In 2012 a racist, dictator-loving, anti-Semitic, African-American NYC Councilman named Charles Barron ran for the Democratic Party nomination in New York’s 8th Congressional District. While some NYC Democrats such as Ed Koch and Jerrold Nadler condemned Barron and his Bigotry. But outside of NYC Democrats stayed neutral and refused to condemn the racist Charles Barron, even though was supported by white supremacist and anti-semitic David Duke.
The 2012 primary race pitted NY State Assemblyman Hakim Jeffries the pick of the Democratic Party establishment against New York City Councilman and former member of the Black Panther Party Charles Barron who happens to hate Caucasians, Jews, and Israel, but has an affinity for despots and tyrants. Here are some fun examples of Barron’s rhetoric.
- At a 2002 rally in support of reparations for slavery, he said: “I want to go up to the closest white person and say, ‘You can’t understand this, it’s a black thing’ and then slap him, just for my mental health”
- After his election to city council in January 2002, Barron called for the removal of all City Hall paintings of white men and replace then with black leaders “We’re bringing the ’hood to the Hall!” Barron said at the time. He then called Thomas Jefferson, whose statue stands in the City Council Chamber, a “slaveholding pedophile.”
- In 1982, when Barron was head of the Black United Front’s Harlem Chapter, he and Preston Wilcox from the Institute of African Research led more than a dozen fellow protesters in attempting to “forcibly remove” a white employee, historian Robert Morris, from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where Morris worked as chief archivist (they believed the position should have been held by an African America).
- In April 2011 Barron accused President Obama of being a tool of white American“Let’s be very clear, President Obama is merely a mouthpiece for a racist imperialistic American foreign policy controlled by generals and corporate elites.”
- At the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn, June 17, 2010 he said the Jews aren’t really Jews “I am tired every time you criticize Israel, you are anti-Semitic. Well technically my pastor taught me about the Semitic people, the Semites are black”
- In an article about Jewish/Black relations Barron was quoted as saying “Even when leaders moved in to quell the violence, they never dealt with the perception that Jews get preferential treatment in Crown Heights. They only make up 20 percent of the population, but they’ve always walked these streets as if they owned them, and acted as if they were the only ones that matters….There is a way of thinking that says black life is not as good as Jewish life. That way of thinking has real consequences. It puts a chip on the shoulders of those made to feel inferior and gives a false sense of entitlement to those placed on high. The fact that they [Jews] have their own ambulance service and volunteer police detail in the heart of the community speaks to that.
Barron uses the modern version of the anti-Semitic blood-libel, criticizing Israel and he regularly employs Holocaust analogies likening Israeli actions to those of the Nazis.
- In June of 2010 he told CBS News “[Gaza] is a concentration camp and you’re deliberately causing the death of people and you cannot continue to justify that by saying that you’re trying to secure Israel or you’re fighting against terrorism.”
- In July 2009 he told the Amsterdam News: “They massacre the Palestinian people, bomb their homes, churches and schools, and then block anybody trying to deliver aid to them. What this amounts to is genocide.”
- Later that same month he told the paper: “Gaza is a virtual death camp, the same kind of conditions the Nazis imposed on the Jews,”
I don’t want to give you the opinion that Charles Barron hates everybody, there are people he strongly supports:
- On The death of Qaddafi “Out there, they don’t know that Qaddafi was our brother. … People say ‘Didn’t he kill all those people?’ I say, ‘I don’t know anything. The man was a freedom fighter,” Councilman Barron said exemplifying the pro-Qaddafi sentiment expressed at the event.”
- On the murderous despot from Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe “In the year 2000, when he said one farm, one farmer, he was vilified,” Barron told me. “For 20 years they loved Mugabe because they didn’t take the land from the whites.” In South Africa, he goes on, whites “still own 80 to 90 percent of the land. That’s why they like Mandela. That’s why they like Bishop Tutu. They let the whites keep the land.”
As for the Mugabe-led violence, Barron said that he had seen no evidence tying the government to the attacks on opposition supporters; that there were bad things done by opposition supporters, too; and that none of the reports on what’s happening in Zimbabwe were objective.
- On Fidel Castro, Mr. Barron said that, comparing the American regime to the Cubans’, “There is no question in my mind that Castro is a better leader than Bush. “If you want to look at morality and humanity,” the councilman said, “Castro has exported medical equipment and medical services and engineers and architects. … Every time you hear of Castro exporting something, it’s humanitarian aid. When America exports something, it’s killing and war machines and bombs and troops.”
“The Democratic Party is facing an awkward problem Thursday because white supremacist David Duke has endorsed a leading candidate in the Democratic Party’s primary race for a New York House seat. Duke says he’s endorsing Charles Barron, the leading candidate for the new 8th district primary on June 26, because of their shared enmity toward ‘zionists.’”
Duke even sent out a video explaining his endorsement (I puked after 30 seconds but if you insist to watch it –it’s still up on YouTube
One would think that National Democratic leaders, especially the Congressional Black Caucus would run so fact to condemn Barron’s racism, and his hatred of Jews which helped him get the David Duke endorsement. h Charles Barron, the David Duke-endorsed congressional candidate who’s been denounced as “an anti-Israel, racist anti-Semite” by the National Jewish Democratic Council and criticized by legions of other Democrats. But while CBC is staying neutral on the race between Barron and Hakeem Jeffries, its chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver told Capital New York that he sees at least one bright side no matter which candidate wins:
“The good news is there is hardly any chance we won’t have a CBC member elected from that seat,” said Emmanuel Cleaver, a longtime congressman from Missouri who has chaired the caucus since 2010.
I asked him if he thought one of the candidates in the race might be better suited to be a new member of the CBC and serve in Congress.
“We’re trying to stay out of it. None of us really know any of the candidates,” he said. “All we know is what we’ve been reading. Some of it is, you know, a little acidic. I was briefed yesterday, again, on this race, since I was coming up here. And we just made a decision that we were going to stay out of it.”
A google search didn’t find one Democratic leader outside of the NY ones mentioned above who condemned Barron or his endorsement by Duke—no one …they were all silent (and that includes Hillary Clinton)
Even the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) avoided trashing Barron:
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), who was the leader of the CBC at the time refused to condemn the hatred of Charles Barron. Moreover, Cleaver and the CBC stayed neutral New York congressional primary which Barron lost, despite the fact that has earned the endorsement of white supremacist and anti-Semite David Duke.
The latest head of the CBC G.K. Butterfield spoke to The Hill on August 23rd, and didn’t stay neutral about Donald Trump:
“If Donald Trump truly cared about African-Americans, he’d disavow his long history of hateful and racist attacks against our community, he’d apologize for having discriminated against black families … he’d disavow his support for white supremacists and white supremacy,”
In 2012 a NYC-based African American newspaper, the Amsterdam News endorsed David Duke’s candidate Charles Barron. Three years later that same Amsterdam News said Donald Trump was inciting racism (perhaps when Barron said he wanted to slap white guys, the Amsterdam News thought he was joking–he wasn’t).
Even the Liberal NY Times didn’t condemn Barron’s hatred and supporters. When the NY Democrats held a press conference to condemn the racist Barron, a NY Times blog described the Barron criticism as “A lot of white people condemning a black person.” As for Donald Trump they make the accusation he is inciting white supremacists all because there are some white supremacists who support him.
It is interesting to compare the treatment of Charles Barron and Donald Trump, the difference between the two cases is clear, despite what you hear from the MSM Donald Trump is neither an anti-Semite or a racist. Even without the David Duke endorsement Charles Barron was both and received little pushback by Democrats or liberal media.