From The Desk Of Michael Steele:
Dear NAACP - I come to you, not as chairman of the GOP, a position that most of you would rather I not have in the first place, but as a Black man. An observant Black man who is descended from slaves, just as you hold claim to, but also, as a Black man who has let loose of the grip that slavery has upon my mind.
NAACP - You are not "the Black community"!!!
You are but one perspective that is present within the Black community. During the days of DuBois and Hughes and Randolf and Garvey and Robeson and Schuyler and Newton and King and X - you fought the valiant fight as you were in tune with the primary threat that our people faced: Unchecked violent attacks upon our people and our property and our consciousness.
You lead the way, knowing that your members might get bloodied by the intransigent forces of hatred and bigotry who used these tools of violent intimidation from allowing Black people to rise - ADVANCING - just as your name indicates.
NAACP - I have watched you then and I watch you now.
Today we have a Black Mayor of Philly PA and in Philly MS where 3 civil rights volunteers were killed. We heard you on that assault but we don't hear you in Philly PA where more than 200 times this amount of 3 have been killed in but one year.
We watched you in my home state of Maryland where you did not support my senatorial candidacy. I am not mad at you for that one. I am mad however that when a Black man was found dead after being in police custody, being accused of running over one of their fellow officers - when you heard the news you chose to have a joint press conference WITH the Democrats that run Prince Georges County rather than the usual protest march against them. It appears that you desired no lingering resentment at the next state Democratic caucus meeting with your Permanent Friends that are in power.
NAACP - your slate of candidates run the school systems in Black America. These very systems that you say are a "modern day civil rights violation". Where as in the past your solution was to run out those who violated the provision of education for our "future" - that being our Black youth - today you do no such thing with the administrators, who you put into office, when they fail, nor to the grossly disruptive students who steal more classroom instruction hours even though the class no longer suffers from hand-me-down text books from the neighboring White school.
What happened to you NAACP? Beyond all the other suffering that our people endured as put downs due to racism - the WANTON MURDER of a Black person always seemed to be the flash point by which we all realized that we have nothing to lose; that the fear of dying is the only thing that those forces of violence have to dangle in front of us to keep us in our place.
Today, NAACP, the main source of violent death for the Negro - COMES FROM THE NEGRO HIMSELF.
In as much as you have sway and influence over the parents who have raised these functional termites to our community and have not gone to war over this culture - as you did when Woodrow Wilson had the audacity to screen "The Birth Of The Nation" inside of the White House - you, NAACP , bear some complicity in this matter.
You and people who think like you have constantly sought "external" federal dollars to serve as investments for building a corrective path for these dysfunctional youth. It seems to me, NAACP that having failed to secure these funds from outsiders as you demand that THEY express their valuation of YOU as Black people, it is now time for you to employ some more effective internal management skills.
When will you make note that today we live in a new interval in time? Favored people to you now control all of the institutions that service Black America. Whereas before the protest march which sought to force these institutions to CHANGE so that you might get some relief - when you have control over this machine - we have seen your proclivity to protest dissipate - not unlike the evaporated "Anti-War Protests" which, despite the war's operations proceeding few have seen fit to take to the streets since January 20, 2009.
NAACP - this begs the question: Over the period of your existence were you PROTESTING for the unwavering attainment of justice, civil rights and equality for Black people - or were you simply protesting against the White folks who ran these same institutions who have now departed along with your protest marches?
NAACP - Now I am speaking as head of the GOP again. My party cannot do anything in service to the Black people without you blocking the way in support of your permanent friends, regardless of what they fail to deliver to our community.
I am only asking that you allow me direct access "to your flock" as we work to provide solutions to their problems, the same solutions that they envy in many places where my party dominates. Most certainly the "Black Flight Progressives" who are increasingly departing progressive areas settling instead in conservative areas as a means of actually attaining their permanent interests - these people know and appreciate the benefit of our policies.
All that is favorable in Republican dominated areas is not due to racism as some of your allies love to contend. Many of these places have the appropriate MANAGEMENT in place. What you detect at times as "intolerance" is, in truth, a desire to retain what has been carefully constructed. If this is intolerance then so is the old woman who comes out side at the sight of the neighborhood kids constantly trampling her flowers with their football while they are at play. She is only focused upon retaining what she has cared for and is intent on keeping those who don't have respect for her standards from destroying what she has manicured.
NAACP when you control a plot of land it is time for a new disposition to take hold. Instead of making note of the ground gains that people ideologically favorable to you have made, you simply - redirect them forward to the next plateau after your machine has failed to deliver for them as promised . In effect you exploit their grievances as YOU are a "grievance based organization" at a time when we as Black Americans need a MANAGEMENT organization to redirect the most valuable resource we have at our disposal - our people.
NAACP - you are a non-partisan organization under the eyes of the IRS. We both know the truth. All that I ask as the "opposition party" is that you afford my party "OPPORTUNITY" the very thing that you purport to express for the Black community. Be as silent in your attacks upon our "intentions" in our the Black community just as you are presently SILENT about the failures of the Democratic Party that has monopoly control.
I realize that beyond the need for your organization to change, the more fundamental change must come from within the Black community. That phrase "Sick and Tired Of Being Sick And Tired" as stated by the great Fannie Lou Hamer against the racists that made up the Democratic Party establishment is again echoed today by Black America. Their frustration, however, is in truth with the lack of expansion that your ideology has afforded them. Despite your ideological stranglehold which they favor as it is in line with their current preferences, they instead take their frustration out upon my party and ideology - two forces that have less traction upon their lives as African-Americans than at any other time in their history.
NAACP - I ask that you only move out of our way and allow my organization a fair hearing by the Black Community. A community which I proudly come from. A community that has elements which I fear will reach an irreparable state if a new course is not taken.
I want to resist asking the community to remove you, so I am only asking for your tolerance of me.
Chairman of the Republican National Committee