[David] Horowitz is a ‘60s turncoat who discovered that the grass is greener—and the opportunity for self-promotion greater—on the reactionary side of the fence, White was too kind. More could have been made of Horowitz’s invitation to black Americans to love America or leave it—a sentiment he abhorred when used against his former cohorts. Horowitz may ruminate about being accused of being a racist. He need not worry—he’s outed himself."
—Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP, Letter to the editor of Time,
September 20, 1999
JULIAN BOND WAS ONCE the crown prince of the civil-rights movement. In the 1960s he was elected to the Georgia legislature, the youngest person ever to have achieved that office. Great things were expected of Bond. Somewhere along the way, however, he went off track and never fulfilled those expectations. In the Eighties, he was ignominiously defeated by fellow activist (now congressman) John Lewis and retired from political life. Bond never seems to have had a new idea after the Sixties. Probably for this reason, his left-wing comrades didn’t forget him. They got him appointments as a professor of history at two colleges, despite the fact that Bond had no advanced degrees and had never written a historical monograph. But then, the PC university is first and foremost a political patronage operation of the Left. A year ago, Bond became chairman of the NAACP after the organization had gone through a series of scandals, sexual, financial, and political under the misleadership of Benjamin Chavis, who wound up as a lackey for the racist anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.
Bond’s comments on my writings show him to be either a liar or a functional illiterate. If anybody is a 60s turncoat, it’s Julian Bond and the NAACP leadership who have betrayed the legacy of Martin Luther King and revived the cracker mentality of the southern segregationists. Under Bond’s leadership the NAACP now supports racial preferences and the "one drop" theory of black blood. It is they who are defending the racial identification of American citizens by the government and the idea that if any part of you is black you are all black. Of course, I never wrote nor said nor thought that blacks should love America or leave it (that’s probably a projection, Julian). What I said was that in 1999, blacks are no more oppressed in America than anyone else is. Anyone who is oppressed and is free to leave a place where they are oppressed will do so.
In any case, Julian Bond has demonstrated his fitness to be part of a civil-rights leadership that is intellectually corrupt, morally squalid and a national disgrace.