|This must scare the hell out of Liberals|
Williams makes no bones about his distaste for Barack Obama in his video rants and on his website, What Ever Happened To Common Sense. He pounds his political feelings like a blunt instrument on YouTube Channel.
Williams"Angry Black Man" persona usually talks to us through a dashboard-mounted video camera. He delivers his messages while he drives, and he always drives his point home.
He also calls himself "The Doctor of Common Sense," and he hawks t-shirts and his book, "Whatever Happened To Common Sense? Just Tell It Like It Is" on his website. The book, published in January of this year, is also available on a few other online venues, including CreateSpace.com. The review of "Whatever Happened..." begins with this:
"If you are interested in reading a book that deals with many of the ills that are plaguing our society, then Whatever Happen To COMMON SENSE is your book. The Author Elmer Williams shoots from the hip on so many issues. He says things that most are thinking, but do not have the courage to say it. From the time you pick the book up, you will not want to stop reading it until you have finished the last chapter."
I suspect that the review was written by Williams himself, but that shouldn't count against it. It's obvious enough from his videos that he "shoots from the hip." A brief bio is next to the CreateSpace book listing, and includes this:
"I don't mind standing along on issues, and I don't mind speaking my mind when I feel that I am absolutely right. I like to get along with people but not at the expense of compromising my core beliefs. I liked to think that those core beliefs are grounded and rooted in truth."
|Elmer Thomas Williams, Jr.,|
aka "The Angry Black Man"
Williams is not just a ranting author. He's well read. "Back in 1787," Williams says in the video, "Thomas Jefferson said, 'What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?'"
That was off the top of his head, spoken while driving. He nailed the quote by Jefferson, with was in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. (Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939) The rest of that Jefferson quote, by the way, was "Let them take arms.... The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
He has a message for the Tea Party in his video, too. "Tea Party movement," he says, "to all the true conservatives out there....are you gonna get mad enough and get pissed off enough to say, 'Hell no, we ain't gonna take it no more?'"
That message, that question, could not be more timely. Nor could the videos of "The Angry Black Man," Elmer Thomas Williams, Jr.