Can Sean Penn and Morgan Freeman explain this?
This morning I received advanced notice of a Tea Party group’s noon press conference to announce their endorsement of a presidential candidate. The advanced notice did not identify who the group would endorse, but a simple request for said information, made me to know the candidate this racist Tea Party group was holding a press conference to announce support for was Herman Cain.
Maybe you don’t see a contradiction here, but I sure do. Can you imagine the Klu Klux Klan endorsing a black man? What about the Aryan Brotherhood or one of the other supremacist groups – can you see a scenario by which they would endorse an American of color? Can you see a scenario where the American Socialist Party or the Communist Party would support a non communist or socialist? Can you see the rabidly racist New Black Panther Party supporting even a John McCain type of Republican? NAACP national chairman Julian Bond, fired former NAACP president, Kweise Mfume, (I’m forced to say allegedly even though no one believes it was anything other than) due to his growing professional respect and public endorsements of Condoleezza Rice.
But, Tea Party groups, the NAACP says we are racists. Janeane Garofalo, the person generously described as the portion of his anatomy Sean Penn sits on, the stellar intellectuals Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman, the Urban League, Walter Fauntroy, the ministers Sharpton-Jackson and Louella Farrakhan, and a host of others who taken collectively are equivalent to the reason you wipe your feet after walking through a chickenyard, (oh – did I include Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover, the venerable geniuses of who even Joy Behar turns to for advice and counsel – sarcasm intended) – decry the Tea Party as racist bigots. Yet Tea Party groups across the nation are embracing Herman Cain. Am I the only one who sees a distinct contradiction here?
All of the groups and persons I derisively reference above are viewed as the progressive, forward thinking, understanding – they are the illuminati, the respected sages that media turns to – they are the quoted. They are also the true racists and bigots. They are the dishonest liars and deceivers. They are the xenophobics who refuse to support and/or endorse anyone who is not mirror images of themselves.
Those of us who are Tea Party people are beyond color of skin. Contrary to what the above would like to believe, their invectives that we want Obama out because, quoting Sean Penn, “we don’t want a nigger in the White House” is a scurrilous and morally opprobrious argument, but obviously not out of character for them. Having said that, sans the usage of that vulgar word, if they are using the definition of same as “common, low, dirty person” then they are correct we don’t want a person with those qualities in office. I know that will be difficult a concept for the likes of Garofalo to wrap her mind around, but I’m willing to explain it to them if they care to call.
If Tea Party groups are racist, we’d be behaving as the NAACP and the New Black Panther Party. If we were what they claim – our values would be theirs wrapped in white face. We reject them and their platforms – they host conventions together. What supremacist group would endorse a black person and encourage its chapters to do so?
Of course understanding the depth of the collective genius of those I referenced, maybe they are of the opinion we’re supporting/endorsing a black man too spite party hierarchy’s chosen, i.e., Mitt Romney, just to be contrarian. They’re smarter than we are, who knows. We just know that Herman Cain is our pick and if that upsets the party hierarchy – sobeit. In the meantime let our detractors and accusers explain away the obvious contradiction to their accusations.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here