Perspective of Deltona City Commissioner and conservative Webster Barnaby on 50th anniversary march on Washington

Deltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby reacts to the 50th anniversary civil rights marches / Headline SurferYouTube video uploads / Andrew Young, Julian Bond and the Rev. Al Sharpton were among the seemingly endless pareade of speakers during the 50th anniversary of  the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's March on Washington. Notice the difference in tone between Jackson and Bond as compared to the shouting of Sharpton. The screaming activists like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are a turnoff to a black conservative like Deltona's Webster Barnaby shown here.

DELTONA -- With the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington that has been playing out in the national media, Headline Surfer® asked Deltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby for his thoughts on the half-century retrospective.

"Whatever I say as a black conservative is never going to fit the national narrative, therefore I choose my words and my time wisely," Barnaby responded. "America has fulfilled so much of Dr. King's dream. Praise be to God."

But Barnaby, 54, was quick to put MLK's dream in perspective of today's world where conservative black men are looked upon critically.

"The non-violent Christian soul force advocacy that Dr. King espoused has been diluted and perverted by self-promoting purveyors of strife," Barnaby said. "These political ideologues push their agenda of strife because it is profitable."

"The non-violent Christian soul force advocacy that Dr. King espoused has been diluted and perverted by self-promoting purveyors of strife," Barnaby said. "These political ideologues push their agenda of strife because it is profitable."

He didn't identify these so-called activists for change by name, but when asked if he was referring to the Al Sharptons or Jesse Jacksons out there, Barnaby didn't object, saying, "This 'new breed' of 'civil fairness' is supported by a new school of journalism that has bastardized the First Amendment and has manufactured journalism. If we 'make it bleed it will lead.'"

Barnaby's alternative? "We need truth-telling. America needs leaders who will speak the truth in love."

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