The Democrat party has subtly changed the wording, but after all these years it is still crooning the same old racist tunes; updated and syncopated for 2014, of course. The Democrat party “plantation” is the dependence class, with the new harvest being minority voter turnout. The Democrat party can reliably count on minority votes, because they have been telling minorities for the past 45 years that only Democrats “truly care.”
In light of data available through the Census Bureau, the Democrat party’s insistence that they care is shown to be a hollow statement. African-American adults living at or below the poverty level grew from 19.8 percent back in 2007, to 23 percent by the end of 2010. It is even worse for African-American children; their numbers in poverty rose from 34.5 in 2007, to a dismal and disappointing 39.1 percent by 2010.
The median income of African-American households under President Bush – while Bush enjoyed Republican majorities in the House and Senate – during 2005, was $12,124. Sadly, by 2009 – after only three years of Democrat party majorities in both houses and Obama’s first year in office – that number plummeted 53 percent to $5,677 according to the Pew Research Center. One might be forced to wonder what, exactly, the Democrat party truly cares for.
Furthermore, a look at jobs data shows that the plight of American minorities under the gentle guidance Democrat party, becomes even worse: Total numbers of employment aged African-Americans in the workforce, slid from 58.6 percent in June 2007, to 52.8 percent by August 2012. Fewer than 50 percent of young African-American males have full-time employment, today.
However, even in the face of all those irrefutable facts, 90 percent of African-Americans who did vote, gave their votes to the architects of their economic demise. Under the guise of Progressivism and misguided Liberalism, the Democrat party has been leading minorities – and everyone else – down the gilded path to an economic and social dystopia.
Back in 2010, the DNC website read “Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws.” [Emphasis added.] Those words have since been removed from the site. Did the Democrat party change it when too many people realized that they are still, even after all these years, as racist as they have ever been?
Perhaps it was supposed to read “back before supposedly liberal Republicans magically became Democrats” they were passing those laws. Because that seems to be the argument, of late. Somehow, the deeply reviled, obviously evil Nixon was conniving enough to make every Senator and Congressman serving, to spontaneously switch parties.
All but the redoubtable Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, the Southern Democrat who managed to stay Democrat for well over 40 years; despite all the mythical ship-jumping which is supposed to have occurred. All of the modern liberal Democrats who adored him, like Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama and Al Gore, must not have been told Byrd was a Grand Klegal in the KKK before he ran for the Senate as a Democrat. Byrd was a celebrated member of the Democrat party up til his death, in 2010. So it is not as if the discussion of his affiliations is somehow ancient history.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had no illusions as to of which party and political ideology he was marching against, and he voted Republican. In honor of Reverend King’s legacy, perhaps it is best to judge the Democrat party on the content of its character.
What follows is merely a limited recitation of Democrat party offenses against civil rights, with a few corresponding Republican accomplishments which were gained in spite of tremendous resistance. This list will trace the two party’s actions back just for the past 100 years or so.
May 23, 2003, Republican Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced a bill establishing the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
August 20, 1996, in the “Republican Contract With America” election platform – thoroughly denounced by the Democrat party – Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY) wrote and sponsored legislation which prohibited discrimination by race of adoptive parents.
November 21, 1991, the Civil Rights Act of 1991 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush, which further strengthened civil rights laws passed by Republicans overwhelmingly in 1965.
August 10, 1988, the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 is signed into law by President Ronald Reagan, which compensated Japanese-Americans who had been deprived of property and liberty when Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt drafted Executive Order 9066. That order forced Japanese-Americans into internment camps during WWII.
February 19, 1976, Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 is formally rescinded by Republican President Gerald Ford.
August 6, 1965, the Republican Voting Rights Act becomes signed into law. The Act served to abolish the unscrupulous “literacy tests” and other impediments devised by the Democrat party, to inhibit African-American votes.
August 4, 1965, in the face of several Democrat party impediments imposed on the Voting Rights Act, Republicans vote 94 percent For, while Democrats vote 27 percent Apposed.
June 20, 1964, the black owned newspaper Chicago Defender, heaps praise on Senate Republican Everett Dirksen (R-IL) for championing the Civil Rights Act.
June 9, 1964, the Republicans officially protest the filibuster of the Civil Rights Act by Democrat Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) which lasted 14 hours. The Act was crafted and supported by a vast number of Republicans in the Senate, while being strictly opposed by southern Democrat Senators. Many of those Senators called themselves “proud segregationists,” most notably Al Gore Sr.
