Civil Rights Pioneer Preaches Hatred Toward Tea Party
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is not the only woman of color spewing uncivil invective at the Tea Party. Around the same time Waters told an Inglewood, California audience that tax-paying citizens can "go straight to hell," 100-year old civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson sat for an interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr's online magazine The Root. (Interestingly, The Root opened up for business in January 2008 under a subsidiary owned by the Washington Post.)
Centenarian Robinson, who helped organize the Selma-to- Montgomery march in 1965, celebrated a birthday last Thursday by sharing her thoughts on Obama and the Tea Party. Following in the footsteps of Louis Farrakhan, who called Mr. Obama the Messiah, Robinson cites the President as a descendant of Ham who will "rise up" to lead a civilization.
The Root: Did you ever think we would see an African-American president in this country?
Amelia: ...The election of President Barack Obama was not just a pop-up. It was not extemporaneous. It was God.
Funny how the left glorifies women like Robinson who routinely quote Scripture when referring to the One, but mocks those on the right as bitter Bible-clingers.
Asked about the direction of the country after two and a half years under Obama Robinson predictably blames the Tea Party for the current chaos.
The problems still come from the racists -- the Ku Klux Klan. They've whitewashed themselves. They don't call them [the Klan] anymore, but they are still there. You know the Tea [Party]. They would not be doing the things they are doing if [Obama] had not been of color. It's ridiculous.
After declaring millions of citizens "racist" and "whitewashed KKK members," Robinson offers the secret to her longevity.
What do we need to do to live a long time? Clean up our minds. Realize that hate destroys us. But love sustains us.
I don't think we can chalk this kind of down-the-rabbit-hole hypocrisy to Ms. Robinson's age. We've seen that 'hating' on the tea party while calling for peaceful civil discourse is a unique feature of the social justice crowd.
Robinson herself is a walking contradiction. The Martin Luther King, Jr Freedom Medal recipient has served for decades as the Vice-President of Lyndon LaRouche's Schiller Institute, which published her autobiography in 1991. LaRouche garnered KKK support in a 1984 Presidential bid under the Independent Democrat Party. In 1992 the mayor of Seattle rescinded the city's offer to commemorate Black History Month with an Amelia Boynton Robinson Day. Seattle organizers did not know about Robinson's ties to LaRouche who was in jail at the time for "fraud and money raising abuses."
At the end of the Root interview Robinson tells the reporter "The U.S. Park Service gave me 99 roses last year. They were all different colors. I looked at them and thought, these are just like us."
Robinson's descriptive, all-inclusive imagery covers up the ugly truth about this woman's own deep-seated bigotry toward a whole group of people she's never met.