What If The Tea Party Was Black?

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    Dec 10, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    Very compelling:

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    Dec 10, 2010 11:25 AM GMT
    I had written a response that disagreed with the idea that it was "compelling." I had figured it was thought provoking, but not compelling but have reflected and changed my mind simply because it is nice to see rap going back to a political, thought provoking message rather than what it had devolved into over the last couple of decades. While I was never a fan of the genera, in the early days it provoked thought and debate- something this young man seems to manage very well.

    I disagree with him only because he seems to be saying that the army would be called out and they would be banned as a group. You need to have a very low opinion of the democratic process and political rights to think that a "black tea party" would be outlawed.

    However, it does make you think a little about how the media would portray such a group and whether present "tea party" supporters would join with a "black tea party" or if they would be seen as a threat.

    I have to admit that it is a thought provoking piece- well done on his part. I especially like that he posed the questions without demanding that you arrive at any particular conclusion... I didn't care for the beginning where he had stated that the tea party is made up of armed racists (that seemed a little over the top) but the rest- the rap was well done.

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    Dec 11, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    It would get very close to being destroyed by the army, yes. But we don't know, as any type of real black nationalism that would harm American interests in the past has been more or less destroyed or subverted by US agents.