Jul 21, 2010 Political
There was a fable about a boy who cried wolf when there was no wolf. One day a wolf appeared and when he cried wolf no one came because they figured it was just another phony report of a wolf. This is how the left has abused the accusations of racism. It has screamed racist so many times when no racism existed that the claims are often ignored.
The NAALCP passed a resolution condemning racism within the TEA Party and called for the TEA Party to purge its ranks of the racists. After the NAALCP issued that statement, Andrew Breitbart posted a portion of a video showing a woman, Shirley Sherrod, making statements describing her own racist views. The entire video (which Breitbart did not have but the NAALCP did) shows that Sherrod had an epiphany and discovered that it was about helping the poor and not the color of a person’s skin.
Breitbart claims that the issue was never about Sherrod. He says, and it is true, that while she is describing here racism toward a white farmer the audience is laughing, cheering and agreeing with her treatment of the white guy. Her epiphany is revealed after this. Breibart says it was about people, members of the NAALCP, agreeing with and laughing about her description of the racism she engaged in. He says that shows that there are those who agreed with the racist view once held by Sherrod at a time when the NAALCP was passing a resolution to paint the TEA Party as racists.
Sherrod became a victim of the NAALCP and the Obama regime. The NAALCP had the entire video and did not look at it before condemning Sherrod. The Obama regime asked for her resignation before getting the entire story from her because it was worried that the video would be splashed all over Glenn Beck. Beck defended her and said she should receive an apology and her job back. The funny thing is, the left will label him the villain in this and not the NAALCP or the Obama regime.
The NAALCP investigated further and issued a retraction in which it states it was “snookered” by FOX News and a TEA Party activist. FOX News did not air the story until well after Sherrod had been forced to resign and had nothing to do with the issue other than posting the video. But FOX needs to be the villain as does the TEA Party.
This is important because Democrats want to hold onto power and they need to fuel the fire with claims of racism in order to do that. Racism is no longer a word used to describe people who treat people differently based on race. It is used by the left as a political weapon in order to get and keep power. The word racist is now nothing more than a political weapon that is used with the particular purpose of smearing people who are not racists. Look at the news of the Journolist forum. The weapon of choice to counter the Jeremiah Wright racism (the real kind, not the phony Democrat kind) was to pick a conservative who opposed Obama and call that person a racist. You read that right; journalists were working to assist a candidate by concocting schemes to falsely accuse people of being racists.
This is the whole purpose behind the NAALCP resolution. The TEA Party is not racist and has no more or no fewer racists in its population than any other segment of the population including the NAALCP (with the possible exception of the NBPP which has more racists than any segment). But the NAALCP, as an arm of the Democrat party, needed to assist the the party in the upcoming election and it did so by falsely making the claim of racism.
THIS IS THEIR GAME PLAN
Think I am wrong? Then let me quote for you the words of Democrat and Liberal Mary Frances Berry:
Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness. [emphasis mine] Politico
Take a close look at her statement. Tainting the TEA Party as racists is proving to be an effective strategy. She is admitting that the left is using the cries of racism as a political tool, just as the Journolist members decided to do. Berry admits that the TEA Party members are no more racist than any other group of Americans but that calling them racists is a good strategy because it gets them to purge their ranks and makes candidates distance themselves which Berry says will help Democrats in November. It is all about winning an election.
Berry further states that it is better to have one’s opponents rebut charges of racism (phony charges of racism) than discussing joblessness. You got it folks? It is better to make phony accusations of racism and have opponents chasing those around rather than discussing the weaknesses that might cost you an election.
This statement also helps to explain why black members of Congress made claims of racism when walking through a TEA Party crowd. It was part of the playbook. They never figured their claims would be disproven. No one called them the N word or spat upon them. They made it up as part of the strategy being used by Democrats. Just ask Mary Frances Berry.
It also helps explain why George Soros edited clips of TEA Party events to show a person spouting racist things. The edit left out the part where the TEA Party members tell the guy he does not represent them and he does not belong there. They go after him and do not tolerate what he says and he eventually leaves. Soros could not show that part because it would not fit in the Democrat strategy of making phony claims of racism. Again, ask Mary Frances Berry.
Does anyone wonder why most cries of racism (except for extreme or obvious cases) fall on deaf ears? The NAACLP has lost its relevance and it is using phony cries of racism to falsely paint the TEA Party as a bunch of racists. Ms. Berry admits that this is the game plan and that it is working.
This is their playbook and we should not get sucked into the game. Ignore their phony cries of racism and do not waste time defending against these phony claims. If confronted with the charge of racism simply state it is a Democrat strategy to make false allegations of racism and that this particular case is one of those false allegations and then move on. Do not allow the race baiters to seize the initiative on this issue.
This has been a long time coming. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAALCP, and the rest of the race hustlers have invented racism and racist charges for years. They have fabricated charges of racism in events where it did not occur for the benefit of the Democrat party. Remember Ms. Berry’s words and you will see that this has been an effective strategy for a long time.
True racism is ugly and should not be tolerated. It is not only immoral but is illogical as well and it should never be tolerated.
But the charge of racism, like the charge of rape, should never be made casually and without merit. It should certainly never be made as part of a political strategy. Doing so waters down the severity of actual racism and removes any credibility those asserting the falsehoods might have had on the issue.
