February 1, 2011: I can’t help imagining Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and all of the other race-profiteering usual suspects joyously awakening with a song in their hearts. “It’s The Most Wonderful Month of the Year.”
Ah, yes, another Black History Month! Time to pitch as many new guilt-trip government entitlement programs as possible. “I mean, after all, we blacks are still victims of America’s racist attitudes and systematic abuse, which has changed very little since the ’50s. White America still owes us, damn it!”
See, I know how to sound like a good little colored boy who knows his place on the Liberal Plantation. Democrat Massa’s chief overseer Sharpton would be proud of me.
As a proud American who happens to be black, what I find most annoying about Black History Month, besides the concept of only one month to celebrate blacks’ contributions to America, is the race-profiteers’ despicable divisive exploitation of the month.
Throughout American history, white folks, and mostly Christians (there’s that dirty C-word which the left despises) suffered, sacrificed, and died to help set blacks free and move them forward.
And yet, Sharpton and company use Black History Month to promote the image that every black achievement was made “in spite of” white America.
This month will be flooded with documentaries, specials, articles, and commentaries about how America still sucks for blacks and has a long, long way to go to make things right.
Read more here.
The Associated Press reporter confronted me with the NAACP’s accusation that Tea Party Express is paying me, a black tea party patriot, to say the Tea Party Movement is not racist. In essence, the NAACP is calling me a characterless paid mouthpiece traitor to my race.
Fun how characterless people project their sins upon others. The modern day NAACP have abandoned the vision and dream of the civil rights movement founding fathers years ago to be granted a seat at their liberal democrat Massa’s table. And they dare call me a traitor.
Meanwhile, they shamelessly betray blacks by convincing them they are victims in America which is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to “Go for it!”
The NAACP’s attack on me and their so-called documented report that the tea parties are racist are a part of their desperate, “throw everything against the wall and see what sticks” get out the vote campaign.
With only two weeks remaining before the predicted Democrat Armageddon at the polls, Democrats are franticly attempting to fire up their lethargic base.
The latest and most evil tactic of the Democrats, via the NAACP, to ignite their base is “hate” via race baiting. Let’s get black America angry at those tea party folks who are mostly white.
On this third day of the Tea Party Express IV national bus tour, I have been swamped by interviewers from around the world, all asking me to respond to the NAACP report that the tea parties are racist.
I’m telling you what I told the world, “The NAACP’s report is hogwash! I’ve attend over two hundred tea parties across America. I’m right in the middle, in tune, with the pulse of the movement; hearing their concerns and feeling their hearts. All of the racism is coming from the Obama camp. We tea party patriots are opposing Obama’s socialist agenda, not his skin color. Polls say 25% of tea parties attendees voted for Obama.”
So NAACP, your latest trick will fail because it is divisive and evil. Good aways triumphs!
Our next Tea Party Express rally will be in Los Angeles, California. Pat Boone is scheduled to speak. I wonder if Pat will wear his trademark white shoes?
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American.
By Lloyd Marcus
After being interviewed as a guest on two radio programs back-to-back, I was angry and frustrated. I had to endure radio talk show hosts and callers who have never attended a tea party tell me how racist the rallies are. Not only will this false accusation of racism not go away, it appears to be growing stronger.
Angry callers said they saw racist signs on TV and shared stories from black friends who claimed to have experienced racism at tea parties. I told one caller, “Ma’am, with all due respect, your friend is a liar.” I am a black man who has attended well over two hundred tea parties across America traveling on three Tea Party Express tours. I know the tone of the rallies and the types of people who attend them.
The tea party attendees are moms, dads, kids, grandparents, and yes, mostly white, but they are not racist. Many even voted for Obama. They are decent, hardworking Americans who love their country and do not want it “transformed” into Europe. For the gazillionth time, I will state this truth: The tea parties are not about race!
