Jesse Jackson… Shut the Hell Up

I find myself beginning to write this article shaking my head in wonderment. Did I really find a way to bring a discussion about Lebron James into the realm of political discourse? How could I let this happen, I thought to myself. But, alas, it is true. I am going to write about the Lebron James situation. But this isn’t about basketball. This is about the pervasive racism that exists in the United States of America. This is about one of the top race baiters of our generation once again opening his mouth and trying to turn every action taken by anyone as an opportunity to claim that the intentions were rooted in racism (uh oh, I used the word rooted, which is similar to “Roots”, which is a slavery story, which means Jesse thinks I am a racist). And before you laugh too hard at that…. Jackson really would claim that my choice of the word rooted was a subliminal reference to “Roots” and show that deep inside I am a racist white man who wants to take advantage of black men worldwide. He and race baiters like him use tactics such as that regularly. And what is worse is that there are some people with ridiculously low IQs who actually believe them.

This Guy is Racist Too?

For anyone who lives in a cave, this all begins with arguably the best basketball player of our generation becoming a free agent, meaning he can sign with any team that he wants to sign with. Lebron James and where he would sign to play going forward became the focus of basketball fans everywhere. Nowhere more than Cleveland, where he has played for the last 6 years. He was revered in Cleveland, his face plastered everywhere, fans throughout the city, young and old, wearing James jerseys. He was the hope of a City. A local boy gone to greatness, destined to finally end decades of Cleveland sports misery.

Everyone waited to hear his decision on where he would sign. And then came the announcement that ESPN would dedicate an hour in primetime last Thursday night to Lebron telling the world his decision. He sat on the stage and told the world that he was taking his skills to South Beach. He would sign with the Miami Heat and partner up with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to form a super-team that is already being predicted to win the championship several times over the next decade. From Cleveland erupted a collective, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!” (I actually heard this in North Carolina). Fans burned their jerseys in the streets. Cleveland was devastated. No one was more angry than Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, but I will touch that in a second.

First I want to say that I have no problem with James signing wherever the hell he wants to sign. He is willing to go to Miami and partner up with a couple of other giant stars to win titles? Cool with me. But I will say that I think that the entire process was a horrible PR move for James. It made him appear as perhaps the most narcissistic basketball player in the world. It might have made a little better PR sense if he had chosen to stay in Cleveland, a move that would have made most fans of basketball admire him for his dedication to his home state and his first team. But to have the special and announce he was leaving? Horrible move. There was absolutely no good that could come of it. Mark my words, he will never be considered as great as Jordan now. Not even as great as Kobe (I just threw up in my mouth a little). Those guys stayed with their teams and made them winners. Jordan did it without help from a cast of all-stars. Lebron’s decision to bail on his hometown team and go to a team of all-stars shows he didn’t believe he could do what Jordan did, win without buying a championship. People won’t forget it. Unless he wins something like 7 championships in the next ten years, he will never be considered as great as Jordan.

Back to the story… Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert, who felt that Lebron handled this process badly, was obviously upset at James’ decision to leave him high and dry. So he posted a open letter to Cavalier fans an hour after the decision was announced on the Cavaliers website. His letter read:

Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;

Gilbert

As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier. This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his “decision” unlike anything ever “witnessed” in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.

Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.

The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you. There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.

You simply don’t deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal. You have given so much and deserve so much more.

In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE”

You can take it to the bank.

If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our “motivation” to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.

Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.

Sorry, but that’s simply not how it works.

This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown “chosen one” sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And “who” we would want them to grow-up to become.

But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called “curse” on Cleveland, Ohio. The self-declared former “King” will be taking the “curse” with him down south. And until he does “right” by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.

Just watch.

Sleep well, Cleveland.

Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day….

I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:

DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue….

I personally liked the move by Gilbert. I thought that his letter was pretty spot on. Further, Gilbert faced the dilemma of losing tons of fans who had only recently really followed the Cavs because of James and the Cavaliers new found winning ways. So he did what a smart owner would do. He became one of them. He said what all those fans were thinking. He endeared himself to all the fans who otherwise might have blamed him for not doing enough to re-sign James.

But that old race baiter Jesse Jackson saw right through Gilbert’s disappointment at James’ decision and recognized Gilbert for what he really feels…. the betrayal of a slave to his master. Jackson had the audacity to say: “He speaks as an owner of LeBron and not the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers,” the reverend said in a release from his Chicago-based civil rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality. He sees LeBron as a runaway slave. This is an owner employee relationship — between business partners — and LeBron honored his contract.”

WHAT?

