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What if the Tea party were black.

 
 
Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 08:52 am
I thought this was an interesting take on the Tea Party.

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Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters - the black protesters - spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protesters " these black protesters with guns " be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic? What if they were Arab-Americans? Because, after all, that’s what happened recently when white gun enthusiasts descended upon the nation’s capital, arms in hand, and verbally announced their readiness to make war on the country’s political leaders if the need arose.

Imagine that white members of Congress, while walking to work, were surrounded by thousands of angry black people, one of whom proceeded to spit on one of those congressmen for not voting the way the black demonstrators desired. Would the protesters be seen as merely patriotic Americans voicing their opinions, or as an angry, potentially violent, and even insurrectionary mob? After all, this is what white Tea Party protesters did recently in Washington.


http://cosmicnavellint.blogspot.com/2010/04/imagine-if-tea-party-was-black-tim-wise.html
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 09:11 am
@ebrown p,
The white people with guns would kill them?
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 11:12 am
Hmmm...

I'd like to say that the author is being too simple with this, but I don't think the point is about appearance, and for that I think they are right.

(awaits entrance of conservatives to tell me how the already abundance of Black and Hispanic people there are in the Tea Party rallies)

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spendius
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 11:15 am
@Diest TKO,
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(awaits entrance of conservatives to tell me how the already abundance of Black and Hispanic people there are in the Tea Party rallies)


Perhaps you should read eb's post again TK.
Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 11:23 am
@spendius,
No spendi, you re-read the post.

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plainoldme
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 07:48 pm
Some white people would demand their guns be taken from them while others would say, "What else do you expect?"

An interesting proposition.
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panzade
 
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Reply Mon 26 Apr, 2010 08:14 pm
@ebrown p,
If you don't mind eric, the background on the author. Intriguing fellow.
http://www.timwise.org/
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