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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pistol, Oct 9, 2002.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Singer Belafonte Likens Powell to 'House Slave'
    Wed Oct 9, 5:06 PM ET
    By Steve Gorman

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer Harry Belafonte (news) lashed out at Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) in a racially charged radio interview, likening the former general to a plantation slave who had sold out his principles "to come into the house of the master."

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    Belafonte, 75, who has long been outspoken on civil rights and other political issues, leveled his criticism at Powell during an appearance on Tuesday on a morning talk show airing on AM station KFMB in San Diego.

    A partial transcript of his remarks, and a link to a recording of the interview, were posted Wednesday on the radio station's Web site ([url=http://www.760kfmb.com]http://www.760kfmb.com[/url]).

    The entertainer, who like Powell is a black man of Jamaican descent, criticized the secretary when asked by radio host Ted Leitner whether he thought Powell had taken a low profile as the Bush administration pressed its case against Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). Powell initially had been seen as a leading proponent in the administration for seeking U.N. support for any military force against Iraq as opposed to unilateral action by the United States.

    "There's an old saying, in the days of slavery, there were those slaves who lived on the plantation and were those slaves that lived in the house," Belafonte said. "You got the privilege of living in the house if you served the master ... exactly the way the master intended to have you serve him.

    "Colin Powell's committed to come into the house of the master," the performer continued. "When Colin Powell dares to suggest something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back out to pasture."

    Belafonte went on to suggest that Powell's presence in the Bush cabinet amounted to racial tokenism, saying, "What Colin Powell serves is to give the illusion that the Bush cabinet is a diverse cabinet, made up of people of color ... when in fact none of that is what is true."

    Belafonte, who popularized calypso music with such 1950s hits as "Banana Boat (Day-O)" and "Jamaica Farewell," also repeated his criticism of Powell and the Bush administration for not attending an international conference on racism in South Africa.

    In Washington, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher told reporters that Powell "smiled" when he heard of Belafonte's remarks.

    "He also said that both the IRS and his accountants thought he was better off as a field hand," Boucher said, adding that Powell had no other particular comment. The State Department has not tried to contact Belafonte, he said.

    Leitner, a local sportscaster who hosts his morning talk show on KFMB each weekday, told Reuters that Belafonte was in San Diego for a performance there on Saturday.

    Leitner said he was struck by the bluntness of Belafonte's remarks.

    "People have become so politically correct," Leitner said. "Even on talk radio nowadays, for someone to come out, an African American, to go after Colin Powell like that ... was so unusual in this day and age that it really stood out."
  2. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

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  4. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

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  5. phism

    phism Member

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    i agree. fuck that murderous sombitch.

    iraq, please bomb us.
  6. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

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    well if harry belafonte said it...

    you cant even begin to imagine how sick i am of celebrities using theyre access to the media to broadcast theyre silly little political rants....apparently they havent yet grasped the fact that unless they are on a stage or a television no one gives a shit about them....

    someone needs to let these people know before i get bombarded with another baldwin-esque rant....
  7. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Well Boogie, famous or not, you're talking about a 75 year old man who made more money than all the Baldwins combined in an era when blacks went to the back door and drank from different water fountains.

    Sometimes people know what they are talking about, and sometimes peolpe make the mistake that you did, Boogie Baldwin.

    *Oh yeah, the quote... So, the best defense the state department has to offer is suggesting that the several years Powell spends 'serving his country', after a military career that led him to retire a General are going to be the financial high-water mark of his life? Or that he's somehow taking a huge financial hit by becoming Secretary of State? Powell's been a step-n-fetch-it for 30 years already.
  8. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

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    ouch....that was rude....i see your point but still....very rude
  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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  11. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    leave it to the man-tit to give this threads some sort of homo/darwin angle
  12. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

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    :lol: mamerro
    fucking google expert
  13. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    I like old people and small kids ... they both call it how they see it.
  14. spectr

    spectr Guest

    Dam what is this something you didnt know already?
    Colin Powell has always been a house nigger and will always be a house nigger sometimes i dont even think he is black! no honestly i think he just got a really bad tan as a kid and it never went awey, dude is worse then bush he wouldnt even go to afrika for the u.n. conference on aids when more people over in afrika have aids then everywhere else, i am almost sure the fucker is a fucking racist to, i can just picture him at some meeting sitting there on the floor licking goerge w. shoes like a good dog and all of a sudden he just says hey mastah lets go kill us some of those niggers somewhere or maybe get the cia to sell more drugs into the ghetto where they all live...............
    oh and i am pretty sure ever respectable black person in the world has called colin powell a house nigger many many times in the past!!!!