Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Community Hearing to STOP THE 9 - 11 MOSQUE

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Tea Party and Michelle Obama Are Culturist Not Racist

First Lady Michelle Obama made a brave culturist speech about obesity in the African – American community and the antiquated NAACP used the occasion to slander the Tea Party as racist.  The American people and the Tea Party are sick to death of this tired of the media and race baiters like the NAACP using such smear tactics.  These race baiters’ tactics dismantle our national discourse, are dangerous, and hurt minority children more than racism does.

The NAACP is not the only organization obsessed with the titillating, malicious charge of racism.  The media’s coverage of Mrs. Obama’s NAACP speech highlights their rancid guilt in this technique.  ABC’s coverage of her speech claimed that she had denounced the Tea Party as racist.[i]

Yet she never said a word about the Tea Party.  This coverage completely obscured the important culturist message she delivered.  The focus of First Lady Obama’s speech dealt with childhood obesity.   She told her audience that, “one in three children is overweight or obese.”  Yet the race-obsessed coverage took us away from the vital issue that the First Lady wanted us to discuss.[ii]

Mrs. Obama’s speech was culturist.  She laid the blame for childhood obesity at the door of cultural changes.  She told of walking to school as a child and having gym class twice a week.  Furthermore she discussed the impact of television replacing outside activity.  She also discussed the decline of family meals and accessibility of candy as malicious dietetic factors.  Her talk had nothing to do with race. It had everything to do with culture.

First Lady Obama spoke of her hope that her White House garden would “spark a broader conversation about the health and well-being not just of our kids but of our communities.” Obviously, the abuse of the word “racism” in reference to her speech and the attention on the Tea Party completely obscured her message.  It spawned virtually zero discussion of childhood obesity.  ABC and the NAACP not only slandered good Americans belonging to the Tea Party, they diminished, and thus insulted, the First Lady with their repetition of charges of racism.

We need the ability to discuss issues in terms of culture, not race.  After the NAACP accused the Tea Party of being racist, this non-issue became the focus of valuable media time.  David Webb, a prominent African – American Tea Party leader, had to spend much of his resulting media time and attention discussing racism issue instead issues he and his Tea Party brethren would rather focus on like fiscal conservatism.  Ironically, after Webb agreed to a summit on racism, the NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous, said, “there should be no debate about racism.” Exactly Mr. Jealous! It is a moot point.  Our nation is as united as any in the world on the idea of combating racism.[iii]

Mrs. Obama and David Webb are not the only ones distracted by constant charges of racism.  The Tea Party has stayed away from the vital issue of protecting our borders for fear of being called racist.  Every step of our powerful Tea Party organization becomes tepid in this environment. The drug-running criminals of Northern Mexico represent a cultural threat to America, not a racial one.  Yet the media seems obsessed with smearing those who worry about this issue as racist. The Tea Party needs to eschew this red herring of racism and talk in cultural terms if we are to feel free to discuss vital issues again.[iv]

Mrs. Obama speech itself could be called racist as it points out differences with the African - American community.  She told her audience, “African American children are significantly more likely to be obese than are white children.  Nearly half of African American children will develop diabetes at some point in their lives.  People, that’s half of our children.”  But rather than claiming racist attitudes caused this, rather than calling America racist, the First Lady highlights cultural patterns. Her “Let’s Move” initiative ( targets "food deserts" in poorer neighborhoods underserved by major supermarkets. If she were white, the media would have called her racist.  But her analysis is cultural, not racial.[v]

Elaborating, First Lady Obama told the NAACP that “inequalities still persist - in education and health, in income and wealth.”  The NAACP considers these disparities the result of “racism.”  But, needing to use desperate race-baiting tactics to stay in the news reflects the complete lack of relevance of their analysis. Culture explains differences in achievement in health, income, and education much better than phantoms of racial attitudes.  As the media and the NAACP constantly ignore such issues and bring the focus back to racism, it robs America of an opportunity to have useful cultural discussions that could especially help the very minority groups they purport to care about.

