Since the inception of the Tea Party, its members – millions of Americans from all walks of life – have been battling the calculated and crafted lies that it, and its members, are racists.
We’ve seen the meme repeated and supposedly proven by a series of Racers, Racists and Race-hustlers, including Janeane Garofalo, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton, Van Jones and the staff at NPR.
What a shock and a surprise for them when it was announced on Facebook yesterday that Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, a black man, is leading a Tea Party rally and protest, “…to expose the lies and misinformation of the NAACP in Los Angeles…” He even announced the formation of the “black led” South Central LA Tea Party. The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 24th from 2pm to 4pm.
If you don’t know Jesse Lee Peterson, he is what Hard-Core Leftist Progressives would call a traitor. For those of us who are actually accepting, Peterson is the founder of BOND – The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. The group, as identified by their Wikipedia page, is, “…dedicated to a conservative agenda among African Americans.” He is also the author of SCAM – How Black Leadership Exploits Black America. (Peterson is also the creator of the National Day of Repudiation of Jesse Jackson, just to add to his bona fides!)
Often, members of the Tea Party are asked to name, point out or show off members of color to prove that the Tea Party isn’t racist. That practice is absurd, as to start pointing fingers based on color takes away from the bigger picture; we’re all in this together! We don’t judge people on color, nor do we judge the legitimacy of our events or rallies by the number of black or brown faces in the audience. That is the purview of the Left! There is more openness and welcoming spirit at any Tea Party in America than there is at a Media Matters for America open house, or, as the NAACP recently purported, CNN.
But as the meme of racism from the true Racists, Racers and Race-Hustlers continues to exist, it’s important to notice that they (as a total group) are liars. They lie to the American people, they lie to the media and they lie to themselves. The Tea Party is not now, nor has it ever been, nor would it ever tolerate, racism. Racism takes away from the message of the Tea Party, which has always been the Four Basics – The Constitution, Capitalism, Fiscal Responsibility and Smaller Government, four subjects that effect all Americans regardless of skin color.
The creation of this new Tea Party in South Central LA is just more proof of the lies of Garofalo and company. And one wonders, with all of their pronouncements decrying the Tea Party over the last two years, if they would attend a Tea Party whose group of organizers are black? I know I will be there. Maybe now is a good time for Matthews, Sharpton, Garofalo and the rest to come on out, see what a Tea Party is all about and finally admit they have been lying about the Tea Party for years.
Will they show? You’ll have to be there to find out!