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‘The cavalry is not coming’

"‘The cavalry is not coming’" Continued...

Issue: "Maximum insecurity," Feb. 23, 2013

So you have white Republicans using you, and when we talked earlier you mentioned the depiction in Django Unchained of the difference between the field workers and the house workers—some African-Americans call you a house worker? Oh, you’re being kind but I get it, go ahead.

You don’t get respect. Yeah, yeah.

So, where’s your community? My community—First, I am a part of the Kingdom of God. I am the daughter of the Most High and I am an ambassador here traveling in a foreign land. Second, they’re all my communities. Yes, those of us who are black Republicans like to get together when there are no white folks around and talk about how they use us—but we allowed them to. They only used us because we let them, because we are pro-life and we do care about that issue. We allow them to use us because we do believe in limited government and we want to fight and make sure this country stays economically sound. So our agenda—you can use me as long as you’re using me for what I want to be used for.

And you use them ... And I use them, yeah—well, not as effectively as they use me but I’d like to. You can’t use me against my will. I am a conservative because I love my people and believe that conservative values will lift and empower my people. They’re not as much conservative as they are biblical values. … There’s nothing I believe that my grandmother didn’t believe: Black conservatives are nothing more than those who have the audacity to believe what their grandmothers taught ’em.


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Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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