Thursday, February 23, 2012
Republican Racism Example #25: A California Republican Says Murder The President And His "Monkey Children"
Charles Manson isn't the only insane Californian with that last name. Republican Ron Paul fan Jules Manson called for the murder of President Obama and his family in a racist slur-filled rant on Facebook. (Photo from the LA Weekly website at http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/12/jules_manson_obama_monkey.php
In December 2011, Jules Manson, a devoted fan of Ron Paul, a Tea Party activist, and an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Carson, California, city council who won only 4 percent of the vote earlier that year, called President Obama a “monkey” on his Facebook page then got really ugly, posting this message:
“Assassinate the fucken [sic.] nigger and his monkey children."
Manson removed the rant but it had already been captured by the group “Americans Against the Tea Party” and reported on by the Your Black Politics blog. Manson later posted that his earlier comments were “careless, emotionally driven remarks that had no real substance.” He apparently later received a visit from the Secret Service. He then wrote a second apology:
“I wrote the most vile and hateful words to express my condemnation for him doing this to the American people. It was horrible. I deeply regret it and I'm deeply shamed by it. I cannot express how much I wish I had not done that.”
Earlier in his career on the internet Manson said, “I may be an atheist but Ron Paul is my God.” When he ran for the Carson City Council seat he decorated his Facebook page with pictures of Obama as Adolf Hitler, a favorite motif of Tea Partiers.
Michael Phillips has authored the following:
White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, Texas, 1841-2001 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006)
(with Patrick L. Cox) The House Will Come to Order: How the Texas Speaker Became a Power in State and National Politics. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010)
“Why Is Big Tex Still a White Cowboy? Race, Gender, and the ‘Other Texans’” in Walter Buenger and Arnoldo de León, eds., Beyond Texas Through Time: Breaking Away From Past Interpretations (College Station: Texas A&M Press, 2011)
“The Current is Stronger’: Images of Racial Oppression and Resistance in North Texas Black Art During the 1920s and 1930s ” in Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., The Harlem Renaissance in the West: The New Negroes’ Western Experience (New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2011)
“Dallas, 1989-2011,” in Richardson Dilworth, ed. Cities in American Political History (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011)
(With John Anthony Moretta, Keith J. Volonto, Austin Allen, Doug Cantrell and Norwood Andrews), Keith J. Volonto and Michael Phillips. eds., The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume I. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).
(With John Anthony Moretta and Keith J. Volanto), Keith J. Volonto and Michael Phillips, eds., The American Challenge: A New History of the United States, Volume II. (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2012).
(With John Anthony Moretta and Carl J. Luna), Imperial Presidents: The Rise of Executive Power from Roosevelt to Obama (Wheaton, Il.: Abigail Press, 2013).
“Texan by Color: The Racialization of the Lone Star State,” in David Cullen and Kyle Wilkison, eds., The Radical Origins of the Texas Right (College Station: University of Texas Press, 2013).
He is currently collaborating, with longtime journalist Betsy Friauf, on a history of African American culture, politics and black intellectuals in the Lone Star State called God Carved in Night: Black Intellectuals in Texas and the World They Made.