NAACP Hypocrisy: Target "Racist" Tea Parties
(The New American) -- by Raven Clabough --
On July 13, at the 101st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention, delegates voted on a resolution calling for “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”
What’s wrong with this picture?
Simple. It has become increasingly clear that instances of racism and civil rights violations are either forgiven or condemned based on political ideology.
For example, shocking evidence has surfaced that the Department of Justice played race politics in favor of the militant New Black Panther Party, whose members have violated civil rights by engaging in voter intimidation and calling for the murder of White Americans. Yet that behavior has yet to be repudiated by the NAACP.
Likewise, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was viciously beaten and called the "N" word by radical SEIU members last August, the St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP took the side of the assailants and labeled Gladney an “Uncle Tom” for espousing conservative ideologies.
“We call him a negro in the fact that he works not for our people but against our people. In the old days, they would call him an ‘Uncle Tom.’ ”
Dana Loesch, co-founder of the Tea Party movement, notes the double standard of the NAACP’s treatment of Gladney. “I thought the whole purpose of the NAACP was to represent the interests of the black community and what I see happening is people putting political ideology above civil rights.”
In fact, the Missouri NAACP has pressed for the St. Louis prosecutor to drop the charges against Gladney’s two attackers.
Now, the very same group is targeting the Tea Party movement for its alleged racism, despite the presence of overt racism and civil rights violations outside of the movement.
Since the inception of the Tea Party movement, the Left, with the assistance of the mainstream media, has done its best to convince the American public that the movement is comprised of violent racists.
Accusations that Tea Partiers shouted racial slurs at the Capitol on the day of the historic healthcare vote have been unfounded, despite thousands of witnesses and video cameras available to capture such a spectacle. In fact, Tea Partier Andrew Breitbart offered a $10,000 reward to any individual who could provide proof of such behavior, but no evidence has surfaced.
Erik Rush, author of Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal — America's Racial Obsession, addresses the “galling” hypocrisy of the NAACP’s allegations. “There is no racism in the tea party movement. And any condemnation or intimidation that there is by the NAACP or any other organization is simply part and parcel of their political imperative regarding the social balkanization of America. These assertions (pertaining to the Tea Party) are lies, and those proffering them know it.”
Rush adds, “It is also monumentally hypocritical for anyone whether it is the president, the NAACP, or the first lady to speak to race at all at this juncture, given this administration’s role in deepening racial tensions in America and its lack of evenhandedness in addressing issues concerning race.”
Rush is alluding to allegations made by former Justice Department official J. Christian Adams that the Justice Department exhibited hostility towards cases involving black assailants and white victims. Adams asserts that the DOJ’s decision to dismiss the voter intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party as evidential of this claim...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
The Tea Party movement has nothing to do with a "drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.” This is nothing more than irresponsible, left-wing rhetoric and racial demagoguery designed to marginalize and suppress the Tea Party movement for cynical and opportunistic political purposes.
What the Tea Party movement is really about is restoring the primacy of the U.S. Constitution and the concepts of checks and balances, limited government and representative government that reflects the will of the People (as opposed to the corrupt, imperious government that is leading the country to contrived wars, debt and ruin today).
The implications of the NAACP's attacks are that because the Tea Party movement is largely White, it is intolerant, regressive and bad. Does the NAACP really want to start down that road of judging people by the color of their skin instead of the content of their character, and the words that are actually coming out of their mouths (instead of the words that treacherous left-wing operatives have inserted into their mouths to frame them as racists?)
And given that the Tea Party movement is primarily about reinvigorating the U.S. Constitution that has been one of the greatest human rights documents in the history of man, does the NAACP mean to suggest it seeks to push the world back to the pre-Constitutional era? Is that really in the interests of anyone, including people of color?
Rather than instructing people of color that honoring and reinvigorating the Constitution is a White thing, the NAACP (if it was really interested in advancing non-White interests) would encourage more people of color to JOIN the Tea Party movement, instead of condemning it. The fact that it is instructing its members to disregard and disrespect a huge and growing, pro-American, pro-Constitution movement (and using fabricated charges of Tea Party racism to do it) suggests it is more interested in constructing racial wedge-issues in order to exploit Whites AND non-Whites in its greedy and selfish agenda of extorting taxpayer largesse and gaming the system for its own profit than it is in helping them advance both themselves and the causes of America and its Constitution.
America can no longer afford to indulge these selfish, tribal racial demagogues who seek to tear the unity of the country down in order to advance their own particularist agenda and leverage racial groups against one another to advance the left-wing leviathan agenda. In the end, all they are really accomplishing is delivery of the country back to the pre-Constitutional era, which will be bad for us all.