OK, there can be no more denying that a strategy is being played out here... with Rev. Jesse Jackson's comments yesterday, it's become real obvious that an orchestrated effort is underway. "The Tea Party is not new," Jackson said at a luncheon honoring civil rights pioneers on Thursday. "It's just a new name for an old game."
This blatant accusation of racism follows within a week the vitriolic attacks by two members of the Congressional Black Caucus. First Rep. Maxine Waters told the millions of American citizens that make up the tea party that they could "go straight to hell", then Florida's very own Rep. Fredericka Wilson told her constituents in a town hall that "the real enemy is the tea party".
And who was present at that town hall? Wait for it... wait... none other than Jesse Jackson and Maxine Waters. A coincidence? I think not!
Speaking on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Jackson added, "He believed in tough negotiations and confrontation before reconciliation." Really?
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, another member of the Congressional Black Caucus, also spoke of tough fights ahead at the luncheon. "Martin King wrote in 1961 about love, war and civil disobedience and he said we must be determined to resist reactionaries," she said. "My friends, you are now entering a reactionary period probably worse than post-Reconstruction."
Worse than post-Reconstruction... what a powerful comment! This era Rep. Lee refers to took place at the end of the reconstruction that followed the Civil War. It was an era known as a time of abject racism, segregation and violence toward black Americans.
Sense a prevailing theme here... civil disobedience, confrontation and resistance, coupled with inflammatory comments directed at the tea party?
With the epic leadership failure of President Obama now painfully clear for all to see, including many of his supporters, with the unavoidable realization that his policies are failing this country and with his approval ratings reaching new lows, it seems that the Far Left has now reached the moment of desperation.
Glenn Beck has said that the 2012 election will be the ugliest in modern American history and at the risk of also being accused of being a conspiracy theorist, I submit that he is correct and that we are witnessing the beginning of what will be a steady call to 'take to the streets'.
Just a few short months ago, PBS host Tavis Smiley said on MSNBC;
“I said over a year ago that this was going to be, this presidential race... was going to be the ugliest, the nastiest, the most divisive, and the most racist in the history of this Republic.”
Ironically, Smiley was discussing what he perceived to be race baiting by Donald Trump. He goes on to say of the tea party:
"...the antics they've been engaged in, showing up at rallies with guns, and the Secret Service working overtime to protect this President, more threats against his life than in the history of this nation and these Presidents combined, so the the evidence is pretty clear that they will do anything and say anything to make sure he doesn't get re-elected."
That a black leader can be so wrong is dangerously irresponsible. We now know that the only person to show up at a tea party rally with a gun was a black American legally exercising his 2nd Amendment right who's image was inexplicably cropped by MSNBC to hide his race.
And it's pure myth that Obama is being threatened more than "these Presidents combined", whatever that means. Upon Obama's election, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan said "the threats right now in the inappropriate interest that we are seeing is the same level as it has been for the previous two presidents at this point."
In reality, the color of a person's skin has little to do with what we see happening. The Progressive Left, in response to the tea party's focus on limited government and fiscal responsibility in the face of potential bankruptcy, is desperately trying to hold on to the failed entitlement society created long ago to ensure dependence upon the Democrat Party.
And Rep. Allen West was on the money when he claimed that leaders such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Barbara Lee or Maxine Waters were the “overseers of this 21st-Century plantation,” meant to “pacify and keep the black community firmly behind [white liberals], regardless of the failures of [their] social welfare policies.”
Fortunately, there are other courageous Americans in the black community speaking out against a propaganda effort being put forth by the Far Left that would make Goebbels proud, men such as Ron Miller and Lloyd Marcus. Yet, more needs to be done to help folks understand the history of progressivism, such as what a bitter racist Woodrow Wilson, seen as the 'father of the progressive movement', actually was.
But make no mistake about it, the 2012 Presidential election will be a spirited event unrivaled in recent times. Radicals on the Far Left, who are as close as they'll ever be to establishing a Euro-Socialist style of government in the United States, will do all they can to distract from Obama's many shortcomings to hold onto their advances. And if that means tearing this nation apart at the seams through race and class warfare, well, so be it.
Ultimately, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, and faith in the intelligence of the American people, we will endure the acts of desperation sure to come, and will emerge on the other side of this hatred in a land where man truly is judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character. Perhaps, what the Left fears most...