Violence and Politics
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats.
Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the majority whip, said Democrats and Republicans should continue to speak out on these threats. “Silence gives consent,” Clyburn said.Whites are angry exactly because we have already tried "the right way". We called congress, wrote letters, went to town hall meetings, organized and attended Tea Party protests - and all of it got us nowhere. We know we're getting screwed - whether by immigration, bailouts, or healthcare. We know the politicians know we object. We have been misled into believing that the politicians are driven by votes. It's beginning to dawn on us that the leadership of both parties dance to a different tune.
But Minority Leader John Boehner already has condemned threats of violence — and sought to explain why people are so angry.
“I know many Americans are angry over this health care bill, and that Washington Democrats just aren’t listening,” Boehner said. “But, as I’ve said, violence and threats are unacceptable. That’s not the American way. We need to take that anger and channel it into positive change. Call your congressman, go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, make your voice heard — but let's do it the right way."
Why shouldn't we be angry? We can see that when blacks and browns speak out and march the media and politicians behave differently. The anger and threats of non-Whites are invariably regarded as a righteousness response to injustice. They are seen as good, hard-working people seeking a better life for themselves and their families. Rather than condemning non-Whites the media actively calls on politicians to serve them. And the politicians fall over themselves to respond.
Meanwhile we law-abiding, tax-paying, White citizens can see that media and politicians regard us as lazy, greedy, and evil. Our concerns aren't treated as legitimate political interests but are instead derided and dismissed as "racism" motivated by "hate". They not only don't care about our lives or families, they don't think we should either.
"Silence gives consent" works both ways. The media and politicians don't condemn the violent threats that have shut down speeches by Minutemen, Tom Tancredo, or Ann Coulter. They didn't even notice the American Renaissance conference being suppressed by death threats, right there in Washington.
"Silence gives consent" applies just as well to the displacement, dispossession, and discrimination against the native White population. Active participation in our genocide is worse than silence.
The truth is that political power springs from violence. This is clear even in US history - from Lexington and Concord right through to the military offensives in Afghanistan. Politics are driven by those who are willing to commit and condone violence to get what they want. Those who shy away get dominated and crushed. Most of our White leaders are craven traitors. Our non-White enemies are liars and hypocrites. Our condemnation is best aimed at them, not at those of us who oppose them. That's the American way.