By now, most of you know about the Talladega College Marching Band from Talladega College, the marching tornadoes, they’re called, a predominately black college located in Talladega, Alabama. On behalf of the band, Dr. Billy Hawkins, college president, accepted an invitation for the band to perform at the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Donald Trump. Since accepting on behalf of the band and the college,
Dr. Hawkins has been subjected to much harassment from the left. Of course, liberals are much harder on black conservatives than they are on white conservatives, often calling them “Uncle Tom,” “house…n**gas,” and the list goes on.
According to several sources, not one of the band members has opted out as a protest. $75,000 was needed to fund the trip and as of late last week, the group was still short.
On Thursday, Dr. Hawkins appeared on the O’Reilly Factor with Bill. By the end of the week, not only had enough been raised to send the students to the inauguration, there was money left for other needs of the band, such as instruments, uniforms, busses, etc. It was also indicated that money would be available for scholarships. As of this writing (1/17/2017), almost a half-million dollars have been raised.
Bill O’Reilly donated $25,000 from his foundation and Factor viewers made donations through the GoFundMe website. I’ve never examined Bill O’Reilly’s viewers, but it would appear that a majority would have political leanings to the right of center. Also, I am speculating that many of the donors are white. White and to the right of center? Huh!
Not that any of this should matter in this, the latter part of the second decade of the twenty-first century. The 1964 Civil Rights litigation took place over half a century ago and we’re currently celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, who was shot almost forty-nine years ago.
But it does matter. The liberals of this nation, including the current president and his administration are obsessed with race and make just about everything racial. President Obama, whenever he can fit it into a speech, mentions race and the fact that he is black. We know he’s only half black. Even though Obama campaigned on making the United States, not a red nation, not a blue nation, but a purple nation, it didn’t take long for him to jump into the race fray with the Henry Louis Gates incident, then came Michael Brown, then the rest.
For the ones who donated to send the Talladega College Marching Band to the inauguration, don’t expect liberals to suddenly like you because you donated to a predominately black college. Don’t expect them to quit calling you a racist. The fact that you’re a conservative makes you one in their eyes. Saying…”but, but, but, I have black friends, I patronize black businesses, I voted for Rueben Studdard on American idol,” etc., will get you nowhere.
Liberals don’t care about facts. Liberals are intolerant. They’re also racist and bigots. In fact, if you donated to Talladega College, you will be further demonized by the left.
My liberal Facebook friends have been rather silent on the Talladega College donations. They must be hiding under the table, and I would too. They certainly have egg on their faces. I would think it would be very humiliating for all liberals, not just those in the state of Alabama, to know that white conservatives made it possible for a predominately black college marching band to attend a presidential inauguration, an inauguration your ilk is planning to boycott and to perhaps stir up some mischief.
I suspect that the “tolerant left” will find ways to besmirch these youngsters anyway they possibly can. There’s no viler form of racism than what the left is currently exhibiting toward the Talladega College Marching Band, and the school itself.