Right now, I’m kind of a fan of the NAACP and I think they did restore their relevance. Conservatives slinging contempt on them should think hard about what has actually happened.
Let me thank Ben Jealous for demanding that ugly elements of the Tea Party be expelled. I was critical of Ben Jealous yesterday, but he got action, good action.
The Tea Party people have responded and expelled some of their morlocks, including a bigwig or two, some of them racist assholes, some of them just assholes.
Let me acknowledge also that Ben Jealous did denounce the New Black Panthers when the Tea Partiers pointed out his own kettle black problem. Thanks, Ben. That took huge balls.
It seems to me today that Ben Jealous is the kind of passionate, incendiary guy that could sit down with the passionate incendiary Tea Party people and both sides have enough honesty to recognize a similar fire for justice and decency that could make them find common ground.
Kumbaya and beer.
So I could end this post congratulating Ben Jealous for raising important issues, ceding ground, getting results and being a good guy.
And the Tea Party for responding, admitting and giving up their morlocks.
If this weren’t a rant blog, that’s where I’d stop, but I really want to rant.
Ok, I’m going to stop. But I really want to rant. I think my head’s going to explode.
UPDATE: Before it disappears down the memory hole….
Mark Williams, a talk radio host, just got his stupid racist ass booted out of the Tea Party movement and deservedly so. Mark is kind of a bigwig in the Tea Party movement (well, he was until today), so he absolutely makes Ben Jealous’s point about Tea Party racists. Mark hadn’t outed himself as a racist asshole before the NAACP demanded the Tea Party out their racist assholes. No, he had to respond to Ben Jealous by compulsively outing his own self as a racist asshole.
Mark Williams is a little bitch and so has taken down what he said off his web site, but I have a copy and it will be posted here as long as anything I post is here.
Here’s what Williams said, writing a satiracial letter to Abe 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
Let’s be clear: Mark Williams is a fucking stupid racist. Anyone in the Tea Party movement who defends this asinine cunt, however tepidly, is a fucking stupid racist.
The NAACP wins this round. Mark Fucking Williams is a racist and a Tea Party bigwig. Ben Jealous was right and he goaded one of the worst kind of racists to show his colors in the Tea Party.
Good on the Tea Party for ejecting Mark Williams. It will remain to be seen whether he’ll be rehabilitated, defended or excused. If he is, I’m sending money to the NAACP. Seriously, anyone who is a Mark Williams fan (I’d never heard of this douchebag before today), you are a racist douchebag too. I don’t care if you burn in hell, but shut the fuck up. We don’t like you, we don’t want you, we’re not like you. And now we’re on to you. Show up at another event and see what happens if you let me see anything of what you really are.
Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.
I live in Seattle. I’ve never seen a racist thing at a Tea Party event. Well, that’s probably because I live in Seattle. I promise, if I ever do see such a thing, or anything close, I will go Hulk on it. Any closet racists who let any of their ugly show, I promise to slam them. But that doesn’t mean much. Like anyone in Seattle is going to do anything racist.
The NAACP was right. Admit it Tea Party people, and let’s behave better. We’ve let these racist cunts tag along as long as they didn’t hold signs that were overtly racist. Don’t ask, don’t tell. Fuck that noise. Every Mark Williams sympathizer needs to be expelled. Hard. Now. Fuck them. I hate them. We need to be HOSTILE to racism, not docile.
Ben Jealous, thank you. The rest of the Tea Party movement, thank Ben too. Seriously, Goddammit, write Ben and thank him for calling you on your shit.