As someone of mixed race, but not of any Sub-Saharan Black African heritage, I’m at a loss to understand why so many black and white liberals gravitate to the rather Jupitarian orbit of the minister without a church: the reverend without a Divinity Degree — one, Alfred Charles “Al” Sharpton.
Never one to shy away hucksterism and shameless self-promotion, be it at the expense of Tawana Brawley or hawking erectile dysfunction snake oil, count on Reverend Al to have the shine of the camera lights on him.
But here’s what I consider the most glaringly obvious first clue to anyone with even half a brain as to what a complete fraud this guy is — his inability to intelligently speak the English language.
Case in point…
During the recent Trayvon Martin shooting controversy, the good Rev was quoted as eruditely stating (see video here):
Don’t talk to us like we stupid, don’t talk to us like we ig’nint.
Ahh, but this isn’t the first time Sharpton dazzled the world with his ig’nince of the Queen’s English. As opined at New Jersey’s Kean College in 1994:
White folks was in caves while we was building empires.
We [blacks] taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.
I’m not exactly sure why the good Rev would be bragging about blacks teaching paganistic astrology. You think he might have meant ‘astronomy’? Who knows… who cares?
Doesn’t this make him a bigot?
One thing I’m certain of… Dr. William H. “Bill” Cosby said it best:
You used to talk a certain way on the corner and you got into the house and switched to English.
Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads.
You can’t land a plane with, ‘Why you ain’t…’
You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
Well, Dr. Bill… maybe you can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of one’s mouth, but you sure can get a job at MSNBC with it.