Williams said the NAACP is irrelevant and racist. The noted civil rights organization had asked the tea party to denounce their racism. Williams is hot under the collar because the NAACP passed a resolution to fight the overt racism in the tea party. Basically, African Americans have been silent, completely ignoring the tea party movement. If they spoke out the media ignored them. The mainstream media were interested in the tea party screeching and posturing and claims that President Obama is a socialist who wants to take away their rights.
At a tea party gatherings racist signs are held by various participants, including teenagers and small children who had no idea they are surrounded by naked hate, acrimony and theater of the absurd. The wording on the posters are particularly demeaning and derogatory; as were the photoshopped pictures of President Obama. Getting called out by the NAACP got Williams's attention. He was going to get his revenge on this Black racist organization come low or high water. He intended to do it publicly, using the media as his messengers and attack dogs.
Williams went five steps farther than his “grassroots” followers. He wrote an imaginary letter to President Abe Lincoln. He told the deceased president about the plight of “Coloreds” who did not agree with his Emancipation Proclamation. Freedom from slavery meant the poor ol’ “Coloreds” had to take responsibility for themselves. Williams, in his letter to Lincoln, felt that “Coloreds” were not ready to take care of themselves. That would mean cutting all ties with their White “Massas.”
I suppose if I were one these so-called" Coloreds" I would be saying to Mr. Williams in my best slave voice: “Oh, Lardy! Lardy, Massa Williams! What is we po' ol’ coloreds gone do widout a massa to lead us. We's can't help ourself!
Below is an exact copy of the letter that caused Williams' expulsion from the tea party.
Dear Mr. Lincoln,
We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the ‘tea party movement’.
The tea party position to “end the bailouts” for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us Coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.
And the ridiculous idea of “reduce[ing] the size and intrusiveness of government.” What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!
The racist tea parties also demand that the government “stop the out of control spending.” Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government “stop raising our taxes.” That is outrageous! How will we Coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person