FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Racism, Tea and The NAACP
We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
These are the words of President Obama on the day he began his Post Racial Presidency™.
Since then we have seen an onslaught of racial demagoguery from the left and their minions in the MSM. It has become so commonplace that many joke about the absurdity of it all. But that doesn’t stop the left from continuing their racial politics of projection and fear.
The most recent racial provocateur has been the NAACP, which officially declared the Tea Party as racist. This declaration should have been an easy one to knock down and mock. I mean, there are quite a few Tea Party candidates who are distinctly not white. This declaration was nothing more than bait on a hook and we are wise to their games. Right?
Mr. Williams, who’s about page describes him thusly: “radio host, TV commentator and author is a founding Tea Party Patriot and spokesman for the Tea Party Express”, took it upon himself to write a satirical response to the NAACP’s charges of racism. The article took form as a letter to President Lincoln from the NAACP requesting the reversal of the Emancipation proclamation.
Yes, you read that right.
The result of this article was for the National Tea Party Federation to boot Mr. Williams out of the NTPF. Additionally the NTPF booted the Tea Party Express for not rebuking Mr. Williams.
Mark Williams is a complete moron for writing that piece when and how he wrote it. It surpasses the level of stupid often relegated to Ron Paul. He gave the NAACP exactly what they wanted. He allowed himself to become distracted and lashed out in emotional response.
Had Mr. Williams showed a bit of patience, he could have been writing today about real racism in the NAACP courtesy of Andrew Breitbart (h/t Ed Morrissey). Instead he blew his wad on a piece that could best be classified as a Minstrel Show.
In doing so he becomes the story and affirms the KnownFact™ that the Tea Party* is racist. I mean, just look at Mark Williams – founder of Tea Party Patriot and spokesman for Tea Party Express.
Although this unfortunate and avoidable incident will no doubt affect the Tea Party’s various national groups, I won’t weep for Mr. Williams loss anymore than I weep for a Martyr of Allah. You strap a bomb to your chest, you deal with the consequences.
Aaron B. Gardner
* The Tea Partiers won’t really be affected by this as many of them took Erick’s advice on Tea Party 2.0.
I think tea party 2.0 requires we stop calling ourselves tea party activists. We are citizens, taxpayers, voters, and Americans. Saying we are part of some designated group makes it too easy for malicious souls to dismiss us. We are Americans dammit!
Those who will be affected are those who are trying to organize the Tea Party movement as a top down national coalition.
And frankly, I am ok with that.
It would do these national coalitions well to remember that the impetus for the Tea Party movement was, in part, disenfranchisement driven by a top down model at the GOP.