but most often will not accept the challenge. If you do not know the truth or are unwilling to learn it, you will can not help the current situation. The truth is, a lot of Conservatives, Democrat and Republican still hold on to biases and racist views that hinder us from working together, especially in a situation where there is a Black President. Can I prove this? Yes. However, you can not just ask people are they racist because too many are politically correct and will not be honest. But if you ask a question like should Blacks and White marry, have children or would you want you child to marry, date or love a Black person. Those questions get you the truth. Have the nerve to ask a question like that on your blog and you will see more truth than you ever wanted to see. Ask the other blog owners about the number of racist post they have to remove or not allow on their site and you would be surprised. So, that is my challenge to you. Once you see the response to something like that, you will then understand the perspective that all of these Conservative audiences are coming from and you will know that these Conservative talk show host pander to those beliefs.

You should not just talk to people and not know what they think and believe deep down. $100 to the charity of your choice if you take my challenge and the poll comes out favorably toward Conservatives not responding with racism.


To which I did not reply as I had other things to do. Doesn't matter, I got a follow up email today:


I figured you did not want to know the truth. Easy to pretend to hold a position when you do not want to know that it caters to racism.


Well Mr. Golden, I've read your long diatribes against conservatives for years on the Jackson Free Press and Y'all Politics. You made no sense then and as usual, you make no sense now. You are obviously threatened by different viewpoints and are not interested in any dialogue with anyone. If a black person disagrees with you, he hates his own race. If a white person does, he's a racist. I hardly think asking whether blacks and whites should screw each other is evidence of my racism or color-blindness. I haven't responded to you because I am a racist or because you are black, I haven't responded to you because you are an idiot and don't have time to waste on your inability to relate to a world filled with diverse groups and yes, diverse opinions. As usual, you never present any facts or quotes made my anyone, you just take two thousand words to say someone is racist without backing it up.

Best wishes,



Paul Mitchell said...

It is even worse than you describe, Kingfish. In our country today, actually having knowledge and common sense is regarded as being racist and calling "an idiot, an idiot" is as well.

By the way, the only people that still support the HOPE and CHANGE philosophy are beyond help. The fact that a single Democrat won last November proves that some people are too stupid to vote, too.

Anonymous said...

who is this moron? ignore 'em.

let's get back to finding out which crooks in public office are looting the public treasury for their own financial benefit, their friends' financial benefit, or in aid of building themselves an empire. Most of the recent attention here has been on the crooks and incompetents in Madison County, all of whom happen to be white Republicans. Does that make you a self-hating white man, a Caucasian Uncle Tom? They are getting the same scrutiny the lying, thieving black Democratic crooks in Hinds County and Jackson have gotten. Sounds pretty Equal Opportunity-ish to me.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:44 that your emphasis, KF is on political corruption. I respect that.

That you pointed out to Kent and Larry that both races engaged in corruption is evidence of that.

And, I agree that Blacks can be racists as well as you pointed out with examples.

We have the right to be rude and disrespectful to others, but unlike Paul, I do not find " calling an idiot an idiot" anything other than a lack of civility and manners and self-control. It is immature whether from a black or white and doesn't help improve relations between races or political parties but rather erodes any chance of working together to find solutions.

The gentleman who wrote you is mistaken about you. I'm not so sure he is mistaken about Kent and Larry as their " job" is to entertain through inflammatory rhetoric. They may not actually believe all they say on their program or be so crude and anger ridden in their " real" lives . But, they are " shock jocks".

Boarzombie said...

Politics is a full contact sport. If a white politician can make points and get elected by using racist codewords to stir up his base, so be it. If a black politician can use enough of the same type of talk to get elected, that's the way it is. And if radio jocks can increase their market share by making people angry and upset and feeling set upon by "them" (whoever "them" happens to be, depending on the show), well, that's just good business. No sense crying about it. It ain't right, but that's the way it is.

The trick is not to be an ideological zombie. Wade through all that garbage and see what the truth happens to be in each particular situation. What's the real deal? Is so-and-so corrupt (black or white) or are the accusers racist (black or white) or is both true/false? Who is the "real" candidate behind all the garbage they do and say to get elected?

Kingfish, I wouldn't care if you were to go on the Satan/Beelzebub/Saddam radio talk show, just keep up the good work. And call out the hosts if they're being dumbasses, too.

Anonymous said...

Boarzombie, you are apparently more concerned about your party winning than the fate of our Nation.

I , on the other hand, remember when " statesmen" were not an extinct animal.

When this democracy goes the way of all others, it will be the fault of those who share your attitude.

You owe those who died for our " little experiment" better.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 5:53, you must be quite old then.

A snippet, from Bloomberg Business Week:

"President John Quincy Adams was challenged by "Old Hickory," war hero Andrew Jackson. The interests backing the incumbent Adams went all out to discredit Jackson. Newspaper columns, leaflets, and handbills called Jackson's mother a prostitute who birthed Jackson by a mulatto father. Jackson's wife was tagged a bigamist, and Jackson himself a murderer. Opponents even went after Jackson's military exploits in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

Accounts at the time say that Jackson's wife, Rachel, was so upset by the tenor of the campaign that she died of a heart attack before she could see her husband inaugurated. Author Swint calls this campaign perhaps the dirtiest in American history."


I found that article, with the photo of a broadsheet from 1828 labeled "Some Account of some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson", after a 45 second Google search.

Politics has always been a zero sum game. Honor among thieves has always been a myth.

Andrew M. Newcomb

Boarzombie said...

5:53, are you high? "my party?" What makes you think I have a party, especially after my comment? What part of "it ain't right" did you miss? Oh, wait, you must have stopped reading two sentences in. Gotcha.

My cemetery mudhole is open to everyone -- living, dead, or undead -- regardless of party label, though I do try to keep the dumbasses on the other side of the fence. But thanks for playing!

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