The man in the photo at right is displaying what’s colloquially known as a “’tude”: an attitude of smoldering anger towards the world in general, and — in his case — against the white people of America in particular.
He’s Minister King Samir Shabazz, the leader of the Philadelphia chapter of the New Black Panthers. His goal, proclaimed emphatically, repeatedly, and publicly, is to destroy white people.
So is he a racist?
No. He can’t possibly be one, because he’s a member of a historically oppressed group, and only members of the privileged elite oppressive majority can be racists. If his organization succeeds in its goal and destroys white people, leaving the surviving remnant a minority in the land, perhaps then his program would become “racist”.
But don’t bet on it. I expect that there would have to be a waiting period of several thousand years to make up for their past transgressions before white people could ever claim victim status in Minister Shabazz’ brave new world.
Just as a matter of interest, he’s no fan of Barack Hussein Obama. From the point of view of Minister Shabazz, the Messiah of Hope and Change is a traitor to his race, a puppet for his white masters.
According to philly.com:
New Panthers’ War on Whites
Some people wear their heart on their sleeve.
Minister King Samir Shabazz wears his on his forehead. Right between the eyes.
“If you want to stop the revolution, that’s what you got to hit,” Shabazz said, pointing to the target tattooed onto his forehead. “I fight my oppressor, and I give him the target.”
Shabazz is chairman of the New Black Panther Party’s Philadelphia chapter. In black beret atop dreadlocks and a black military uniform, he spends most weekdays near City Hall condemning “crackers” and exhorting black passers-by to rise up against their “slavemasters” — and to give him $2 for the party’s semi-annual newspaper.
Minister Shabazz outlines his political program:
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- On whites: “I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy…”
- On Jews: “I don’t care how much they try to promote the Jewish Holocaust. The African people have suffered a hell of a cost…”
- On Barack Obama and voting: “He’s a puppet on a string. I don’t support no black man running for white politics. I will not vote for who will be the next slavemaster.” Besides, he added, Obama is “a Negro who doesn’t even support reparations for black people in America.”
- On white supremacists: “They’re sissies; they want to put their feelings on a flier. Well, come into the black neighborhood with that rhetoric and we will show you what a strong awakened black man looks like.”
- On the Phillies: “They can kiss my ass. The Phillies are not doing nothing for our ‘hoods.”
Hmm… I’m not sure how baseball got mixed in with all the violent revolutionary politics.
He’s 38 and has children, but he won’t say how many or provide any more details about his personal life, partly for security reasons but also because this reporter is a “cracker.”
He listens to “revolutionary, cracker-killing hip-hop” on his headphones and says things like: “I’ll get black to you on that.”
And he says that he never worries what response his violent rhetoric might provoke in listeners.
“The only thing the cracker understands is violence,” said Shabazz, whose face also bears the tattoos “Freedom,” “BPG” (Black Power Gang) and “NBPP” (New Black Panther Party). “The only thing the cracker understands is gunpowder.
“You got to take violence to violence.”
This is an extreme example of classic ghetto mau-mauing, designed to make a shiver run up the effete spine of the average suburban dry-Chablis-and-runny-brie honky.
But this is Philadelphia, home to MOVE, and the city has a history of violent revolutionary black liberation movements, groups that are too far off the scale for even ACORN and Jeremiah Wright, not to mention Barry Soetoro.
I think these guys mean business.
Hat tip: VH.