What’s wrong with this picture?
Simple. It has become increasingly clear that instances of racism and civil rights violations are either forgiven or condemned based on political ideology.
For example, shocking evidence has surfaced that the Department of Justice played race politics in favor of the militant New Black Panther Party, whose members have violated civil rights by engaging in voter intimidation and calling for the murder of white Americans. Yet that behavior has yet to be repudiated by the NAACP.
Likewise, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was viciously beaten and called the "N" word by radical SEIU members last August, the St. Louis Chapter of the NAACP took the side of the assailants and labeled Gladney an “Uncle Tom” for espousing conservative ideologies.
“We call him a negro in the fact that he works not for our people but against our people. In the old days, they would call him an ‘Uncle Tom.’ ”
Dana Loesch, co-founder of the Tea Party movement, notes the double standard of the NAACP’s treatment of Gladney. “I thought the whole purpose of the NAACP was to represent the interests of the black community and what I see happening is people putting political ideology above civil rights.”
In fact, the Missouri NAACP has pressed for the St. Louis prosecutor to drop the charges against Gladney’s two attackers.
Now, the very same group is targeting the Tea Party movement for its alleged racism, despite the presence of overt racism and civil rights violations outside of the movement.
Since the inception of the Tea Party movement, the Left, with the assistance of the mainstream media, has done its best to convince the American public that the movement is comprised of violent racists.
Accusations that Tea Partiers shouted racial slurs at the Capitol on the day of the historic healthcare vote have been unfounded, despite thousands of witnesses and video cameras available to capture such a spectacle. In fact, Tea Partier Andrew Breitbart offered a $10,000 reward to any individual who could provide proof of such behavior, but no evidence has surfaced.
Erik Rush, author of Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal — America's Racial Obsession, addresses the “galling” hypocrisy of the NAACP’s allegations. “There is no racism in the Tea Party movement. And any condemnation or intimidation that there is by the NAACP or any other organization is simply part and parcel of their political imperative regarding the social balkanization of America. These assertions (pertaining to the Tea Party) are lies, and those proffering them know it.”
Rush adds, “It is also monumentally hypocritical for anyone whether it is the President, the NAACP, or the first lady to speak to race at all at this juncture, given this administration’s role in deepening racial tensions in America and its lack of evenhandedness in addressing issues concerning race.”
Rush is alluding to allegations made by former Justice Department official J. Christian Adams that the Justice Department exhibited hostility toward cases involving black assailants and white victims. Adams asserts that the DOJ’s decision to dismiss the voter intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party as evidential of this claim.
Adams also accuses the NAACP of playing a monumental role in influencing the DOJ to dismiss the charges against the New Black Panthers, the same group which praised and applauded the work of Osama bin Laden.
Rush claims those who ignore overt racism and instead target innocuous groups such as the Tea Parties are engaged in “negrophilia,” which he defines as “an undue and inordinate affinity for blacks” as well as the “reflexive demonization of whites as inherently wicked.”
Rush claims that negrophilia is a popular tool of the Left, meant to maintain racial division.
Rush was the first to expose President Obama’s associations with the radical revolutionary preacher Reverend Jeremiah Wright and has since been dubbed a “persistent hater” of Obama and his administration by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
However, Breitbart indicates that “the Left has one trick that it will use again and again when its back is in the corner: shout ‘racist’ in a crowded country.”
Seemingly, this is the tactic being used against Rush and the Tea Party movement as a whole.
Photo: First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks during the 101st annual NAACP convention, July 12, 2010, in Kansas City, MO.: AP Images