Is there anything that could possibly be said to or about a black person in today’s America, short of “you are the greatest and I wish it were the white people who had been slaves 100 years ago”, that Jackson would not find a way to turn into some sort of racist rant that portrays everyone who isn’t black as racist, either overtly or “secretly in their own minds”? Gilbert spoke as an owner who felt betrayed by the guy that the team had built their franchise around. Gilbert spoke as an owner who knows his franchise just took a giant step backwards in the NBA rankings (they had the best record in the NBA last year, and my guess is will they won’t qualify for the playoffs this year). Gilbert spoke like a fan who knows his team just got worse rather than better. Every sports fan has been there, and we all know how much it sucks.

Tack on to this the following ridiculousness from the NAACP. You all know that I think the NAACP is a racist, irrelevant, and disgusting group. They exist not to “advance” anyone, but instead to ensure that race relations remain intolerable so that they will have a reason for their shitty group to exist. They decided that they are going to formally call the Tea Party racist:

The NAACP reportedly is about to take up a resolution to condemn the Tea Party movement for “explicitly racist behavior.”

The Kansas City Star reported that the organization plans to vote as early as Tuesday on the language at its annual convention in Kansas City. The resolution reportedly will call on “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties” and stand against the movement’s attempt to “push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

Tea Party groups have repeatedly denied allegations of racism. Gina Loudon, one of the founders of the St. Louis Tea Party, called the NAACP’s charges untrue and said it was a “shame” the NAACP was going down that road.

“I can’t believe that the Tea Party is even going to be put in a position of dignifying something like that,” she said. “This is sad because this established organization is being used by the left.”

She said Tea Partiers generally do all they can to give minority conservatives a platform.

According to the Kansas City Star, the NAACP resolution will accuse the groups of engaging in racist behavior by displaying signs “intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.”

It will also accuse the activists of abusing black members of Congress — an apparent reference to an incident in March when Tea Party protesters allegedly hurled racial epithets at black lawmakers on Capitol Hill ahead of a health care vote. Tea Party members afterward challenged that account and no evidence was produced to show any racist actions.

Let’s not forget that when the videos showed up of those members of Congress that made that walk, the video evidence showed that the members of the black Congressional Caucus were LYING about what happened and what was said. I guess the NAACP missed that. I also find it hysterical that the NAACP, a group that is horrified at any form of stereotyping that is directed at blacks in America, is so quick to stereotype all Tea Party members based a few nuts who showed up with racist signs (and I am still not convinced they weren’t liberals who did so just to make the Tea Party seem racist). Yeah, that about sums up the NAACP: Lying, stereotyping, contradictory, hypocritical race baiters. There needs to be a law outlawing them. They are every bit as screwed up mentally as the Westboro Baptist Church. OK, my beliefs in liberty and freedom won’t allow me to ask for a law outlawing them, as they have a right to free speech and to exist. But they suck.

Panther Leader Malik Zulu Shabazz on Left

Then of course we see the videos starting to emerge of the leaders within the “New Black Panther Party” spouting off their nonsense, accusing everyone of being racist except the most obvious racists in the room…. them. Just do some searching on the New Black Panther Party on google. You will be amazed at the level of hatred towards whites and jews that they spout.

This all comes back around to what the purpose of all the people and groups discussed above actually is. One has to wonder what they are trying to accomplish. So let me answer it for you. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, and the New Black Panther Party are intent on doing one thing only. They are intent on dragging racism well into the future. Without groups like them racism would die the agonizing death that it deserves. Old school bigots would die out, and their children, forced to integrate in society, would learn that their parents were wrong. That is unless the federal government and the aforementioned groups find a way to create an entirely new generation of racists. Now you are catching on. That is exactly their plan.

Affirmative action in today’s world is not needed. And the longer it drags on, the more it does the opposite of its intended effect. Whites who are denied jobs because of it become racially jaded. Instead of eliminating racism, these laws cause it! And nothing makes you dislike someone more that when they accuse you of being something disgusting when you are not. And one of the biggest claims laid out these days is the claim of racist. Everyone who opposes an Obama plan that is doomed to failure on its merits is labeled a racist. Everyone who wants to see a Panther asshole punished for a videotaped violation of federal law is labeled a racist. The Tea Party opposes “big government and over taxation,” yet they are also labeled as racists.

And here is the catch. There is nothing…. NOTHING that you can say to counter a claim of racism. All you can say is that it isn’t true. But you cannot prove a negative. It simply can’t be done. There is no way to prove that in your head you really do not think like a bigot. The shear number of times I have been accused of being a racist because of some stance I take for a different reason is mindblowing to me. Everyone who knows me personally knows I am not a racist. But that will not protect you from a publicly stated claim that you are one. Because there is nothing you can say to prove a negative. Short of being married to a minority, there is no rebuttal. And I personally love some of my black female friends to death, but I fell in love with a white woman.

