MUHAMMAD: The Liberal vs. Conservative Conundrum

5/29/2013, 9 p.m.
Neither the southern wolf, nor the northern fox wants to see Black people crawl out of the ditch we've been ...
Askia Muhammad

“Though the colored man is no longer subject to barter and sale, he is surrounded by an adverse settlement which fetters all his movements,” Douglass said. “In his downward course he meets with no resistance, but his course upward is resented and resisted at every step of his progress. If he comes in ignorance, rags and wretchedness he conforms to the popular belief of his character, and in that character he is welcome; but if he shall come as a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman, he is hailed as a contradiction to the national faith concerning his race, and his coming is resented as impudence. In one case he may provoke contempt and derision, but in the other he is an affront to pride and provokes malice.”

The conservatives want to see Black people in shackles once again, so of course we oppose them. But the liberals want to lead us into folly and degeneracy and have made the evil lifestyles they advocate seem fair. They advocate abortions ad nauseam, loose morals, and all the values their conservative cousins abhor, including those which would lead us to success if put into practice with our best interests in mind. So rather than figure out the best course for ourselves, we leap from the clutches of those dreaded southern wolves, right into the lair of the clever northern foxes.

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Not as a guest, mind you, but as the main course on either menu…