So how has the “tea parties are racist” lie become so solidly branded into the minds of many? Then, it hit me: “It’s the media, stupid.” Last year I appeared on CNN fielding accusations that the tea parties are racist gatherings. During my interview, CNN showed the same sign of Obama as a witch doctor several times. Meanwhile, 99.9% of the signs on display at the rallies expressed opposition to Obama’s policies only.
The liberal mainstream media attempts to put and keep us tea party patriots on the defensive. They scream, “You should denounce those people carrying racist signs!” Well, who died and made the “agenda-driven” liberal mainstream media the final authority on what is racist? According to them, anything short of fawning approval of Obama is racist.
The liberal mainstream media’s hypocrisy is stunning. While chiding us to denounce questionable racist signs, they clearly favor and hide real hatred and violence coming from the left. A few years ago, after performing at a troop support rally in Washington, D.C., I walked a few blocks away to witness a so-called “peace” rally by the left. At least 1,200 peace protesters marched down the street chanting, “F— George Bush, F— George Bush!” Their signs spewed hatred for Bush, our troops, and America. And yet, not one sign or any footage of the “peace rally” was featured in the liberal mainstream media.
More recently, signs at Arizona Immigration Law protest rallies which threatened to “shoot more police” and other hate-filled anti-America messages are ignored by the liberal mainstream media.
As I stated, I know the caliber of the patriots who attend the tea parties. If anyone displayed a truly racist sign or made a racist comment, that person would be verbally attacked by the crowd.
This is why I know the black Democrat senators who said they were called the “n” word while walking through a crowd of tea partiers were lying. Not to mention the fact that if the incident really happened, the video would be viral on YouTube.
Here are a few of my personal tea party experiences. Keep in mind I have performed at well over two hundred tea parties across America.
Before singing my “American Tea Party Anthem,” I say, “Hello, my fellow patriots! I am not an African-American! I am Lloyd Marcus, AMERICAN!” The crowds go wild. Many tearfully thank me. They say hyphenating divides us. Would racists make such a statement?
I’ve seen numerous signs in the crowds which read “Lloyd Marcus for President.” Why didn’t CNN show any of those signs on TV during my interview?
At a tea party in Texas, a white cowboy approached me pushing a stroller with two black babies. The proud new dad said he and his wife, who was also white, asked God to give them babies who needed their love. They felt blessed to adopt two babies from Africa. Could this couple be classified as redneck racists protesting Obama because he is black?
An incident happened at a tea party in Traverse City, Michigan which ripped my heart out. A white woman in a wheelchair saw me approaching. She yelled, “Oh my gosh, it is Lloyd Marcus. I listen to your music. I read your columns. I love you. May I have a picture with you?”
The woman’s adult daughter confided to one of our staff members, “My mom is dying. She said all she wanted to do is meet Lloyd Marcus.” Wow! Now, do you understand why I am so outraged when the liberal mainstream media and ill-informed radio talk show callers attempt to portray the tea party folks as a bunch of racists?
On numerous occasions, I have been approached at tea parties by patriots who have emotionally thanked me for my participation in the movement. Because we share values and principles, they call me “brother.”
The “racist” accusation is an evil lie designed to control and shut up decent people who simply disagree with our president’s agenda. White racist skinheads do not care if you call them racist. They probably wear it as a badge of honor. But the decent white folks who attend the tea parties are devastated by such charges.
Partners with the liberal mainstream media spreading the lie about the tea parties are Hollywood and the liberal Democrats.
Here is a shameful misrepresentation of the tea party patriots by NAACP President Ben Jealous: “A group of White males wealthier than their peers called the Tea Party has risen up in the land. They say that they want to take the country back. And take it back they surely will. They will take it back to 1963 if we let them.”
Folks, ask yourself: Would white people who one year ago voted in record numbers for a black man to lead our country suddenly have a desire to “take America back to 1963”? Ridiculous. Jealous’s comments are hate-inspiring, manipulative, and evil.
As long as God gives me strength, I will keep shouting from the rooftops, “the Tea Party Movement is not racist!” God bless.
– Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American!
