What If The Teabaggers Were Left?

From Nick Pell at Black Sun Gazette

Recently, an article by Tim Wise explored the idea of a Tea Party movement dominated by radical black Americans. I’m not familiar enough to comment on the rest of Tim Wise’s body of work definitively having never read any of his books. However, the article in question presents a golden opportunity to discuss race in America–something that I have wanted to do for some time. While black and Hispanic Americans certainly endure a great deal of racism ranging from the benign (“You’re very articulate for a black man” or the awkward “Gimme some skin, bruvvah!” type comments from white people who aren’t as hip as they think they are) to the decidedly malicious (Rodney King, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, not to mention hundreds or thousands of black men we don’t know about), one simple truth is frequently ignored by commentators of both a white radical liberal or a Black Nationalist bent: Race obscures issues in America rather that clarifying them. Tim Wise’s recent article presents us with ample opportunity to discuss why.

Tim Wise begins by having you envision what the reaction would be if a large mob of black Americans descended upon the Capitol, assault rifles in hand crying out for revolution. It’s sort of shocking that a man of Mr. Wise’s education and proclivities would treat this situation as if it were some kind of abstraction. Indeed, there is an example of armed black militancy in the United States, and in history so recent that many living Americans can easily call it to memory. The Black Panther Party were, despite their many contradictions and short-comings, an incredibly brave group of young militants and paid the price for it. We don’t need to ask ourselves what happens to armed blacks fighting for social justice in this country. We have scores of dead bodies to show us.

Full Article at Black Sun Gazette

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  • D351

    Well, duh! They'd get the crap kicked out of them by cops and ignored by the media, just like the left has been getting for generations. Here's a better question; What if the teabaggers were anarchists? Answer: same thing that happens to the left but at least they'd cost the fuckers some money in property damage.

    • Hadrian999

      actually if they were anarchists at least the common thug uncreative kind you see at all the trendy protests
      they would probably get haymaketed, moving people beyond the need for government is much more effective than throwing a brick on tv but you don't get to make the seen with all the other balaclava hipsters.

  • Cedo

    I always like to applaud discussing the difficult subjects, and in this case I'm going to just recommend the age-old idea of color-blindness – at least in government affairs. The people can group and discriminate for the purposes of identifying what is there when the government is failing to abide by the colorblind idea.

    Also, I think it's a bad idea to compare unarmed, mostly white but mixed tea parties to armed black tea parties. With two variables, nothing can come from the discussion on race. Supposing you had chosen unarmed, mostly black but mixed tea parties, I think the media would want to know what they stand for and that would need to be known before the discussion could continue. Maybe it's naive to think police would avoid beating them right off the bat, but I think that's a bit of an outdated ritual and I wouldn't count on it happening unless there was another variable. But the black culture does differ a little bit and maybe the rowdy times that we all have would seem to police unusual and get their adrenaline going – and after the adrenaline starts, the law tends to break down and crack down in an unreasonable and sometimes hideous way.

  • Franklin

    Teabaggers? Why is it that The subhuman communist left always attacks The Tea Party for being too white?

    WTF – What about THE RACIST GROUP CALLED LA RAZA? Only hispanics can join! Man all you leftist commie bastards should wake the HELL UP! I’m so sick of you slef righteous NEO-MARXIST SUBHUMAN SCUMBAGS!

  • Franklin

    Teabaggers? Why is it that The subhuman communist left always attacks The Tea Party for being too white?

    WTF – What about THE RACIST GROUP CALLED LA RAZA? Only hispanics can join! Man all you leftist commie bastards should wake the HELL UP! I'm so sick of you slef righteous NEO-MARXIST SUBHUMAN SCUMBAGS!

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