Today I went to K-Mart in a conservative Georgia town in the former Confederate South. I saw the movie "The Great Debaters" for sale for $5.99 and I purchased the DVD". I probably have a copy already but since I could not remember I purchased it anyway.
As I drove home toward my house - which is itself located in another conservative city in a conservative, Republican dominated county I saw a bevy of campaign signs.
I saw plenty of these signs:
As I rode down Ebenezer Road I saw something that triggered a massive amount of terror in me that shook me to the core.
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The sign that I saw was akin to a Confederate flag memorial with a burning cross that is fed by a perpetual flame that was fed by a natural gas pipeline. Again - all just to taunt any Black that was driving by.
As I read the sign it dawned upon me the momentousness of what I saw which indicated where I was.
I was at the home of the chief Tea Party Racist!!!!!
Look at the sign!!! I plain sight. The "Leader Of The Tea Party" lives here! I am at the house of the "Grand Cyclopes Of The Tea Party Racists"!!
Then I did something that I now regret. Knowing that I had my kids in my truck I decided to get out and walk on the private property of this Racist Tea Party Grand Cyclopes to capture the picture so that I can prove that I saw what I saw.
Parked my truck but left the motor running. I grabbed my Blackberry and opened the door. My kids asked me "Daddy what are you doing? Are you about to steal another yard sign? What did you do with the last one that we saw you take?".
I should not have put them at the risk of losing their father. I was reckless in my actions.
As I stood over the sign to snap the picture I kept one eye on the house to make sure that the Grand Cyclopes did not fire any buckshots toward my way. I am Black after all. I figure that this is the guy who lives in the place that I took the picture.
Needless to say I got out of there as fast as I could. I never saw the Grand Cyclopes but it is quite possible that he had a security camera looking out for "Those people" he is seeking to take the county back from. That would be people who look like me.
I could have been killed today.
I Formally Apologize To The NAACP. I Now Realize That I Need The Protection Of The NAACP In This Racist Nation That Is Full Of Racists That Now Join The "Tea Parties" Because There Is No Klan Klavern Nearby
Dear Ben Jealous:
Please accept my apologies. I have been a fool to doubt your vision of the threat that me as a Black man face in this world. I realize that you and those in your organization have looked into the eyes of (conservative) Whites and know that they have no good intention for us Black folks.
As I was looking at the "Southern Poverty Law Center" web site I realized that the "Tea Party Racists" are not listed as a hate group. I would like to volunteer to head up the protest effort against your sister organization the "SPLC" to force them to add both the "Tea Parties" and the "Crips" an the "Bloods" and the "Vice Lords" to their list of hate groups since they are filled with hate-filled people who cause so much terror upon the Black community.
I scanned through the movie "The Great Debaters" just a second ago in order to find that scene that caused me to realize how necessary you guys are today as RACISM remains like a festering sore upon us all.
The 4 minute and 45 second mark of the video clip below set me straight.
I could have been that charred body hanging from a tree with racist Tea Party Racists standing around me as they had their "pick-nig" with a full serving of food under the cover of darkness.
I will never again doubt your leadership or your organization's alignment with the critical needs of the Black community.
A reformed New Negro"
(note listen to WAOK AM to understand that the term "new Negro" means a Black person who believes that things have changed enough today to believe that WHITE RACISM is no longer the primary threat to Black folks)
Today I felt like Melvin Tolson felt in the scene above. I too had just barely escaped with my life after coming into the presence of a racist who wanted nothing to do with Black people. I too am a changed man because of it.
I will be as serious as those who I talk about are.
Hold me to showing respect for the REAL pain and suffering that my people endured in the past just as much as much as you hold these others to.