Written on Saturday, April 14, 2012 by Ann-Marie Murrell
A 3-part series by Ann-Marie Murrell
Saul Alinsky’s Radical Rule #13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen…any target can always say, ‘Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?’ When you ‘freeze the target,’ you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments…. Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the ‘others’ come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target…’”
Lately the Left is using #13 on a daily basis —especially in the case of the non-story of Trayvon/Zimmerman. They are doing this for two reasons: to distract everyone from the real stories of the day and to gain political ground.
With Trayvon/Zimmerman, the Left is also using Radical Rule #11 to try to perpetuate racial tension and/or violence.
Rule #11 states, “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”
What that means is the Left is almost GIDDY in hoping the threats from the New Black Panther Party and every politician from Eric Holder to Barack Obama will force our side to defend itself. They WANT things to get ugly. If they prayed, they would be PRAYING for violence.
We can’t fall for their tactics. As usual, our side has got to do what we always do and rise above all the ugly muck and see it for what it really is.
But what can we do? How do we counteract everything they’re throwing at us? How are we supposed to react when they are literally calling for BLOOD and the murder of “innocent until proven guilty” human beings?
We hold up a mirror.
We parrot THEIR OWN WORDS and try to make anyone still under the spell of Barack Obama and his administration listen. And that’s what I’m doing in this series of articles: holding up a mirror and repeating their own words.
New Black Panther Party: In March, the New Black Panther Party held a press conference in which they offered a $10,000 bounty for George Zimmerman. They basically said they are going to “force our government to do the right thing—and if they don’t do it we will.” They also said, “White America, we have given you 400 years to get it right and you still have failed black people.” Here’s the video:
On April 9, the Black Panthers hosted an “organizational conference call” planning their Trayvon Martin National Day of Action. The call was hosted by Michelle Williams, NBP’s chief of staff and Chawn Kweli, NBP national spokesman and was basically a call for violence and “war” against white people.
AmericanJournal.com posted the YouTube video/audio of the call but said it had been “flagged and removed” for “Hate Speech” reasons. Following is the transcription of the call:
Williams: “I just want to say to all the listeners on this phone call, that if you are having any doubt about getting suited, booted, and armed up for this race war that we’re in that has never ended, let me tell you somethin…the thing that’s about to happen these honkies, these crackers, these pigs, these people, these motherf*er…it has been long overdue.”
Kweli: “Ya, what she said was right– we got to suit up and boot up…and get prepared for the war that we’re in…this stuff got to boil over, and all your great’s talked about that happened to be bloodshed involved with revolution- true revolution means some bloodshed, so there‘s blood being spilled because there’s a new life that is beyond this bloodshed. There is a new reality that is built upon your original African principles and spiritualities and values and norms that is beyond this bloodshed. But we gotta go do it.
And as the Scripture said, you gotta to cross it. We gon’ have to cross the Red Sea….I know y’all thought it was talking about some sea in some Middle Eastern part of the world- hell no. We’re talking about some blood. You’re gonna have to cross some blood, and go through some bloodand some battles.
And there are those who wish they could stand in this hour, to see the destruction of the devil‘s world and the devil’s society– and I‘m ain’t talking about no dude underneath the ground with a pitchfork and pantyhose. I’m talking about that blonde haired, blue-eyed, sometimes brown-eyed, Caucasian walkin around with a mindset, a demonistic mindset, and a nature to do evil and brutality.”
Williams: “I say to everyone that is on this call right now, I‘m comin’ out of the gate…my prize right now this evening is going to be the bounty, the arrest– dead or alive– for George Zimmerman. You feel me? To every brother, to every female, I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man’s problem just to avoid violence. You feel me? It’s time to wake up, I don’t know how else...It’s in me to fight. It’s in me to raise up soldiers. It’s in me that every time my feet touch the ground the state of Florida- these crackers- they scared.
I’m kinda pissed off right now that the state of Florida ain’t on fire. This could not have happened in L.A. because them brothers up there are not scared to riot. This could not have happened in St. Petersburg Florida, where the black man over there are ain’t scared to kill a cracker.”
Kweli: “This is real. We’re attacked anywhere in the world and we would defend ourselves by any means necessary…You starve capitalism, since this racism that‘s being perpetuated and this brutality that’s being perpetuated, and this murder that’s being perpetuated, is built on the table legs of capitalism, you’ve got to starve capitalism.
An act of war has been declared on us and we have no choice but to fight…[But] we have to be trained how to fight. See the whole purpose of the maneuver that’s happening in Sanford is to train in self-defense, because many of us think we’re prepared for a battle- just like many of us think we’re prepared for a fight- but if you are not training, if you are not stocking up water, if you are not stocking up food, if you are not stocking up weapons and artillery and survival books, and gas masks, and flashlights, and cantines, and ready-to-eat meals…if you are not stocking that up I don’t know how serious we are right now.
Absolutely, we want the complete removal of capitalism. Why? Because capitalism sets up a class structure and a class society. As I said in the beginning of the “haves” and “have nots,” [the] pivotal point is racism, it is racism that keeps them perpetuating a capitalistic motion. So yes, we want capitalism completely eradicated, especially from the minds and hearts and dealings of black people.”
In case you’re wondering why the president hasn’t personally gotten involved and condemned this call-for-violence—since he usually makes personal phone calls to anyone he believes has been unjustly accused or threatened—it’s probably because as recently as 2007, then-candidate Barack Obama attended a press conference and marched with the New Black Panther Party.
So there ya go.
My next Holding up the Mirror article will feature other recent calls for violence from Leftist celebrities and politicians. Meanwhile stay safe and keep the faith.