The New Jim Crow – The Conservative “Race War”

The present blooming fantasy of white victimization has roots in the peculiar violent institutions of the 19th-century American South. In the distant mirror of history, it’s easy to spot the irony and the guilt: even before the Civil War began, whites worried that their slaves would rise up and repay their masters in kind — filch the fruit of their labor, rape them, and beat them, sometimes to death. As soon as the balance of power shifted and news of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse circulated throughout the former slave states, those fears ran amok

A common recruiting method of white supremacist groups is to play on their potential member’s percieved “victimization” by minorities. Ergo – that they are failures in life because black/brown/yellow/green folks were “given” jobs or opportunity over them because of race. As I have said before the conservative side of the American political spectrum has absorbed a lot of ideas from the racist right, and mainstreamed them into conservative mantra and consciousness.

The narrative is pretty much laid out in the video below -

One of the most flagrant results of this was the perversion of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division under the Bushit Administration as a vehicle to track down and prosecute incidences of “reverse discrimination. That is, discrimination against whites by minorities. The problem being that after 8 years and spending hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money…

Only one verifiable case was ever found by said lawyers. This despite over 13,000 cases of classical discrimination being filed a year by minorities.

Reality and logic play no part in this from a group of folks who believe the presence of two, self styled “Black Panthers” at a Pennsylvania polling place during the 2008 Presidential Election was enough to sway voters across the country to vote for a black man – and that such constituted a “massive” level of voting fraud…

Despite consistent and massive efforts by Republicans in 2000 and 2004 for limit minority voting though denying the availability of voting machines, and “erasing” large number of minority voters from the rolls in Florida based on “faulty” data.

The right wing’s “racial services machine” though the “7 Sisters”, a group of right wing foundations which pour hundreds of millions of dollars a year into conservative think tanks and causes – supports this sort of racial narrative to the tune of an estimated $100 million a year. These groups have funded the publication of books by folks such as Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray “The Bell Curve”, Sowell’s contributions to  TownhallWorldNetDaily,OneNewsNow and the Jewish World Review,  Dinesh D’Souza whose book “The End of Racism oddly enough inadvertently makes the case for racism’s continued existence, and Jared Taylor’s “The Color of Crime” using faulty logic and fake statistics to make the case for black on white crime. Fox News advances these narratives though such commentators as Sean Hannity, and as of late Bill O’Reilly.

Black conservatives are well funded to support the narrative that whites are under attack by “Speakers Bureaus” such as Project 21, and trusty, safe black conservatives like Sowell, whose recent article fully supported the existence of a “war” by black folks against white folks based on anecdotal evidence

The problem being, just like the “New Black Panther Party” (having nothing to do with the original Black Panthers and consisting of perhaps 50 members nationwide) controversy, and the “Reverse Discrimination Controversy” – there is no statistical evidence to support that in any way that whites are being targeted by roving gangs of black or brown folks attacking white folks in any numbers beyond random.

Conversely – spending $100 million a year in investing in racist narratives…

Totally deconstructs the idea that racism is no longer a factor in American life.

The “white victimization” industry promoted by right wing media, and their well paid quasi scientific cohorts has very real consequences.

These cases are similar to the hue and cry raised over the “Central Park Jogger” case in the 90′s – where gangs of black youth, supposedly “wilding” were convicted of the brutal beating and rape of a woman jogging in Central Park. The tragedy of the victim was compounded by the fact that the courts convicted 5 innocent kids of the crime, adding additional victims to the carnage - who had been convicted largely due to the media hype, and assumption of guilt by the media and police who beat “confessions” out of the youths…

And of course, most recently the Trayvon Martin murder.

In Conservative Media, A “Race War” Rages

It was near midnight on April 14 when the Chevy Cavalier carrying Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami rolled to a stop at a red light in Norfolk, Va. As the pair waited, one of a crowd of teenagers on the sidewalk threw a rock at the passenger seat window, prompting Forster to get out of the car and confront the aggressor.

