One of the advantages liberals have with a black president is that they can decry any opposition to him or his policies as “racist”. Do you disagree with the health care bill? Clearly you are a racist. So you oppose Obama’s bailout plan? You must be a racist. Do you think McCain should have been president? You must be a member of the KKK. But what do you call black people who oppose Obama? They must be sell-outs.
Many blacks have been joining the Tea Party and some are paying a personal price for doing so:
“I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.
“Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,” he said….
“I’ve gotten the statement, ‘How can you not support the brother?'” said David Webb, an organizer of New York City’s Tea Party 365, Inc. movement and a conservative radio personality.
Since Obama’s election, Webb said some black conservatives have even resorted to hiding their political views.
“I know of people who would play the (liberal) role publicly, but have their private opinions,” he said. “They don’t agree with the policy but they have to work, live and exist in the community … Why can’t we speak openly and honestly if we disagree?”
Liberals have labeled the Tea Party as racist because it comprises mostly middle-aged white men. And we all know that all middle-age conservative white men are racists. No, I’m just joking. But I can understand why liberals take the moral high ground regarding race because they are such great friends to black people. They continue to support public schools that destroy black education; welfare and public housing that destroy black families; the drug war that turns black neighborhoods into war zones; minimum wages that discourage employers from hiring black youth who lack job experience; high taxes that hinder blacks from keeping what money they do earn; and estate taxes that impede blacks from passing wealth to the next generation. They also have a savior-complex that compels them to believe black people owe their improved conditions to their policies and that blacks who have the temerity to think for themselves are ungrateful fools who do not understand that without the liberal, they would still be under Jim Crow. But racist they are not.
I am happy to see some black people finally thinking outside of the liberal/Democrat paradigm that we are taught to see as the way blacks should think about politics. Nevertheless, we must realize that the Tea Party has suffered a major coup by the Republicans who have suddenly discovered that appeals to liberty and free markets increase their popularity when they are out of power. Should the Republicans regain power, however, they will continue their wars, probably start new wars, and spend more money than the Democrats.
Black people in the US have been miseducated about who the real enemy of liberty is. If we genuinely desire freedom, we must come to realize that the true enemy of freedom is not the Democratic Party nor is it the Republican Party. It is the criminal enterprise we know as the State.