I say that it is time that we fought back with their same tactics, because our claims would be far easier to prove. The fact is that all the people and groups above (Jesse, NAACP, NBPP) are, in fact, the racists in today’s society. They don’t like white people. And because they are so fond of speaking up and saying so in front of video cameras, there is plenty of evidence to back up our claims. We don’t even have to fall back on that complete bullshit argument that they do: “well, I know that you think so inside but do all these other things to hide that you are a bigot.” I say that not only do we call them out for what they are, but that we further refuse to back down because of their false claims. The Tea Party should counter that the NAACP are a racist organization and as such, their opinion on matters of race are not important to the TP. Gilbert should simply offer another letter stating that as a known race baiter, Jackson’s opinion is irrelevant to him. That should be the tactic. Don’t back down. Stand your ground. Call a spade a spade.

Jesse Jackson, you are a racist bigot who simply hates white people.

NAACP, you are a racist organization that simply wants to promote racism where it doesn’t exist to attempt to remain relevant.

New Black Panther Party, you are an inherently racist organization that preys upon the easily manipulated black youth of American in order to intentionally create racial tension rather than letting it die away.

Yes, I said it. Kiss my ass.

I am done letting the race baiters tear this country apart by pitting whites against blacks and vice-versa. The proper division is people against government. Until we get past this dumb racial crap, we are destined to never even start to face the dumb government crap. These race baiters are more interested in their crappy agenda than bettering the lives of minorities in this country. Come talk to me, young black people of America. I am one of the people who really does want to better your lot in life.

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I got quotes and thoughts from the following:

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert put LeBron James in danger – ESPN

FOXNews.com – NAACP Considers Condemning Tea Party for ‘Racism’

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Comments

  1. Good Morning!

    Racism is alive and growing because of JJ and groups like the BP ect. But there is much more to it that can be explored, and it’s not just them (minorities). Racism is growing on both sides, and it’s not color or ethnicity, it’s the actions of many that are causing this cancer. As history has taught me, all great empires fall, and they fall from within. Racism is just a tool to the finallity of the fall.

    Hope everyone has a great day 🙂

    G!

  2. Ok, USW….look over to your left and see the steaming pile of Raptor crap….who cares where this guy wants to play basketball. ( That is about all its worth…raptor crap ). He has a talent…it is worth money….he is cashing in. Things like loyalty and integrity went out of the window long ago. The franchise owner made an investment…his investment paid off for a little while and now his investment is going to take a hit. That is called risk. Too bad Cleveland, but don’t expect any loyalty from any player when dollars are waved in front of him.

    Ok, USW….look over t your right and see the other steaming pile of Raptor crap…who cares what Jesse Jackson says. ( That is about all its worth…raptor crap ). The difference is…Jackson has no talent other than old 60’s and 70’s dribble. The only audience he gets now is when he yells racism and that is the only misbegotten talent that he has.

    Now, let’s go to the crux of the issue in your article and that is the claim of racism. I suspect that most on this blog do not remember the 60’s and 70’s….the so called “social revolution” and the “free sex” society…burn the bra, burn the draft card, burn the bra, burn the ROTC buildings, burn the bra, burn the American Flag, burn the bra, burn down empty buildings…etc….did I mention burn the bra?

    Now, racism is the new cry again because that is all they, the “ancient progressives”, have left. But, I see this country being so divided once again along lines of racism and this country is almost as divided as it was in the 60’s, that I am afraid that the last 30 years of getting racism out of everything (where it did not belong in the first place) is becoming naught…and we are NOT taking history into consideration and falling into it again…….OR….is the bigger picture to divide and conquer. Political Correctness has numbed most people. Hell, you cannot even compliment a lady anymore on how she looks without a fear of being called sexist or you now have to punch forty buttons to request English because it is racist to make English mandatory (New Jersey, you really blew it) or you cannot make fun of the color pink anymore because it offends the “Rainbow Community” or you cannot complain about State budgets running in the red because you are insensitive and a racist to think that illegals are not law breakers and, therefore, criminals. But you cannot call them criminals because it offends the rapists and murderers already in prison.

    This country is being divided again…on the lines of racism because it worked in the past. You really have to look hard to find racism today. It is not in the hiring…it is not in the sports world…it is not in politics…..where the hell is it….WAIT…..I get it…it is reverse racism that is prevalent today.

    We need to keep our eye on the ball. Racism does not exist today except in the minds of the warped and the agitated. (And, please, no diatribe about illegals being the victim of racism. Law breakers lose the right to that claim). You are correct about one thing….the racists of today are the throwbacks from yesterday. THAT is where you are correct, sir. Claims of racism in this environment today is a smoke screen to divert attention.

