For the rest of the time I was there I was stared at with contempt as if I was something lower than low. My race had not been an issue nor the Crucifix being Catholic in a very protestant state, but once it was known I supported the tea party it was as if I was wearing a Klan outfit. I heard the ladies talking among themselves saying you could tell I was a tea party man just by my appearance. When I left glares followed me out.
DaTechGuy, An Incident in Lithonia 5/27/10
A few weeks ago I warned that the looting in Ferguson has the potential to cement a rather nasty racial stereotype concerning young black men for generations. This week a different stereotype carefully crafted by the media was under assault in that very same city when a group of people decided to launch a BUYcott of Ferguson business that has been hard hit by those same looters
I insisted on buying something–all the people in the salon were so happy and kind. She didn’t have much for white guy gray hair, but she took the time to pull together some gift bags. Then she didn’t want money, but I made her take it.
A gentlman (my age) in the salon (husband?) asked who we were with. I told him “St. Louis Tea Party.”
“Tea party?” he said. “You bad boys,” and chuckled. Then he looked at me, very serious. He said, “The tea party came up here to do this?”
His surprise was understandable. For half a decade the media, professional left and black “leaders” have been telling black democrats what a bunch of awful racist the Tea Party is (In Mississippi the establishment GOP gave a hand to spread that meme as well). I’ve lived the results myself , so naturally they had no inkling of the Tea Party plans on facebook:
The group spread the word of the “BUYcott” event on Facebook, hoping to get at least 20 people to show up and spend their hard-earned money at local Ferguson businesses on August 21. They apparently ended up with a group of about 40 “(mostly) white people”
and were totally taken aback, but were VERY grateful:
In other shops, we’d get hard stares when we walked in and shopped. Once we told them “we’re with the tea party, and we’re here to shop,” these people actually shouted. “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.”
The group did not do this BUYcott as a publicity stunt or a one-time feel good measure. They have bigger plans to do their part to help these businesses thrive. Their next BUYcott is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend and they are encouraging the state legislature to exempt Ferguson businesses from sales tax that weekend to encourage even more sales.
I wonder how much Al Sharpton & the black panthers spent in these shops?
I suspect the only chance this will have of breaking into MSM coverage is on Jake Tapper’s show under “The Buried Lede”
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