Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Council of Conservative Citizens vs. the NAACP

Underneath an ad for "historical" flags is this little informational tidbit on the website for the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), a group that calls the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) a "militant race lobby".

"Shocking Statistics
Between 1976-2005, blacks made up 13% of the US population, but committed 59% of felony murders. Overall, blacks are 9 times more likely to commit murder than whites.
Source: US DOJ"

It does not matter what link one clicks, this very important nugget of info is always there, on the right hand side, just in case you, the angry white American, did not have the inclination to read in its entirety the "Statement of Principals" where certain leanings of this group are unabashedly outlined.

Reading this manifesto the word "irony" keeps dominating my thoughts - and "stupidity". Read the following....

"(2) We believe the United States is a European country and that Americans are part of the European people. We believe that the United States derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and the European people and that the American people and government should remain European in their composition and character. We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into the United States that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority in our lifetime. We believe that illegal immigration must be stopped, if necessary by military force and placing troops on our national borders; that illegal aliens must be returned to their own countries; and that legal immigration must be severely restricted or halted through appropriate changes in our laws and policies. We also oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races."

Holy shit. Where do I begin? Do I start laughing or should I be scared? This group calls the NAACP a militant race lobby but I cannot recall ever seeing in any NAACP literature an exhortation to ensure that only Americans of "color" should dominate the landscape.

This group states that its objective is to bring power to what they call "the silent majority" of conservative Americans by organizing at the local levels - just like the Tea Party, hmmm? That is a pretty tall order to be making but it does lead one to wonder just what the hell is going on in American political discourse these days and if one has the time or the inclination as they should then it is high time Joe and Jane Average started to do some research before the polls open in November.

That old rub of politics making for strange bedfellows is not too far off the mark.

The NAACP recently commissioned a report on the efforts of ultra-rightists, white supremacists, radical christians, militia types (and yes, even David Duke gets a mention) and their strategies being employed to jockey for position within the fractured but in some ways very powerful Tea Party movements. This is why the C of CC has a hate-on for the NAACP. The proverbial cat is now out of the bag.

Groups like the C of CC while easy to dismiss as whacked out loonies have their genesis in other nationalist, racially-based ideologies and it is often during times of economic upheaval that the radical elements gain momentum and in these days of instant communications it is he who fires the first salvo that gets heard. Does not matter one iota if what "he"is saying is based on conjecture but what does seem to matter is one's ability to pander to those ugly sentiments that are just under the surface of some skins.

Loony or not, these folks are organized, manipulative and they are gaining momentum. Wake up America, please? For those of you reading this who do not want to read the entire 96 page PDF file on the NAACP website there are several excerpts on this page.

I found their analysis to be spot-on and in many ways they were almost apologizing to the Tea Party for even digging this stuff up....I would say they are far more charitable in their discourse than those on the "right" who put down the NAACP.

"I hope the leadership and members of the Tea Party movement will read this report and take additional steps to distance themselves from those Tea Party leaders who espouse racist ideas, advocate violence, or are formally affiliated with white supremacist organizations. In our effort to strengthen our democracy and ensure rights for all, it is important that we have a reasoned political debate without the use of epithets, the threat of violence, or the resurrection of long discredited racial hierarchies."--Benjamin Todd Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP

Just sayin', casual observations notwithstanding there is some pretty inflammatory language being used these days the likes of such that has not been heard since the heyday of the civil rights movement.

So much for forward momentum.....

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