An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The tea party movement sweeping the U.S. political landscape has benefited from voter mobilization techniques pioneered by the NAACP, and the nation’s oldest civil rights organization needs to rely on that outreach to fight back in the midterm elections, two NAACP leaders said Saturday.
A history lesson: The NAACP was formed in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens fighting for social justice. Social justice. Uh huh. wiseGeek defines this for us: The far left would argue that there are certain basic needs that must be offered to all. These include things like truly equal education and safety in all schools and programs that would help all children have the financial opportunity to attend college. Far left groups, often termed socialist even if they differ from true definitions of socialism, further argue that a just society cannot be had unless everyone has access to food, safe shelter and medical care. The way to achieve this is through taxation and government implementation of programs that will guarantee these things for all people. This seems to be what we are seeing more and more of these days.
One of the founders, W.E.B. Du Bois, said, “A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.” If only he had stopped there.
In 1934 Du Bois resigned from the NAACP board and from the Crisis because of his new advocacy of an African American nationalist strategy: African American controlled institutions, schools, and economic cooperatives. This approach opposed the NAACP’s commitment to integration. (source)
Apparently, the NAACP is no longer seeking equality.
“I think they took a page out of our own play book, and we have to beat them at their own game. We ought to know how to meet them on the front line,” board chairman Roslyn Brock said in a town hall meeting at the NAACP’s annual youth leadership summit.
While Martin Luther King, Jr. marched for recognition of black people as human beings, a number of today’s blacks don’t seem to want such recognition. I never thought they were anything less, even though I grew up during the 50s and 60s, in the South. Guess I’m just strange that way.
Brock and Benjamin Todd Jealous, the organization’s president and CEO, urged their members not to become complacent about their achievements or dissuaded by media attention on small, but loud, gatherings of conservative protesters.
“What they’re angry about is we won,” Jealous said.
No. Actually, what we’re angry about is that those who pushed D’Bama into the WH, like the NAACP and the media, didn’t bother to investigate him thoroughly. Or, perhaps they did, and this socialist is what they really wanted? God forbid!
The voters who elected President Barack Obama in 2008 and the NAACP’s members outnumber the people in the tea party movement, but they’re not speaking up, Jealous said.
Really? I think you’d find a large number of D’Bama’s voters have joined in the Tea Party movement. Many are finding that, yes, the only reason they voted for him was a) he spoke well, and b) he is a ‘black man’. If the black community is really as religious as we are led to believe, faithful church goers were never have voted for a man who is in favor of murdering children born through botched abortions.
“That majority of people hasn’t gone anywhere but to their couch. We could win again if we could get them off the couch,” Jealous said.
People don’t want ‘you’ to win again! The damage done to race relations, and the country as a whole, is going to take years to correct. If this ‘vision’ of America is what you want, then you should probably go visit Venezuela. I’m sure Chavez would be more than happy to allow you to immigrate. Red, White and Blue Americans are more fond of the U.S. Constitution than y’all are of the Communist Manifesto.
“The challenge we have is to make sure this country understands we have a movement defined by where the black community is right now, but it ultimately is pointed in the direction the rest of the country needs to go,” Jealous said.
So, we all need to be slaves to the federal government?
The NAACP has joined other civil rights groups seeking to throw out Arizona’s new immigration law, and Jealous is among critics who say new textbook guidelines in Texas water down the teaching of the civil rights movement and slavery.
Large piles of male bovine excrement. What those textbooks are doing is putting back IN the history the left doesn’t want taught. Like the heroes of the Revolutionary War that were……………gasp…….BLACK! Do these folks really not want the youth of today NOT to learn factual history? That’s pretty pathetic.