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Posted: 12/30/2005 7:31:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 7:33:23 AM EST by nightstalker]

Article: Commentary/Opinion*

Los Angeles Liberals: Screw The Homeless...
By Bob Parks (12/29/05)

I thought I'd share this commentary by Ted Hayes, a black conservative homeless advocate in Los Angeles. This is in partial response to those who take offense to my assertion that liberals and their policies are inherently racist by design....

By Ted Hayes
December 28, 2005

American blacks who are affiliated with the Republican Party are vigorously vilified by Democrats, especially black Democrats. Uncle Tom, sell-out, Oreo -- the list of slurs is long.

But it is not only insults. I am the founder and director of a unique, progressive homeless facility in downtown Los Angeles, known as the Dome Village. Yet the 35 men, women and children and their pets who call the Dome Village home are being "evicted" from privately owned property after 12-and-a-half years -- apparently on account of my political beliefs and activities. You see, though I am a leading homeless activist, I am also a conservative Republican and a strong supporter of President Bush.

Here's how the situation played out. Recently, I was invited to address a local Republican Women's Club; my landlord read an article in the local paper reporting on the event. Soon after, I received a notice raising the Dome Village rent from $2,500 a month to $18,330. Shocked, I inquired as to the seriousness of the change and the property owner blurted out that the cause of our "eviction" was "because you are Republican." He said that as a Democrat, he was tired of helping me and the Dome Village. In other words, let the homeless be damned.

And people think the Democrats are the party of compassion and tolerance. Private property should be protected, of course, and I have no intention of causing any trouble for this property owner as we part ways. Whatever he does with his valuable land -- it is only a few blocks from the Staples Center -- is no concern of mine, and I will not go to court.

Still, I cannot help but be saddened by the whole business. When I founded the Dome Village 12 years ago, we had an understanding that he could ask for his property back at any time for any reason, and I would say "absolutely" without hesitation. Still, his reason was prejudice against Republicans.

We see this across the country. Michael Steele, the lieutenant governor of Maryland and a Republican candidate for the Senate, has been crudely denigrated on racial grounds. A prominent leftist Web site, for instance, depicted him as "Sambo," among other aspersions. When Condoleezza Rice was nominated as Secretary of State, she faced similar treatment: editorial cartoons depicting her as a racial caricature, personalities calling her "Aunt Jemima" on liberal talk radio, and so forth. Clarence Thomas, Ward Connerly, Colin Powell, Thomas Sowell and other black conservatives regularly face similar smears.

These conservatives are attacked not because of the validity or judicious consideration of their views but because those views are supposedly heterodox for American blacks. Yet it is my opinion that many black people in the U.S. are politically and philosophically conservative -- and many are in fact actually closeted Republicans, fearful of persecution by friends, business associates, society clubs, school mates and even churches.

It is time for American blacks to have a conversation about the phenomenon of Democrats persecuting black Republicans. Why is this happening? What is it that the Democrats don't want black folks to understand about Republicans? What is it that the Democrats don't want black folks to know about Democrats? And how is it that we have come to this point -- after having endured so much -- where we have ourselves curtailed the freedom of political expression through the threat of retaliatory consequences?
· Mr. Hayes is a homeless activist in Los Angeles

Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:56:19 AM EST
Jeez, that's screwed up. Hope the guy finds another place for his homeless folks.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:03:36 AM EST
Feel the love.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:18:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:24:33 AM EST by raven]

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
And people think the Democrats are the party of compassion and tolerance.

This is a widespread misconception. Democrats are not very tolerant at all from what I have seen. Some of the biggest snobs and least compassionate people I've known are liberals. Bush wants to liberate 50 million people from regimes that aren't mislabled as brutal and evil? "Fuck 'em, we can't let Bush get away with this!" It's also really telling when leading Democrats' charity disclosures on their taxes come out, and they report just dreadfully small amounts, like $500 from Al Gore. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld give away millions in charity, do they get any recognition of their personal compassion? Of course not. Democrats only seem to value charity if it comes through a government bureaucracy that extracts money through coercion. Rumsfeld and Cheney gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to my small college through the 90's until today. That really threw the left-wing students I went with there for a loop "How can this be?" they'd say. "They're pure evil!"

Democrats seem to thinking that by saying certain things, toeing lines publicly, announcing they're liberals, or environmentalists, or for civil rights then they're absolved of actually having to do or live the values they denounce publicly. Whereas if you do things in reality like the homeless advocate in LA, but god forbid you're Republican, then so what? You're evil, ipso facto. It's a complete inversion of the idea of virtue where what you do is more important than what you talk. For liberals, it's the other way around, and this attitude's so pervasive someone's written a freaking book about it.


Wouldn't be so obnoxious if liberals didn't paint themselves as champions of the poor, downtrodden, minorities. But they do, then turn around and do something like turn the screws on the needy and helpless. And the racism thing? Democrats are completely unapologetic about that. When Steele's fucking credit report was illegally accessed and he had Oreos thrown at him, DU squealed with delight. It was perfectly ok and called for, blacks SHOULD be treated that way....if they're Republicans.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:43:07 AM EST
and the newspaper headline will say:

"Republican Businessman Ted Hayes throws 35 homeless out on the street."
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:47:57 AM EST
Party of Peace is begging for a bitchslap.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 8:51:32 AM EST
The more this shit happens, the more the Left will lose their grip on Black America.

It will take time, but it will happen.

Count on it.
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