In a mass email sent Friday morning, self-styled tea party leader Everett “Dirksen” Wilkinson fanned the flames of racial hatred and proved that race hustlers can come in any color, and from any party.
Wilkinson, one of the original tea party organizers in Palm Beach County, thinks martial law will be declared over the George Zimmerman verdict and wouldn’t be surprised if 15,000 Russian troops were on the streets helping the Department of Homeland Security. In the email, he recommends that if you live in an “infected” area, you should get out, “unless you like the idea of spending anytime in a FEMA Camp.”
Of course, Wilkinson’s solution for such apocalyptic B-movie catastrophes is relatively simple and pathetically predictable. You can help prevent all this by “making a generous donation of $25, $50, $100 or more to help us keep up the fight for America.”
The tea party leaders I know disowned Wilkinson years ago, but make no mistake: It is delusional hate-filled rants like this that allow the liberal media to smear the tea party, and all conservatives.
Wilkinson does not speak for the tea party, he is not a conservative, and as far as I can tell, he does not represent anyone but himself.
There’s a very good chance there will be riots over the Zimmerman verdict. That is clear. And any prudent person should take precautions they deem necessary to protect themselves and their families.
But this email disgusts me.
No matter what you think about the Zimmerman case, you shouldn’t listen to race hustlers out to make a buck off the divisions in our society, whether their name is Al Sharpton, or Everett “Dirksen” Wilkinson.
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