I am perhaps unique among modern Americans in the sense that I find so-called “hate groups” to be tremendously amusing rather than appalling. Flailing about uncowed and unashamed as they do amid the suffocating current climate of toxic niceness, I’d even call them “refreshing.”
And when I say “hate group,” I’m not talking about people that used to be plain old bread-and-butter hate-free Americans yet are increasingly becoming marginalized and stigmatized due to Cultural Marxism’s ever-constricting, bloody-fanged iron vagina. I’m not referring to Republicans or people who watch Fox News or those who oppose illegal immigration or those who don’t think that male-to-female transsexuals are actually women. Terms such as “hate speech” and “hate groups” have swollen to surreal, dirigible-sized proportions. It’s gotten to the point where such easy epithets apply to just about everyone except the self-appointed and maniacally vigilant Hate Police.
No, I mean groups and individuals that pulsate and throb with unabashed, drooling hatred. I don’t mean groups who are accused of being hateful; I mean ones that get right up in your face and tell you they’re full of hate. I’m talking about those who don’t shy away from identifying their enemies and then will unblinkingly go into graphic detail describing the torments and tortures they will inflict upon them. Framed as they are within this dreadfully medicated and morbidly smiley-faced modern world, I find such jagged incongruity hilarious. Quite simply, I enjoy hate groups.
For two decades running—ever since a friend sent me a VHS tape of them harassing the fuck out of frightened passersby in Times Square—my “favorite” hate group has been the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, notably the screamingly belligerent iterations that infest street corners in the Northeast and Midwest bellowing through microphones and megaphones about “crackers” and “faggots” and “so-called Negroes.”
The dogmatic thread that unifies these various splinter groups is the belief that they are the true descendants of the ancient Israelites. For example, The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ preaches that ex-Africans stranded by slavery in America are descended from the tribe of Judah, while Haitians are the tribe of Levi, and the tribe of Ephraim eventually became what are now known as Puerto Ricans.
Various oddball religious sects of American blacks have preached they were the True Jews going all the way back to the late 1800s, but the more recent manifestations of the “Black Hebrew” meme really know how to bring the hate like nobody’s business.
The following statements were allegedly made over loudspeakers on a Center City Philadelphia street corner by members of the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge, a small yet disproportionately loud subsect currently based in Upper Darby, PA, a piddling four miles from my hometown of Clifton Heights:
May the white man die today. May the Chinese man die today. May the East Indian man die today. … All your sons is [sic] homosexuals. All your women becoming homosexual. And becoming whores.
The scriptures say black woman, shut your damn mouth.
We’ll be happy for it man. When we can take your little white children with them big heads man and them blond—and that blond hair, right, and the blue eyes and smashed [sic] they head against the walls man. I wanna catch one coming out the womb and rip him from his feet and take him and smash his head against the damn floor man.
Don’t misunderstand me—if one of these idiots tried laying a hand on my son, I’d do everything in my power to ensure their stupid coconuts got smashed first. It’s not that I approve of their message, but I admire their honesty. It’s helpful when your self-declared enemies are so eager to make themselves known.
Commandeered by a man who calls himself “General Yahanna,” the Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK) features YouTube videos with titles such as “HEBREW ISRAELITES make WHITE COLLEGE GIRL CRY in CHICAGO,” “JEWISH BOYS find out THEY are NOT THE REAL JEWS, “ARABS HATE BLACK PEOPLE,” and “BLACK WOMEN ARE OUT OF CONTROL IN AMERICA PT.1.”
The ISUPK was recently targeted in a lawsuit by Philadelphia storeowners who averred that the group’s stubbornly loud presence outside the amalgamation of upscale shops at the Liberty Place mall and food court constituted trespassing and a nuisance. Litigants argued that amplified threats to smash white infants’ skulls were bad for business. (They even hired a white DJ to try and drown them out by spinning ironic songs such as “Play That Funky Music” and “Running With the Devil.”)
The ISUPK was so persistently loud in Washington, DC that city officials reportedly once measured their electrically amplified speechifyin’ at 90 decibels.
But on October 14, a Pennsylvania state Superior Court upheld a lower court’s decision that the shop owners failed to make a persuasive case that the Black Israelites were either trespassing or comprised a nuisance. The court ruled that the First Amendment protected the group’s right to call people faggots and scream at passersby about white genocide.
“If this were a group of Klansman in West Philadelphia standing outside a small business owned by an African American proprietor, there is no doubt in anybody’s mind that they would last about ten seconds before the police hauled them away,” groused Jason Gosselin, a lawyer for the shop owners.
Gosselin is absolutely correct. Egregious double standards regarding which breed of “hate” is tolerated are the order of the day. But from a First Amendment viewpoint, is the injustice here the fact that the Black Israelites are allowed to speak, or that the KKK—assuming it even exists in the City of Brother Love—isn’t spitting and stomping and screaming through their own set of speakers right alongside them?
Many would wish for both groups to stop shouting and learn to get along. That would be nice. Good luck with such pipe dreams. Gandhi famously said, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” Perhaps, but one hate-speech law piled atop another will only make the whole world go mute. And as long as these delusional Black Jews don’t crank up their speakers so loud that they make anyone go deaf, it would be a step in the wrong direction to try and mute them.
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