    Now, to my DP.

    • D13,

      “This country is being divided again…on the lines of racism because it worked in the past.”

      I don’t think it’s limited to racism, we’re being divided on everything they can make into an issue. Religion, gender, homosexuality, greenies, etc….

      New Financial Regulations Create Diversity Czars for All Federal Financial Regulators
      By Matt Cover

      The financial regulations package recently passed by the House of Representatives would create a new diversity overseer at each of the major federal financial regulatory agencies, including the new ones created by the legislation itself.

      This new office, called the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, would take over from any existing diversity or civil rights office already working at the agencies in question.

      It would also be responsible for making sure that each of the major federal financial regulators is hiring enough minorities and women, and contracting with enough minority-owned and women-owned businesses.

      However, each individual diversity czar is responsible for defining exactly how many minorities, women, and minority- and women-owned businesses are satisfactory.

      “[E]ach agency shall establish an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion that shall be responsible for all matters of the agency relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities,” the legislation says. (The bill passed in the House on June 30; a Senate vote could occur as early as next week.)

      In fact, each new diversity chief will be responsible for developing quota-like guidelines proscribing the ethnic and gender makeup of each regulator’s workforce, including upper management.

      “Each Director shall develop standards for- (A) equal employment opportunity and the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of the work-force and senior management of the agency,” it states.

      These diversity offices will also be responsible for “assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by the agency.”

      This means that in addition to monitoring every bank in the country, checking every financial institution in America to make sure they are not doing anything systemically risky, and trying to prevent another financial collapse, every federal financial regulator will also be counting the number of minority and female employees at banks and investment firms, big and small.

      The proposed law would also mandate that federal financial regulators hire from certain types of minority- or women-only colleges and universities, advertise in minority- and women-focused publications, and partner with inner-city schools and other minority-focused organizations to hire or mentor more minorities and women.

      Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-cover/2010/07/12/new-financial-regulations-create-diversity-czars-all-federal-financial-r#ixzz0tZQdvi9d

    • http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/07/the_first_special_interest.html

      But that great foundational principle is not one that Obama lives by, advocates, or defends. He is a special interest president, there to reward and defend the support of certain groups. For the unions, he overcomes the rights of secured creditors to hand ownership of GM to them, then he refuses to waive the Jones Act so that unions will hold sway in the gulf. For liberal blacks, he refuses to prosecute black racists of the New Black Panther Party (a horrid hypocrisy) if their victims are white. For abortion rights advocates, he opposes any limits on abortion, even to the detriment of survivors of failed abortions. For Hispanics who illegally enter America and seek handouts, he sues Arizona to prevent them from prosecuting illegal immigrant crime.

      If you are a special interest, Obama is your guy. The only thing he asks for in return is unqualified power. It doesn’t matter what is best for America. It is not about duty and devotion to principles that protect and serve all men equally. It is about using the power of the presidency to serve the special interests of a group and exacting a price for the help. The interests of the group trump the rights and liberties of the ordinary man, and the power of the president becomes greater than both. This is the path to tyranny. The plan is to harness the support of powerful special interests to serve the dual purpose of fracturing society and redirecting powers initially given to the individual to the president himself.

      Obama buys power by offering privileges and protection to his pals. President Dwight Eisenhower said, “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon looses both.”

      What a travesty in the making. Obama uses special interests to gain power over a man’s soul. This was done once already. It was called slavery, and the first special interest was the white man.

  3. Birdman says:

    I am trying hard not to be drawn into this race issue. I feel that this is another distraction and another way to further divide and conquer. The Elite are running scared and are using desparate measures to retain control before the collapse of the economy. I’m not sure what the future holds but the race issue is the least of my worries at this point in time. The race issue will never die and the government uses it for nothing but votes.

    • He says “These are my people. Americans.” That clearly implies that he thinks that he is the master and everyone else his slaves. “His feelings of betrayal personify a slave master mentality”

  4. Ray Hawkins says:

    “NOTHING that you can say to counter a claim of racism. All you can say is that it isn’t true. But you cannot prove a negative. It simply can’t be done.”

    Is like the question: “Yes or no – have you stopped beating your wife?”

    Good write-up. “They” certainly do not help their cause by continually to throw racism accusations around.

    I just think it sucks you wasted good SUFA space on this. Bummer for us. 😦

    • Ray my friend, it is not necessarily a waste of space. If we explore the deeper question.

      Is there a DELIBERATE effort to fan the flames of racism for the purpose of keeping the nation divided?

