Allow me to propose a new political activist group.
As we all know, among the many dangers that menace the US in the run-up to the 2012 US presidential elections are not only ghost voters and other forms of vote fraud, but also outright voter intimidation by uniformed, billy-club-wielding members of the “New Black Panther Party.” Voters whose complexion did not match that of the thugs were, ahem, discouraged from participating in the election.
As for myself, I’m Serbian-American, and that means European. When the census taker came around, she automatically marked “White” for my race. Of course, that’s just a customary term; we are not the color of new-fallen snow. Most of us have skin tones that are some shade of pink through beige.
What we are concerned about here is not race or skin color itself, but our rights as citizens to use the polling places without our heads being bashed in.
Like to get down in the trenches and mix it up?
So do I.
How do we go about it? What do we call ourselves?
Calling ourselves “White Panthers” wouldn’t work. Ill-wishers would immediately seize upon the word “white” to smear us as white supremacists. Those with long memories might mistake us for an even older version of the “Gray Panthers” leftist movement of some decades ago. And given that panthers are a dark (melanistic) phase of leopards, “white panther” seems almost an oxymoron.
Considering that some of us who want to be able to vote have pink skin, I have a better idea, or at least a funnier one. I love me some street theater, as long as it’s OUR side putting on the show for a change!
How about we all rent or make some Pink Panther costumes, call ourselves the “New Pink Panthers,” and assemble near the embattled polling places in such numbers that billy-club-wielding thugs will find themselves outnumbered? The padding and fur on the costumes would help to cushion and deflect any bumps and bruises. And you certainly don’t have to be “white” (dermatologically speaking) to put on the costume and join us. You just have to believe in the US Constitution, the laws of your State, and the right to vote.
Here’s what happened last time around, in 2008:
You may wonder why I’m thinking about this just now. This is why:
New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.
The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.
In addition, the new images raise questions about the possible motives of the Obama administration in its infamous decision to drop the prosecution of the Panthers for voter intimidation.
The images, presented below, also renew doubts about the transparency of the White House’s guest logs–in particular, whether Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is the same “Malik Shabazz” listed among the Obama administration’s early visitors…