It's Still About Hate

By: SayNoToTea , 2:23 PM GMT on August 08, 2012

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An entry to my blog linked to a story of a GOP candidate who considers Obama to be no better than Hitler, Stalin, etc... I'm surprised that made the news as this has been a saying of the far right towards Obama since he started gaining attention in the democratic primaries back in 2007. Topping that is today's far right blog comparing the far left to Hitler and the genocide against the Jewish people. it's despicable and so are the people who perpetuate this thinking. Only a sick individual could make such claims, considering the gravity of the Holocaust.

I came across this study, there's many others, detailing hate speech of the far right media. The fruits of these actions are ripening and I believe we will see more and more senseless killings due to the acceptance of these actions.

I am a firm believer of free speech and I am also a firm believer that those that yell "fire" in a crowded theater should be punished.


Study Finds Conservative Talk Radio Promotes Echo-Chamber Of Hate Speech
Blog ››› August 3, 2012 12:40 PM EDT ››› SALVATORE COLLELUORI
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On Wednesday, the National Hispanic Media Coalition and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center released a study showing that guests and topics discussed during "The Rush Limbaugh Show," "The Sean Hannity Show," "The Glenn Beck Program," The Savage Nation" and "The John and Ken Show" overwhelmingly marginalized minority groups.

As the study explains:

The findings reveal that the hosts promoted an insular discourse that focused on, for example, anti-immigration, anti-Islam, and pro-Tea Party positions and that this discourse found repetition and amplification through social media.

These viewpoints have far reaching consequences. NHMC President and CEO Alex Nogales told Fox News Latino that the social network surrounding conservative talk radio and Fox News has spread to social media websites resulting in "an echo-chamber of voices, both online and off, that promotes hatred against ethnic, racial and religious groups and the LGBT community on social media web sites."

Using hateful rhetoric, these hosts have cast immigrants as disease ridden, equated pro-immigrant organizations with neo-Nazis, called Islam an "evil religion," claimed the Obama administration is promoting "race riots" and made fun of the ethnicity of Asian-American politicians.

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7. unclemush
8:51 AM GMT on August 09, 2012
#6 might explain why the far right seems to think violence is a tool to get their agenda across.It has worked for them before.
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6. unclemush
8:48 AM GMT on August 09, 2012
Link Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads
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5. SayNoToTea
6:12 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
Well Temples, I do thank you for voicing your opposition in a thoughtful well spoken manner and I will take a few moments to disagree with you.

First, your statement that I classified all tea party members as old white racists is not true. Here is what I actually said,

When I first started blogging here I mentioned how thetea party most outspoken were the older white male and even showed examples of how they were afraid that the days of the white male leadership were numbered. I said at the time how dangerously rascist that thinking was and here is a prime example of just that.


So to start let's look at the tea party and racism;

Glenn Beck Suggests Tea Party Is Racist
By Alex Seitz-Wald on Dec 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

In a startling admission from a major Tea Party champion, former Fox News host Glenn Beck said Friday that race may be a motivating factor in the Tea Party’s opposition to President Obama. In an interview with Fox Business host Andrew Napolitano, Beck said Obama and GOP front-runner Newt Gingrich are both “big government progressive[s],” so he doesn’t understand why Tea Party members are supporting Gingrich. “If you’re against [Obama] but you’re for [Gingrich], it must be about race,” Beck said:


I won't post the racist signs held by many throughout the country during tea party events, but to outwardly show racist signs. Your statement that the tea party polices itself just doesn't wash when these signs were even held by the leaders of the movement themselves.

The report, Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical Examination of the Tea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of Its National Factions, is the first investigation to look so deeply and broadly at the tea party’s attachment to hate groups.


According to polls, 16 percent to 18 percent of U.S. adults say they support the tea party and several million individuals attend meetings and read tea party literature. But the report’s authors, who include Leonard Zeskind, one of the country’s foremost scholars of white nationalism, focus on what they call the tea party’s core: the 250,000 people who have signed on directly with the “six national organizational networks that form the core of this movement.” It’s these people, the report argues, who have connections to white supremacist groups.


Based on analysis of media coverage, site visits to tea party events and tea party literature, the report finds that the tea party itself has become a site for recruitment by white supremicists and others. And, beyond this susceptibility, some members of the leadership of the core tea party groups are connected to extremist groups or positions. Tea party leaders and core members are connected or affiliated with the Minuteman, the birther movement, antisemites, professional Islamophobes (Pamela Geller), and the Council of Conservative Citizens.

