#DM7 Article: Racism Wrapped In A Preachers Collar

My latest Da Tech Guy’s Magnificent Seven article is up: Racism Wrapped In A Preachers Collar

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On February 8th, downtown will host to the annual HK on J march (Historic Thousands on Jones Street). The NC NAACP holds it every year. This year they are calling it a “people’s assembly“, which reminds me of Occupy in a few ways. In fact, the two are similar in behavior if  you check out the 2010 video promo featuring Ben Jealous. Kind of ‘mic-checky’.   That was the year Barber inserted himself into the Wake county busing issue, naturally calling it racist and getting arrested.

This year, HK on J been turned into  a Moral Monday event calling it the Moral March on Raleigh. Every Leftist group from A-Z in the state of North Carolina turns out for it.  It’s led by Revered William Barber, NC’s version of Al Sharpton, minus the ‘resist we much’ stuff.  The same Reverend of whom I have written about here before and who recently said this about the only black republican in the Senate:

“A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” Barber said, as reported by South Carolina’s The State. “[T]he extreme right wing down here [in South Carolina] finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the tea party.”  – Hot Air

Niger Innis and Col. Allen West had something to say about this disparaging of Tim Scott.  I was glad to see the push back, it happens so rarely in North Carolina – the only one in recent memory to call Barber and the NC NAACP out on their racism were Rep. LaRoque and Rep. Speciale. Maybe it’s that in North Carolina, we’re just too used to hearing this type of hyperbole fly out of Barber’s mouth to react anymore. That’s probably the reality of it and that’s pretty sad.

Doubling and Tripling Down On Hate

The NAACP doubled down on Barber’s statement about Scott, saying Scott as a conservative can’t even pay homage to Martin Luther King. Barber has continued on his racism and tripled down saying this of the Tea Party:

“They frantically seek out people of color to become mouthpieces for their particular agenda,” the Rev. William Barber said on a conference call. – Washington Post

The Washington Post dedicated a whole three sentences to this latest remark.  I imagine had it been a Republican or Tea Party member, a tome would have been produced. Ventriloquist dummies, mouthpieces — dehumanizing these people in an effort to marginalize them is the opposite of moral. Just like this dehumanizing is part of the culture at MSNBC, it’s also the culture of Reverend Barber and the modern NAACP.

Barber hasn’t just singled out black conservatives, he’s also gone after religious beliefs. At the same speech where he went after Tim Scott, Barber also took pot shots at religious leaders and followers and in essence pushing social justice as the only real faith:

But it was what Barber said about pastors on the religious right that was largely overlooked. Barber said “[i]ssues such as voting, healthcare, environment and education ‘are moral issues, faith issues.’” And he also added, “Any profession of faith that doesn’t promote justice and standing against wrong is a form of heresy… Pastors who obsess about topics like prayer, homosexuality and abortion while neglecting justice, poverty, fair play and equality issues ‘are just running their mouths.’” [3] – Civitas Institute

Read the whole thing. Related: Barber Attacks Religious Right — But Who Is Really ‘Just Running Their Mouths’? – Civitas Institute

By the way, this isn’t the first time he’s gone after the Evangelicals. Flashback to 2012, even the usually Left of center News and Observer had to point this out:

Barber shifted his fire to conservative Evangelicals, particularly African American ones. He all but called them Uncle Tom’s. He also accused conservative Evangelicals who don’t advocate for a social justice gospel of being “heretical.”

If you think that’s bad, read the whole thing, Rev. William Barber gives ‘State of Civil Rights in North Carolina’ address | Under The Dome

As I’ve written before and should be totally clear by now, Barber’s rhetoric is neither moral or caring of his fellow-man. His full intent to get political opponents to shut up. That’s the whole point of every word that comes out of his mouth from the shaming tactics to the threats of escalating to possible violence. Don’t forget this is the same man who said, “We’re not gonna just shoot one bullet, we’re gonna shoot ‘em all.”

If you thought that was bad, he also falsely compares the current legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly to George Wallace. I had to laugh at the historical ignorance on display. Wallace was a racist Democrat intent on imposing, “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever.

It’s not about Morals, it’s about Politics, Power and Money.

Moral Monday isn’t about morality. It’s about crippling, eviscerating, pressuring and slamming. It’s the organized Left, a new incarnation of Occupy if you want — with a preachers collar.  Barber doesn’t even hide the true intent in their own announcement of the event:

This year’s annual people’s assembly will be held in the wake of a powerful push back to the immoral and unconstitutional policies supported and passed by Governor Pat McCrory, Speaker Thom Tillis, Senate Leader Phil Berger, Budget Director Art Pope and other extremists in the NC General Assembly during the 2013 Session.

It’s not about morality. Never was. It’s about politics, power and money.

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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