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So much for being politically correct when African Americans stray from left-wing orthodoxy. The Democratic Party that doesn’t want to offend anyone has taken the gloves off when it comes to the retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson. One liberal troll wrote a scathing op-ed titled F*** Ben Carson.  Others have called him an Uncle Tom.

This should be alarming to all African Americans, whether they agree or disagree with Dr. Carson.  Imagine how outraged and offended liberals would be if conservatives wrote op-eds titled “F*** Barack Obama,” saying that his statements were a “goldmine of asinine cannon fire.” African Americans and civil rights leaders don’t see how intolerant, mean-spirited, and vicious liberals can be when African Americans stray from the Democratic Party and speak for themselves.

What’s even more hypocritical and contradictory about the Left’s attack on Dr. Carson are these self-proclaimed “social justice organizations” such as Black Lives Matter that don’t see free speech as part of the struggle to protect black lives. There’s Freedom of Speech in America — as long as you’re not a black conservative.

These black bourgeoisies have betrayed the downtrodden and dispossessed African Americans that are so thirsty for leadership. They have allowed white liberals to mislead the black masses into believing any viewpoint that isn’t their own is nothing more than crackpot heresy.

This shouldn’t be about Dr. Carson, but about a rallying call for African Americans of all viewpoints: “We are in a fight for the black man’s soul!” Like in 2012, when conservatives showed no respect for Obama, we shouldn’t allow white liberals to refer to blacks that disagree with them as stupid.

We will never grow as a race if we allow liberals to insult our intelligence by telling us who we should pick and choose as our leaders. White liberals that claim to be so moral and righteous in fighting for blacks’ rights thinks so little of them as to prefer blacks don’t critically think for themselves.

I don’t endorse or support Dr. Carson, but I no longer sip the wine of the left. I look objectively at all of the candidates. A few years ago, I would never have entertained the thought of voting for Donald Trump or Dr. Carson. I voted Democrat all my life. I listened to the left saying that black conservatives such as Dr. Carson, Herman Cain, and Allen West were race traitors. But I’ve realized the real Uncle Toms are the civil rights leaders that want African Americans to continue believing that they’re being mistreated and continue down the same tired philosophy of marching, protesting and sit-ins.

It’s the black conservatives that say, “Let’s quit marching and try something different.” It’s these old-school civil rights leaders that keep clinging to the sixties:  recreating Million Man Marches and reminiscing about Rosa Parks, Selma and Birmingham. This doesn’t propel our race forward, but rather locks us in a perpetual state of grievance with empty promises.

Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate what Martin Luther King and Malcolm X did, but they have been dead for 50 years. It’s time to move on. Dr. Carson is the true progressive, while these black activists remain stuck in 1965.

Liberals hate Ben Carson for one reason: he is antithetical to the narrative that a black man can’t make it in the land of opportunity.

We as a race need to tell another story. Dr. Carson exemplifies true black manhood. He is living proof of what a man can do when a person stops making excuses and uses his intellect.

We need to break free from these old school civil rights leaders that are more concerned about power than the people. Think objectively. Look at the results of liberal policies instead of believing in empty promises that are never delivered.