That’s when the beating began. Continue reading

Fear of a Brown America – Pat Buchanan and “Suicide of a Superpower”.

Pat Buchanan slouches back into bigotry, with an extremely friendly interview from soul-bigot Sean Hannity…

Pat gets into his racial theories here, with “The end of white America” -

Herman Cain Embraces His Inner Lawn Jockey

Used to think Hermain Cain was a serious politician. Here, he sucks up to Hannity, and embraces his inner Lawn Jockey. This one gets the first Black Jockey of the Week Award for 2011. By accepting an interview on Hannity, he lowers himself to the level of Hannity’s favorite Uncle Tom – Jesse Lee Peterson. Admittedly, the choices for publicity on Faux go from the bad to the worse – but if Cain were really serious, why wouldn’t he try to get a booking on O’Reilly or one of the other Faux shows which don’t have as a central fixture a Minstrel Show?

Come on down and get your award Herman!

Hannity’s Minstrel Show

One of the trechniques Hannity uses on Faux News is to pit a sold out Uncle Tom like Jesse Lee Peterson against a weak black “Liberal”, while controlling the conversation such as to get across his racist points.

Here, we have as the guest Uncle Tom, a Michael Meyers of the New York Civil Rights Coalition. More on why Michael is an Uncle Tom, and how he’s bought an paid for after the video -

Now – Steven A. Smith plays the liberal foil (or fool) on this one – who is obviously intellectually way in over his head. Steven’s delivery and accent make perfect cannon fodder. Where Steven fails is when Hannity inserts the first false equivalency – ergo, his comment about Jesse Jackson buying a team…

Allowing Meyers to get fully up onto the porch with his “racial buffoonery” comment.

The simple fact is, niether Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton had a damn thing to do with the NFL’s opposition to Limbaugh’s ownership bid – the level of self-generated controversy to 12 million listeners a week by Limbaugh himself did.

The first question you should be asking is who is Michael Meyers, and who is the New York Civil Rights Coalition? If you go to their website – there is a biography of Meyers. Looks great, until you get all the way down to the bottom where it says -

His other board service has included membership on the Advisory Board of the then Washington, D.C.-based Center for Equal Opportunity; the Philadelphia, PA-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); and The City Club of New York.

The Center for Equal Opportunity is Linda Chavez’s outfit which opposes “Affirmative Action” and Civil Rights. It is essentially a white supremacist organization fully funded by the usual suspects. FIRE is a right wing organization battling what they perceive is the restriction of First Amendment rights of Republicans and Conservatives on college campuses. They are funded by, and led by the usual suspects, and their Board of Directors includes individuals from The Hoover Institute, Heritage Foundation…

So who funds the New York Civil Rights Coalition? I couldn’t find a Donor Report but something interesting popped up looking at the Board of Directors -

NYCRC Board of Directors
Johanna Bialkin
Dr. Kenneth B. Clark **, Chair Emeritus
Tamar Jacoby, Assistant Secretary
Michael Meyers, President/Executive Director
Dr. Orlando Patterson
Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel, Chairman
Fredrik S. Stanton, Secretary/Treasurer
Juan Williams

The first name which jumps out is “Uncle” Juan Wiliiams, undoubtedly responsible for vetting Mr. Meyers for his buckdance on Hannity. A key to who Mr. Meyers actually works for, is in the name Tamar Jacoby, who is director of the uber-conservative, racial psuedo-science, neo-conservative Manhattan Institute of Charles Murray – The Bell Curve fame.

Is Meyers an Uncle Tom on the Jesse Lee Peterson scale?

You betcha!

Is the NY Civil Rights Coalition a real organization?

About in the same way Peterson’s BOND is a real organization.

Been a tough month for conservative race pimps, driven by their massive overreach against President Obama. The kickback on that…

Is gonna hurt.

Faux News – Hannity Pal Hal Turner Arrested

Hal Turner, one of Faux News’ Sean Hannity’s best white supremacist friends, and former Republican candidate was arrested today (for the second time in a week)… Continue reading

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