Listen, before you jump out the window in a fit of unbridled fear, try to remind yourself that this is just a make-believe situation. This is not real. I repeat: Not real!
Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition.
And imagine that some of these protesters — the black protesters — spoke of the need for political revolution, and possibly even armed conflict in the event that laws they didn’t like were enforced by the government? Would these protester — these black protesters with guns — be seen as brave defenders of the Second Amendment, or would they be viewed by most whites as a danger to the republic?…
Imagine that white members of Congress, while walking to work, were surrounded by thousands of angry black people, one of whom proceeded to spit on one of those congressmen for not voting the way the black demonstrators desired. Would the protesters be seen as merely patriotic Americans voicing their opinions, or as an angry, potentially violent, and even insurrectionary mob?
Don't worry, don't worry, don't worry! This is a completely made-up, hypothetical situation. Nothing comparable to this totally-plucked-out-of-thin-air situation is happening around us. So, you can exhale and relax.
Whew! Feels good to return to reality after that nightmare scenario, huh?
Anyway, in completely unrelated news, a bunch of middle-aged, upper-middle-class patriotic Americans are planning to show their righteous anger at Big Government by protesting the President's upcoming visit to Missouri.
(via Little Green Footballs)
Tags: Protesters, Racism, Tea Party