      At times I think there might be and at others I think we are just living with racism’s ugly legacy. The last death throws if you will.

      Is this all a natural reaction to criticism of the first black president? Or is there something more sinister at work?

      The re-emergence of the Black Panthers in the public arena is very disturbing to me. Like D13 I still remember what they and the Students for Democratic Society and the Weathermen were all about. And of course, there were the bra burning gatherings. 🙂

      Hope your day goes well
      JAC

      • I certainly believe it is being used as a political tool-I also remember that many years ago the word racist had a different definition to some people. I believe it still does. I always thought it meant hating people because of their race. But it turned out that in the black community at least by some-that one also had to have power to be a racist. So maybe we are discussing this from a different base definition. I know I used to get very frustrated when one would claim that blacks couldn’t be racist-I simply couldn’t understand how they could say that when the evidence was undeniable.

      • Ray Hawkins says:

        @JAC – a number of perspectives I’ll try to address…..

        I believe I can never fully appreciate the experience of racism as Jackson and others have. That does not preclude me from trying to understand why they say and do what they say and do. If there is some “thing” we are all missing I surely wish the good Rev. would educate us.

        Do Jackson, NAACP and others benefit from fanning flames of racism? Surely they do. They all have to make a buck, legit or not. By embracing differences and going to the extreme of using such nasty and combative language they can keep the divide there and convince people that there is still a fight to fight.

        I think we are a generation or two away from fully moving away from racism – Jackson and that ilk are up there in years and soon, the novel idea of a minority being elected to the highest office will be just a memory. There will always be an element of racism – but the ‘cry wolf’ mentality renders the truth of it harder to distinguish.

        • Ray

          I agree wholeheartedly.

          I completely understand the adulation you see in the faces when Barack or Michelle address a crowd. It is their “arrival” if you will. That is why I think it is easy to get over reaction to any opposition of Mr. Obama. It is a feeling that they as a race are being attacked.

          It is the manipulation of that feeling by the handlers that I detest. I would agree on two to three generations except I am bothered by the arrival of new “young” blood in the game. If they don’t get a foothold on the money train you will be right, I hope.

          Or if the agitators don’t succeed in reigniting the flames among the whites. That is perhaps my biggest concern at the moment.

          It is not just Jackson, et al who benefit from keeping the hate alive. We must address the “whites” that benefit as well.

          I also strongly disagree with the standard “conservative” talking head who claims racism no longer exists. It exists everywhere but is not always prominent. But I agree that it is dieing a slow death. As all major changes in societal norms. We think we can use govt power to accelerate these changes but I think we really just drive the animosity underground.

  5. As someone who doesnt watch basketball,sorry from WI all about football, I was a little behind the 8ball on all this. I agree that the PR that James did was just dumb. It didnt make any sense to me.
    I can understand the statement Gilbert made, I see it as a coach who felt angry for a lot of reasons. He vented and he was done. No harm no foul
    As far as Jesse Jackson goes, I just shake my head. Really, you actually made that statement? James has made millions playing a sport. Cleveland has made millions for having James as a player. Now the contract was up, and he moved on. HIS CHOICE.
    Jesse please just sit down and retire.

    Ellen

  6. USW,

    As you said, we can’t prove a negative. I do not know Jackson is a racist.
    It might be that he and the NAACP are exploiting the race issue for power and profit. Maybe he couldn’t make it as a porn star and had to find another slimy way to make a living. I also find it appalling that so many so called Reverends are out there spewing hate and cloaking it under the image of religion.

    • Richmond Spitfire says:

      From: http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21PR-NAACP_071210.html

      Black Activists Condemn NAACP Resolution Against Tea Party Movement

      Washington, DC – As the NAACP plans to use their group’s prestige to bash the tea party movement, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are urging delegates at the NAACP’s national convention not to turn the NAACP into a pawn for progressive political bosses.

      “As a frequent speaker at tea party rallies around the country, I can assure the NAACP that the tea party movement’s concerns are about President Obama’s policies and not his race,” said Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli. “I’m deeply concerned that the NAACP is being used as a political tool to do the dirty work of the progressive movement. Instead of criticizing tea parties, the NAACP would be better served denouncing the racist comments made by a member of the New Black Panther Party and their voter intimidation outside a Philadelphia polling place in the last presidential election.”

      According to a report in the Kansas City Star, the NAACP, which is conducting its 101st annual convention in that city, will take up a resolution as early as Tuesday to urge “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”

      Kansas City NAACP chapter president Anita Russell said the tea party movement is “really not about limited government.” The resolution reportedly dwells on “explicitly racist behavior” that relies upon anecdotal posters opposing President Obama and allegations of the use of racial epithets by tea party participants.

