Friday, March 26, 2010

The Tea Party Movement and the Neo-Nazis?

The issue of Tea Party racism vaulted to the forefront of the discussion last week when its members spat on an African American member of Congress and shouted the n-word at least fifteen times at another. Republican members of Congress were seen stirring up the angry mob. When confronted about the racist acts and their party’s connection to the Tea Party movement, GOP members of Congress defended the actions as isolated incidents, then went on to attack those who were the targets of such attacks as opportunists using the actions for political gain. African American RNC Chairman Michael Steel immediately responded by saying that there were “some idiots saying some very stupid things.”
Started by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, Stormfront .org is the internet’s premier White Nationalist Neo Nazi website. It started in 1990 as an internet forum and was taken over in 1995 by Don Black. Mr Black was also a former grand wizard of the KKK and a former member of the National Socialists White People’s Party (formerly theAmerican Nazi party). was named by USA Today as the most visited hate site on the net. As early as 2005 the site had 52,566 registered users and by 2008 was attracting more than 40,000 unique users each day. One of the sites regular posters gained national attention when in April 2009, Richard Poplowski, was charged with ambushing and killing three Pittsburgh Police Officers and attempting to kill another nine. Focusing its message of hate principally on Blacks and Jews, with a secondary focus on illegal aliens, is a dangerous hate site that is closely monitored by such groups as the Anti Defamation league, The Southern poverty law Center, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It is also a Neo-Nazi website which promotes Adolph Hitler as a great leader.

Events White Nationalist demonstrations, rallies, conferences, talk shows, media interviews.

Here are some ACTUAL posts:

“I saw something about it today on one of the cable news channels. Seems that there are going to be a lot of people protesting across the country I believe this is the national site.

This is a post by a member who calls himself “WHITE CSA (confederate states of America) and sports a Confederate flag as his ID.:

“We are hosting one at the Tupelo City Hall (Mississippi) on Saturday April 11, 2009 and I am helping organize another Boston Tea Party in Prentiss County, Mississippi on Tax Day. I am proud that so many people are finally waking up and speaking up for Lower Taxes!

“This could be the start of a new third party and it would be good if it opened the way of getting rid of our problems once and for all - rather than just another political puppet of the jews, and a new mask for jewish rule.”
“I will be at the one in Richland, WA. I will bring a friend from work and a family of 5 from the community. This is a golden opportunity for us people, Leave the flags at home, that will come later when you have thousands of pissed off people to pick from for your White nationalist group”

This is an interesting post by “Whites Forward, “bring Ernst Zundel Home Now”

In terms of major goals for tomorrow, I was thinking:
1) Assertion of independence of the Tea Party crowd from the Democrats AND Republicans.
2) Rejection of neocons.
3) Mass White rejection of the Leftist thugs (this should be loud)
4)assertion of the pressing issues I mentioned that take the consciousness beyond the realm of taxes to the realm of racial polarization and struggle.
---mortgage crisis
---bailouts of banks and major corporations
---unemployment and Third World labor
---Wars for Israel
---affirmative action
---non-White crime
5) Strong first impression and precedent set by racialists at the Tea Party event.
6) Vivid mass media coverage of any of the above 5 points
7) Real-world racial mass activism experience for the racialists
8) We gain a receptive audience, new contacts, and hold a independent meeting for those who share much with us within a week.

“You might want to move them from conservatism, and mild anti liberalism, and anti-colored sentiment, to more pronounced dislike of the liberals, blacks, and other scum.Than from liberalism you can move on to communism, crimes during ww2, and eventually the jews.

“There are two kinds of people in this world, those who know what the Jews have done and those who do not.

"avoid no-no's - in america this is 
1) "racism" - and use of the word "race" "jew" - even people who are anti black or anti-jew do not want to be racist - it's ok to be anti balck but not a "racist" - avoid this fortification - be a racist without being a "racist" 2) extreme solutions genocide deportations) (more on this)"

As you may have noticed from these posts, the Neo-Nazi White nationalists are organizing Tea Party events and working within the movement to further their racists agenda.The connection can no longer be denied and the Republican leaders should be brought to task for their acceptance of this dangerous organization.

The latest greatest event planned by Tea Party Sympathizer Skip Coryell is the Second Amendment March (formerly known as the million gun march). The event is scheduled for April 19th, the anniversary of the date on which Timothy Mcveighkilled 168 civilians in a home grown terrorist attack on an Oklahoma City Federal Building. Among the featured speakers are Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Larry Pratt. Information about Pratt, who formed the Patriot militia in 1992 along with White supremacists and anti-semitic Christian Identity leaders, and other scheduled speakers can be found can be found HERE.

The mix of violent right wing hate groups and legitimate political organizations should be of extreme concern to Americans of all races and religions. It should come as no surprise if an act, or acts, of violence arise from this dangerous unstable brew.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Teabaggers, Obama’s Cavalry?

Although the issue of health care reform can be an important political issue during the 2010 elections, I believe it is a serious mistake to argue that it will be the primary determinant of how the election cycle swings. Recently, the Whitehouse quietly announced that their next major legislative issue will be immigration. Clearly health care reform is a very expensive initiative and the “death panel” arguments have created an emotionally heated argument, but comparatively speaking, health care reform is a very mild emotional topic when compared to immigration reform.
While immigration reform is obviously an important legislative matter and The White House will undoubtedly need to tackle it before 2012, the political timing of addressing this controversial topic is quite interesting. The unique political characteristic of immigration reform, from a strategic perspective, is its potential to expose major fissures in the republican machine. The Bush Administration’s position on immigration and the reaction of the GOP rank and file was an early indication that this would be a deadly issue for the Grand Old Party. Bush sided somewhat with the left and was in favor of a lenient (by GOP standards) “guest worker” program. Many felt the program was specifically designed to allow corporate America access to cheap labor but that it would at least allow undocumented workers some access to job safety and possibly even a retirement plan. The GOP foot soldiers were furious and reacted so angrily that the issue was quickly defeated and pushed to the bottom of the pile. The truth about immigration was out, the wealthy corporate republicans were dying to get their hands on a new generation of cheap labor and the Limbaugh listeners were looking to get rid of unwanted brown people who speak a foreign language. Once again, the chickens from the racist southern strategy were coming home to roost.
In the next few months healthcare reform will be finished and the GOP will once again face the internal divisions that are exposed by the issue of immigration reform. The Tea Party Movement will go nuclear at the mention of legislation that creates an avenue for undocumented workers to become US citizens. They will demand mass deportation and move to unseat all GOP incumbents who stray from their rigid anti-immigrant position. Meanwhile, GOP Congress members are facing a growing Latino population. This amounts to the trifecta of political headaches for the Republican incumbents come November. The Corporations favor lenient policies for foreign workers, the right wing rank and file favor rigid anti-immigrations laws, and the increasing numbers of Latino voters favor extremely liberal immigration policies. The paradox of man has always been that our greatest strength is also our greatest weakness. As was the case in upstate New York, the Teabag purist may very well dominate the GOP internally and produce general election candidates too extreme to claim any votes from the center, thus handing some reliable republican seats to a democrat. It is quite possible that the rigid right wing fury of the Tea Party Organization ultimately proves considerably more helpful to the President and his party, than the GOP.