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Recently the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) passed a resolution condemning racism in the Tea Party movement. It was at once ironic and idiotic when you considered the history and behavior documented for both groups. Any group that holds a demonstration generally leaves behind a mess and very often property damage and personal injuries. The history and video record of Tea Party demonstrations is that their sites are usually cleaner and left in pristine shape. More to the point, they have never required any attention from law enforcement except to enforce standard crowd control. The only message they have ever made central to their protest is too much taxing, too much spending, too much government, and too much infringement on the freedom of citizens.

There have always been a number of videos on the air and on the web, which feature members of the Tea Party movement juxtaposed by a preponderance of Black politicians, office holders, religious leaders, fringe and main stream racially centric groups. The Tea party message is unrelenting and unless the video is doctored there are members of every racial group participating in their protest. On the other side are fire and brimstone protestations of racism, maltreatment, and other allegations which have very few things in common with reality.  Since the election of the Post Racial President Barack Obama the racial atmosphere in the country has become absolutely toxic and there are many who fear that a race war is just on the horizon. It seems almost idiotic when you consider that the racial problems in fly over country versus those in Washington DC demonstrate more clearly than ever that there are more racists per capita in Washington than in any average city in the US. That does not include New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, and the like. It arose out of a voter intimidation case in Philadelphia in which two of the new Black Panthers could be seen in front of a voting location, one of which had a cudgel in his hand, in deliberate and ostentatious intimidation mode. In the face of direct and reliable testimony that they were shouting racial epithets, threatening white voters, and telling those who came by that they should “get used to being ruled by the black man.” It was tried and a guilty verdict delivered until a political appointee in the Holder Justice Department ordered it dropped. This once a whistle blower was only the beginning as the Holder/Obama justice department made any prosecution against blacks off limits and whites the only acceptable target.

Then there were videos of King Samir Shabazz making public statements about his hatred for white people and admonition to blacks to kill “crackers” (whites) and cracker babies. There were videos praising Osama Bin Laden and lauding his good works, calling the United States the real terrorist state. There were videos where they claim a need to arm themselves because the white man is armed.  Yet at the end of the day the NAACP has said nothing about the overt racist behavior of fellow blacks, whether it is the hatred, the intimidation or the need to arm. It is as though nothing ever happened in that regard and it is plainly hypocrisy and fraud on their part but apparently they are not smart enough to figure out that we already know.

And wouldn’t it be novel if the NAACP stepped up and admitted its relationships with the new Black Panthers and The Nation of Islam Church led by Louis Farrakhan? There are the preachers in the mold of Jeremiah Wright who advocate Black Nationalism that adherents feel whites can only be saved if they give everything they own to Blacks. These are the very words of Black Nationalist founder Marcus Garvey himself. All of these organizations have been nothing if not patently and transparently dishonest in the way they point fingers at others while going out of their way to hide their own culpability. It cites examples of racism they say were inflicted on black members of the House but cannot produce an iota of evidence to support the accusation. Cameras rolling from every conceivable angle, none of the spitting was captured on camera and not one recording of the perfidious “N” word anywhere. Andrew Brietbart even offered a $100,000.00 reward to anyone who could produce a recording or video of the event, but there were no takers.

And in the heart of our government people like Rep. Melvin L. Watt, Rep. Maxine Waters, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (A Judge who was impeached and convicted of criminal actions), Rep. Chaka Fattah, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Rep. James E. Clyburn, Rep. Barbara Lee who far from working to ease racial tensions and do their utmost to promote a more respectful dialog, engage in overtly racist comments and promote what can only be described as acrimonious and bitter dialog that does more to alienate people than ameliorate them.

What is even more remarkable is that Barack Obama came into office at a time when Black people are suffering. Murder rates among blacks are skyrocketing. Out of wedlock birth rates are staggering. Black on Black crime rate is destroying their culture (a very rich and blessed culture), and the abuse of drugs and resulting death rates are having a devastating effect. But does Mr. Obama focus his attention on these problems and try to help ameliorate the devastating effect on their society? Not in any real and meaningful way. He would rather stoke the flames of intolerance and racism by playing the race card for his own political advantage. The examples of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Shirley Sherrod are testament to his ignorance and self indulgence. He is a man who can only see his own gain and notoriety. The Emperor has no clothes at all.

But why are we surprised? We have seen the infamous Tawana Brawley hoax perpetrated by the Rev. Al Sharpton. His vitriol and over zealous attacking of white people by hoax and lie without proof or legal liability has led to the death of his targets. The Reverend Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow Push Coalition may be the ultimate source of reference on the art of racial blackmail and shakedowns. Like John Edwards who perfected certain lawsuit methodologies to the point where you simply have to set them in motion to get results, the Reverend Jackson has over the years bilked businesses of millions of dollars, much of which has supported a somewhat lavish lifestyle, an extra marital affair, and apparently an out of wedlock child with an employee.

These are people who preach to us and tell us we are evil and that we should give away all we’ve worked for without any consideration of what white society has worked for. The difference is they demand it without even understanding that half of the population of America never had any exposure or responsibility for the institution of slavery. My family didn’t immigrate unlit 1923 and I can honestly say that we have never demonstrated any racist behavior in succeeding generations. Let me further point out that the etymology of the word “slave” comes from the word “slav” (people of the Balkans) in 1250-1300 in medieval times. Races have been victimized by slavery since before Roman times when Christians were fed to wild beasts in the Coliseum. It is easy to accept that Blacks have suffered and that they deserve the same rights as everyone else, but to imply that they are somehow unique in their suffering is to do a profound disservice of the rest of humanity who have in some cases suffered much worse and used the experience to grow instead of hate.

Many of us remember the speech given by Reverend King in which he lifted his voice to create a vision of a future of equality for all races and a colorblind society that treated everyone with equal respect. It spoke to a need and responsibility of all people to work and act to bring into reality that unique and inspired vision. Yet 50 years later things are worse and the very people who stood by Dr. King’s side in Washington are some of the shrillest voices promoting racism. If Dr. King could see some of the behaviors and rhetoric of those who marched with him for the cause of civil rights, I believe he would be ashamed of them and feel they had done more to set back his work than advance it. He would see that his words had no affect on them and that their appearance may have been more about political expediency that true commitment to the cause.

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