Black People : Tolerance of white militias exemplifies racial double standard

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  1. RAPTOR

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    Tolerance of white militias exemplifies racial double standard

    By Courtland Milloy
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Imagine that the inauguration of President George W. Bush had sparked an
    explosive rise in African American militia groups. Suppose thousands of
    heavily armed black men began gathering at training camps in wooded areas
    throughout the country, devising military tactics for "taking back their
    country" after what they believed was an electoral coup.

    Do you think Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney would have reacted to a
    black militaristic buildup as coolly as President Obama has to the
    phenomenal growth of white militias?

    Since Obama took office last year, the number of white militias has shot up
    from about 170 to more than 500, according to the Southern Poverty Law
    Center, which monitors extremist groups in the United States. Armed with
    enough firepower to take on a police department, some of these groups are
    honing their sniper skills using photographs of Obama for target practice.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/22/AR2010062204792.html
     
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    Great article, on point. Thanks!!

    I think that President Obama himself should be leading the charge for a full court press against these White Supremacist. If he, who is best positioned to push the issue does not, the issue will not move forward. The FBI or ATF take on these guys only when they are out robbing banks to fund their arsenals but as long as they are just out shooting at Obama practice targets and threating to overtake the government, they turn a blind eye to them.
     
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    Imagine that the inauguration of President George W. Bush had sparked an
    explosive rise in African American militia groups. Suppose thousands of
    heavily armed black men began gathering at training camps in wooded areas
    throughout the country, devising military tactics for "taking back their
    country" after what they believed was an electoral coup.


    Trying to figure out the logic here

    COINTELPRO was started hen Black folks made m,militia type groups from the racist repression of Nixon and Ed Meeses assaults on the Black community, and lets get real if we were the majority, one mite have seen the same numbers of militia.

    There is no double standard there is one standard.

    1. Non lethal weapons planned for use n crowd control, make any firearm or gun irrelevant.
    2. They have been doing military maneuvers in towns andcities for over 10 years
    3 Posse Comitatus has been revoked
    4 Both WACO and the MOVE bombings illustrated a fraction of action capability regarding civil insurrection
    5 Many have mentioned the internment camps already built

    6 Blackwater and other pro goon squads and hit teams will be using thugs that are imported for control and order

    7. Folks need to look at the laws put in place regarding domestic assasination, and detention without cause;
    http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts02102010.html

    8 Any action of an armed miitia would implement the long planned and sought after Police state.

    When people are in internment camps or dead
    they no longer need economic bail outs!
     
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    I think there are a gazillion examples of racism ... hundreds of years of them ... but thanks for shining the light on this one.

    I suppose our listing them all, over and over again, will make a difference one day.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    I wonder when Back folks will figure this out. Reading articles such as this will give an impression that Obama is the cause of this "surge" when he is merely the "cover" for this activity which was on the rise long before his election.

    Obama ran his campaign criticizing the Bush administration and the very same "surge" campaign led by the very same general who he now has placed over his own "surge" campaign in Afghanistan.

    Many of these militias are organized by experienced, trained military personnel, many of which are no longer active servicemen, yet some are reservists. They are coming from the military ranks which are very demoralised and Obama just gave them reason to rejoice by relenting to the neocon agenda.

    So where exactly is the double standard?
     
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    Obama's hands are full trying to avert a military coup within his own ranks and these militia groups know it.

    Remember that immigration thread? (of course you do). Those Minutemen, which include Black folk, organize openly and actually have played a role in organizing militia groups from California to Texas and beyond.

    This aint just a racial divide. White folks are deeply divided themselves and those class differences are sharpening as well as the political divisions thanks to the tea party movement.
     
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