Looks like I’ve wrangled me up some rootin’, tootin’ radical racism for y’all!
In the absence of actual evidence of racism perpetrated by Tea Party goers, I thought it might suffice to highlight racism directed at Tea Party goers and conservatives in recent days.
Lloyd Marcus is a singer/songwriter and political activist dedicated to the Tea Party movement and has traveled with the Tea Party Express from early on. Breaking conventional race barriers, Marcus is a black Tea Party patriot who often adorns himself with clothing reminiscent of Revolutionary or Frontier America when he’s out gearing up the crowds. Unfortunately, with his blatant rejection of racial political expectations — he has called the African-American community’s allegiance to the Democratic Party “plantation” mentality — he is of course the recipient of on-going racial assaults. Importantly, these infractions do not come from his fellow Tea Partyers, whom he frequently gushes over for their support and warm affection, but from non-conservatives disgusted that Marcus will not submit to leftist orthodoxy.
Recently, Marcus received a horrible email calling him the n-word not once, but six times. The subject line read, “You Are Still a [n-word].” The bowdlerized text is here:
HOW FAST YOU SELECTIVE CHOSE TO FORGET. IT WAS NOT THAT LONG AGO THAT YOU WERE NOT ALLOWED IN THE MILITARY AND IS STILL DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND THEY WILL ACCEPT YOU IN THE TEA PARTY AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT FORGET YOU ARE STILL A “#####” NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU WANT TO FORGET, IT IS STILL IN THEIR MINDS. YOU ARE TO STUPID TO KNOW WHEN YOU ARE BEING USED. YOU AND MICHAEL STEELE. YOU MAKE ME SHAME OF MY BLACK BROTHERS. YOU WILL NEVER BE MORE THAN A “#####” THEY NEVER LET THE PRESIDENT OF THIS MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY FORGET HE IS A “#####” ONCE A #####, ALWAYS A #####. NATIVE AMERICAN GRANNY.
Sadly, Marcus describes this as “typical of the intolerance and hate” he experiences with his conservative message and high-profile involvement in the Tea Party movement. For my part, I hope that Marcus will continue his tremendous work and remain a genuine post-racial inspiration to the people he reaches.
After appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University and opponent of Obamacare received comparably disgusting voicemail messages from disgruntled liberals. Dr. Monica Crowley, a frequent guest on “The O’Reilly Factor” posted the audio. After some inaudible prelude (which seems to say, “Stop trying to talk like a white [indecipherable]), the first caller says,
Black motherf***er, get your ass on back to Africa.
This sounds to be from an older African-American individual, I might add. Another caller says,
You sounded like such a slave today on the Fox News program. I’m so embarrassed. I’m so embarrassed.
Leftist racism (as well as sexism) often follows a distinctive scheme. If people of color do not fulfill leftist stereotypes such as holding certain political beliefs, if they dare show independence in this way, such individuals are often openly demeaned with slurs like “Uncle Tom,” “house negro” and “race-traitor.” It’s shamefully acceptable on the Left to ridicule these people in racial terms. Prominent conservatives of color constantly lament the racial attacks they undergo, yet it goes virtually unreported by most of the media. To empower conservative minorities, we all must take the time to expose leftist intolerance and racism whenever it inevitably rears its ugly head.