News flash: The Tea Party isn’t WFO ( White Folks Only! ).
In politics I’ve found a healthy skepticism to be equivalent to the caged canary miners used to detect invisible poison gases.
This skepticism greeted the first time I heard of the Tea Party. Unlike liberal Blacks and even ( shhh! ) some conservatives on my proverbial side of town, I didn’t deal the race card.
I didn’t quantum leap to denouncing it as a Ku Klux Klan upgrade, I merely watched and wanted for their platform to unfold.
George W Bush was a big spender and loose with civil liberties, as enshrined by his horrific Patriot Act; and thuggish Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ).
Please note Obama hasn’t loosened the yoke of either upon the public.
Liberals forget the Tea Party opposed Bush over reach first, as opposed to their narrative where this was just a reload of the ” Angry White Men ( and Women ) meme now attacking America’s bi-racial president.
The following disclaimer is issued to squash the unimaginative claim that Black Tea Party support proves said Black persons are sock puppets for White supremacy:
I oppose Obama based upon my American Black experience. I didn’t need a distant Svengali for hypnosis nor plying me with Koolaid.
His career exploitation of Black liberal low self esteem and two terms of pretending his reign hadn’t worsened our lot beyond what any White man had accomplished are reason enough.
When American Whites start rallying; marching and singing spirituals in the face of worsening government, my question to the Black community remain, ” What are you waiting for??? ”
My view of the Tea Party, informed now by years of experience, is it’s a group of grassroots activists whose open mindedness toward American Blacks with the same concerns isn’t reflected in what is arguably America’s conservative party, the GOP.
Please insert Michael Steele’s tumultuous tenure as RNC chair as evidence that Republicans haven’t forgotten their civil rights era role as champions of quotas, under Nixon.
This isn’t a knock on Steele’s ability. It’s merely noting the scramble to deploy a face of color as competition with a bi-racial president in an uncharted political marketplace.
White members of the Greatest Generation; Baby Boomers and Generation X within the Tea Party survived varying degrees of American Apartheid.
Instead of rushing to recreate past hate, they’re marching beside American Blacks with a unity that would have shocked the Old Right of generations past.
White folks like these, who look a person in the eye and recognize a fellow American trying to save traditional values, aren’t rednecks or racists.
They’re a modern fusion of Abolitionists and Confederates without the hatred which pitted the first to label themselves such in the bloody war between the states.
Today they try to free slaves of all colors from a federal government content to addict every class of American to a plantation which puts the old one to shame.
Now, they oppose repressive homeland security laws which reduce Americans of all colors to the status of fugitive slaves at airports and via unprecedented surveillance.
White folks like these Tea Party folks aren’t the problem.
They’re part of the solution!
Either we shall overcome as traditional Americans of all colors united, or we’ll be over run by those hating American traditions and anyone who loves them!
Cap Black, The Hood Conservative