Tea Party Express Leader Mark Williams Booted For Racist ‘Satire’
Dear Mr. Lincoln
We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.
The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.
And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!
The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person
Ben Jealous is the real President of the NAACP.
The Tea Party’s Reaction:
“We, in the last 24 hours, have expelled Tea Party Express and Mark Williams from the National Tea Party Federation because of the letter that he wrote,” Webb said of the blog post by Williams that satirized a fictional letter from what he called “Colored People” to President Abraham Lincoln. ”
Mark Williams reaction went a little something like this. “Uhh. We have no leader and if something goes wrong, it’s because the Democrats are just trying to make us look bad!”
This is what he really said, “I am mocking those people who call themselves “Colored People” and who are now fighting to be kept as government owned pets, whilst hurling charges of racism at those who embrace freedom and civil rights.”
I won’t go as far as applying the racially charged satirical failure of a rant to the whole of the Tea Party. It would be entirely unfair and incorrect to do so. What we have here is an underlying issue of stereotypical race baiting. As such, the message, whatever its intent, is inconsistent, incoherent and completely out of line with reality or social appropriatness. The movement has become a channel for its “leaders”, members, and sympathizers to harbor ill will toward the government without having to project a sensible counter approach on how to fix the ills they’ve taken issue with. It’s more like a mindset; an angry collective and the whirling skirmishes being whipped up are bringing about greater resentment and discontent all around. How long can one remain committed to a cause that is both single and group minded, yet wholly unfocused with no actual direction, no leadership and no idea how politics works in a country they love? All I’m left with is the sentiment that a leader of any group is indicative of the nature and aspirations of that group. Is the Tea Party any different?
We shall see.