Hey, NAACP! Repudiate THIS…

“Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.” – Retired Marine Lt. Col. R. J. Widermann

It’s hard to give a whole lot of credibility to the NAACP these days. As a young boy, I eagerly supported their efforts in the 60s as most idealists did in the day. We WANTED equality for our black brothers and sisters. Many of us attended rallies with our African American friends to show solidarity.

But in 2010, the NAACP has become a pathetic, embarrassing shell of the organization it once was, resorting to the ridiculous in an attempt to perpetuate African Americans as victims of racism.  This, of course, has not been lost on First Lady Michelle Obama who, like her husband, is not above playing the race card if it advances their personal agenda.

Tuesday, after a rousing speech by FLOTUS at the organization’s 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri where she implored members to “intensify” their actions,  the NAACP, in dramatic fashion, passed a resolution condemning what it referred to as “rampant racism in the Tea Party movement.” They called on all members of the Tea Party movement to repudiate all the racists that, to them, make up a large part of the purpose of the group.

Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, demanded of the tea party movement: 

“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.”

“How’s that again, Ben?

Yeah, Ben, we’ll get right on that. Just as soon as you take responsibility and – God forbid – a stand against the bigots and racists in your own back yard… like those who accuse the tea party movement as harboring rampant racism. Who is really the coward here, Mr. Jealous? How hard is it, really, to stand amongst your own and spew accusations of racism about people who simply see their President as a person attempting to take this country down the path of a form of socialism that has failed wherever it has been tried… and as a person who is striving, NOT to elevate the poor and disenfranchised, but to LOWER the entire country to their status? I would suggest this has NOTHING to do with President Obama’s race (especially in light of the fact that many of the tea party members are those who voted for Barack Obama) but everything to do with his arrogance and steady march towards a value system that is counter to those of us who value our freedom and existing democracy.

Mr. Jealous, it is possible for people of any color to disagree with the policies of the President of the United States without being racist. How many non-whites had issues with our previous President? Did that make them racist? How is it that a large number of African Americans are members of the tea party movement? Are they racist?

This is just the latest desperate plea for attention offered by the same civil rights organization that

  • refused to rebuke the gross anti-white racism of the Reverend Jeremiah “God DAMN America” Wright.
  • remains strangely silent while members of the New Black Panthers encourage the killing of  ” white crackers” and “cracker babies.” Cat got your tongue, Mr. Jealous? And you have the gall to call others cowards? And say… isn’t the NAACP the same group that…
  • accused Hallmark of perpetuating negative stereotypes towards African American women by referring to them as “Black Whores” in the audio chip of a space-themed graduation day greeting card (where the characters were clearly referring to “Black Holes” in the solar system):

Congratulations, Mr. Jealous. I never thought any organization could come across looking more hypocritical or pathetic than the New Black Panthers. But at least they are honest in their racism and hatred.

The reaction to the NAACP Resolution has been, predictably, fast and furious. Former Alaska Governor Sara Palin wrote on her facebook page:

“The charge that Tea Party Americans judge people by the color of their skin is false, appalling, and is a regressive and diversionary tactic to change the subject at hand.”

Michelle Malkin has a run-down on other idiotic acts of desperation by what she refers to as the “National Association for the Advancement of Coddled People” on her blog.

But, perhaps, the best response to this act of what I refer to as “Projectile Racism” (See Barack Obama campaign speech here) The St. Louis Tea Party quickly responded with a resolution of their own. And it says it all:

St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution
July 12, 2010

Whereas, the National Coalition for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded to advance the position of minority groups, and

Whereas a hallmark of the NAACP has been to do the important work of identifying and exposing remaining vestiges of racism and discrimination, and

Whereas the NAACP vocally stands against the discriminatory and harmful practice of labeling people with a broad brush, and

Whereas the NAACP decided to launch their 101st National Convention with a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement and labeling millions of their fellow Americans who subscribe to the movement as “racists”, and

Whereas the “Tea Party movement” is a label applied to patriotic Americans who have expressed their political free speech in the grand tradition of all that is American, that being the spirited expression of viewpoints in a 100% peaceful manner, and

