Tuesday, January 6, 2009
"There is no doubt that the Democratic Party is the party of the Confederacy, historically, that the Democratic Party's flag is the Confederate flag. It was our party's flag. ...so much of the Democratic Party's history, since it is our nation's oldest political party, has its root in slavery." --Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Such a statement did not come from right-wing nuts who want to distort historical fact to promote their radical agenda. No, this statement came from the Democrats' own. Democrats--so quick to point crooked fingers at Republicans and accuse us of racism and hate speech--have a history steeped in racism.
Contrast that to what Republican Party historian Michael Zak writes. "The Republican Party began as a civil rights movement. See, it's not just enough to say that the Republican Party advanced civil rights, the Republican Party began the civil rights movement. We, as a party, don't appreciate our heritage as much as we should. The heritage of the Republican Party is so much more honorable than that of the Democratic Party."
How many of you truly understand the historical context of these two parties? I submit to you that many have no idea whatsoever. If you read my last article, you heard me say that there is a vast majority of African-Americans who have taken up permanent residence on the plantation of Liberal Democratic bondage, feeling indebted to a party that never did--and does not now--have your best interest at heart.
The so-called party of civil rights fought against the civil right of blacks, fought against blacks' voting rights, used the Democratic KKK to advance its cause by threatening and beating blacks--and their supportive Republican whites--into voter submission, and adopted Jim Crow laws to stifle our freedoms. Even revered Democrats, such as JFK and LBJ, were not who many thought. They both spoke scornfully of African-Americans, and LBJ was said to be quite cruel to Blacks. The 1964 Civil Rights Act signed by JFK was a weaker version of the original bill that Republicans proposed.
Republicans, on the other hand, stood for Blacks every step of the way. "Every right that has been bestowed upon blacks was initiated by the Republican Party," said Mary Church Terrell, Black Republican and co-founder of the NAACP.
And most Blacks actually were Republicans. Even if they were so inclined, it would have been hard to be a Democrat, since Democrats opposed Blacks' right to vote.
But my how things have changed! My how we've been duped, misinformed, bamboozled! Malcolm X said it best: "Oh, I say and I say it again, ya been had! Ya been took! Ya been hoodwinked! Bamboozled!" Now if you're Black and not a Democrat, you find the need to hide because you've been made to feel ashamed of the fact that you've showed loyalty to the Republican Party, the party that has been loyal to you all along; you've stood with the party that believes in your religious freedom and wants no part of putting God in the closet; you've chosen to put your money where your shout is by believing that God--not the government--is your source. Anyone who's ever seen Black people worship know that we can sing, clap, shout, run the aisles, speak in tongues, and tear up the carpet like nobody's business! We can testify and cry about how good God is and how nothing is impossible with Him...yet when it comes time to vote, we side with Democrats who feed off of us like blood suckers by telling us we're victims who need them to fight for us and then promise to take care of us, pay our mortgage, and send us a check. We look lopsided at people who didn't vote for Obama although he stated unequivocally at a Planned Parenthood function that his first order of business would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which will legalize unlimited abortions--abortions for any reason, at any stage of pregnancy. Yes, this includes partial-birth abortions. How sick is that?! As a senator he didn't even vote to provide medical care to a baby born alive after a botched abortion! And while we shout and fall out in the floor of our churches about the first Black president, he's making plans to allow the annihilation of millions more babies because he wouldn't want people to be "punished with a baby," as he stated.
I am appalled at the fact that the masses of Black people either don't know or don't care that Planned Parenthood has most of its offices in Black and lower class neighborhoods, was founded by a known racist who began what she called "The Negro Project" whose stated agenda was to rid the world of those she deemed inferior, namely African-Americans and special needs individuals. And yet they call Conservative Republicans racists and hate mongers. Go figure!
I am even more appalled by the fact that Christians--you know those shouting, singing, tambourine-banging, and praying-for-a-move-of-God-in-this-nation-people--bashed (and still bash) Governor Sarah Palin with reckless abandon because she had the unmitigated temerity to call Obama out on his radical agenda and associations. While we were praying for "change we can believe in," God had given us that change we so desperately needed. It came in the person of Sarah Palin, a Christian Holy Ghost filled woman, one who loves God so much that she gives Him glory every time she's heard speaking, boldly proclaims she's seeking God for her future, and reportedly years ago as she attended a Wasilla, Alaska community event as a special guest, unashamedly "sat on the dais where the Alaska Children's Choir stood ready to perform. When the choir sang "Amazing Grace," the audience all watched the then mayor throw her head back, close her eyes, and wave her arms around high in the air through every verse!" As a Christian myself, that's the kind of faith, passion for God, and dedication to prayer that I want--and America needs--in the White House. Combine that with her experience as a member of city council, a mayor, and a governor, and it's no wonder my heart breaks at the loss of opportunity for change that could have been. Doesn't the Bible say, "Righteousness exalts a nation"? Now wouldn't that be a change from the political corruption of our nation's politics?! Call me an old-fashioned Christian Conservative Republican--and I'm guilty as charged. The truth remains; the Liberals who declare hatred for Sarah Palin do so not in spite of, but because she stands up for life and special needs children and believes in the God-given worth and potential of every human being. Contrast that with the founder of Planned Parenthood, and no wonder their staff members and supporters can't stand her! The governor's bold declaration of Jesus as Lord and her proclamation of the sanctity of the traditional family are just two more reasons some people don't just disagree with her but despise her outright--although most can't even tell you why. I've never seen anything like it, and it's starting to tick me off--and that's hard to do!
As for me, I'm not falling into the trap of being lied to and manipulated anymore--believing that I'm supposed to be a Democrat because I'm black. No, it's because I'm Black that I should know better! If they had had their way, I wouldn't even be able to vote. Now they take that right that Republicans fought to secure and have the nerve to expect that I'll use it to keep them in power! I'll take my chances with the Republican Party, thank you, the Party that produced such heroes as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Denzel Washington, Michael Steele, Angela McGlowan, and Adrienne Ross...and the list goes on. I'll go one better--hold on to your hat now: I'll actually look at all candidates, see where they stand on the issues, see how those positions line up to my faith and philosophy...and vote accordingly. Now there's a novel thought!
Lest I be misunderstood, let me say that I do--yes, really--pray for the President-elect and his family every day. First and foremost, I pray for his salvation because, as I say, "If God can get his heart, He'll have his policies." It really is that simple.
Plantation indicator--Which one are you?:
*Intrigued by the information presented and seeking the truth = Goodbye Plantation Stage OR
*I don't care what the truth is; I'm a Democrat for Life = Permanent Plantation Resident OR
*I read the first couple sentences of your post, and I'm not reading any more = Just plain ignorant. But since you didn't read this far, you don't even know it, which is, of course, the worst kind of ignorance!
The source of some quotations and information in this post is Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda by Angela McGlowan. Get the book; it'll blow your mind.