RON HART: Day-O: Daylight come and I wanna go home

Ron Hart

Ron Hart

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 06:29 PM.

 

ST. LUCIA — Starved for attention, liberal nut-job Harry Belafonte told the Most Reverend Al Sharpton on PMS-NBC last week that "There should be this lingering infestation of really corrupt people who sit trying to dismantle the wishes of the people, the mandate that has been given to Barack Obama, and I don’t know what more they want.” He then went on, “The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is to work like a third-world dictator and just put all these guys in jail.”

Belafonte took "crazy" a step further, saying Republicans are "violating the American desire" by working to keep government limited, taxes low and U.S. debt under control. You could clearly hear Sharpton chuckling in the background.

Harry Belafonte is one of the many liberal, one-hit-wonder entertainers who have one success in their 20s and then spend the rest of their lives accepting awards like the Kennedy Center medal from the media elite. You know you are about to die when you win a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys while a video montage of your “courageous activist achievements” plays in the background. (The same montage plays at the Grammys when you die.)

I guess it's still OK to make money in entertainment as long as you are ashamed of it.

Belafonte is like the Nancy Grace of activists; he makes impassioned, wild accusations in hopes that, eventually, one of them is true.

I was in a third-world country, St. Lucia (dangerously near Venezuela), with my family when Belafonte poetically aired his longing for even more strongman thuggery by Obama. St. Lucia is the typical, poverty-stricken, crime-ridden, third-world island for which Belafonte longs. We arrived in December for tourist season or, as the pickpockets in the capital city call it, “The Show."



1 2 3
Next

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

COMMENTS
▲ Return to Top
 

Local Faves