Just days after nationwide reports of a Minnesota-based initiative known as the Unfair Campaign, which seeks to illustrate the percieved advantage of being born white, at least one group took to Twitter to double down on the white-bashing with a series of hate-filled, violent messages.
The St. Petersburg/Tampa New Black Panthers Party put the GOP Convention, scheduled for later this year in that area, in its crosshairs, promising a “showdown” with Republicans. A further study of the group’s Twitter account provides a deeper glimpse into what these blatantly racist thugs feel is acceptable fodder for the social media site.
Quoting Khalid Abdul Muhammad, the New Black Panther Party states, ”There are no good crackers, and if you find one, kill him before he changes.” Hmmm, that sounds suspiciously like this group advocates the murder of Caucasians!
If that quote was a bit nebulous, though, there’s also this gem: “”Kill these racist honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, It has been long overdue!” Also, right there on the Twitter page.
One would rightfully expect the group to support such radical views, given it’s well-documented history of intimidating citizens with absolutely no consequences. I was rather shocked to see such vile filth broadcast across the Twittersphere, though.
Maybe the St. Pete NBPP is just overly animated because of the impending infiltration of the enemy (Republicans) into their camp. Alas, that’s not the case.
Conservatives have long shown the violent nature these villains have not tried at all to hide. The mainstream media, however, continues to ignore the trend, focusing instead on levying unfounded claims of racism on conservatives, specifically whites.
As with any problem, racism will only be dealt with effectively when it’s addressed honestly. The longer we go along as a country ignoring racism from minorities because it offends our collective sensibilities, the worse the aftermath will be.
Thank God Florida Gov. Rick Scott made the right call in allowing concealed weapons outside of the downtown convention site. Given their brazen disregard for law and order, there’s no doubt Black Panthers out for blood would pay no mind to a gun ban. At least potential victims of their violence will have the opportunity to defend themselves.
I sincerely hope this is just a bunch of vitriolic rhetoric. Violence, no matter the source, is the last thing this already heated campaign season needs.
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