To facilitate this transition away from constant accusations of racism, we need to supplement our vocabulary with the words “culturist” and “culturism.”  Whenever the media or the NAACP smear citizens who speak about cultural issues as racist, we need a word that clarifies our concerns. Our PC multiculturalist leaders slander all those who would point out that diversity includes less-than-ideal characteristics as racist.  But, we know that achievement gaps in education, health, and income have long been more profitably discussed as stemming from cultural maladies than reflecting the white man’s residual racist attitudes.  America and the Tea Party must reject the  race obsession of the media and the NAACP and follow Mrs. Obama’s lead in speaking in culturist terms.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Culturist Challenge to a Multiculturalist Politician


From : John K. Press, Ph.D.
President of the Brooklyn Tea Party

To: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz

Re: Proposed Voorhies Mosque, Brooklyn, NY

You are undoubtedly aware of the controversy surrounding the proposed building of a mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue.  Residents worry about the same parking issue for which you bravely stood up against developer’s plans to construct a nine-story, 115 foot tall building wedged between Sheepshead Bay Road and Avenue Z.[i] Along with abnormalities in the DOB, in regards to the Voorhies Mosque, the residents of your district also have extraordinary concerns.[ii]

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the developer of this Mosque, the Muslim American Society (MAS), “has a troubling history of associations with radical organizations and individuals that promote terrorism, anti-Semitism and reject Israel's right to exist.”  Furthermore, “MAS-affiliated Web sites have featured articles advocating jihad and suicide martyrdom.” And the MAS is, “the leading American Muslim organization organizing anti-Israel activity in the U.S.” [iii]  A major officer in the MAS called the Jews, “the primary historical and religious example of those who "take the wrong path."[iv]

The Board and Standards and Appeals Chair, Meenakshi Srinivasan, has promised to render, “decisions that respect the character and context of neighborhoods.”[v]  A large proportion of the residents on Voorhies are Jewish.  Having an organization that preaches hate against Jews move into the neighborhood would greatly disrupt the neighborhood character and quality of life for the current residents.

I implore you to step into this process in any way you can to slow down the permit granting process.  This will allow you time to vet the buyer.  And, if the concerns about the MAS prove baseless, we recognize that they should be welcomed as good neighbors. 

I have attached hard-copy documentation to this petition, and here are just two samples of internet documentation that cause many of our members to be concerned about the MAS; I can offer you many others on request:

Please do not shirk your responsibility to listen to, and act upon, the concerns of our community.  Failure to address both the issues at hand and the people who have elected you will cause me to doubt that we do, indeed, have responsive and effective representation. 

This Letter represents an official position of the Brooklyn Tea Party, and I can assure you that it conveys the sentiments of many people in your district

Thank you,

John K. Press, Ph.D.
President - The Brooklyn Tea Party

cc: Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo, City Councilman Michael Nelson, Board of Standards and Appeals Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan, and 9th District Representative Anthony Weiner, Bay News, Brooklyn Voice, Sheepshead Bites, Daily News, NY Post.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Two Culturist American Thinker Articles !!

Hey All,

    I have two articles posted on American Thinker.  Click the titles in the paragraphs below to read them!  Then go click and comment.  PLEASE !!

   The first is called "George Washington -- The Culturist Father of our Country."  It analyzes his farewell address to make the point that he was a culturist.  And he was!  On national morality, unity, and foreign policy, he thinks in our traditional culturist mode.

    The second one concerns is called, "Culturists Oppose Another Mosque in Brooklyn."  It shows how the opposition to the Voorhies mosque looks like the South when black people were not welcomed into neighborhoods or schools.  But rather than racist, this is culturist!  We cannot let the fear of racism blind us to the importance of culture.

    PLEASE GO THERE AND COMMENT!!  I hope to show that an interest in culturism exists!!

    That is one activist step you can take today.  We need to challenge multiculturalism.  Floating an alternative word is a way to do so quickly and efficaciously at very low cost.

     THANKS, John