There is no doubt that racism (and bigotry) lurk somewhere in every color, religion, ethnicity, and even class in this country. It is not, nor has it ever been confined to any one group, though some have been and continue to be much worse than others. Regardless of how much anyone denies it, it is still as prevalent today and it has always been, just maybe not on the same levels now that lynchings are illegal. And now that the NAACP has accused the Tea Parties of including and accepting racists, Tea Party leader Mark Williams turns and calls the NAACP racists and claims that the Tea Party is anything BUT racist.
Is that so? Well, lets have a look at Mr. Mark.
Mark “claims” to be ordained in the Universal Life Church, a church that “truly believes in freedom of religion”. Yet…
In May Mark Williams put a post on his website saying Muslims worship a “Monkey God”, which of course pissed off all the Muslims, and rightfully so. How do you suppose Mark would have reacted if the Muslims came out and cracked on the Tea Party Christians saying they worship a “Dead Jew On A Stick”? Do you think he would have taken very kindly to that? I doubt it! A bit of bigotry there? Uh, Yep! Is this his idea of respecting Muslim’s right to freedom of religion? Hardly, it’s a blatantly bigoted and nasty comment from a hateful man.
He also claims that Obama has instituted a "white people tax". (WTF)
But the crème da la crème is his reply to the NAACP’s charge that the Tea Parties have accepted racists into their ranks. This is copied directly from his website, but has since been taken down. (Probably after the Tea Party Federation expelled him for such offensive remarks)
"Colored People change minds about emancipation
July 14th, 2010
NAACP President Precious Ben’s letter to Lincoln:
Dear Mr. Lincoln
We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.
The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.
And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!
The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person"
What a fucking asshole!
Yes, there are black racist and bigots too; the first one that comes to mind is James David Manning. (There’s another real piece of racist work for you) But for Williams to say flat out that “it’s impossible for there to be racism in the tea party” is absolute bullshit.
While I know that “all” Tea Partiers are not racists, the movement certainly has it’s share, and this clown is a prime example.