April 15, 2010
Lloyd Marcus checking in from the Tea Party Express III tour bus headed to Detroit. We did six electric atmosphere rallies in one day in Michigan. Everyone was excited because our efforts forced Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak to retire. Score one for We The People.
In Michigan, I was excited because a larger number of blacks attended our six tea parties. Several were fans of my music, columns and have read my book, "Confessions of a Black Conservative." They thanked and called me courageous for speaking out. Folks, I am not courageous. My strength comes from my Faith and knowing I am on the right side.
At each tea party, I asked the blacks who approached me for autographs and to pose for pictures how they earned a living. Interestingly, they were entrepreneurs or ex-military who experienced socialism abroad. They are not looking for a handout, nor do they view themselves as victims.
The shallow minded liberal mainstream media believes the tea parties are racist because the crowds are mostly white. And yet, the liberal mainstream media never labels the all black audience rallies hosted by Minister Farrakhan where he touts the evils of whitey as racist. The liberal mainstream media would never consider the possibility that "black racism" keeps many blacks from attending the tea parties.
Meanwhile, as I am a prominent black face in the tea party movement (singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem), the media runs to me demanding to know why the movement is not reaching out to blacks. I retort, "We do not need to reach out to any group in any special way. We simply need to continue telling the truth and promoting common sense conservative principles. Right thinking people will be drawn to the light of our message like moths to a flame."
A famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams" says, "If you build it they will come." I challenge my fellow conservatives to boldly tout the virtues of conservatism. "If we tell it they will come."
A white reporter interviewed me after my performance at the Traverse City, Michigan Tea Party. The mostly white audience loved me. With a stone face she asked me a series of annoying typical liberal play book questions.
But, what really got my blood boiling was when she asked me the following question in her snooty intellectual voice. "Mr. Marcus don't you think by calling yourself an unhyphenated American you are encouraging white people to feel comfortable with their racism."
I wanted to say, "Lady, what the heck are you talking about? You are obviously one miserable, bitter and unhappy human being. Get away from me." Instead, I said, "With all due respect, I disagree." I turned and walked away abruptly ending the interview. I guess I should have stayed and argued my point of view with her, but I am losing patience with these arrogant, they are so much smarter than us, liberal idiots.
At that same Tea Party, I gave a little white boy an autographed copy of my CD. The following is a thank you email from Seth's mom.
I would like to tell you that it was a pleasure and honor to meet you yesterday. My son though to shy to take a photo with you had to show your photo around and the CD you signed for him and say "I met Mr. Marcus and he was nice". He also adds at the end of that, that "He sings real good too!"
I read your book and like it so much that I bought 2 more copies from your publisher so I could give them to a couple of my friends, (I would loan them mine but may not get it back).
Thank you again and please keep fighting the good fight as I will.
Yours in God and friendship"
Yep, this white woman really sounds like a racist.
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And now about the food. Upon getting back on the Tea Party Express tour bus after our huge rally in Buffalo, NY, there were "Buffalo Wings" waiting for our team. The wings disappeared pretty quickly; medium hot, really good! Talk to y'all soon.
Lloyd Marcus (black) Unhyphenated American, Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer, Author, Artist & Tea Party Patriot
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Self proclaimed Black Unhyphenated American, Lloyd Marcus is a featured columnist on American Thinker, Renew America, Canadian Free Press and numerous other Internet websites. A speaker, activist, singer/songwriter, recording artist and entertainer, Marcus was a featured act on the historical 2009 Tea Party Expressed Tour. The finale event was the Sept. 12th Taxpayers March and Rally in Washington DC where Marcus performed for a million people.
His appearances include FoxNews, CNN, PJTV and numerous TV and radio programs. He emcees and performs his patriotic original songs at rallies and special events across America. He was the featured entertainment at the 2009 Free Republic National Convention. Marcus' mission is to use his God given gifts to spread the "truth" that Conservatism is best for all Americans. He resides in Central Florida.
An elected official, Marcus is Chairman for Precinct 424, Volusia County Florida. He is also Creative Director for the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County.
Lloyd Marcus, Singer/Songwriter of the national "American Tea Party Anthem." President, NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color)