There is, however, real racism being demonstrated in this issue. It is real racism to characterize the 'tea party movement' as the sole product of gun toting white bigots. Even worse, there is real racism on display with respect to the voices of decent which are being ignored, and even hidden from the public by the MSM. Now, do not get me wrong, I am not suggesting that there is any legitimacy to the leftist notion that the first amendment to the Constitution is a guarantee of a persons right to be heard. It is not. It is only a guarantee of an individuals right to speak, it is not a right to be heard. What I am saying is this, that there are voices of concerned Americans which are being ignored for reasons of race.
Voices like those of Walter E. Williams, who stated plainly his opposition to Obamacare in Live Free or Die;
“I doubt whether there are many Americans who think Congress has either the right or competency to choose where they live, what clothes they wear or what cars they drive. Yet many Americans stand ready to allow Congress to decide what doctors they go to and what treatments they receive. We forget that once we have government-sponsored health care, it can be used to justify almost any restraint on liberty. That's the justification behind helmet and seatbelt laws.
Britain is well along the road toward totally controlling health care. Steyn says, "Under Britain's National Health Service, for example, smokers in Manchester have been denied treatment for heart disease, and the obese in Suffolk are refused hip and knee replacements. Patricia Hewitt, the British Health Secretary, says that it's appropriate to decline treatment on the basis of 'lifestyle choices.'" Steyn adds, "Smokers and the obese may look at their gay neighbor having unprotected sex with multiple partners, and wonder why his 'lifestyle choices' get a pass while theirs don't. But that's the point: Tyranny is always whimsical."
Or, that of Star Parker. She wrote of her opposition to Obama's socialist agenda in Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation.
"I thought we were on the road to moving socialism out of our poor black communities and replacing it with wealth producing American capitalism. But, incredibly, we are going in the opposite direction. Instead of poor America on socialism becoming more like rich American on capitalism, rich America on capitalism is becoming like poor America on socialism.
Uncle Sam has welcomed our banks onto the plantation and they have said, "Thank you, Suh."
Now, instead of thinking about what creative things need to be done to serve customers, they are thinking about what they have to tell Massah in order to get their cash.
There is some kind of irony that this is all happening under our first black president on the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Worse, socialism seems to be the element of our new young president. And maybe even more troubling, our corporate executives seem happy to move onto the plantation. "
And, who in the MSM took any note of Kevin Jackson's condemnation of Jimmy Carter's race baiting comments in Carter Being Black;
"In case you didn’t know it, the real racists are people like Jimmy Carter, ok let me just say it…the Democrats! Think of it, a white Democrat guy from GEORGIA! You just can’t get any more racist than that…unless you are a Democrat from Alabama or Tennessee or South Carolina…or anywhere!
If you had the Democrats’ record on civil rights, you would be looking for a scapegoat too! Democrats are vicious racists! Thieving racists, in fact. They will readily use the KKK to paint Republicans as racists, KNOWING that the KKK is their organization!
Remember folks, Democrats voted to KEEP lynching laws on the books, and voted over 209 times against anti-lynching laws, including Senator Byrd’s proud declaration of being against anti-lynching. Hey, you never know when you will run into an “uppity [Republican] Negro,” who needs lynching like say…Clarence Thomas!
Democrats didn’t want black people learn to read back in the day! And when those pesky Republicans insisted that blacks be educated, Democrats designed a system where blacks have the lowest graduation rates and the lowest college entrance rates. The education system for blacks couldn’t have been better designed, if it had been designed by the KKK. Wait…it WAS!"
In the wake of the controversy over Joe Wilson's "You Lie" outburst, who in the MSM thought to reference Thomas Sowell's article Listening to a Liar:
"Hubris-laden charlatans" was the way a recent e-mail from a reader characterized the Obama administration. That phrase seems especially appropriate for the Charlatan-in-Chief, Barack Obama, whose speech to a joint session of Congress was both a masterpiece of rhetoric and a shameless fraud.
