It's a Fair Question
0 comment Thursday, August 14, 2014 |
Last night, the NAACP condemned and denounced the Tea Party's racism. The resolution was motivated mainly by the Congressional Black Caucus's claims that one or more Tea Party folks called John Lewis and others the "N" word and spit upon them, when caucus members showed up at a Tea Party rally back in March of this year.
From what I've seen, the video clips of this Tea Party rally show no evidence that any such thing occurred. And there were an awful lot of videos taken that day that would presumably have captured this reprehensible conduct.
Which is not to say the claims aren't true. Indeed, Andrew Breitbart offered to donate $10,000.00 to the United Negro College Fund if anyone had any evidence that anyone said the "N" word. And, if they don't have it on video, that's fine, too. He'll donate the same $10,000.00 if anyone who heard the "N" word being hurled will take and pass a polygraph.
So far, no one has come forward.
Hillary Clinton's supporters have a documentary out called "We Will Not be Silenced." It's about alleged voting fraud in the 2008 presidential primaries. I'm starting to feel silenced, too. That if I dare to disagree with anything Obama says or does, the NAACP or Hollywood or someone will brand me racist.
Remember back in 2009, when high-profile actress Janeane Garafalo claimed that any person who opposed Obama was a racist?
Now that her hopes for Obama have turned to disappointment, maybe she'll be more tolerant of dissenting views. ("I have to say I was surprised how disappointing the Obama administration has turned out to be. That did take me by surprise," she said in June of 2010).
Umm, Janeane, you kind of sound like the people who weren't "the ones we've been waiting for," . . . (you know -- the racist rednecks who didn't vote for him).
But maybe Janeane has come around. Perhaps Ms. Garafalo now realizes that non-racist people can have principled disagreements with Obama's love for Keynesian economic policies (e.g., "borrow and spend and tax our way out of a recession") and "income equality for all." Truth be told, this Keynesian stuff strikes a lot of people -- even liberal people -- as just plain dumb.
So, umm, would it be okay, NAACP, if I, uh, vehemently disagreed with Obama's economic policies? No? Okay. Could it be meekly, then?
A prominent leader in the Dallas Tea Party movement, an African American woman named Katrina Pierson, says the NAACP has gone too far with its charges of racism. She makes an impassioned and persuasive case against the NAACP, and she does not mince words.

Said Ms. Pierson, in response to the NAACP's Tea Party "renunciation,"
"The existence of the NAACP, and others like it, are threatened by the existence of the Tea Party. The reality is that we colored people no longer require the assistance from other Negros for advancement in 2010. These groups run to the rescue of distressed brown people only when the media deems it newsworthy. Meanwhile, there are inner city black children who continue to grow up fatherless while sharing a neighborhood with stray bullets, drugs and a plethora of liquor stores on every corner.* * *
The NAACP has been completely ineffective in my lifetime, and the lack of leadership in the black community has contributed to the ability of these groups to speak on behalf of the rest of us.
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They are Democrats who bow to a Democrat master today as they once did two hundred years ago. Once this is realized by the forgotten society, race in this country will be as irrelevant as those who thrive off of it."(emph. added).
Powerful stuff.
But I can't say I blame her.
After watching the video clip below, of New Black Panther Samir Shabazz, I have to ask:
Has the NAACP denounced the racism irrefutably in evidence in the New Black Panther Party?

I'm just sayin' askin'.

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