The Black Avenger
Submitted by: GySgt Slater G. Leverette
(Reprinted with permission of Military magazine, 2122 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. A sample copy of Military may be obtained by writing to the above address)
A new radio talk show host by the name of Ken Hamblin, or as he refers to himself "The Black Avenger," is blasting the "America is wrong bunch" on stations across the nation from his Denver CO, headquarters. This son of immigrant parents from Barbados and former member of the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles" takes on the "egg-sucking dog liberals," as he calls them, infuriating them Monday through Friday, telling them there's nothing wrong with the so-called "socially disadvantaged" that a day of honest hard work won't cure. . . that the welfare state created by the do-gooders is the problem. . . not the answer. . . he refers to AFDC as "breeding for dollars" He says "dignity comes from work" and opposes affirmative action programs.
He drives the Clintonista apologists nuts by asking them to "name one elected black liberal who has tried to close down the ghetto they represent". . . by putting them all to work. . . adding that they never will fix the problem because impoverished minorities encouraged to depend on a government handout are the source of their power.
Hamblin is a law-and-order kind of a guy who plays taps on his program whenever a law enforcement officer is slain in the line of duty. Often angered by those who want to disarm America, like Handgun Control Inc., he points out that they peddle the idea that "the average Joe is incapable of learning to defend himself" so he shouldn't be allowed to pack a concealed handgun. He wants "sane, law-abiding" citizens of good character to have the right to deal with an armed "treacherous punk. . . who confronts them in a deserted parking lot late at night." Recently he praised a Jacksonville, FL, cabby who shot and killed a thug who was trying to rob him at gun point.
He reminds his listeners that President Clinton dodged the draft and says he is dead wrong for lending our armed forces to the UN to die in places like Haiti, Somalia and now Bosnia. Hamblin worked his way out of the ghetto, joined the Army, educated himself and believes our troops took an oath to defend America and have no obligation to serve the UN. He staunchly defended Army Sp. Michael New, who was courtmartialed for refusing to wear the UN uniform. New said he would serve anywhere as a U.S. soldier, but not as a UN soldier. He figured that he'd signed up to serve Old Glory, not to wear a blue beanie and guard some farmer's hog pen in Macedonia. New was given a Bad Conduct Discharge.
This proud American starts his radio show each day with the national anthem. Frequently, its sung by one of his listeners and quite often by a small child. . . which is always a big hit. I recal1 a few months ago, after playing a rendition by a youngster, he lamented that with the "dumbing down" of students in what is called "outcome-based education, (designed to not fail anyone. . . because they might feel bad) along with the lack of patriotism as taught in our education system today, that he doubted that most American school kids even know all of the words to the national anthem. I fear he's correct. He went on to reflect upon how national service through the draft gave most American families a vested interest in our nation and a sense of pride. . . back when every school kid knew the all the words to the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge of Allegiance.
It got me to thinking, all of that is somehow missing. I'd rather see a couple million young citizens learning a trade and discipline in the military, rather than offering them midnight basketball and handouts each time they produce another illegitimate child. Plus, if we still had the selective service, it would be difficult for Clinton to send our sons and daughters off to step on land mines in some third world country where the people are killing each other with modern weapons in some medieval version of a Hatfields and McCoys feud. . . where we certainly have no national interests. . . America wouldn't stand for it.
Hamblin is one of the few voices to ask questions about the leader of the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan, and his visit with Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi last month. Qaddafi, an avowed enemy of the U.S. and a well documented supporter of terrorism, has offered Farrakhan $1 billion to establish a separate nation within the United States and is quoted as saying of this deal "our confrontation with America used to be like confronting a fortress from the outside. Today we have found a loophole to enter the fortress from within." Farrakhan has long preached hate and violence. One must wonder what these two have in mind. So far Rep. Pete King seems to be the only man in Congress that's concerned and has been on Hamblin's show pointing out a number of laws may have been broken by Farrakhan.
Brother Hamblin, or Ken, as he tells his listeners to call him, is the kind of soldier I want with me in my foxhole. He's not afraid to take on important issues. If you don't get the Ken Hamblin radio show in your area, ask for it. He's as good as Rush Limbaugh. Not only does Hamblin provide a great service in the common sense way he deals with issues that have torn America apart, he's a great humorist. He has his critics that say he's an "Uncle Tom," he laughs and says he's "just an unassuming colored man" and that America is still the greatest country in the world. . . that must send them over the edge.