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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 10/8/2002 1:19:14 PM EST
It was that damned award they gave you in Hollywood, wasn't it....went to you head....didn't it? "There's an old saying," Belafonte began. "In the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and were those slaves that lived in the house. You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master... exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him. "Colin Powell's committed to come into the house of the master. When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture." For close to twenty minutes, Belafonte ripped the entire Bush administration, including an attack on Attorney General John Ashcroft. "There's something wrong with men who think the way Ashcroft does and who manipulate the justice system the way he does." Belafonte likened Ashcroft's tactics to the McCarthy era: "Families were destroyed, neighbors spied on neighbors. Now we find Ashcroft cutting in under the guise of catching terrorists, suspending liberties and rights. To deny those rights, to any citizen, to any people, is to cast a great shame on us and lead us back to another dark period." Belafonte also sang the praises of the United Nations as a pillar of global democracy, and decried President Bush for failing to attend the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa earlier this year. "There were tens of thousands of peoples and leaders from all over the world gathered to discuss the issue of race. It was an honorable arena... But by not showing up, by sticking it to the government of Nelson Mandela... It was a dark page on our foreign policy." Belafonte is best known for the international hit "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)".
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 1:35:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 1:42:16 PM EST
Harry is a commie ..he has spent so much time in Cuba sucking up to Fido Castro he no longer knows which side his bread is buttered on...a rampant disease in America the list of whorlywood celebs who hate a free America is long...the elite wish to rule over sheep..as they feell is their rightfull place in the scheme of things
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 1:47:17 PM EST
I thought he died 50 years ago, guess it was only his career that rolled over. Lack of oxygen may explain his ranting, I imagine it is hard to breathe with your head up fidel's backside.
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 1:56:05 PM EST
Powell is giving more opposition to the President and the hard liners in the war on terrorism than the Senate leadership is. Belafonte should get a grip.
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 2:07:07 PM EST
Big words coming from somebody whose only memorable achievement is singing about bananas. "midnight come me want go home" Oh yeah, that is far superior to leadership and international diplomacy skills of Powell.
Link Posted: 10/8/2002 2:16:43 PM EST
The ironic thing is I beleive neither Powell or Belefonte are African.I think they are both of Caribbean islander ancestry.
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