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This is hate speech, no?

I’m going to deal with this topic in more detail in Sunday’s Review-Journal column. I’ll appreciate your readership, as always.

But let’s get an early jump on the weekend and discuss why this speech to a Young Democratic Socialists conference on March 25 from Bertha Lewis, CEO of ACORN, isn’t roundly condemned by the liberal power structure.

In the words of Bertha Lewis:

    "First of all, let me just say that any group that says ‘I’m young, I’m democratic, and I’m a socialist’ is alright with me.

        "The reason that you have to build your organization, and make it as big and as powerful as you can, is because you need to get into real battles …

       "Immigration is the next big battle. Immigration, immigration, immigration. And the reason this is so important is, you know, here’s the secret: (whispering) We’re getting ready to be a majority, minority country. Shhhh. We’ll be like South Africa. More black people than white people. Don’t tell anybody.

        "You get yourselves together, get strong, get big, and get in this battle. Get in this battle! Because again it’s all about money. How this country works. Who we have in this country. And the fact that a fear of a black planet that’s being played out in the United States today. The future of our country is people of color. And how that’s going to change our psyche and our economics, this is why folks are grabbing so hard to change the economic paradigm, because we gettin’ ready to have a majority country of people of color. And the fear of a black planet is real.

        "My challenge to black folks, and to people of color and civil rights folks, are this: the face of immigration needs to be a lot blacker than it is. Because once they can frame the immigration debate as about Latinos, crossing some mythical border, when in fact we have second and third generation black folks in this country who come from immigrant families. But they’re not standing up and marching with their Latino brothers and sisters, and saying ‘I am an immigrant too’ …

        "So Young Democratic Socialists, join this immigration war. Black people, young black people that have been put in the vast vat of ‘African Americans’, join. Don’t march along side, don’t march in back, be right out front!

        "Because that will be the battle for our democracy. That will be the battle for the kind of government that we have. That will be an economic battle of epic proportions. Immigration, self-sufficiency, and the people united."

Is this racist nonsense, or what? Liberals, where are you on this?

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