To be completely fair, in a very real way, neither, but in viewing the larger picture it is beyond my ability to comprehend how anyone can say it is the Democrats. Now that I have alienated a portion of those who read what I write, let me present my argument regarding the covert racism that has been conducted by the Democrats for decades. Allow me to also argue that virtually all actions that have actually benefitted the black community and minorities has come from the GOP side of the ledger. Now, I have really infuriated some and only ask that you hear my argument before you brand me, as is typical of all Leftists, a racist because I disagree with your position. I heartily endorse the plea of Martin Luther King, Jr. that we should “judge a man not by the color of his skin but the content of his character.”
In today’s political world the black community votes about 90% of the time for the Democrats. WHY? What is the underlying reasons for that kind of guaranteed voting bloc? I ask that because I have studied history, examined true facts and statistics, including education, housing, employment, abortions, single-family homes, and more. The more I study this situation the more I am amazed that the black community would allow themselves to become such pawns of the Left and vote Democrat regardless of the candidate. WHEN did the black community and many other ethnicities become such staunch Democrats? Is there anything in our American history that would support the guaranteed Democrat vote? When did it begin? Is it based on fact or perception?
If you examine the history of the Democrat Party pre-1964 when Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, the Democrat Party was an incredibly racist and even white supremacist leaning party. No, not every Democrat was a racist or white supremacist but many if not most were. The KKK’s roots are linked inseparably with the Democrat Party. Lyndon B. Johnson, the champion of Civil Rights, as he is called, supported no civil rights measures from 1937 to 1957. Something changed but was it a change of heart or a realization that overt racism could no longer thrive and in order to secure the black vote their racism had to become covert? In 1947, President Harry Truman sent Congress a proposal against lynching and segregation in interstate transportation and Mr. Johnson called it a “farce and a sham – and effort to set up a police state in the guise of liberty.” In 1948 he gave a speech in Austin, Texas as he began his run for the U.S. Senate and declared he was opposed to Truman’s attempt to end the “poll tax”. WHY? He supposedly wanted to defend State’s Rights to run its own elections. Amazing, he thought that until he was in the White House and suddenly that changed.
As President, Lyndon Johnson said regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964, “I’ll have these “N’s” voting Democrat for 200 years.” He frequently used the “N-Word” and most of his political career was overtly opposed to equality and supportive of segregation. Yet, he was an astute politician and knew that the Democrat Party, could not win without the black vote and to secure that they had to effect a change in the mindset of the black community regarding Republicans. If you remember it was under Abraham Lincoln that the emancipation of the slaves took place, a Republican President. Pre-1964 and the Civil Rights Act most black families were two-parent families and the illegitimate birthrate was low, but today over 70% of black children are born to single mothers. The unemployment rate among blacks before Johnson’s Great Society was low but today it is astronomical. However, it has been dramatically reduced under President Trump, a Republican.
Between 1954 with the Brown decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legal racism had been dismantled and the economy was great. In the first five years of the sixties, the economy generated over 7 million jobs. As the entitlements grew and the government replaced the need of fathers in the home and virtually became the fathers the idea and acceptability of abandoning responsibility became acceptable. Government Entitlements created a new occupation and over time many realized that it was more lucrative to be on the federal dole than to work. I blame everyone for this condition, not just the blacks or Democrats. Society failed because adult behavior in society is learned as children and today we have generational welfare families with little hope of breaking free of that bondage and obligation to the Leftist who buy votes and souls with money.
I believe, as do people like Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams, that programs such as “Affirmative Action” have done more harm than good to blacks in America. It is racist in its premise because it suggests that blacks are not capable of competing with whites without slanting the playing field in their favor. I don’t know about you but when someone is condescending to me, I am offended. If I don’t measure up, don’t give me a handout. Education in black communities is tragic because it locks many blacks and other minorities in an educational black hole that affords them no opportunity to excel. In cities like Detroit and Washington, D.C. the educational system is atrocious. There was a voucher program in D.C. that would have helped many black students break free from the chains of a lacking education, but Barack Obama squashed that deeming it racist. REALLY? It gave black students an opportunity to receive a quality education, but your action forced them to stay in the void they were in. Which is racist, the vouchers or your actions to further trap them? Housing in cities like Detroit in the inner city is virtually a war-zone and no one, including the blacks that desire freedom wants to live there. They fear for their lives and it is the Democrat Run Governments of those cities and the Democrats nationally that perpetuate that condition.
You can call me a racist because I am not a Democrat until you are blue in the face and it will not make it true. You can call Donald Trump a racist because he wants to give everyone an opportunity to pursue the America Dream and wants to secure our borders thus enabling America and Americans to have a sovereign nation, but that does not make it so. You can insist that the Hollywood elites, the MSM, the Activists, the pundits, and the Protesters are the only true purveyors of truth and that does not make it a reality. I believe that the only way we are going to turn the tide in America is a return to Spiritual and Moral Values. We must find a way to get government out of our homes and refuse to allow the government to replace the fathers, recognize that the highest rate of abortions is through centers located in black communities and STOP the covert racism of the Left. Our founding fathers declared that it was their belief that “All MEN (People) are created equal…” I also believe that and do not consider any ethnicity inferior to any other. I long for a world where education is returned to the local communities and parents become involved in their children’s education. I long for a world where skin pigmentation is no longer a weapon used by those seeking power and control and the stereotypes of the past or rendered meaningless. I long for a world where people of all skin colors THINK for themselves and the generational fear, distrust, and hate is countered with truth and we once again value people by the “content of their character” rather than anything else. I long for a world where we return God to society and allow His influence to change our hearts and thus our minds and relationships.
If I were to fully present my arguments that is overt racism of the Democrat Party and now the covert racism of that Party, nationally, that is perpetuating the problem in America along racial lines, it would require a book. Therefore, I ask that you examine the history of the Parties, consider what has helped and people. Examine the policies of both parties and view how those policies have affected people economically and in all areas of life. If you believe Freebies help, then my arguments are moot, but if you have enough pride and drive that you want to provide for yourself, you may well be inspired to THINK and if you do, I believe you will see my point and may well move to my position. I want everyone to enjoy the American Dream and be free to pursue it without undue interference or involvement of the federal government.
God bless you and God bless America!