And because of the decentralized nature of some of the tea party organizations, they’ve made themselves susceptible to insidious efforts of white nationalists to grasp onto the movement’s success. The report finds that:


the two national factions with the most diffuse, locally-based organizational structures, are experiencing the fastest rate of growth. This would tend to indicate a larger movement less susceptible to central control, and more likely to attract racist and nativist elements at the local level.



The authors are clear that it would be “a mistake to claim that all tea partiers are nativist vigilantes or racists of one stripe or another, and this report manifestly does not make that claim.” Some, the report says, are just concerned with the deficit and unemployment.


But these two things can’t really be separated.

The reality is that implicitly white supremacist politics are more ubiquitous now than they’ve been in a generation. This is not because of an ascendancy of organized hate groups or simply because of the tea party or the interplay between the two. It’s a result of the fact that the election of President Obama and the recession have reignited a set of racial anxieties that are always present in American politics.


It’s telling that a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 35 percent tea party supporters believed Obama was born in another country and that about the same percentage of conservative Republicans agreed.


These are the anxieties that the tea party thrives on, but they’re also at the core of the GOP’s politics. And perhaps more worrisome, they’re at the center of the relative impotence of the Democratic Party. With Democrats increasingly scared that they’ll lose white voters and intent on playing to the middle by moving to the right, they have almost entirely abandoned any commitment to presenting an alternative vision, a set of policies consistent with a progressive, or even liberal politics.

The GOP and it’s tea party affiliates are running campaigns aimed at tearing down social programs and pushing the country into some sort of small government utopia. The central way they’ve done this is to blur the lines between ideological conservatism and racism. That is, they’ve built their anti-government politics on a racial politic of fear, a frenzy about immigrants and coded allusions to lazy black people. That strategy is not new and Republicans are certainly not the only politicians to have employed it. It was, after all, Bill Clinton who ended welfare on the backs of black women. And just like Clinton, today’s Democrats are taking voters of color for granted as they acquiesce to conservative policies and racial scapegoating.

It’s precisely for this reason that it’s no surprise that the tea party is growing and spreading its reach. Instead of asserting some unifying vision that explicitly addresses the real needs of low income communities, unemployed folks, people of color, LGBT people and progressives alike, the Democrats have been close to dormant.



I could go on and on, but want to focus on my belief that their is an aging white male population afrid their time of dominance is over.
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4. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:20 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
Quoting TemplesOfSyrinxC4:
I disagree with your characterization of tea partiers as nothing but a bunch of aging white racists. I don't think being anti-illegal immigration in and of itself makes a group racist, I haven't heard of any incidences of racism at tea party events other than leftist agent provocateurs sent in there to try and discredit the movement. Fortunately, they usually stick out like a sore thumb and are easy to spot so that they can be rounded up upon and fingered out as being the impostors that they are.

It's going to be harder and harder for that argument to hold water as well as long as minority tea party members keep winning election like here in TX, Ted Cruz just blew the doors of establishment candidate Dewhurst, it wasn't even close in this so-called racist redneck state. The man of Cuban heritage got the vast majority of the aging bitter clinger white male vote as well, go figya?

Marco Rubio, Alan West, the list goes on. But we're all still a bunch of racists I guess. I heard a lot of white progressives go so far as to call Allan West a "racist" for buying Chick-Fil-A for the congressional black caucus, the nerve of these self-righteous people that pretend to care about the plight of minorities only when they can use it as a weapon to beat down their opponents, if they really cared about minorities as they claim, they would see about repealing the eugenics operations that were legalized in Roe v. Wade that disproportionately kills black babies at an over 3:1 ratio per 100 births
above their white counterparts. As Ruth Bader Ginsberg put it:

Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of.


So there you have it, I think we have found out who the true racists are. Read Planned Parenthood founder and genocidal maniac Margaret Sanger's quotes on how she considered black babies to be "weeds",(her words, not mine. I don't believe that for a second, that is why I am for the repealment of the racist Roe v. Wade decision. There are a lot of blacks waking up to the fact that they've been duped into thinking the left cares about them after all of these years,there are some intelligent young black tea party members that I follow on twitter.


".... this so-called racist redneck state."

I am an older, white male. I have lived in Harris County for 50 + years. Harris County is one of the more liberal counties, in Texas. What I hear on the street, amongst my co-workers and among my neighbors is exactly why Texas IS a racist, redneck state.

