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November 30, 2005

AARP Grants Award to Schizophrenic Moonbat Harry Belafonte

The AARP is an organization ostensibly dedicated to advancing the interests of retired people. But lately they seem to be more focused on advancing moonbattery, having recently taken their leftist ideology to the point of naming the "humanitarian" Harry Belafonte as an honoree of their annual Impact Awards, which they grant to those who have done "something extraordinary to make the world a better place."

Gushes AARP Magazine:

It's been two and a half years since Harry Belafonte, 78, serenaded an audience with "Day-O," but you could hardly say he has retired. In fact, these days he's busier than ever, speaking out against civil injustice and traveling as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.

They go on to recount his many heroic deeds, such as supporting the Kenyan government's decision to end school fees and spotlighting "the problem of unregistered births in sub-Saharan Africa." What is not mentioned in the brief hagiography is that Day-O Belafonte is best known for the psychotic diatribes that he spouts at every public opportunity. A cynic might suspect that his charitable work serves primarily to provide him with these opportunities.

As Moonbat Central has pointed out:

Belafonte consistently descends to Farrakhan depths of crudeness, invective and outright hatred whenever he is given a platform to opine about how "real blacks" (read: radical, left-wing, self-loathing, America-hating, Belafonte-like) are supposed to think, talk, and behave.

Last summer he referred to prominent black officials in the US government as "black tyrants" and childishly compared the Bush Administration to Nazi Germany. A report from suggests the severity of Belafonte's mental problems:

When asked specifically who was a "black tyrant" in the Bush administration, Belafonte responded to this reporter, "You." When this reporter noted that he was a Caucasian and attempted to ask another question, Belafonte abruptly ended the interview by saying, "That's it."

Check out the video, and see if you don't agree that Belafonte is visibly insane.

Here's how he characterizes one of the most respected men in America, Colin Powell:

There's an old saying in the days of slavery. There are those slaves on the plantation and there were those slaves who lived in the big house. You got the privilege of living in the house to serve the master. Colin Powell was permitted to come into the house of the master.

Not long after 9/11, Belafonte made one of his many trips to Cuba, where he announced that the crimes of that tragic day served the Bush Administration "to extend its imperialist, economic and political domination all over the planet."

Cuba is particularly appealing to Belafonte because he is no garden-variety liberal elitist, but an actual Stalinist who has overtly sided with totalitarian communism against his own country. Here's an example, from FrontPage Magazine:

In June 2000, Belafonte was a featured speaker at a rally in Castro's Cuba, honoring the American Soviet spies, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Tears, one observer reported, "streaked down" Belafonte's face, "as he recalled the pain and humiliation his friend [Paul] Robeson had been forced to endure" in 1950s America. Undoubtedly, he was pleased to hear Cuba presented "as an example of keeping the principles the Rosenbergs fought and died for alive."

If this is the AARP's idea of someone who "makes the world a better place," its members are encouraged to find alternative organizations.

Hat tips: Celiberal, Flopping Aces

In his younger days, Belafonte danced the Funky Moonbat.

Posted by Van Helsing at November 30, 2005 10:44 AM


"Come mister talley-man, talley me away. Daaaay-oh!"

Harry, give it up. Your days are over. You are not Dorian Gray.

Posted by: Anna at November 30, 2005 12:38 PM

Hey guess what banana-pickin Moonbat?

Mr. Tally-Man is also called Uncle Joe, or Castro, or Pol-Pot, or Paul Martin, take your pick.

And you better keep totin' those bananas or it's off to re-education camp for you!


Posted by: Doug at November 30, 2005 2:24 PM

Keeping the Rosenbergs' principles alive: Sell nukes to Iran!

Posted by: Cato the Elder at November 30, 2005 5:49 PM

The imperialist/colonialist power culture/structure doesn't want the oppressed to speak or stand up like men/women or even have anybody to represent them. So happily they have the likes of others to help them do their dirty little jobs. "Keep them apart where they are not already together" - Abraham Lincoln.

P.S. freedom, justice and equality is needed -
power to Mr. Belafonte !

Posted by: Mr. A. B. C. at February 3, 2006 5:24 PM