Observer as Harry Be…
Observer as Harry Belafonte drops off the deep end.

Celebrity activist Harry Belafonte referred to prominent African-American officials in the Bush administration as “black tyrants” at a weekend march, and he also compared the administration to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Belafonte, a featured speaker at Saturday’s march in Atlanta commemorating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, previously ignited a political controversy in 2002 when he likened then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to a “house slave.”

Belafonte used a Hitler analogy when asked about what impact prominent blacks such as former Secretary of State Powell and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on the Bush administration’s relations with minorities.

“Hitler had a lot of Jews high up in the hierarchy of the Third Reich. Color does not necessarily denote quality, content or value,” Belafonte said in an exclusive interview with Cybercast News Service.

“[If] a black is a tyrant, he is first and foremost a tyrant, then he incidentally is black. Bush is a tyrant and if he gathers around him black tyrants, they all have to be treated as they are being treated,” he added.

That is to say, if you’re conservative, you’re a tyrant. And if you’re a black person who’s gone off what Belefonte considers the reservation, you’ve become a tyrant first and a black person second. Of course, Harry’s not prejudice; he hates all conservatives equally regardless of color. Witness the following exchange:

When asked specifically who was a “black tyrant” in the Bush administration, Belafonte responded to this reporter, “You.” When this reporter noted that he was a Caucasian and attempted to ask another question, Belafonte abruptly ended the interview by saying, “That’s it.”

There ya’ go. Even I am a “black tyrant”.

One isolated voice? Nope, there’s more from the event.

Civil rights activist Dick Gregory mocked the existence of African-American conservatives in America.

“They (black conservatives) have a right to exist, but why would I want to walk around with a swastika on my shirt after the way Hitler done messed it (the swastika symbol) up?” Gregory said in an interview with Cybercast News Service. (The swastika was an ancient symbol generally regarded an emblem of strength and luck before the Nazi Party adopted it in 1920.)

“So why would I want to call myself a conservative after the way them white racists thugs have used that word to hide behind? They call themselves new Republicans,” Gregory said.

While this particular instance of a Nazi reference isn’t directly linked to black conservatives, he’s still using the imagery to make his point. Haven’t these guys figured out that such references, from either side of the aisle, are just so over the top as to be pointless?

Paging Mike Godwin!

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