There is a price to pay for NOT having cable or satellite television in your home. I have neither, thus I'm at the beck and whim of the local television affiliates.
There are some stellar examples of bad tv on nowadays. The Mary Tyler Moore show, Good Times, Sanford & Son, and King of Queens were bad enough during prime time but to rehash them is an injustice. I had the misfortune of landing on the Tavis Smiley show. You'd think that that was bad enough. This guy has an agenda that is about as hidden as a missile silo in a corn field.
Tonight's guest was an eloquent professor from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He wrote a book about black activism in the 1960's. So far, so good. My jaw dropped when he made this comment about the Black Panthers: "So when you have somebody like Stokely Carmichael saying hell, no, we won’t go. And remember, the Panthers are like surrealist painters, actually trying to will a world that they don’t see in existence into being."
Oh I see. The panthers weren't violent anarchists with a penchant for murder. Silly me. They were just, well like, painters. Sure - they enjoyed painting the streets of Chicago, St. Paul and New York with the blood of innocent victims. They killed police officers and relished in the power and greed that their viscious natures caused in the news media and elsewhere. With their black berets and camouflage uniforms, they made a mockery of real heroes - the Green Berets.
Just another apologist for the Left who's using race to line his own pockets. And why not? It has worked wonders for Louie Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other race-baiting miscreants. I wonder how these people sleep at night. This guy is banking on the fact that no one will remember, nor care, what the groups like the Panthers were really all about. The old-time coppers can tell you the real story.
And it ain't pretty.