      Project 21’s Borelli added: “I urge the delegates to read the Contract from America – a list of policy objectives for Congress that was developed by tea party members nationwide. These objectives are clearly about limited government and liberty. In fact, the NAACP should be very concerned Obama’s cap-and-trade energy policy will lead to higher energy prices and higher unemployment – particularly among poor and minority households.”

      Borelli, who has spoken at tea party events nationwide (including last year’s 912 rally at the U.S. Capitol) is the author of the commentary “Liberals Crash Tea Party, But Stay Silent On Black Panther Hate Talk,” published by FoxNews.com on July 12, 2010.

      “Personally, I’m tired of arguing with the ignorant,” said Bob Parks, a Project 21 member who has also participated in tea party events – including the rallies outside the U.S. Capitol the weekend of the House votes on Obamacare. “Al Sharpton recently tried in vain on his radio show to get me to apologize for alleged tea party racism. He tried to get me to apologize for racial epithets hurled at Congressman John Lewis that only Lewis seemed to hear. I would guess neither Al Sharpton nor the overwhelming majority of NAACP members have ever been to a tea party, so they speak from intentional ignorance. While liberals scream racism at the tea parties purely because of their audacity to oppose Obama, it’s the progressives who seem to feel free to use racial epithets against others as they know – as is seen in this instance – that the NAACP turns a blind partisan eye.”

      The NAACP’s Russell reportedly is “pretty certain” the anti-tea party resolution will pass.

      “Progressives have hijacked the NAACP to the extent that the group stands silent as conservative blacks suffer indignities for their beliefs. Some NAACP even egg on this appalling behavior – providing political cover and lapdog services for these elitists,” said Project 21 member Kevin Martin. “As a conservative black man, I have felt more welcomed and at home within the tea party movement than among those of my own who side with the this new NAACP. If a few random signs of President Obama looking like the Joker is indeed racist, then where was the NAACP when conservative blacks are depicted as lawn jockeys, Oreos and Uncle Toms?”

      “The level and depth of ignorance and misrepresentation of truth is unquantifiable,” said Project 21 chairman Mychal Massie, another speaker at tea party events in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. “The simple truth is that the tea party movement is about smaller government, lower taxes and an adherence to the Constitution. The NAACP is welcome to disagree with the tea parties, but in making that complaint they must be truthful and not fall prey to ignorance and perceived disaffection.”

      A $100,000 reward offer made by Andrew Breitbart to anyone who can provide video and audio evidence that racial epithets were shouted at Congressional Black Caucus members by tea party activists on March 20 remains unclaimed months later.

      Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives since 1992, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research (http://www.nationalcenter.org).

      -30-

    • We the people know a racist verdict. We the people demand justice!
      You shall pay for this miscarriage of justice. You shall pay…
      FootLocker? I could see Jackson & NAACP right there with them. It’s more about what’s in it for them than anything else.

  7. Good article and spot on USW.

    I guess, in some way, it’s good that all this crap is coming to the forefront. With the introduction of “Rev” Wright to the public way back when, to the new allegations coming from the DOJ whistleblower, racism is alive and well.

    Also telling that Michelle O spoke at an NAACP convention this week and highlighted the inequalities and urged blacks to “increase their intensity” (whatever the hell that means)

  8. I know many of you follow Kevin Jackson’s site. Here’s his take:

    The NAACP has gone off the deep end. First they got mad at Hallmark for making a graduation card with a solar system theme that refers to “black holes.” The NAACP said the card demeans black women. Now they have declared the Tea Party movement racist. The NAACP seems to find racism all around them, but they can’t recognize their own!

    http://theblacksphere.net/naacp-gone-rogue/

    • Tea Party hitting back. It doesn’t show a photo of what I suppose is the St. Louis Tea party, that seems to be mainly black people.

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/13/tea-party-preempts-racist-resolution-condemns-bigoted-naacp/

    • Way to go Kathy! I found this on a related link from the same page.

      Kevin Jackson speaking in reference to Jeaneane Garafalo:
      I am always amazed at how well Democrats argue the tenets of racism…against themselves. The party that founded the Ku Klux Klan has the nerve to proselytize to Republicans about racism. Democrats have done nothing, repeat nothing for blacks, except to exploit blacks for Democrats’ own racist agendas.

      I just don’t get the whole racial rhetoric these days. The only place I personally see racism is from the talking heads on the tube. Don’t forget I come from the Detroit area..race riots of the late 60’s anyone? I don’t see it on the streets around here. I don’t see it in my circle of friends. I don’t see it from my kid’s group of friends. I don’t see it in my city. The once black neighborhoods around my city are now diverse and cleaned up from even 10 yrs ago. Look at all the bi-racial kids being born these days.