May 2, 1963, the sheriff of Birmingham, AL. a Democrat party member, orders the arrest of over 2,000 black children who were only guilty of the crime of marching for civil rights.
May 6, 1960, the Civil Rights Act of 1960 is signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower. Thereby ending a 125-hour filibuster engaged in by 18 Democrat party Senators.
September 24, 1957, President Eisenhower defies demands and derision from Senior Democrat party Senators like Lyndon Johnson and John Kennedy, and sends the 82nd Airborne to Little Rock, AR. The troops were necessary, as a means of forcing Governor Orval Faubus, a Democrat, to integrate Arkansas’ public schools.
November 6, 1956, celebrated civil rights leaders MLK Jr. and his long-time friend Ralph Abernathy, publicly announce they both voted for Republican President Dwight Eisenhower.
March 12, 1956, Brown vs. Board of Education is condemned by 97 Democrats in Congress, who vow to enforce segregation.
September 30, 1953, California’s three-term Republican Governor, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, writes the landmark decision Brown v. Board of Education.
August 17, 1937, former Klansman Democrat Senator Hugo Black is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by FDR. Republicans protest in stark opposition, because Black’s Klan membership had been lied about until well after his confirmation.
October 3, 1924, three-time Democrat party presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan is formally denounced by Republicans, because of his defense of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1924 Democrat National Convention.
January 26, 1922, a bill written by U.S. Representative Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) is passed in Congress, making lynching a federal crime. The Democrat party Senators had filibustered in order to block it.
February 12, 1909, black Republican “Suffragettes” Ida Wells and Mary Terrell, on the 100 year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, co-found the NAACP.
In light of just this past century of overt racism, covert racism and political posturing, how is it possible for the Democrat party to claim they are not still possessed of a racist mentality, after all these years? When confronted with this rather abbreviated list of historical sins, most Democrats will parrot back the three words believed to have changed reality: “Nixon’s Southern Strategy.” Few Democrats can expound further on that theory than knowing the name, and those who do know a little more seem to be in possession of a rather inventive set of “facts.”
The Democrat party narrative goes something like this: By 1965, Nixon and a few close advisers had decided they needed the South to vote Republican, if they were expected to win National elections. To that extent, the narrative is probably true. However, in the Democrat version, Nixon is an evil racist who wants the cause of racism to flourish, so he makes a pact with all of the obviously white supremacist southerners to join the Republican party. Which Democrats will swear happened, despite no evidence to back that claim up. There are no massive party affiliation shifts during the late 60s or early 70s. There are occasional single fence jumpers, but that is hardly unique to the era.
The idea that conservatives populate the racist end of the political spectrum can only be held to today, if it can somehow be shown to hold true in the past. Therefore, racist KKK Democrats at every level of the party are now called “conservatives,” so that the Republicans of the past almost two centuries can be adopted as the “true” ancestors of the modern liberal Democrat party. Interestingly enough, there is a simple litmus test for that theory, which few Democrats are willing to subject themselves to:
In that virtually all Democrat party leaders – even through the 1960s and 1970s – can be demonstrated to be as racist a bunch as ever took a fire-hose to innocent Americans, which Republican President or significant party leader of the past century does any Democrat hold in singularly high regard? In truth, Democrats only honor their own historical figures, even when they are forced to completely gloss over those old racist bigot’s opinions.
Today, Democrat party racism is a far more subtle, nuanced thing; minorities are held down by the insidious racism of diminished expectations. Dependence and “victim status” are the only aspirations being tolerated by Democrat party leaders, these days.
It is worth mentioning that slavery is best defined as “induced dependence.” Slaves are kept in a constant state of dependence upon their masters for food, shelter, healthcare and all their other material needs. In return for which, the slave must obey and behave, lest those meager comforts be reduced or removed. Deplorable behavior and treatment by the master must never be questioned and always be tolerated.
Over the past 5000 years or more, mankind has domesticated thousands of wild animal species by inducing exactly that level of dependence. The practice has been thoroughly vetted; proven to be 99.99 percent effective, every time it is applied. Which is why tourists at many state parks are admonished to not allow the wild animals to become dependent on free food, given to them by humans. To survive, thrive and succeed, independent living creatures must have the knowledge and the will to provide for themselves.
The Democrat party wants to create and maintain that level of dependence in their fellow American citizens, so they can enjoy societal and economic mastery over them. They claim they are “helping” minorities, when all they are actually doing is making them more and more dependent. After all of these “progressive” years, the Democrat party is still just as racist as it has ever been, it has simply become more sophisticated in how it exercises that racism.
Editorial By Ben Gaul
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