And the Duers agree.jillan (29,080 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
To all the right wing 'visitors' - why do you keep talking about the New Black Panthers???
I turn on your cable news station and there is Bill O talking about the New Black Panthers.
I go over to another political website and there are all these comments about the New Black Panthers.
Ooooo - are you trying to scare people?
Who gives a f*ck about them? Liberals don't!
They are a fringe group with 5? members.
They don't matter to anyone but YOU!
It is YOU that is giving them the attention they want, not liberals.
Not even Black Liberals.
Go back to telling people that President Obama was friends with Alinsky - who died when Obama was 10.
You guys really crack me up
And I'm sure they would laugh and discount what is said by "5" white guys who stand up on TV and announce "Wanted.........dead or alive............$10,000 reward....for killing some (specific name) black person."
Or if they stood up and said, " We announce the Formation of All White Army to Kill Blacky"
Or if they stood outside of a voting site with nightsticks shouting racial slurs against black people.
jillan (29,080 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
3. Yep - the right wing wackos are afraid of 5 Black people.
They are a joke.I see. If we laugh at liberals for complaining about the 5 white guys saying that they are going to kill blacky......then it's ok for those white guys to say whatever they want to cuz it's just 5 guys.jillan (29,080 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
32. No - I am laughing at the republicans trying to scare their audience with bogeymen.
It's always someone.
Soros, Alinsky, Al Gore.
The teabaggers have effected politics - just look at the republican party.
The New Black Panthers haven't effected anybody - that's why I laugh at them.
The NBP are extremely anti-semitic, and I am Jewish, and I am not afraid of them, but Faux news watchers are.
Faux news is all about fear and they are tying the Trayvon case to the NBP - it's ridiculous.
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12. I don't think the NBPP is legit.
I believe they are paid agitators. No one takes them seriously.That MUST by why OBAMA and HOLDER give them a pass for their violent and racist rhetoric!!11!!!libodem (8,016 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
19. I think it is a faked up front
To cause entrapment of anyone seeking to get involved with a phony britebart okeefe beck propaganda faux homeland security, home group. We have more spy money loose in this country to invade our right to privacy than the budget for any other spying. I betchya.
(I probably inspired them and had to step back.) Kidding.
Power to the people. Big black fist in the air. Equal rights for sex, race, religion, disability, whatever, whomever,wherever, whenever, Amen
So therefore they don't exist?Star Member Brother Buzz (6,026 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
25. There Is No New Black Panther Party: An Open Letter From the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation
In response from numerous requests from individual's seeking information on the "New Black Panthers," the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation issues this public statement to correct the distorted record being made in the media by a small band of African Americans calling themselves the New Black Panthers. As guardian of the true history of the Black Panther Party, the Foundation, which includes former leading members of the Party, denounces this group's exploitation of the Party's name and history. Failing to find its own legitimacy in the black community, this band would graft the Party's name upon itself, which we condemn.
Firstly, the people in the New Black Panthers were never members of the Black Panther Party and have no legitimate claim on the Party's name. On the contrary, they would steal the names and pretend to walk in the footsteps of the Party's true heroes, such as Black Panther founder Huey P. Newton, George Jackson and Jonathan Jackson, Bunchy Carter, John Huggins, Fred Hampton, Mark Cark, and so many others who gave their very lives to the black liberation struggle under the Party's banner.
Secondly, they denigrate the Party's name by promoting concepts absolutely counter to the revolutionary principles on which the Party was founded. Their alleged media assault
blah blah blah.............
The question the Foundation raises, then, is who are these people laying claim to the Party's history and name? Are they reactionary provocateurs, who would instigate activities counterproductive to the people's interests, causing mayhem and death? Are they entertainers, who would posture themselves before the media, and, according to numerous sources, with empty guns, to spin gold for themselves? Are they, given the history of their late-leader Khalid Muhammad, a group of anti-Semites like the very Ku Klux Klan they allegedly oppose? What is their agenda?
Conditions for blacks in America today are worse than when the Black Panther Party was formed in 1966. Blacks in the main continue to live in poverty; disproportionate percentages of blacks die from AIDS and cancer, as the black infant mortality rate continues to be double that of whites. There is a desperate need for liberation agenda. The Black Panther Party unarguably set the example, espousing principles and a history that certainly should be embraced by all those still struggling for freedom. Rather than appropriating the Party's name, however, groups that purport to represent African Americans ought to follow the Party's true historical example. In the absence of such commitment, the Foundation denounces the usurpation of the Black Panther Party name by this questionable band of self-appointed leaders.
For further reading on the Black Panther Party, please visit our website at www.blackpanther.org. Books by and about the Black Panthers can also be purchased online through this site. Suggested reading includes Revolutionary Suicide, To Die for the People, War Against the Panthers, This Side of Glory, and A Taste of Power.
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27. You see, this all plays into the...
Scare tactic of a massive radical left-wing/liberal/socialist/communist conspiracy...you know the same one that wants to take your guns away, kill the "free" market system through global warming policy, give all the power to the government and take your liberties away. The "New Black Panthers" is a perfect foil for this meme, even though they are a tiny fringe group that no one gives a shit about except for faux snooze.
Their notion of a massive left-wing conspiracy is similar to our notion of a massive right-wing/corporatist/fascist conspiracy, only we have reams of data and bold-faced reality to draw our conclusions from...the basis for their fear is bullshit conjecture, wishful thinking and fairy tales.Gurgen4 (27 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail Ignore
29. Thanks for posting this.
I'm tired of hearing white racists talk about these supposedly "threatening" groups like the NBPP or La Raza just because they represent minorities. The Black Panther Party has no history of violence (only in the right-wing media is this claim ever made), white neo-Nazis on the other hand have committed thousands of acts of terrorism killing hundreds of people, second to only Islamic terrorism. No I'm not saying that the NBPP is completely free from controversy (their anti-semitism is one thing that they should be called out on) but then there are no groups which are perfect and have never done any wrong either so we either criticize everyone or we criticize nobody.
There are far greater enemies we as a country should focus our attention on. There are human rights abuses going on all over the world; Iran has threatened to wipe Israel off the map just for being a Jewish country. Anyone who thinks the NBPP with all there 5 members are some sort of threat, when compared with, the KKK or say Iran, really needs to get a reality check.