      I’ve said it before here..No one who is spouting the evils of racism have even lived through the problems it created in the past. The black folks have all the mentors they could want..Oprah, Cosby, Michael Jordan, Condi Rice, even the Prez himself. Jesse J, Sharpton, Garafalo, The Rev. Wright, SHABOZO, etc are all ASSCLOWNS who need to STFU. Woops! Sorry..no profanity.. 😉

    • Ya know, If I’d been the NAACP, I think I would have left that hallmark card alone! I mean, think about it.

      THEY SAID THE HALLMARK CARD DEMEANED BLACK WOMEN BECAUSE IT REFERED TO “BLACK HOLES”!!!

      That is good for a lot of laughs all by itself. The sure stupidity boggles the mind!

  9. Displaced Okie says:

    Let’s see, which is racist a group?
    A.) The one that thinks a person needs help, assistance, special rules, etc… because of their skin color and onle seeks to advance one race.

    or

    B.) The group that wants to be left to rise and fall based on one’s own merits.

    Also, I would like to point out that the NAACP’s agenda is racist against not only white people, but also against black people simply because of their assumption that black people can’t make it own their own. To me, that implies that they think that black people are either inferior or that other races are superior. A belief that I for one disagree with.
    I work daily with the lowest dregs of society. From what I have seen, the “ghetto”, the “trailer park”, the “barrio”,-whatever term you want to use for the “bad area” for whatever race, they are all the same. The details(type of drug abused, type of crimes committed, clothing style, etc..) are all that are different, the mentality is the same. /end rant

    DO

  10. OK, I really do apologize for this highjack, but we all need some humor and I just saw this headline and well…..

    Three words that should never be used in the same headline: Clinton, head and Weiner

    http://www.ihatethemedia.com/

    Great copywriting! LOL

  11. Good post USW. “Racist” is the new “Communist” under Macarthy. Its a bad deal.

    • TexasChem says:

      Read this book!
      M. STANTON EVANS, AUTHOR, “BLACKLISTED BY HISTORY”

      Although Joseph McCarthy was one of the most demonized American politicians of the last century, new information — including half-century-old FBI recordings of Soviet embassy conversations — are showing that McCarthy was right in nearly all his accusations.

      “With Joe McCarthy it was the losers who’ve written the history which condemns him,” said Dan Flynn, director of <http://www.academia.org Accuracy in Academia's recent national conference on McCarthy, broadcast by C-SPAN.

      Using new information obtained from studies of old Soviet files in Moscow and now the famous Vanona Intercepts — FBI recordings of Soviet embassy communications between 1944-48 — the record is showing that McCarthy was essentially right. He had many weaknesses, but almost every case he charged has now been proven correct. Whether it was stealing atomic secrets or influencing U.S. foreign policy, communist victories in the 1940s were fed by an incredibly vast spy and influence network.

      • MAcarthy may have been right, but macarthyism is not. A lot of “Commie” got thrown around and used to demonize people. It was not so much him, as what many people did with that to acheive their own agendas.

  12. I believe USW is correct. The only way to combat this is to ignore it. Don’t give it any credence or notice at all.

    Publicity, the standing in front of cameras and mics spouting this horsedookey is exactly what they want. And of course the media is going to eat it up.

    What the Tea Parties should do is say something on the order of “We don’t CARE what idiot race baiters like Jesse Jackson have to say.” Not only would it marginalize Jesse and his fellow boneheads, but it would probably give ol’ Jess a coronary as well. How could that be a bad thing? 😉

    • TexasChem says:

      Ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away though.The root problem needs to be identified and the public made aware of the intentions of those committing the offensive race baiting techniques and purpose.

  13. TexasChem says:

    Michelle Obamas’ speech to the NAACP and now Black Panther resurgence and the Black Leaders such as Jesse are promoting racism to get more Democratic votes from the Black population.

    http://www.breitbart.tv/call-to-arms-new-black-panthers-rally-against-tea-party-police/

  14. TexasChem says:

    July 13, 2010
    Department of ‘Just Us’
    Russ Vaughn

    We all are looking gape-mouthed toward Washington, D.C. wondering how in hell people who are captured on video tape standing at polling places, brandishing nightsticks and spouting venomous racial poison, can be not only not prosecuted, but in effect have their criminal acts of voter intimidation sanctioned and protected by the federal government.

    With the revelation by a Department of Justice whistleblower that voting/election crimes against whites by blacks are not to be prosecuted, we are faced with the reality that DoJ has now become the Department of Just Us. What is apparent in the actions of A.G. Holder is that pigment is paramount and all other considerations are irrelevant. Color of the Law takes on an entirely new meaning in the Oilbama administration.

