As reported by Newsbusters, on the ABC sitcom The Mayor Tuesday, the show paid special tribute to one of America’s most notorious, racist, murderous organizations: the Black Panther Party.
In addition to supporting the nationalistic group, the show also gave its seal of approval to an anarchic political tactic: rioting.
In the episode titled “Monuments Man,” Mayor Courtney Rose tries to establish his old hangout — Tito’s — as an historic monument for preservation. He does this in order to protect the place from going out of business. While looking into the issue, Courtney discovers a fascinating bit of history: Tito’s was once a meeting place for the Black Panthers. To the mayor’s sensibilities, this absolutely warrants its conservation.
In support of the anti-white, criminal Panthers -- whose Philadelphia leader once said, "I hate white people. All of them. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate it" -- Courtney’s mom explains the virtues of the group, pointing to their “breakfast programs for kids and community schools that taught black pride.” Of course, they also murdered people. But hey, you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.
As Mayor Rose moves to preserve Tito's, one black citizen fights against the historic protection of the building due to the destructive nature of the Panthers, including their devastating riots. Courtney injects reason into the situation, indicating that riots are fine, if they enact change:
“History is not always pretty, but those riots were born out of the struggle for civil rights, and we should never forget that. And that's why I want to save all of Fort Grey's symbols of struggle. Because one thing's for certain -- we all know struggle.”
It's a sad day when a major network gives a nod to such a vile group as the Black Panther Party, which was, incidentally, in addition to being against whites, virulently anti-Semitic. In the words of Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman in 2002:
"Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!"
I wonder if Mayor Courtney Rose would approve.