To tell us, with a straight face, that he can insure millions more people without adding to the already skyrocketing deficit, is world-class chutzpa and an insult to anyone's intelligence. To do so after an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office has already showed this to be impossible reveals the depths of moral bankruptcy behind the glittering words. Did we really need CBO experts to tell us that there is no free lunch? Some people probably did and the true believers in the Obama cult may still believe the President, instead of believing either common sense or budget experts."
How about Shelby Steele's opinion of President Obama's knee jerk reaction to Gates incident;
"Where race is concerned, I sometimes think of the president as the Peter Sellers character in “Dr. Strangelove.” Sellers plays a closet Nazi whose left arm—quite involuntarily—keeps springing up into the Heil Hitler salute. We see him in his wheelchair, his right arm—the good and decent arm—struggling to keep the Nazi arm down so that no one will know the truth of his inner life. These wrestling matches between the good and bad arms were hysterically funny.
When I saw Mr. Obama—with every escape route available to him—wade right into the Gates affair at the end of his health-care news conference, I knew that his demon arm had momentarily won out over his good arm. It broke completely free—into full salute—in the “acted stupidly” comment that he made in reference to the Cambridge police’s handling of the matter. Here was the implication that whites were such clumsy and incorrigible racists that even the most highly achieved blacks lived in constant peril of racial humiliation. This was a cultural narrative, a politics, and in the end it was a bigotry. It let white Americans see a president who doubted them.
Mr. Obama’s “post-racialism” was a promise to operate outside of tired cultural narratives. But he has a demon arm of reflexive racialism—identity politics, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and now Skip Gates. You can only put a demon like this to death by finding out what you really believe. We should hold Mr. Obama to his post-racialism, and he should get to know himself well enough to tell us what he really means by it. As for the odd triad of Messrs. Gates, Crowley and Obama, only Mr. Crowley seems to have functioned outside his cultural narrative. "
If any of the foregoing statements had been made by 'white' authors or columnists they certainly would not have escaped the notice of the MSM, or of the usual Democratic suspects in DC. To the left, the very notion of a black conservative is an aberration, even an abomination to some. Black conservatives are neither praised nor criticized. It is as if they do not exist, as if they are non-persons. And, it is more because of the color of their skin, than because of their ideology. Is that not racist? To ignore the opinions of black conservatives just because they are black.
Yet, when circumstances dictate that the left cannot simply ignore a black conservative, the criticism which they must endure is far worse than that which any white conservative would have to withstand. As this next example makes abundantly clear.
Entertainer Lloyd Marcus has been an active participant in the 'tea party movement', and he has experienced real racism while on the road with the 'Tea Party Express';
"I traveled on the Tea Party Express tour bus as a singer/songwriter, entertainer and spokesperson; 16 states, 34 rallies in two weeks. I experienced vicious racial verbal attacks, not from the tea party protesters. The racial hate expressed against me all came from the left, people who support president Obama’s radical socialist agenda.
Unfortunately, my deleted email box is littered with numerous messages expressing the following, “You are the dumbest self hating f****** n***** I have ever seen!”
These racists are outraged by my opening lines I boldly proclaimed at each rally. “Hello my fellow patriots! I am NOT an African-American! I am Lloyd Marcus, AMERCIAN!” At every rally, my proclamation inspired great applause and cheers of joy and approval from the audiences. After each rally many came to me with tears in their eyes. They said, “I thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you said. I am Irish (or Italian, or Asian) American. And yet, I would never hyphenate. I feel hyphening divides us. While it is fine to honor one’s origin, let’s all be American first”.
As to the claim that the tea party protesters are racist, they are not. Quite the opposite. At every rally with thousands in attendance, I was overwhelmingly showered with affection and thanks for standing up for America. At one rally, a sign read, “Lloyd Marcus for President”. These protesters are not racist. They are decent hard working ordinary Americans who love their country and disapprove of the radial changes planned by the Obama administration. Race is not an issue with them. They have deep concerns for their country."
Jesus said, "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye"- Matt. 7:4-5. Take notice Democrats! He was most certainly referring to people like you!