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Celebrate Black History Month: Slap a Leftist!

February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 am

Over the weekend, I was deeply moved — not to mention infuriated —  by a powerful documentary called Runaway Slave. It follows Tea Party powerhouse Reverend C.L. Bryant on a journey across America as he seeks to discover whether blacks are finally “free at last.” Bryant talks to many leaders you’ll recognize — Thomas Sowell, Allen West, and Herman Cain, for example — and many others who are working locally against the insidious and crippling government takeover of black lives. In some truly telling moments, he also confronts leftist black leaders face to face.

Expelled from his Louisiana pulpit for preaching against entitlements, Bryant narrates the film as a cri du coeur against a leftist plantation that thrives and feeds off a dependent black population. According to the film’s statistics, forty percent of that population is on welfare; 72 percent of its children are born out of wedlock; and its 48 percent abortion rate is like Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s most evil eugenic dreams come true. All of that is good news for a Democratic Party that routinely trades government hand-outs for power.

This is Black History Month. Celebrate it by watching the trailer above through to the end. Then visit the movie’s website and give it what love you can. The film is finished and the filmmakers are in the process of rolling it out with showings city to city and could use some help. If there’s any hope for our fellow Americans trapped on the government’s plantation, it’s in the fearless voices of people like the Reverend Bryant — and you.

(By way of full disclosure: this movie was sent to me by a friend and I was delighted and surprised to see many people in it whom I know and like and admire — Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart, Jesse Lee Peterson, Tony Katz, Alfonso Rachel, Sonia Schmidt, and Bill Whittle, to name those I recall in alphabetical order. But I had nothing to do with the picture and wouldn’t recommend it if I hadn’t found it as compelling as I did.)

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