If Eric Garner Where White, Would There Be A Tea Party Crusade?

That’s what The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart whats to know

If Eric Garner Were White
His death would be a Tea Party crusade.

Imagine that Eric Garner had been white. Imagine that he’d been living in Idaho. Imagine that the law-enforcement officers who killed him had been federal agents.

His death would be a Tea Party crusade.

Think about it. The police hassled Garner because he had a history of selling untaxed cigarettes. It’s the kind of big-government intrusion that drives Tea Partiers nuts. One of the events that helped launch the Tea Party, in fact, came in January 2009, when activists from Young Americans for Liberty donned American Indian garb to protest the soda taxes proposed by then-New York Governor David Patterson.

Garner responded to being hassled with a statement of “don’t tread on me” anti-government defiance: “I was just minding my own business. Every time you see me you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today!”

Um, no. It wouldn’t. Because we believe in that little thing called “law and order”, and Garner was clearly breaking the law (no matter how ridiculous). There were those 30+ times he’s been arrested, often for the same offense of selling cigarettes without tax. Oh, and, by the way, many conservatives/Republicans were dismayed that the Grand Jury decided not to forward a charge for a court trial.

But, the point of the article is simply to paint the Tea Party as raaaaacist. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. This is racial politics at its worst.

To imagine how Fox News would be reacting right now had Garner been white, rural, and facing the feds, you need only imagine how it would have reacted had a BLM agent shot Bundy dead.

But Fox and the rest of the pro-Tea Party right aren’t reacting that way. Yes,some conservative pundits—noting the video that shows Garner being choked to death—have condemned the grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed him. Rand Paul has denounced the high cigarette taxes that Garner flouted.

One has to wonder whether Beinart, and other liberals, actually give a damn about Eric Garner. Same with Michael Brown. Or Trayvon Martin. Because they immediately turned the situations into a hardcore political issue. Yet, when it comes to Black on Black crime, when Blacks are being killed by the dozen in Chicago, when Blacks are suffering in the welfare and crime ridden plantations Democrats created, Liberals tend to be silent. Because they do not care about the people, they care about the political issue.

Did you know that a Black female Sergeant supervised Garner’s arrest? No? Here’s the report, via Ace and Gateway Pundit

(PIX11) Another female sergeant, Kizzy Adoni, made a similar statement in the report. She “believed she heard” Garner say he was having difficulty breathing. Adoni also said “The perpetrator’s condition did not seem serious and he did not appear to get worse.”

The NY Daily News, not exactly a right leaning news outlet, confirms that Sergeant Adoni was present, and is Black. Oh, and then there is this

(Mediaite)  Eric Garner‘s daughter Erica appeared on CNN tonight to discuss her father’s death, the grand jury the declined to indict the officer responsible, and the national uproar over his case. Garner toldDon Lemon she’s glad to see people of all races and backgrounds coming together to protest the decision.

Lemon asked her a question that’s been on everyone’s minds the past day: is this about race? And Garner actually said, “This is not a black and white issue.”

Liberals would prefer that it be a raaaaacism issue, in order to push their own narrative for their own petty reasons. And the more they do, the more they should that they do not care about individuals like Eric Garner.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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2 Responses to “If Eric Garner Where White, Would There Be A Tea Party Crusade?”

  1. Jeffery says:

    It’s not only a Black and white issue – it’s a policing issue.

    But let’s not deny that race plays a part in the police response. It often does. That’s why more young Black men are killed this way.

    And really. Had a federal agent felt reasonably in danger at the Bundy Ranch and shot and killed one of Bundy’s armed protectors, the right wing would have gone nuts about govt overreach and intrusion. Some of the Federal officers reported being assaulted by the armed protectors, but as far as I know none of the assailants were arrested. Why wasn’t the right wing upset with this dereliction of duty?

    That’s why I said earlier that if Michael Brown had been carrying a 12G pump his govt agent killer would have been less likely to challenge him.

    Everyone should be armed against our oppressive governments.

  2. Jeffery says:

    And for Conservatives it’s not so much about race as it is about tribe.

    If a college professor were to get busted for carrying an illegal concealed weapon, we’d get a big yawn from the right.

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