Tea Party Activist Ali A. Akbar's Brilliant Letter to Morgan Freeman




By the Left Coast Rebel

Tea Partier Ali A. Akbar -- yes that actually is his real name (pictured above), writes a letter to moonbat Morgan Freeman:

My name is Ali Akbar. I’m a 26 year-old African-American small business owner and a tea party activist. I’m not writing to rake you over the coals in the way that many conservatives have done in the last 48 hours. Heck, I wrote a passionate open-letter refuting many of your claims already, but this is not that. This is an honest and standing invitation. I do believe that you are wrong in what you said about the tea party, but I would rather prove it to you than castigate you for your comments.

I also understand that your reflexive comments came from experience. You grew up in a different America than the one that I was blessed to be born into. We both grew up in the south, but I never saw ‘White Only’ signs. I’ve been called a name or two in my three decades, but racism has always been the exception in my life, not the rule, as it probably was in your youth. I understand your suspicion of conservative political movements. It is rooted in pain and fear and memory, and though I never saw the horrors of segregation that you did, we share that cultural heritage.

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I’ve attended dozens of tea party events. I’ve helped organize them, and I’ve even spoken at a few. The tea party is not what is often depicted in the news. It is people of all colors who are terribly concerned about the direction that America is heading. We don’t trust big government to make decisions for us. And we fear that the present administration’s spending is going to lead our country down a path to insolvency, much like what Greece is currently facing.

Your comments about the tea party have caused me physical pain. You’ve rekindled the old painful paradigm of Uncle Tom – that any black man who votes Republican is some kind of sellout. It’s not true. I work hard, pay my taxes, love Jesus, and I’m good to my family and community. In effect, your comments have stereotyped an entire group of people. And I know in my soul that you must regret that on some level.

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5 comments:

  1. Good luck on Freeman reading it, much less understanding it.

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  2. Unlike yourself, Mr. Freeman" did experience "White Only" signs while growing up in the South, and he cannot help but know that this Tea Party you adhere to is the direct descendent of those "White Citizen Councils" that came into being in response to the Civil Rights Movement, just as the Tea Party came into being in response to the election of a black man to the Presidency.

    There was no Tea Party complaining about deficits when George Bush was President, never once vetoing a spending bill and whose administration grew the deficit into an eleven trillion dollar monstrosity caused by tax cuts for billionaires, two unfunded wars, a drug benefit (again unfunded) costing more than Mr. Obama's entire health care reform bill, along with deregulation of the financial industry that turned out to be the straw that broke the camel's back in siphoning off third of all American's wealth, while Vice President Cheney maintained that "deficits don't matter." Where was the Tea Party and it's followers then?

    You have attached yourself to a movement that is inherently racist and would not exist in nearly such great numbers if the President were not an African American. And the policies you and your friends are pursuing is simply to destroy every protection the American people put in place during the administration of FDR. And believe me, it's no accident that those protections are strongest with regard to the country's weakest members - the African American community.

    I don't know what mental contortions you have adopted in attaching yourself to this awful movement, but it's not good.

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  3. Nice try with the race-card. I won't be silenced and my belief that 75% of the federal government is illegitimate has nothing to do with race.

    Blah, blah, blah...

    "There was no Tea Party complaining about deficits when George Bush was President"

    -- B.S., I was screaming at the top of my lungs regarding Bush's spending and corruption. At that point I had been a registered libertarian for 8 years.

    Where did you learn your hatred of anyone that dares to not tow the big-government line? Can't I just disagree with you without being called names?

    In my book that's pathetic.

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  4. Maybe Freeman has a better grasp on reality when it comes to our adversarial relationship with Putin's Russia though?

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  5. Maybe Freeman has a better grasp on reality when it comes to our adversarial relationship with Putin's Russia though?

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