By Lloyd Marcus
Dear Black Church,
What I am about to say will probably anger you. As a black Christian, I have struggled with whether or not to address this sensitive topic. I only ask that you give my statements prayerful consideration.
Ninety-six percent of black voters, many of whom are Christians, cast their votes for Barack Obama. I question: Did your desire to see a black man in the White House trump your commitment to Christ and Christian values and principles? While I believe many white Christians also made a racist decision by voting for Obama solely because he is black, I am taking this occasion to address my fellow black Christians.
Now wait a minute. I know the hair is rising on the back of your neck. Don’t go crazy on me. Please hear me out.
My family and most of my black friends are Christians striving to live lives which honor Christ. And yet, there is a huge disconnect between their Christianity and their irrational, blind, and near-idol-worship of Obama.
Will the truth about Obama make a difference? For some, I think not. For those of you who value your commitment to Christ more than your loyalty to skin color, here are a few facts.
Obama supports abortion. He also supports the vile murderous practice of partial birth abortion. So as not to offend his pro-choice supporters while an Illinois state senator, Obama voted three times against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, which would protect babies who survive abortions. According to Illinois state law at that time, live aborted babies were issued birth and death certificates and left out to die in soiled utility rooms. Obama’s compassionate compromise was to suggest hospitals create a “Comfort Room” for aborted babies to die in.
Over 50% of black pregnancies end in abortion (Blackgenocide.org). The liberal mainstream media (CNN, MSNBC, BET, etc.) and the Democrats relentlessly promote the myth that “white conservative Republicans” are burning the midnight oil thinking of ways to suppress black America. Isn’t it ironic that not a white Republican’s, but our black Democrat president’s abortion policy contributes greatly to black genocide?
Let’s talk about gay marriage. Yep, Obama is sympathetic to it. Obama opposed the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. Obama said he would support civil unions between gay and lesbian couples. He also supports individual states deciding if marriage between gay and lesbian couples should be legalized.
I would also like to tackle the whole “entitlement” thing — folks believing they have a right to reap the benefits of someone else’s labor. Obama is diligently fulfilling his promise to Joe the Plumber to “spread the wealth around.” The Bible says that if a man does not work, he should not eat (II Thessalonians 3:6-12).
Yes, the Bible does highly regard giving/charity. But it does not support government confiscating wealth for redistribution in the name of “social justice.” That is not what Jesus would do. As a matter of fact, Jesus said, “The poor you will have with you always.” Why? Because it is impossible to regulate outcomes in life. Obama skillfully plays the class envy card, getting those who have less to hate those who have more. Then they will gleefully support him brutally taxing the rich SOBs. Obama is exploiting the human tendency to sinfully covet the possessions of others.
Obama also shamelessly plays the race card to get his way — not directly out of his mouth, but through his minions. The liberal mainstream media and the Democrats are promoting the lie that the millions of whites who voted for Obama and have since become tea-partiers because they reject his big government agenda are suddenly racist. This is an evil and divisive control tactic.
And here is a major kick in the face to Christians. During his presidential campaign, Obama told the world America is not a Christian nation. Now, as president, Obama canceled the 21st annual “National Day of Prayer” ceremony at the White House, which was started by President Truman in 1952. Obama stated his reason as “not wanting to offend anyone.”
Now here’s the kicker. A National Day of Prayer for the Muslim religion was held on Capitol Hill, beside the White House, September 25, 2009. As many as 50,000 Muslims attended.
So apparently, Team Obama has no problem offending Christians, but he is extremely sensitive to and even honors Muslims.
My fellow black Christians, these are only a few easy-to-research examples of Obama/Democrat agenda policies which do not line up with Christianity. For those of you who cannot handle the truth, I will keep you in my prayers. It is not my place to judge you. I am simply the messenger. But then, we all know what traditionally happens to messengers. God bless.
– Lloyd Marcus, (black) Unhyphenated American
lloydmarcus.com — Spokesperson/Entertainer of Tea Party Movement & Tea Party Express — The American Tea Party Anthem CD/album — Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michelle Malkin — President, NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of ALL Colors