The NAACP’s Race-Baiting
(The American Conservative) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --
Rescuing itself from the obscurity it richly deserves, the NAACP has found a way back onto the front page: accuse the tea party movement of harboring racists.
At its Kansas City convention, NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous declaimed: “Expel the bigots and racists in your ranks, or take the responsibility for them and their actions. We will no longer allow you to hide like cowards.”
Is it not an absurd world we live in?
Here is an organization whose very name, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, pronounces its goal — advancement through affirmative action, quotas, contract set-asides based on race — accusing another organization of being motivated by race.
Jealous might revisit the Sermon on the Mount.
“Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged. … Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”
If discrimination means favoring people or opposing people based on race, two questions arise. Is that not pretty much the job description of the NAACP? And when has the tea party advocated hirings, promotions or school admissions based on race?
In the South Carolina gubernatorial primary, the tea party backed a woman of Indian-American descent, Nikki Haley, who was raised a Sikh, over three white men with superior resumes.
In the GOP primary in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, African-American Tim Scott, with tea party backing, routed Strom Thurmond’s son three to one.
In Florida, the tea party vaulted a Hispanic, Cuban-American Marco Rubio, into so strong a lead over favorite Gov. Charlie Crist in the race for the U.S. Senate that Crist quit the GOP...
In the last month, the major story with a racial dimension has been the charge that Eric Holder’s Justice Department dropped an open-and-shut case against members of the New Black Panther Party of Philadelphia, two of whom were caught on tape threatening and intimidating white voters in the November 2008 election.
Justice’s J. Christian Adams, who resigned to protest dropping the Panther case, testified before the Civil Rights Commission that attorneys in the Civil Rights Division of Justice were told to ignore cases involving black defendants and white victims.
A tape has now turned up where New Black Panther Minister King Samir Shabazz, one of the two charged with voter intimidation, rants before a small crowd: “You want freedom. You’re gonna have to kill some crackers. You’re going have to kill some of their babies.”
Perhaps we can hear from the NAACP on the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia. Perhaps we can hear more from the NAACP on the ugliest form of racism in America, interracial violent crime — which, according to FBI statistics, is largely black-on-white, not the reverse.
Remarkable. In the black community, the jobless rate is 15 percent, the dropout rate is sometimes 50 percent, the illegitimacy rate is over 70 percent, nearly a million black Americans are in jail, prison or juvenile detention — and the NAACP is passing resolutions denouncing some guys carrying signs portraying Obama as The Joker.
According to a CBS poll this week, the five issues of most concern to all Americans, having to do with the president and Congress, are the economy (far and away No. 1), deficits and debt, Afghanistan and Iraq, health care and the oil spill.
None of these issues has anything directly to do with race.
Jealous and the NAACP are trying to change the subject from Obama’s failure to Obama’s race, and from the failures of liberals to the motivations of conservatives.
By accusing the tea party of harboring racists, the NAACP is, in effect, demanding that the party appear in a court of public opinion to prove itself innocent of an unsupported slander.
Sorry, that’s not how things work in America.
Folks here are innocent until proven guilty, and name-calling is the last recourse of exhausted minds, to which attention need not be paid. The NAACP has become what Graham Green called a “burnt-out case.”...MORE...LINK
Buchanan: “If discrimination means favoring people or opposing people based on race, two questions arise. Is that not pretty much the job description of the NAACP? And when has the tea party advocated hirings, promotions or school admissions based on race?”
Chris Moore comments:
To my mind, that’s the key point. America today is filled with racial special interest groups that advocate discrimination against Whites (affirmative action or “aid” requisitioned from White taxpayers) to underwrite their nationalist and “civil rights” movements that are themselves mere fronts for anti-White, and often anti-Christian causes: NAACP, ACORN, NBPP, La Raza, AJC, ADL, the Israel lobby, SPLC...on and on...and all of them organize and advocate along ethno-racial lines.
It is these groups that are the racists, and initiators and aggressors of racial hostility, yet if Whites ever organize explicitly along racial lines, they’re identified by these as Nazis and the new KKK, and even when they DON’T organize along racial lines but pursue historically White and Christian political goals such as limited government , Constitutionalism, and the rule of law, they’re STILL the new KKK (according to these racial demagogues).
America is increasingly balkanized and fractured, and unless Whites and Christians stand together with all other people of good will who don’t want to see the country destroyed and who want to preserve the Constitution, and unless they aggressively organize and step up to put an end to this piecemeal extortion and destruction of America, we can bend over and kiss the country (and our own asses) goodbye.
These hand-wringing White liberals, hyper materialistic White snobs who ‘just want to do business,” and effete White metrosexuals who affect to be above it all better wise up themselves, because their asses are on the line, too. Ethnic nationalist groups and Leftist thugs on the march in a balkanized America won’t give a damn about all their “compassion” when the fur starts to fly.
I also find it ironic that the left-liberals engage in slogans and platitudes like the following from President Obama in his recent immigration speech...("“being an American is not a matter of blood or birth. It’s a matter of faith. It’s a matter of fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear.”)...while simultaneously encouraging American minorities to organize along racial (blood) lines so that they can be assembled by the left-liberals into a political block and pit against the White majority.
Left-liberals don't really believe that we are all united in our American beliefs revolving around the values of the Constitution, nor do they want us to be; that's just lip service. They really want their coalition to remain tribal, and they want Whites to continue the American tradition of race-blind abstract idealism so they can peel off the White liberals and add them to their ethnic coalitions until Whites are totally displaced. I'm not sure what the left-liberals believe will happen once America is balkanized, but because they generally suffer from arrested development and are blinded by their own narcissism, and hatred of Whites and Western Civilization, they probably haven't thought it all the way through.
The point is, let's force the left-liberal coalition to practice what it preaches and decry racialism, tribalism, reject affirmative action, racial set-asides and ethno-nationalist organizing, and instead embrace Constitutionalism. When they refuse, let's unmask them for what they are: anti-American racial nationalists who are at war with the concept of America itself, and pursuing their own self-serving tribal agendas.
Some say affirmative action is necessary to "level the playing field" against White tribalism, but it’s the ethnic and racial interest groups demanding special considerations based on race, affirmative action and set asides that are the tribalists, not the atomized Whites who seek merely for all to play by the same set of rules, and don’t want to enslave their children for the sins of previous generations (the same kind of sins that are still routinely practiced outside of the West as a matter of course today.)
The concept of America came out of “White” Western Civilization and Christianity. The West has been on a multi-millennial quest to remove itself from the mucky-muck forces of tribalism that kept humanity bogged down since the dawn of world civilization. America and its Constitution were the apex of the quest.
What these tribalists are doing, intentionally or not, is attempting to drag the West back into the bog of tribalism. And they are succeeding.
Liberals and “progressives” seem to believe that no matter how much tribalists and their agenda are coddled and indulged, the world is on an inevitable and unalterable course of social progress; the more they are indulged, the better, say these lefties.
This is childish fancy, wishful thinking, and greedy left-wing nonsense driven by a desire to extract resources from society by socialist special interests with a short term, ulterior agenda of redistribution to themselves. Some of these special interest are ethnic, others are merely participants in the scam, like the big government unions.
What left “progressives” don’t seem to understand or appreciate (or pretend not to) is that encouraging tribalism begets MORE tribalism, and undermines the truly progressive concept of race blind rule of law and Constitutionalism, which is where most of us want to be.
This is so obvious and self-evident that I have to believe it is cynicism and self-serving agenda driving most of these “compassionate” rationales for why this group or that should receive special consideration for decades on end, and be allowed to undermine the concept of a race blind society to the point that it disappears back into the bog.