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At Michael Brown funeral, Al Sharpton´s
double-edged eulogy evokes anger

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/25/2014 10:00:04 PM

The shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has been so heavily politicized that it would have been unreasonable to expect Brown´s funeral to be free of politics — especially when it featured a eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. And indeed, the Brown service, held Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, was intensely political. But not in the way some observers expected. It´s probably safe to say most white viewers thought Sharpton would deliver a rabble-rousing condemnation of the police, the government, and the American system, concluding that they all combined to end a promising 18-year-old

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Al-Sharpon doesn´t seem to know when to stop talking, leaving the audience wanting more. Instead, he equates more words to more extortion of whitey. BTW, the solution isn´t new churches, it´s creation: a family and sticking with them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/25/2014 10:04:14 PM     (No. 9981036)

Why is it only okay for democrats to campaign in churches?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 8/25/2014 10:11:28 PM     (No. 9981052)

Whoa I´m shocked. Old Al got a little too close to the truth for some. What he said was appropriate for the case. If Brown hadn´t acted like a wanna be gangsta thug he´d be alive today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 8/25/2014 10:25:02 PM     (No. 9981064)

et tu, Al? /s

As much as we despise the way Sharpton race baits, let´s give him credit on this. The truth is stubborn, and even the Reverend stumbles across it from time to time.

"We´ve got to be straight up in our community, too," he said. "We have to be outraged at a 9-year-old girl killed in Chicago. We have got to be outraged by our disrespect for each other, our disregard for each other, our killing and shooting and running around gun-toting each other, so that they´re justified in trying to come at us because some of us act like the definition of blackness is how low you can go."

"Blackness has never been about being a gangster or a thug," Sharpton continued. "Blackness was, no matter how low we was pushed down, we rose up anyhow."


Despite the outrage of Prof. Glaude and Coates, the overdue words of Sharpton join those of Jackson and Cosby to speak what the black community needs to hear, even if many in it do not want to hear it.

Responsibility, family, and faith are the path to equality, justice and yes, prosperity for black Americans, not rioting and looting.

One might think that MLK would have approved.

Lest this sound racist: the white community has a lot of "shaping up" to do, as well. America is in desperate need of a cultural "reset". That means all of us.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: HPmatt, 8/25/2014 10:44:34 PM     (No. 9981081)

Was Tawana Brawley in attendance?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/25/2014 11:14:43 PM     (No. 9981118)

The cries of racism by these idiots is reaching the sky is falling levels, thanks to race baiting idiots like Mr. Sharpton!!!

I don´t know of anyone who isn´t disgusted by real racism. But when you call something racism when there is absolutely no proof that it is racism simply because a white person did something to a black person -- well, pretty soon nobody pays any attention to you when you cry racism any more.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/25/2014 11:16:26 PM     (No. 9981119)

"America is in desperate need of a cultural "reset". That means all of us" --

Some of us more than others, #3. Some of us more than others.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: richwill, 8/25/2014 11:40:11 PM     (No. 9981140)

I remember when Jessy Jackson made the same lecture to black students at universities. At one time Jackson delivered a good message, but he fell by the wayside.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 8/25/2014 11:56:57 PM     (No. 9981157)

#6: I would refer you to Luke 18:9-14.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/26/2014 12:06:25 AM     (No. 9981167)

ROFL. Since when does somebody, who never even met the victim, deliver a eulogy, unless there´s an ulterior motive, mainly about themselves?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Libertygal, 8/26/2014 12:30:11 AM     (No. 9981189)

I´m shocked, I tell you! Shocked! The end must be near! Al spoke a semblance of truth! Are we... SURE.. that was Al, and not some... conservative... body double?!

Un. Belive. Able.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: ronnietheK, 8/26/2014 12:59:28 AM     (No. 9981209)

#1 the answer is that the IRS is cowed by the afro-civil rights rabble into not ever enforcing the law. EVER.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tianne, 8/26/2014 4:27:21 AM     (No. 9981264)

For decades, there hasn’t been an incident that involved blacks that the ‘Rev.’ Al Sharpton hasn’t purposefully honed into a dagger of hate, no matter the truth of the incident. He has left bitter and incendiary racial upheavals that resulted in death and destruction lying in his wake.

Now, Al Sharpton uses the occasion of a funeral to point his finger at blacks for their deplorable conditions, attitudes, and behaviors.

Regrettably, both Al Sharpton and his devoted followers refuse to recognize that long ago he was one of the ones who set into motion the chain of irresponsible actions and reactions that have resulted in devolving living conditions for blacks, racial mayhem, and perhaps ultimately in the death that they mourned today.


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