GOP Official Explains Away Racist Facebook Post: A Black Guy Gave Me The Link!


Michigan Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema is under fire for doing something so awful that even Governor Scott Walker finds it offensive. On December 31, Agema decided to ring in the new year by sharing an article allegedly written by a defense attorney that claims, among other things, that black people are mostly illiterate and dangerous.

The article, written by Mike Smith of American Renaissance, claims that “crime has racial patterns.” For instance, Smith says that “Hispanics usually commit two kinds of crime: sexual assault on children and driving under the influence. Blacks commit many violent crimes but very few sex crimes. The handful of whites I see commit all kinds of crimes.”

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Smith says that his youthful idealism about his profession was crushed by reality. “Actual black behavior was a shock to me,” he writes.

The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Even the news reports of the very crimes I dealt with in court were slanted. Television news intentionally leaves out unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black. All this rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the reality of what I see every day. I have now served thousands of blacks and their families, protecting their rights and defending them in court. What follow are my observations.

The media invariably sugarcoat black behavior. Even the news reports of the very crimes I dealt with in court were slanted. Television news intentionally leaves out unflattering facts about the accused, and sometimes omits names that are obviously black. All this rocked my liberal, tolerant beliefs, but it took me years to set aside my illusions and accept the reality of what I see every day. I have now served thousands of blacks and their families, protecting their rights and defending them in court. What follow are my observations.

Although blacks are only a small percentage of our community, the courthouse is filled with them: the halls and gallery benches are overflowing with black defendants, families, and crime victims. Most whites with business in court arrive quietly, dress appropriately, and keep their heads down. They get in and get out–if they can–as fast as they can. For blacks, the courthouse is like a carnival. They all seem to know each other: hundreds and hundreds each day, gossiping, laughing loudly, waving, and crowding the halls

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At the early stages of a case, I explain the process to my clients. I often do not yet have the information in the police reports. Blacks are unable to understand that I do not yet have answers to all of their questions, but that I will by a certain date. They live in the here and the now and are unable to wait for anything. Usually, by the second meeting with the client I have most of the police reports and understand their case.

Unlike people of other races, blacks never see their lawyer as someone who is there to help them. I am a part of the system against which they are waging war. They often explode with anger at me and are quick to blame me for anything that goes wrong in their case.

Black men often try to trip me up and challenge my knowledge of the law or the facts of the case. I appreciate sincere questions about the elements of the offense or the sentencing guidelines, but blacks ask questions to test me. Unfortunately, they are almost always wrong in their reading, or understanding, of the law, and this can cause friction. I may repeatedly explain the law, and provide copies of the statute showing, for example, why my client must serve six years if convicted, but he continues to believe that a hand-written note from his “cellie” is controlling law.

Of course, all that aside, Smith says that African-Americans are also uneducated — so uneducated that they are incapable of speaking properly:

Most blacks are unable to speak English well. They cannot conjugate verbs. They have a poor grasp of verb tenses. They have a limited vocabulary. They cannot speak without swearing. They often become hostile on the stand. Many, when they testify, show a complete lack of empathy and are unable to conceal a morality based on the satisfaction of immediate, base needs. This is a disaster, especially in a jury trial. Most jurors are white, and are appalled by the demeanor of uneducated, criminal blacks.

Obviously, some had a problem with this. It’s OK, though — Agema says he got the article from his black friend, potential Presidential candidate Allen West.

West did, indeed, reproduce the article in full — along with a ringing endorsement for the hate-filled screed. “It will take you only 5 minutes to read this article—and I would bet you’ll read it again,” West wrote. “Then ask yourself, is this something you hear Al Sharpton addressing? Or President Obama, Eric Holder, Jeh Johnson or Jesse Jackson?”

“The facts and observations in this are not shocking to me,” West added. “They are quite well known, but the manner in which the writer so eloquently presents them is quite commendable.”

Amid calls for his resignation, Agema noted that he got the link from Allen West, who “is himself black.”

“I do support Col West’s commentary concerning the authors article and not the content of the article itself. I respect the former congressman and fellow military officer highly and regard his opinions since he grew up in the inner city as a black man who has personal experience,” Agema wrote in a Facebook post. I think his observations are noteworthy and he is certainly not a racist nor am I for reposting his opinions.”

“It’s sad that politically correctness has so taken over our society and is determined by those who desire to move our culture according to their agenda,” he added. “Political correctness is dangerous and prevents freedom of speech.”

Tea Party activist David Wells wrote in an open letter to Reince Priebus and the RNC that:

The people behind the most recent attacks on Dave Agema are agenda driven, progressive leaning, Fifth columnists. We are at a crossroads in America as Persecution of Faith and people of Principle is a daily part of our Lives. The radical homosexual agenda is the spear point being used to destroy good men of character who dare to take a stand, speak out, and espouse principles.  The current attacks calling Dave Agema a racist are no accident, nothing is more toxic in our current culture than Racism, it is the Logical Weapon of the moment, based on the current issues and struggles facing America.

“Dave Agema is not a racist, never has been and never will be,” Wells told MLive on Wednesday. “Dave Agema is under attack for his beliefs in faith, family and values. That’s the only thing they’ve ever attacked him on. They’re out to destroy him. It helps the aims of the establishment Republicans who want him gone.”

H/T: Raw Story | Image via John Prager

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