    I’ve been searching through my copy of the Constitution looking for phrases, clauses or amendments that will confirm this Oilbama Administration’s determination of second-class status of white Americans as citizens but have been thus far unsuccessful. Perhaps Supreme Court designee Elena Kagan could direct me to the appropriate constitutional source or the case law precedent.

    Looks like Oilbama’s Department of Just Us has thrown the Constitution under the bus.

    • Buck the Wala says:

      I feel the need to repost this from the other day:

      http://mediamatters.org/research/201007070020

      Also, just skimming through the posts today I’ve come across at least two references to Michelle Obama’s supposedly ‘race-baiting’ quote to the NAACP of increasing the intensity. Did anyone bother to look up her actual remarks — her speech dealt with the issue of childhood obesity, not with racial inequality.

      That being said, agreed with all prior comments about Jesse Jackson! 🙂

      • Yep, she started with black obesity and then continued on into her push. Read her whole speech.

        • Buck the Wala says:

          I did – she actually used the ‘increase the intensity’ line to segue into her push on the issue of childhood obesity.

          • Spin, Buck. Michelle did not comment on the Tea Parties, but any decent reporter can make it sound like she did, most people who listen and get their news in 30 second soundbites will never know the difference.

            ABC Uses Michelle Obama’s NAACP Speech to Accuse Tea Party of Racism
            Photo of Noel Sheppard.
            By Noel Sheppard (Bio | Archive)
            Tue, 07/13/2010 – 10:52 ET

            ABC News on Monday used Michelle Obama’s speech before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to accuse the Tea Party movement of racism.

            The news network prominently featured at its website a story with the headline “Michelle Obama Rouses NAACP Before Vote Condemning ‘Racist’ Elements of Tea Party.”

            The problem is the First Lady didn’t talk about the Tea Party at her address to the NAACP Monday. She didn’t even mention the group. NOT ONCE.

            She was there to talk about childhood obesity.

            Yet ABCNews.com chose to make its entire report on her speech about alleged racism in the Tea Party (photo courtesy AP, h/t NBer motherbelt):

            First Lady Michelle Obama brought renewed energy to the NAACP today, delivering the keynote speech at the annual convention one day before the nation’s largest civil rights group is expected to condemn what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement.

            The nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization will vote on the resolution Tuesday during its annual convention in Kansas City, Mo.

            In her speech, the first lady focused on the issue of childhood obesity and her “Let’s Move” initiative, but outside of her remarks, anti-Tea Party activism has been a key focus of the gathering, which conservative leaders say is driven solely by a political agenda.

            Tea Party members have used “racial epithets,” have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protestors have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically,” according to the proposed resolution.

            “We’re deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we’ve made,” NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. “We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement.”

            Next, the article promoted a rally being orchestrated against the movement:

            The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in coordination with 170 other groups, including labor unions, is planning a protest march in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2 as the next step in building momentum against the Tea Party.

            The “One Nation” march is designed as an antithesis to the Tea Party, and it’s about “pulling America together and back to work,” McDowell said.

            “We see it as a threat to democracy. We see it as a threat to human rights. We certainly see it as a threat to civil rights,” McDowell said, adding that the resolution will likely pass when it’s voted upon Tuesday.

            Supporters of the Tea Party movement have frequently faced charges of racism.

            Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/07/13/abc-news-michelle-obama-rouses-naacp-vote-condemning-racist-elements-tea-party#ixzz0talxCAuP

            • “The “One Nation” march is designed as an antithesis to the Tea Party, and it’s about “pulling America together and back to work,” McDowell said.”

              On October 2nd?

              I call BS on you McDowel.

              This gathering on Oct 2nd is clearly designed to “energize” those who will be needed in November to stave off massive defeat at the polls.

              Nothing more, and nothing less.

  15. Common Man says:

    Shouldn’t the NAACP change their association name to National Association for the Advancement of African People? I ask because I cannot recall ever seeing Red, Yellow, Beige or any other non-black people in this organization. And isn’t “colored” a negative slang as far as they are concerned?

    The NAACP, Black Panthers and any other organization that screams racisum are no better than the Nazi’s. Their objective is race domination, hate and violence, which makes them evil; nothing more, nothing less.

    These people are ignorant and furthering the cause of the eco-freaks by spewing a lot of carbon dixoide into the atmosphere. Maybe the EPA could lable them a hazard and force them to buy an enormous amount of carbon credits. That way they wouldn’t have the money to conduct protests, rally’s and gatherings.

    CM

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