The letter in red below is a "satire" written by a Mr. Mark Williams, who until he published this on his blog was the head of the "Tea Party Express" and part of the Tea Party Federation. He has since been disavowed by the Tea Party Federation who want nothing more to do with him. The reasons for his shunning seem fairly obvious after reading the letter he wrote.
The satire was written in response to a call from the NAACP to the Tea Party factions across the country to disavow racism. In many rallies, particularly in Washington D.C., black lawmakers such as Rep James Clyburn and a gay congressmen, Rep Barney Frank had racial and derrogatory epithets hurled at them as they went into work. The NAACP has not claimed any Team Party movement or organization is racist, rather they have asked the organizations to formally denounce racism.
Mr. Williams was evidently offended by the NAACP's outrageous claims, and penned the following letter as a response. Personally, I find this unfunny and disgusting.
Williams, and evidently many others in his posse must feel threatened by the NAACP. Otherwise, why would he do something this stupid? I had hoped as I grew older we would see an end to this nonsense and be more mature as a people. Some of us have, but unfortunately, some of us havent'. Mr. Willliams, you need to get some help. Seriously.
Please read the following and comment and tell me what you think.
Dear Mr. Lincoln
We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don't cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the 'tea party movement'.
The tea party position to "end the bailouts" for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn't that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.
And the ridiculous idea of "reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government." What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!
The racist tea parties also demand that the government "stop the out of control spending." Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government "stop raising our taxes." That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom's Nephew
NAACP Head Colored Person
I hope no one else things the way that this sad little man, Mark Williams thinks.