Remember Elston K. McCowan? He was one of the men charged with assault and interfering with police on the night black conservative Kenneth Gladney was beaten by a crowd of SEIU thugs in St. Louis. Now, he’s back as one of the organizers of a racially-charged, anti-Tea Party event.
The publicity materials for the event, Islamophobia: Tea Party as the New Klan?, appear on the Gateway Greens web site and falsely paint Tea Party members as racists:
Hostility toward Islamic and Middle Eastern people is growing like a social cancer. The Tea Party is spreading an ideology of intolerance that has contributed to a violent attack in St. Louis, countless victimizations of US Muslims, and murders in Tucson.
This is not new. Racism and fear of different cultures were part of America long before the country came into existence. Bigotry which festers below the surface erupts during times of economic collapse. But just as narrow-mindedness has long been a part of US culture, so has resistance. Come join us to look at the current wave of xenophobia and how your friends are organizing to combat it.
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Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.
When it comes to hate and racism, no one in the Tea Party Movement has faced charges of beating up people who do not share the same political views, and no one in the Tea Party Movement has engaged in the kind of vitriol Jim Hoft highlighted in a July BigGovernment article that included the video (below). The video shows McCowan standing next to a speaker at an NAACP event and laughing at his racist remarks aimed at Gladney.
When it comes to racism in St. Louis, the event scheduled for Feb. 2 is already emitting the same sort of race-bating stench as events sponsored by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It has no basis in fact and banks on lies and misinformation to further the group’s organizational objectives.
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