It also minimizes the struggle and sacrifices of those who fought for equal rights and it dishonors the memories of those who gave everything in order to rid the country of the inequalities of racism.
And like that boy who cried wolf, it turns deaf the ears of people who might otherwise care.
Then the question becomes, if you care so little about racism that you will falsely claim it as part of a political strategy, why should anyone else care about allegations of racism, even if they are true?
Democrats think so little of the black community that they will use racism as a tool and thereby minimize the history of racism and the struggle for equality in this country.
The sad thing is many blacks, like the NAALCP and Ms. Berry will go along with the plan and express happiness at the perceived success.
It is November or never.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jul 20, 2010 Political
Last week the National Association for the Advancement of Liberal Colored People (NAALCP) passed a resolution condemning racism in the TEA Party and stating that the TEA Party had to disavow its racist elements. The TEA Party, despite claims to the contrary, is not a racist organization and there are no racist elements. George Soros tried to show the racist side by airing an ad that has a supposed TEA Party member proudly claiming to be a racist. The entire video, the one from which Soros chopped the piece, shows TEA Party members condemning the man and telling him he is not part of them and that he does not represent their views. They had to use deceit in order to show a racism that does not exist.
And who is the NAALCP to call out the TEA Party? I did not see any resolution condemning the New Black Panther Party, a group of black men who all happen to be racists. The NAALCP is selective in its approach to shouting racist because it is trying to gain some kind of relevance or meaning. It was once an important player in the fight for civil rights but has become nothing more than a mouthpiece for the Democrat Party. The NAALCP injects racism into most elections in order to drum up votes for Democrats. It has been reduced to the dealer in a game of race cards.
The ironic thing is that the NAALCP has had plenty of speakers who have uttered racist things. The members routinely call conservative blacks “Uncle Toms” and sell outs and their assessment of white America is nothing but rants about racism.
Even more ironic is that during the very week the NAALCP was passing its anti TEA Party resolution videos were presented that showed a federal appointee under the Obama administration, Shirley Sherrod, telling an audience at an NAALCP event that she engaged in racism. She went into great detail to show how she had neglected helping a farmer because he was white and how she passed him off to a white lawyer, or as she put it, one of his own kind.
Andrew Breitbart once again came through with the video and he posted it on his site, Big Government. The video is damning. Here is what we heard:
“The first time I was faced with having to help a white farmer save his farm, he took a long time talking but he was trying to show me he was superior to me. I know what he was doing, but he had come to me for help. What he didn’t know while he was taking all that time trying to show me he was superior to me was, I was trying to decide just how much help I was going to give him,” Sherrod said.
“I was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland, and here I was faced with having to help a white person save their land. So I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do. I did enough,” Sherrod said. “So that when he, I assumed the Department of Agriculture had sent him to me, either that or the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and he needed to go back and report that I did try to help him.”
In the video, Sherrod also spoke of referring the white farmer to a white lawyer, thinking the latter would be more sympathetic because of race. “So I took him to a white lawyer that had attended some of training that we had provided because Chapter 12 bankruptcy had just been enacted for the family farm. So I figured if I take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him.” WCBSTV
So far the left and the NAALCP (redundant, I know) have struck out. Soros tries to show TEA Party members as racist but the uncut video shows the truth and TEA Party members attack the racist who shows up at their event and the NAALCP condemns the TEA Party racism but can’t show racism and uses a now discredited story (read lie) about black members of Congress being spat upon and called the N word. There is no meat to the story and the resolution is baseless. It was only issued to help Obama and the Democrats by increasing tension among the races.
We do know and have absolute proof of racism from the New Black Panthers and from someone speaking at an NAALCP event. I certainly would not paint the entire black community with the racist brush based upon the New Black Panthers racist views but I would expect the NAALCP to condemn their acts just like TEA Party members condemned the racist shown in the Soros ad. This is what a true civil rights organization would do.
I would also expect the NAALCP to make sure its house is in order before it starts making claims about any other organization and when it does decide to make accusations I would expect it to have some proof.
The NAALCP allowed a racist to speak at its event. It did nothing to condemn the racist and it made no apologies for the racist language used. In short, it failed to do what it resolved for the TEA Party to do and that is to condemn the racist elements of its organization.
Big difference is that we have proof of the racism at the NAALCP but there is none associated with the TEA Party. And if you see a racist sign keep in mind the left has people who made no secret of their plans to infiltrate events and act like racists. You are gonna need more than a few signs. Video proof like Breitbart supplies would be good, if you can find it. But leave the Soros doctored stuff at home.
Another very funny thing about this event is that Sherrod also says that there are jobs at the USDA and that people of color should apply for them because it is impossible to be fired from the federal government.
Today, Shirley Sherrod resigned from the USDA. True, that is not fired but we all know she was allowed to resign in lieu of being fired. The USDA issued a statement and from the words it is clear she could quit or be fired:
“There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA, and I strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a written statement. “We have been working hard through the past 18 months to reverse the checkered civil rights history at the department and take the issue of fairness and equality very seriously.” Big Government
The only entity we have not heard from since the news of Sherrod’s racist rant is the NAALCP. She made her statements at the NAALCP’s event and she has since lost her job but they have not yet issued a statement about the incident. They have not issued a resolution either.
Perhaps they are too busy issuing a resolution condemning America for calling it the White House…
Never surrender, never submit.