Monday, April 20, 2009

Were There Any People Of Color At The Teabag Protests? And If There Were What In The Hell Were They Doing There?

Does the GOP actually think this kind of crap is a "movement"? I don't get it. Protesting against higher taxes when you actually received a tax cut. That makes no damn sense. And are we back in 1950s Alabama? I can understand protesting changes in the U.S. economy or economic policies of the President that you don't like, but what is it with the racist signs and the comparisons to slavery and the Holocaust? What in the hell does that racist garbage have to do with your protest? I'm not even going to get started on the portrayals of President Obama as Adolf Hitler. Is it that serious?
Do white folks ever play fair? I mean this is some ridiculous stuff going on here. White folks are not in danger of being enslaved or exterminated. Any comparison to the current economic issues of America to the horrors of African American enslavement and the Holocaust is damn insulting and completely idiotic. And it scared the hell out me looking at folks dressed up as Betsy Ross and other Revolutionary era characters. As a black person, I have absolutely no excitement about that era. My people were catching hell and sure in the hell were not free. Do these folks ever consider that reality when they are running around playing 1776? Somehow, I don't think so.And you know some people of color actually participated in this brainless mess. I wondered what they thought when they saw the signs and t-shirts depicting President Obama in the most racist and vile manner possible. Did they really feel they were "protesting" with like-minded people?

9 comments:

msladydeborah April 20, 2009 at 6:13 AM  

Professor Tracey,

You know that the Tea Party was an open door invitation for those folks who want to rant about being lead by a black man to come on out!

Of course there were some black folks there-haters-hate on folks. They probably have deep inner issues with their own blackness. We have had black racist throughout our story in America.

As far as this movement making sense-it won't if you are intelligent. It was not designed for people who think on facts. It was designed to continue whipping up the hysteria of a paranoid white society.

Remember who actually organized this movement. It was not the common everyday working person who is going to get a tax break. It was Faux News and company. The usual misinformed suspects who get paid very well to keep a portion of the society dumb as hell.

My two personal favorite moments of this movement were:The speaker in Florida who pointed out that people who attended the rally were going to get a tax break. He asked a few questions about their income levels and then he lower the boom on them. They booed him after they realized they had been had. Go figure.

Plus the man who looked like Apollo Creed-yes he was a brother dress like Uncle Sam, he looked so stupid standing out on the street, smiling and handing out pamphlets for the cause. He looked like Uncle Ruckus on the Docks.

Joshua April 20, 2009 at 9:25 AM  

I agree 1000%. What the hell are you protesting? None of these teabaggers protested the Iraq war, which was unnecessary and came with nearly a trillion dollar price tag. Where was the teabagging when the last administration was destroying the constitution that was put in place. A constitution that had to have 13 amendments added to it to abolish slavery, and a 14th one to provide citizenship for black folks. What it all boiled down to was that these angry teabaggers are livid that we elected a black president. For anyone who thought that racism was a thing of the past, just look at the teabaggers.

P.S. The hilarious part of the teabagging protest is that they did not get the double entendre that is associated with that phrase. I have been having a field they at there expense.

~Day Walker

ch555x April 20, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

SMH!

I promised myself to tune out these wackos floating around the cestpool after the election/inauguration and I'm keeping to it. Nonsense!

Jason April 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

I have to wonder the same thing. I saw that some black politico (whose name I do not recall) was a participant in the Atlanta "protest" (and the local news made a point of showing him speaking; perhaps to blunt the race issues you discuss?) Although his remarks were directed at "Congress" generally, I'm sure that he wasn't questioning people about their signs.

DJ Black Adam April 20, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

O----M----G.

Simply Amazing...

givepeace05401 April 20, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

Hello Professor,

Said as only you can say it! Two links I think you'll find interesting:

10 most offensive tea party signs we've seen:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/16/10-most-offensive-tea-par_n_187554.html


Comedienne Janeane Garofalo insists they’re nothing but “tea-bagging rednecks” who are simply motivated by “hating a black man in the White House.”


http://www.wowowow.com/politics/janeane-garofalo-keith-olbermann-tea-parties-about-racism-not-taxes-270287

Woman In The Midst: Raw April 20, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

When I gave birth to my children I thought - wished, dreamed, hoped - that they were being born into a world comprised of the human race. Then with the birth of my grandson I thought - wished, dreamed, hoped - he was being born into a world comprised of the human race.
Again I am saddened and disappointed.
Life is a feast of cultures, all amazing and wonderous in their own right, all worthy of dignity and respect.
Why must we continue on in racial divide? Omit the words white, black, asian, hispanic, eastern, etc., when referring to race and replace those words with human and then race. We're all in this together. When any of us are cut we all bleed red.. Our hearts break, we shed tears of joy and sorrow, we love our children, we laugh, we eat, sleep, drink.. We are more alike than we are different.
My Dad always said, there are just as many good black folk in the world as white folk and just as many bad black folk as bad white folk.
When my Dad was in the military he was told to grab his best soldier to head up a squad,"just don't grab a n----r," his sgt. said. Later in the day my Dad and his BEST soldier reported in front of the sgt. The sgt. was outraged. He yelled in my Dad's face, "I told you not to grab a n----r!" My Dad replied, "you TOLD me to grab my BEST soldier and that's what I did." The sgt. told my Dad to appoint someone else, my Dad refused and went to his Commander and explained the situation. My Dad's BEST soldier lead the sqaudron AND became a regular dinner quest in our home.
Racism is taught. - Period.

Miriam April 21, 2009 at 4:09 AM  

That is really exaggerated! Shows their under lying emotion: fear.

Probably fear that the past is catching up w/them.

cinco April 21, 2009 at 5:48 PM  

And these people have a job that they can afford to take off from to protest this craziness?

Nevermind the taxes...they deserve to be unemployed.

Selfish bastards that don't know the full extent of anything. Probably the same ones that were nonchalant when W. Bush was screwing us.

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