Read this interview conducted by Sagar Jethani of PolicyMic with noble author, Ismael Reed. Reed expounds on the history of the Republican party and Obama’s place on the 21st Century stage.
Sagar Jethani: The Senate voted this month against universal background checks for gun purchases, a move the president described as “shameful.” What dynamics come in to play when the nation’s first African-American president calls for new restrictions on guns?
Ismael Reed: Go read The Turner Diaries, which is about how a white nationalist regime takes over the country. Timothy McVeigh read it. The guy who shot those police officers in Pittsburgh read it. The guy who attacked residents of a Jewish nursing home in Los Angeles read it. That’s their Bible. It says that blacks and Jews will take their guns, and that this would open up their homes to invasion by the underclass black male. I mean, they put it up there plain! Go take a look at Robert Crumb’s When the Niggers Take Over America.