One Response to Cornel West and the “Funk”
  1. Eric Wattree

    Cornel West is a fraud.
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    Tavis Smiley and Cornel West traveled all across the country on a bus under the pretext of being so passionately concerned about poverty in America that they just HAD to do something about it – but of course, that was BEFORE the election, and when they had books to sell. But now that the election is over, and they don’t have any books to sell, they couldn’t bring themselves to walk down the street from Tavis’ office to support the Black Friday demonstrations taking place all across the country against Wal-Mart – Tavis’ major sponsor, a member of ALEC, and the biggest abuser of the working class in America today.

    And not only did they fail to attend ANY of the demonstrations taking place across the country against Wal-Mart, they didn’t even issue any comment of support. All we’ve heard coming from the Smiley/West camp is crickets – and as everyone knows, that’s extremely uncharacteristic of Cornel West, who would trade a kidney for a sound byte. So I’d say that just about says it all about those two: Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are two of the biggest hypocrites that the Black community has ever suffered. Yet, Cornel West recently said in another forum:
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    “The kind of courage that these brothers had in 1971 is in short supply,” said Dr. West. “It’s in short supply. Because when you bring together the national security state and the military industrial complex, when you bring together the prison industrial complex and all the profits that flow from it, when you bring together the corporate media multiplex that don’t want to allow for serious dialogue unless we got sister Amy (Goodman) or brother Tavis (Smiley) and some others, and then when you bring together the Wall Street oligarchs and the corporate plutocrats and they tell any person or any group, ‘if you speak the truth, we’ll shoot you down like a dog and dehumanize you the way they typically the brothers in Attica’, the only thing that will keep you going is you better have some love in your heart for the people.”
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    NICE SERMON, REV. WEST, BUT WE’D PREFER YOU LIVE US A SERMON INSTEAD OF ALWAYS PREACHIN’ US ONE.
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    1). If you have so much “love for the people,” why is it that you’ve never taught at a school that the average Black student can get into in your ENTIRE career?
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    2). And where was your “love for the people” when you sat back and watched your “Brother Tavis” Smiley be paid by Wells Fargo to Judas-Goat over 30,000 minorities into being swindled out of their homes and life savings in the Wells Fargo “Ghetto Loan” scam?
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    3). And why doesn’t your “love for the people” inspire you to encourage Mr. Tavis ‘Accountability’ Smiley to be “accountable” and return the money he made off the scam to the people who lost their assets?
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    4). And why doesn’t your “love for the people” inspire you to encourage Mr. Tavis ‘Accountability’ Smiley to speak out on the atrocious way that his Walmart road dawgs treat it’s workers?
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    UNTIL YOU DO THESE THINGS “BROTHER” WEST, YOU AND THE “HONORABLE” MR. TAVIS SMILEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIBILITY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY – IN FACT, NOW THAT YOU’VE CLEARLY SHOWN YOUR COLORS, YOU WON’T HAVE ANY EVEN THEN.