31 July 2015

NAN Should Check The Mirror First

Kid Rock
Activists are wrecking havoc in the lives of peace loving people of Detroit recently after they demanded that General Motors end the Chevrolet brand's sponsorship of Kid Rock's summer tour.

Most specifically, members of the National Action Network (NAN) led by Rev. Charles Williams attended a meeting with GM executives to pressure the musician in abandoning his plan to continue to display the Confederate flag at performances.

"The best resolution is for GM to pull their sponsorship of Kid Rock," Williams said. "The entire civil rights community is ready to open up a campaign on this issue if General Motors doesn't want to take responsibility on this bad business issue."

How dare you Rev. Williams!

Did NAM object when Kid Rock put on free concerts in Detroit that even Rev. Williams attended? How about when the musician spoke at the NAACP meetings or donated to the many charities for Detroit's poor? How about when Kid Rock stands up for Detroit while NAN spout off?

American have not seen Rev. Williams object to all the shootings and rapes going on every day in Detroit. He did talked about it, but never do anything about them.

Yes, everyone noticed the expensive suits and vehicles that Rev. Williams flaunt at the expense of people who have very little, yet he ask them for more. Can any one be so ignorant that they focus on a symbol rather than a root cause?

Rev. Williams should realize that it was tribes in Africa including President Barrack Obama's ancestors, that attacked other tribes to get slaves to sell or trade and none of them had a Confederate flag but they did have the African masks or symbols that Rev. Williams predominately display in his house? If this is not hypocrisy, then rev. Williams is not black.

Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit, is known for dabbling in a variety of musical styles, from hip-hop and hard rock, to country and Southern rock. He counts as his biggest hits, "Picture," "All Summer Long," "Bawitdaba" and "Born Free." GM has used "Born Free" to promote its Chevy brand.

His philanthropy in Detroit and surrounding areas also is well-known. Kid Rock was honored in 2011 by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch in Detroit.

"I've never flown that flag with any hate in my heart. Not one ounce," Ritchie told a crowd attending the organization's annual fundraising dinner.