My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Slurs from the left...

Look at the recent flap over the Klander web site here in Canada - there was a liberal making homophobic jokes.
Nothing brings out racist slurs like an ambitious black man who doesn't know his ''place." So when Maryland's lieutenant governor, Michael Steele, announced his candidacy for the US Senate recently, the bigots reared up. On one popular website, The News Blog, Steele's picture was grotesquely doctored, making him look like a minstrel-show caricature. ''I's Simple Sambo and I's Running for the Big House," read the insulting headline accompanying the picture.

This wasn't some white supremacist slime from the right-wing fringe. The News Blog is a liberal site, and the reason for its racist attack on Steele, a former chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, is that he is a conservative. Specifically, a black conservative. As far as too many liberals are concerned, blacks who reject liberalism deserve to be smeared as Sambos and worse.

''Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael Steele . . . are fair because he is a conservative Republican," The Washington Times reported. ''Such attacks . . . include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an 'Uncle Tom,' and depicting him as a blackfaced minstrel."


Blogger Canadi-anna said...

Minorities who don't fall into line with liberal thinking -- even on subjects of intimate interest to their own minority group -- risk the wrath of the liberal elite.
Women who are against abortion on demand, or against a universal daycare programme-- if you don't think the way liberals doon their pet issues, and they consider you someone they traditionally 'protect' then you are bound to be a target.
BTW, I've always liked your blog, but you haven't always had a comment section.
Glad you added one.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Also, not noted in the piece you excerpt (or at least not in the excerpt), the National Democratic Senatorial Committee obtained a copy of Steele's credit report by falsely representing themselves to credit bureaus, and the head of the NDSC, Sen. Chuck Schumer, is still maintaining that he a) didn't know, and b) even if he did, it's not really that big a deal and was probably all a mistake.
I just spent the day at Steele's Senate campaign HQ. I hope he wins, if only to spite the left. Well, for other reasons too.
The left does not really stand for tolerance and diversity. They use racial slurs with abandon, such as Klander's comments about Olivia Chow and various things said/ done to Michael Steele. They out gay conservatives and sometimes those who aren't even gay when they wish to discredit them. They simply cannot accept someone who does not swallow each and every line of their platform.

9:32 PM  

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