As you may know by now, I was once again on the Glenn Beck Show. Once again I was joined by my fellow black conservative blogger Adrienne Ross from Motivation: Truth blog. My good friend Maria from My Voice on the Wings of Change could not make it this time due to fact that we were all given much shorter notice (only 8 days this time as opposed to 1 month last time).
I met Adrienne Ross at Penn Station like last time. We shared some good conversation on the ride to Fox Studios. We chatted about Palin’s new gig and her interview with Beck. We had some good chat about the meaning behind Dingy Harry’s crazy comment and Dr. King’s teachings. It is so refreshing to discuss politics with another black conservative. Now matter what went on at the Beck show, the moments chatting with Adrienne was were the best.
Upon arrival at Fox Studios I immediately noticed there were less of us. I would say there was half the crowd we had the last time. In addition to the missing Maria, Robin from Conservative Black Woman was also missing. Too bad, the gal is a hoot and a half.
As we hung out before going into the studio, I mingled with the other black conservatives and found that this time we were a much ideological tighter group (few if any CINOs [Conservatives In Name Only] as far as I could tell). I do not know if that was due to better screening by the Beck people or just the luck of the draw. Either way, it worked for me.
As we waited to go into the studio, the Beck staff was conducting mini interviews with each of us. A segment of Adrienne Ross’ mini interview is shown at the start of Video 3 of 7. My mini interview is never show, sorry folks. I am glad for that, because on second thought my answers were lame.
Shortly after entering the studio, Beck arrived. Just like the last time, we got a Beck who was not 100% himself. Last time Beck just come back from having his appendix taken out and this time he was sporting a very bad cold. He was clearly livelier than last time, but without the aid of the microphone you could hardly hear him.
As we waited for the show to begin, Adrienne and I began chatting to the people around us. I started a conversation with the guy to my right. He [sorry I forgot his name] is a black libertarian from Brooklyn. I told him how I feel myself becoming more libertarian as I struggle to find real conservative voices in the GOP. During our conversation I mention Left Coast Rebel’s blog. Upon hearing the name Left Coast Rebel the woman in the row below informs me that she is a regular reader of Left Coast Rebel. The woman is none other than Marcel Reid of the ACORN 8!
Before the show started, Beck explain what topics would be discussed. I was grateful for this. The last time Beck merely turned the whole show over to the audience and the show became too freewheeling. The topics the audience favored then was too mundane for my taste (health care, cap and trade, etc). I blog about that crap everyday, I did not want to waste a special opportunity focusing in on that stuff. This time the topics were tight and related specifically to the black community. That worked for me.
You can view the entire show in the post below. You can hear my one response in video 2 or 7 at the 5:25 mark.
As the show came to a close [man, those 45 minutes go quick] Charles Payne [end of video 6 of 7] touches on things that were taken away from the black community. Payne mentions that liberal thinking has taken away the family the village being taken way from the black community. At this point Adrienne Ross and Lisa Frisch [who is now seated in the row in front of us] both determined that the real thing that was taken away from the black community was true belief in religion. I could not believe more.
Religion was the turbo charger that saw our ancestors through the impossible times of slavery, segregation and the civil rights struggle. Religion gave our ancestors the boost they needed to have faith in themselves. There was no belief in big government solutions, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party to help those blacks over come their oppressive adversity. Our ancestors had to have God giving them strength in themselves to carry on. Where is that today?
When I watch young blacks savage themselves over utter bullshit, like they did in the case of Darion Albert, I think of my strong faith in God and know I would be completely incapable of debasing myself or savaging my brothers and sisters over such trivial nonsense. Trur faith and true belief in ourselves is what was taken away by the white liberal agenda.
If the Beck people are reading this blog, this is a topic I hope we can explore the next time. Adrienne, Lisa and myself believe that it is vital in struggle to free blacks from the failed polices of liberalism.