More and more, the so-called Tea Partiers show their true colours, and boy, gosh, I wonder why a lot of people in the mainstream didn't see it before. After all, Jon Stewart did, Glen Greenwald did, Bill Maher did, hell, even I did... and I'm an ocean away.
They are racist motherfuckers. Yeah. There you go. I said it. Somebody had to say it. It needs to be said.
Salon's Joan Walsh did a good job of rounding up the relevant news bits taken – finally – from the mainstream media, and here are just some highlights of who these people are, what they are standing for, and what we need to be standing up against.
Civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis was taunted by tea partiers who chanted "nigger" at least 15 times, according to the Associated Press (we are not cleaning up language and using "the N-word" here because it's really important to understand what was said.) First reported on The Hill blog (no hotbed of left-wing fervor), the stories of Lewis being called "nigger" were confirmed by Lewis spokeswoman Brenda Jones and Democratic Rep. Andre Carson, who was walking with Lewis. "It was like going into the time machine with John Lewis," said Carson, a former police officer. "He said it reminded him of another time.Good to see them finally no longer hiding behind words like "community organiser", isn't it?
Another Congressional Black Caucus leader, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, was spat upon by protesters. The culprit was arrested, but Cleaver declined to press charges.
House Majority Whip James Clybourn told reporters: "I heard people saying things today that I have not heard since March 15, 1960, when I was marching to try to get off the back of the bus."
There were many reports that Rep. Barney Frank was called a "faggot" by protesters, but the one I saw personally was by CNN's Dana Bash, who seemed rattled by the tea party fury. Frank told AP: "It's a mob mentality that doesn't work politically."
Meanwhile, a brick came through the window at Rep. Louise Slaughter's Niagara Falls office on Saturday (the day she argued for her "Slaughter solution" to pass health care reform, though it was rejected by other Democrats on the House Rules Committee).
Niggers!! Faggots!!! Cripples!!!
Good that they show their mental swastikas in full sight now (and in what can only be seen as one of the most hilarious ironies, Alanis Morisette style, of modern history, they actually call their einemies fascist).
Because we now see who we are up against.
Now we know who we need to fight. Look at these pictures, all taken from different "tea parties" of the past couple of months. Notice something? Look closely. Do a crowd analysis. Look at the backgrounds. Look who is not there.
Did you see it? Did you see who is not there?
Niggers! Faggots! Cripples!
Yes, we are dealing with a racist white minority, and if we are to believe statistics, they make out approximately 25 percent of the United States. The Republicans call them their "base". Yes, what a nice thing to build upon, isn't it? And you may say, hell, Thomas, what's 25 percent, eh? That means that there are still 3/4ths of the country that are not there. What harm can it do?
What harm? Class, the NSDAP was elected with 33 percent of the votes, and with not all people voting, with some voter fraud and a lot of bullying by the SA on the streets, how many do you think were needed? How big of a percentage of the voting population was needed?
That's right. Roughly 25 percent. Because once in power, you can change things. You can use the constitution against itself. You can make people be afraid, and that silent majority is only too eager to follow the leader.
And so they are finally out of the closet.
And I'm glad, because here's the thing... people like that don't want to hide behind tricky words like "celebrity" and "socialist". They want to wear their uniforms. They want to wear that swastika, only the call it "Jesus" and "Americanism". They crave it. They need it. They are so desperate for it. They can't say these things in hushed tones, behind closed doors for too long. They want the others to know. They want you to know what you are.
How they see you.
Niggers. Faggots. Cripples.
And again, a word of the wise to the Jews. You are on that list, too. Just you wait. They haven't worked themselves down that list far enough yet. Still, you don't see through what they want to call you. What they call you when nobody is listening.
But give them time. Just give them time. As the quote attributed to Sinclair Lewis once said, "when facism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."
Look at them. They're already here.