Would you be surprised at all to hear that the New Black Panthers are advocating radical violence in response to the Trayvon Martin killing? While the police continues to gather evidence, the Black Panthers are turning the tragedy into a catalyst to further their agenda and create the perception - and possible reality - of a race war.
Last Friday, the organization had a conference call to discuss a rally for Trayvon Martin. But rather than express sympathy for the victim, things had a much more sinister tone.
Michelle Williams and Chawn Kweli, the New Black Panther’s chief of staff in Tampa and a national spokesman, were the primary voices on the call.
“See if you've heard this kind of talk from the nation of Islam, our enemies overseas, even Jeremiah Wright has dabbled in some of this,” Glenn said as he introduced the clip.
LISTEN to the full audio below:
The Blaze transcribed some of the relevant portions:
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 someblood and 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.
“They're using Trayvon Martin. This is not about Trayvon Martin. This is not about justice. This is about the destruction of the western way of life and capitalism,” Glenn said upon hearing the audio.
“This is a conspiracy to commit murder. Where is the FBI? Where is the Department of Justice?” Glenn asked.
Beyond the calls for a violence, murder, and even racial warfare, Glenn was also disturbed by the calls for the removal of capitalism.
Kweli: “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.”
Glenn reminded listeners that the Watts Riots, one of the biggest race riots during the 1960s, was an inspiration to Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward when they developed their “Strategy to End Poverty”, which called for people to overwhelm and collapse the system. While Piven may not be the one calling for violence on the street this time, they are proposing a similar strategy: violence and unrest based upon racial lines that will result in the collapse of socialism. That is why Glenn warned listeners not to dismiss these connections as being unrelated.
Glenn warned that people like Bill Ayers and Piven and groups like the New Black Panthers, The Nation of Islam, and even Occuoy Wall Street are easily dismissed because they don’t have any real power. They are called fringe groups. As a result, it becomes easy to write them all off individually. Together, however, they could have a major impact and accomplish their goals: violence and the end of capitalism.