What is the NAACP doing now? I read yesterday that the NAACP is launching a new website, teapartytracker.org, in partnership with Media Matters, Think Progress and New Left Media. Its purpose? To monitor and broadcast “racism and other forms of extremism within the Tea Party movement.”
How irresponsible it is for this organization to waste its members’ dues and shred whatever moral authority they had left over this hunt for bogeymen. It’s not 1955, and the Tea Party activists have made it crystal clear that they reject racism within their ranks and, to the maximum extent a movement without a centralized command structure can, they are policing themselves.
The scores of black conservatives, myself included, who identify with the Tea Party’s goals of individual liberty, free enterprise and constitutionally limited government are proof positive that racism is not at the heart of the Tea Party movement. They are alive and unscathed, for starters. As Alonzo Rachel, a black entertainer, satirist and popular Tea Party speaker so accurately states, “if they were out to get us, Ida' been got by now.”
As for the message, the NAACP’s attempts to assign sinister motives to the Tea Party movement’s stated goals is typical of the “Alice in Wonderland” mentality of liberal/progressives who harrumph, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.”
When did individual liberty become an evil concept which requires the full attention of the 101-year old civil rights organization to repudiate?
I’ll tell you when – when these pretenders realized there was power to be gained by holding the nation perpetually accountable for the sins of the past. This patently senseless alliance between the NAACP and the three leftist stooges is simply a microcosm of the larger, more insidious union between the self-anointed black leadership and the liberal/progressive movement, in which blacks agree to play the aggrieved victims of an inherently racist society, and leftist whites accept the “blame” as justification to declare the American experiment a failure, thereby mandating, in President Obama’s words, “the work of remaking America.”
The only problem is that while they play their socialist games, people are dying, or so lacking in hope they may as well be dead. The liberal/progressives have been experimenting on the black community, to the tune of trillions of dollars, since the mid-1960s, and to what end?
As I recount in my book, SELLOUT: Musings from Uncle Tom’s Porch, “those things have worked so well that we have a permanent underclass of black people without strong families, without quality education, without jobs and without hope.”
Seventy two percent of black children are born into single parent families, a consequence of decades of government anti-poverty programs that encouraged dependence while discouraging two parents in the home. Over 16 million black lives and $4 billion dollars since 1973 have been sacrificed to the liberal/progressive god of abortion. Young black men are dropping out of school at rates above 50 percent, while proven education programs are defunded and parental choice to rescue black children from hellish public schools is denied. The percentage of American wealth held by blacks hasn’t changed since the Civil War, while the NAACP’s liberal/progressive masters discourage entrepreneurship and free enterprise in black neighborhoods in favor of subsidizing government workers and unions.
If the NAACP were truly relevant, they would be using their prestige to address these problems. Instead, they choose to squander it on baseless conspiracies and tilting at windmills. While they are tipping over tables at Tea Parties, the blood of the black community is on their hands.