Whereas, it is a hallmark of America that we settle our disputes civilly and avoid the gutter tactic of attempting to silence opponents by inflammatory name-calling, and

Whereas the very term “racist” has diminished meaning due to its overuse by political partisans including members of the NAACP, and

Whereas, the NAACP had an opportunity to preserve some semblance of legitimacy by standing up for Ken Gladney, the victim of a vicious racist battery conducted by a black avowed communist, even labeling him an “Uncle Tom”, but chose instead to use the opportunity to mock the St. Louis Tea Party, and

Whereas, the NAACP has refused to denounce the New Black Panther’s call to murder white cops and their babies, and

Whereas, the NAACP does its entire membership a grave disservice by hypocritically engaging in the very conduct it purports to oppose,

Now therefore be it resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party condemns the NAACP for lowering itself to the dishonorable position of a partisan political attack dog organization, and,

Be it further resolved that the St. Louis Tea Party calls on similar organizations to join in unanimous condemnation of this despicable behavior, and

Be it further resolved that we demand that the NAACP withdrawal their bigoted, false and inflammatory resolution against the tea party for any further consideration, and

Be it further resolved that these organizations call on the Internal Revenue Service to evenly apply their standards and consider the tax-exempt status of the NAACP considering the degree to which they are engaging in habitual partisan political behavior.

Adopted unanimously, this day, July 12th, in the year of our Lord, 2010.

Can I get an Amen!

Gerry Ashley


8 Responses to Hey, NAACP! Repudiate THIS…

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  3. stmarymead says:

    In the Duke Lacrosse frame, The NAACP prostituted every precious principle they held for payback…and for a flex of political power. They advocated for rigged line-ups, altered police notes, defense gag orders, witness intimidation, and especially indictment with NO evidence.

    They turned on a Black witness, an immigrant who feared losing his chance at citizenship, who stepped forward courageously and told the truth. But the NAACP is no longer amenable to The Truth. The NC-NAACP kept a pack of vicious out-right lies and fabrications on its official website… well after the Frame was demolished….lies that were already REFUTED early on by court documents and medical reports. They left them there shamefully… for anyone who TRUSTED THEIR VERACITY to be misled.

    The NC-NAACP assisted what the Democratic AG called “a rogue prosecutor” with “no evidence” in framing three innocent kids…in some horrific display of a political temper tantrum fueled by reverse racism.

    This is not the honor-bound NAACP of old. This is not an Organization that has any moral authority to point fingers. Even if one were to concede that elements of the Tea Parties are racist…Good God…today’s NAACP harbors an immense racist element of its own! Check out your own mote, people, before you set up your optometry services!

    Memo to the Tea Parties: read any of the books about the Duke Lacrosse case. You’ll have great fun with this.


    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Thank you for your straight-talk response. I’m so tired of political correctness. People behaving like asses are people behaving like asses no matter WHAT the color of their skin. And this group probably has its founders rolling over in their graves. You are correct: They have sold their souls.

      Sadly, the apologists in our society will continue to make excuses for the bad behavior of this group. It’s time to put political correctness to rest.

      Again, thank you for your contribution to this discussion.

  4. Steven Woodward says:

    Great article . . . now can you be bold and un-PC enough to kindly cease referring to Black Americans as “African Americans.” If not, please adopt “Anglo-American” if you should ever describe me, as my ancestry is predmoniantly English. But really, I’m fine with being called “white” even though pale or pasty would be more accurate. Thank you.

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Good point, Steven. But some folks think that terms like “African American” are more than just terms of political correctness. We use terms like Italian-American, Mexican-American, and have for years. I imagine some black person thought there was more dignity in being called that.

      We still refer to people as Italian-Americans and African-Americans without thinking twice.

      I don’t know… it seems to me that if you are BORN in the US you are American… period. You can be an American with African American parents if, indeed, they emigrated from Africa.

      Looks like we have a topic for a new rant… Thanks for your comments.

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