UPDATE: See my post over at Revolutionary Act on Assassination Plots.
Extremist groups are ratcheting up the racism aimed at Obama:
With the selection of Barack Obama as the first black Democratic nominee for president seeming more possible by the day, racists and white supremacists are posting increasingly ugly and even threatening remarks on the Internet.
“OBAMA WILL DIE, KKK FOREVER,” concludes a Feb. 15 post by “Rodney” to a blog run by a person identified only as Strider333. Above that signoff, Rodney wrote: “The KKK or someone WILL assassinate Obama! If we get a NIGGER President all you NIGGER’s [sic] will think you’ve won and that the WHITE people will have to bow to you[.] FUCK THAT.”
On traditional white supremacist and neo-Nazi sites (for instance, here and here), there are lengthy discussion threads about what would happen if Obama were elected president. Dozens of those posts are derogatory and employ all kinds of racist slurs. Others speculate that such an Obama victory would kick off a race war between whites and blacks. And some even raise the possibility that he could be assassinated. But talk like that is rare and extremely careful — probable evidence that the “white nationalists” who inhabit these sites are deeply concerned that their comments are being monitored by law enforcement for any criminal threat relating to the presidential race.
Even in the mainstream media we are seeing some disturbingly violent language, as Bill O’Reilly’s vile remarks made clear:
discussing allegedly anti-American remarks made by Michelle Obama:
- “I don’t want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there’s evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels. If that’s how she really feels — that America is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever — then that’s legit. We’ll track it down.”
O’Reilly so far is refusing to back down or apologize, because, as his apologists insist, he was making remarks ostensibly in her defense. His producer put it thus:
- “What Bill said was an obvious repudiation of anyone attacking Michelle Obama,” he said, via email. “As he has said more than ten times, he is giving her the benefit of the doubt.”
Yes — and doing so by clearly suggesting that if evidence of her alleged anti-American further emerges, he in fact would lead a “lynching party” to get her.
As Dave points out, this is part of a rising tide of bile and hatred coming from the worst humanity has to offer:
Nevermind that the Klan has vowed to see her husband assassinated.
Nevermind that right now, the white-power haters are coming totally unhinged at the prospect of an Obama presidency.
Nevermind that all this outpouring of hate has played a significant role in the heightened level of security around him.
Meanwhile the secret service is handling Obama’s security in a frighteningly incompetent way.
So what can we do?
Be a visible presence representing love, understanding, and humanity:
The benign-sounding American Renaissance Conference begins this week (Feb. 22-Feb. 24), located at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel. It will be a gathering of “racial-realist thought” attendees, convening to discuss the fate of the white world.
In all parts of the world, whites are afraid to speak out in their own interests. Racial differences in IQ, the costs of “diversity,” the challenges of non-white immigration-politicians and the media dare not discuss what these things mean for whites and their civilization.We are different. We believe these are vital questions.
This conference will be an opportunity to hear some of the most courageous academics, journalists, political figures, and scientists of our time discuss the forces that will determine our future. This will be a remarkable group of speakers and guests-undeceived, outspoken, and committed to the defense of Western Civilization.
These AmRen folks don’t like to be lumped in with the Neo-nazis and skinheads. They are too civilized for those lower-class folks. But you can be sure that the topic of a possible black president will be in the air in that hotel. Resistance and Solidarity, a DC-based collective, plans to show up at the conference.
Here’s some more info:
Resistance and Solidarity, a DC-based collective opposing racism,
fascism and the cruelties perpetrated by the capitalist system, is
calling on Mid-Atlantic anti-fascists to join us, Saturday February
23 at 9am for a day full of actions (in many forms) to protest the
racist hate spouted by the AmRen National Conference. In the spirit
of the anti-fascists that came before us, let’s shut these racists
down by any means necessary.
We can continue to shine light on hate speech like that currently being lobbed at Barack and Michelle Obama, because bullshit like this and the awful people who behind it always shrivel in the lights of reason and publicity.
The most heated anti-Obama talk appears to be on Internet sites that allow people to post messages anonymously. One such site, JD Underground, is a list ostensibly devoted to lawyers, although further details were not available. It has carried a particularly venomous thread, entitled “Nigger President,” that has stretched from January into this month.
“I’m hoping someone will do his public duty of putting a bullet through Obama’s head,” said a poster identified as “Kill Da Nigga.” Another poster suggests “bring[ing] back lynchings” and concludes with a warning: “LOOK OUT NIGGER. THE KLAN IS GETTING BIGGER!!!!!!” And a third, using the screen name “amerikkkan,” says only, “The deep south is making plans.”
These people are cowards, and there is no way we’ll let them steer this country into a blood filled gutter. Fuck That. We’ll Fight.