N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin wants a “chocolate” New Orleans
On MLK Day, a day named in honor of a man who fought for equality, New Orleans Mayor and all-around bigot Ray Nagin called for a “chocolate New Orleans” – in front of a crowd that had gathered at City Hall for a MLK Day march:
“We ask black people … It’s time for us to come together. It’s time for us to rebuild New Orleans — the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans,” Nagin said Monday. “This city will be a majority African American city.
And in what could only be characterized as an imitation of Pat Robertson, Nagin added:
It’s the way God wants it to be. You can’t have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn’t be New Orleans.”
But that’s not all:
“Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country,” Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.
“Surely he doesn’t approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We’re not taking care of ourselves.”
Nagin seemed to get back on the road to sanity here:
“I said, `What is it going to take for us to move on and live your dream and make it a reality?’ He said, `I don’t think that we need to pay attention any more as much about other folks and racists on the other side.’ He said, `The thing we need to focus on as a community _ black folks I’m talking about _ is ourselves.'”
Nagin said he also asked: “Why is black-on-black crime such an issue? Why do our young men hate each other so much that they look their brother in the face and they will take a gun and kill him in cold blood?”
The reply, Nagin said, was: “We as a people need to fix ourselves first.”
Nagin also said King would have been dismayed with black leaders who are “most of the time tearing each other down publicly for the delight of many.”
The question remains: when are people going to call Nagin to task for his comments regarding God and whether or not He is happy with America? Now I know some may think “Who cares? He’s a mayor – he doesn’t help set policy outside of his city and what he says doesn’t affect me one way or the other.” But the fact remains that he is a well-known mayor now thanks to his handling (or shall I say lack thereof) of pre and post Hurricane Katrina. Also, when will he be taken to task for calling for a “chocolate New Orleans”? Can you imagine a white mayor calling for a “vanilla [insert city name here]”? The howls of outrage would be heard around the world.
Just one more in a long line of hypocritical stances on the part of the usual suspects in the MSM, the Democratic party, and America’s “black leadership” – with that stance, of course, being not to criticize a black man. Unless he happens to be a Republican who steps out of the group-think box, of course.
Oh well. At least Nagin didn’t call for the extermination of all white people.
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(Cross-posted at California Conservative)
Update/Sidenote: Check out Hillary Clinton’s pandering at the the MLK Day celebration at Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network:
“When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation and you know what I’m talking about…”
Sigh. (Hat tip: Wizbang)
More: Jeff Goldstein weighs in on Hillary’s comments here.
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