My father was born in Mansfield, Texas back in the 1920's. Three of my brothers were born in Pasadena, Texas. We were not raised in a racist family, but racism was known and understood. I remember growing up seeing restrooms marked "White Only" and "Colored" on their respective doors. I remember when blacks were not allowed into restaurants and were not allowed on buses, let alone sitting in the back of the bus. Yet, this is no longer the case today, is it? Was it because the races suddenly felt compassion for each other? ... No, that is not it. Our government decided this cannot be a untied nation if racial discords divided this nation. Trust me. Should it not be illegal to treat non whites as second rate citizens, Texans would certainly be doing it!

Do you know what the biggest problem is with The Tea Party? Their biggest problem is in their arrogance and self determination that they can walk into a control room that they have never seen and believe they have every right to start flipping switches and adjusting dials! They have absolutely no idea as to what those switches and dials control nor do they have any inkling as to what interlocks may be in place. Do you want an example of this? You have to look no further than the problems we will face, as a nation, when the sequestering begins in January of 2013. The Tea Party refused to work with the Republican leadership of The House and demanded that if budget cuts could not be made in the special committee then ALL funding would be cut by $1.2 trillion dollars. Across the board cuts! ... Now, it seems, The Tea Party is beginning to realize the err of its ways. Now they are beginning to cry, "Foul", when they see their precious military having to make the same across the board cuts as every government agency will. ... The Tea Party gang may finally be realizing that they ain't quite as smart as they thought they were. True, but their self serving egos will drive them to making repeated mistakes anyway and in nearly every way. Watch and see.

I support lower taxes.
I support less government.
I support anti-ILLEGAL immigration policies.
I DO NOT support the mindless and selfish attempts of The Tea Party to take control of our government and make every attempt to dismantle it!!!! The Tea Party does not strengthen this nation through their efforts. The Tea Party would actually weaken this nation if they had authority to do as they wished with our government!

Now, how do I tie the racist, redneck State of Texas and The Tea Party together in their joined racism? Nearly every comment I hear that is racist and anti-any religion except Christianity are from people that also claim they support The Tea Party. Everything may be kept subdued while they are in public, but I have seen their underlying beliefs and desires. I live with it on a daily basis! ... And, NO! Old, white guys are not alone in their racist ways and beliefs. Racism knows no boundaries among the different races.

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3. TemplesOfSyrinxC4
4:12 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
I disagree with your characterization of tea partiers as nothing but a bunch of aging white racists. I don't think being anti-illegal immigration in and of itself makes a group racist, I haven't heard of any incidences of racism at tea party events other than leftist agent provocateurs sent in there to try and discredit the movement. Fortunately, they usually stick out like a sore thumb and are easy to spot so that they can be rounded up upon and fingered out as being the impostors that they are.

It's going to be harder and harder for that argument to hold water as well as long as minority tea party members keep winning election like here in TX, Ted Cruz just blew the doors of establishment candidate Dewhurst, it wasn't even close in this so-called racist redneck state. The man of Cuban heritage got the vast majority of the aging bitter clinger white male vote as well, go figya?

Marco Rubio, Alan West, the list goes on. But we're all still a bunch of racists, they say. I heard a lot of white progressives go so far as to call Allan West a "racist" for buying Chick-Fil-A for the congressional black caucus, the nerve of these self-righteous people that pretend to care about the plight of minorities only when they can use it as a weapon to beat down their opponents, if they really cared about minorities as they claim, they would see about repealing the eugenics operations that were legalized in Roe v. Wade that disproportionately kills black babies at an over 3:1 ratio per 100 births above their white counterparts. As Ruth Bader Ginsberg put it:

Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of.


So there you have it, I think we have found out who the true racists are. Read Planned Parenthood founder and genocidal maniac Margaret Sanger's quotes on how she considered black babies to be "weeds",(her words, not mine. I don't believe that for a second, that is why I am for the repealment of the racist Roe v. Wade decision. There are a lot of blacks waking up to the fact that they've been duped into thinking the left cares about them after all of these years,there are some intelligent young black tea party members that I follow on twitter.
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2. unclemush
4:01 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
Hi Tea. I brought the link from the last blog.Seems to be on topic.
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1. unclemush
4:00 PM GMT on August 08, 2012
Link GOP candidate in Ohio compares Obama to Hitler, Mao and Stalin
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