WASHINGTON, DC: I’m a pasty skinned white man. Middle-aged, balding, and the usual. My Ancestry DNA analysis shows that I am 100% European. So I speak not as a person of color, though white ought to be a color like the rest. I speak as an observer of over five decades of the policies of the Democrat Party. An observer of growing up Black in Democrat America.
The Democrat history of racism
When I was a child in Tennessee in the 1960s, one of our Senators was a Democrat who led the filibuster of the Southern Democrats against the Civil Rights Act. His name? We don’t learn it in school, but I know it: Albert Gore, Sr. Now that’s what I call an “inconvenient truth.”
When it was passed, thanks to Republicans, over at the White House, Democrat Lyndon Johnson was pleased. Johnson said the Civil Rights Act will “have those n——s voting for us for the next 200 years.”
Lyndon had a way with words.
I remember the end of “separate but equal” and the integration of schools under Richard Nixon and his Attorney General John Mitchell. It led to the closing of Frederick Douglass High School in our town.
Black in Democrat America: The modern day Democrat plantation
From the days of slavery to the present, black kids have had a rough ride. In the days of slavery, Democrats ran the plantations. After the cotton plantations were no longer worked by slaves under white masters, Democrats built welfare plantations to replace them.
Democrats moved blacks to the new plantations, where they have almost no chance of escape. Same as the old plantations. This is not an accident.
The racist Democrat abortion machine
The truth of what I write here is not dependent on one’s view of abortion but on the grisly fact of its prevalence in the black community.
In any case, abortion is only one of many issues.
Life in the inner cities is a gauntlet of Democratic progressive threats that every inner city black child has to get past, not only to be successful but simply to exist.
He has to be born first, and some 60% of his compadres don’t make it out of the womb. Getting past the neighborhood abortion clinic is only the first hurdle of many.
The most dangerous place for a black child in America is in the womb.
Democrat desecration of our cities
Then he has to grow up with the gangs and drugs and violence of the cities, all run by Democrats, where guns are illegal and thousands of our black fellow-citizens, including a lot of black kids, die each year.
Unless shot-by-cop, they die unremarked and largely un-mourned by those who claim to “care.” If he isn’t drawn into a gang, he often has to live in a single-parent household.
LBJ and the Democrats wrecked the structure of the poor black inner-city family in the 1960s, incentivizing the absence of fathers and introducing generational poverty and welfare dependence.
Education and the Democrat failure to care
Black youth attends, or he doesn’t the public schools. These are invariably controlled by Democrats who would never allow their own kids to attend that very same school. But they are against school choice for the poor because they are indebted to the unions.
Say what you like: in DC this year only 40% of seniors overall will graduate.
Of the kids who aren’t dead, haven’t dropped out to join gangs or live on the street, the best the Democrats can do is a 40% graduation rate? You should see the breakdown by race. They won’t tell you about that.
There are no Republicans with any voice in our large cities. Democrats control everything. Sadly, for most people in the cities today, the last Republican to hold citywide office was gone before they were even born.
Democrat stranglehold on American cities
Thus Democrats set city tax policies, law enforcement policies, and school policies. Just as in the state of California, conservatives have essentially zero voice.
For those who reach adulthood, the Democrats are still there. Mostly to insist blacks are too “incompetent” to do what everyone else does. Like get an ID. If they are, then Democrats made them so.
Barack Obama, in a revealing statement, wants “a million Barack Obamas” protesting on the streets. He may well have them. At any rate, I can find a million Obamas willing to go to court to fight for lax voting rules on grounds of black incompetence. Or to sue for something Republicans can be blamed for.
Why Democrats never really want to help
Yet I can hardly find any Democrats to actually give a black person a ride to get his/her ID or to lift a finger to even try to make changes to their failed policies. Policies that have brought the black inner-city community a half-century of unrelenting misery.
To my black fellow-citizens: Democrats are not your saviors. They need you right where they have you: voting reliably for them. Taken for granted. Progressive Democrats don’t want solutions. Radicals need issues, not solutions.
It is time for an intelligent campaign against the screaming left that replaced liberalism with progressivism and tells us “welcome to the new revolution.” Its the same as the old revolution. 1917 or 2017 is the same.
It is time to wake up and realize that for all their talking, Democrat promises are always empty.
Empty Democrat promises, and Republican opportunity
Time to give us Republicans a chance. Under President Trump, unemployment rates for blacks, Hispanics, and women are at historic lows. The media is complaining they aren’t “good jobs.”
Now that is a pointless argument. Let’s start with jobs first, as one step up from unemployment.
Clearly, there is nothing Democrats fear more than their African American and sympathetic voters realizing Democrats have not delivered. That the Democrat agenda is about using Democrat voters.
It is time to use our brains to turn the progressives’ own tactics against them. Their failed ideas have failed for a century. We have the facts, if we choose to present them.
The time for advertising, using only facts and the Democrats’ own words, is here. We can count on the media to ensure our views are suppressed. Since we must pay to get the facts out there, now is the time.
Lead Image: Warren K. Leffler. Signing of the Civil Rights Act, April 11, 1968. Copyprint. U.S. News and World Report Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-95480 (9–12) http://www.loc.gov/resource/cph.3b41629