What if the Tea Party was black?

LYRICS

What if the tea party was black
Holding guns like the Black Panther Party was back
If Al was Rush Limbaugh and Jesse was Sean Hannity
And Tavis was Glenn Beck would you harm they families
If Sarah Palin was suddenly Sistah Souljah
Would you leave it to the voters or go and get the soldiers
Yall know if the tea party was black
The government would have been had the army attack

What if Michael Baisden was on ya FM dial
For 3 hours every day calling the president foul
Would they say free speech or find evidence how
To charge him with treason like see he’s unamerican now
What if Minister Farrakhan prayed for the death
Of the commander in chief that he be laid to rest
Would they treat it as the gravest threat or never make an arrest
Even today he’s still hated for less
What if President Obama would have lost the election
Quit his job so he could go talk to the left and
Bash the government for being off of direction
Fraught with deception
And told black people they want all of our weapons
And we want our own country and called for secession
Would he be arrested and tossed in corrections
For trying to foster aggression
Against the people’s lawful selection
Our questions

What if the tea party was black
Holding guns like the Black Panther Party was back
If Al was Rush Limbaugh and Jesse was Sean Hannity
And Tavis was Glenn Beck would you harm they families
If Sarah Palin was suddenly Sistah Souljah
Would you leave it to the voters or go and get the soldiers
Yall know if the tea party was black
The government would have been had the army attack

What If black people went on Facebook and made a page
That for the death of the president elect we prayed
Would the creators be tazed and thrown in a cage
We know the page wouldn’t have been displayed all these days
What if Jeremiah Wright said that everybody white
Wasn’t a real Americna would you feel scared of him
If he had a militia with pictures that depict the president as Hitler
They would kill and bury that
Wait
What if Cynthia McKinney lamented the winning of the new president
And hinted he wasn’t really a true resident
With no proof or evidence
Would the media treat it like a huge press event
They would have attacked whatever group she represents
They would have called her a kook on precedent
And any network that gave her due preference
Would be the laughing stock of the news so our question is

What if the tea party was black
Holding guns like the Black Panther Party was back
If Al was Rush Limbaugh and Jesse was Sean Hannity
And Tavis was Glenn Beck would you harm they families
If Sarah Palin was suddenly Sistah Souljah
Would you leave it to the voters or go and get the soldiers
Yall know if the tea party was black
The government would have been had the army attack


h/t: Scott McLemee @ Crooked Timber



A reaction to the Tea Party’s unabashed racism

At a Tea Party sponsored 4th of July event in Lexington, KY a vendor was selling the following shirt:

On the front it says "YUP, I’m a racist" followed by the following on the back:

I support the U.S. Constitution.
I support free speech.
I support the right to bear arms.
I support the Bill of Rights.
I support capitalism.
I support no government bailouts.
I support closing the border.
I support the military.
I support the tea party.
I support Jesus Christ as my Savior.

Aside from the initial shock of someone sarcastically labeling themselves a racist because they don’t seem to see the connection between their xenophobia toward migrant workers and ridiculous efforts to prove President Obama is “foreign” as something that fuels racism, it’s even more shocking to see how hypocritical these statements are when you actually relate them to the Bible.

I support Jesus Christ as my Savior.

Okay, here we go!

I support the right to bear arms.

Jesus never did.

I support capitalism.

'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven.'

And from what I remember, Jesus’ disciples lived communally, and shared everything. See Acts 4:32-37 for further explanation.

I support closing the border.

Jesus was a refugee once. Would you have closed your borders to Him?

I support the military.

Unconditionally? Do you think Jesus supports war crimes?

I support the tea party.

Who are scared of anyone a shade darker than a brown paper bag, and likely would have suspected Jesus of being a terrorist based on his looks.

So maybe they’ll rethink their whole platform after this.

-Comprised from content from ontd_feminism on LiveJournal.