When You Hear Racist; Do You Think Democrats?

 

Whether you turn on your television, listen to the radio or open social media the words Racist, White Supremacist, KKK, Nazi’s and haters are all flooding our narrative. We are headed down a very dark path. One MUST think about long-term ramifications before acting. These words have been spoken in the past yes but it has increased ten fold. On November 4, 2008 we elected Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.  I have to seriously sit back and ask what happened? It seems racism exploded with riots, murder, assaults and once again name calling. African Americans have struggled throughout history in many areas of life. To degrade or label another human being based on skin color astounds me. I fully agree that they must stand united against the hate, however, inciting violence is not the correct way. If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today he would be calling for peace. People are marching in the streets with signs that read “Kill Cops and Whites”. Black Lives Matter causes riots, injuries and murders people. Antifa riots and fights with sticks, urine filled bottles, pepper spray and feces. White Supremacists are rioting and used a car as a weapon. Police are shooting innocent civilians. This is not the way we come together as a nation. One can blame Obama for not putting forth an effort to bring unity. He definitely sparked this race war but a more silent war has been going on for centuries. You may be asking yourself where did this all begin? 

As if Republicans and Democrats needed one more topic to debate, racism has been a heavy hitter recently. We have moved on from Russia, RussiaBot, Bot, PutinBot to Nazi, Racist and White Supremacists. It seems Liberals love their name calling.  If you are a Republican you must be racist right?

Not exactly… you see people seem to have forgotten about the strong ties to racism within the Democratic Party. Liberals act as if being Republican somehow automatically makes you a racist. Let’s dive into a bit of history, shall we…

 

If you believe the Democratic Party and racial equality or civil rights are synonymous, you are wrong. The Democratic Party was founded in 1829. From its birth, it has tried to end racial equality between whites and blacks. The Democratic Party is synonymous with a history of discrimination and oppression.

It was the Democratic party that fought to keep slavery, founded the KKK, fought the civil rights movement, imposed segregation (Jim Crow law), and condoned lynchings. Who were they fighting? The Republicans. The Republican Party was established in 1854. Former Whig members met to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into western territories. (A great article to read about the birth of the Republican Party http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/republican-party-founded) The entire reason the Republican Party was formed was to abolish slavery. I don’t think they anticipated the long battle that lay ahead. Despite their efforts, they encountered a major hurdle. The Supreme Court ruled, in 1857 that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property in the case Dred Scott v. Sandford. There were 9 judges in this case. 7 Democrats and 2 Republicans. All 7 Democrats voted for slavery while the 2 Republicans voted against. Thus starting the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln was the Commander-In-Chief during the Civil War and the very first Republican President. Abraham Lincoln, along with the many men who fought freed the slaves. Through the bloodshed, injuries, and death, there came some beauty. You see white and black men fought side by side to end the horrific treatment of human beings based on skin color. It proved that if we work together, something glorious happens.

That’s not the end of the story sadly. A week after the Confederate Army surrendered, a Democrat, John Wilks Booth assassinated President Lincoln. The Man who fought tirelessly and selflessly to free the slaves was dead by a bullet to the head. This was not an action by a single man, it was a plan. You see Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s Vice President assumed the presidency. He adamantly opposed the agenda to integrate the freed slaves into the South’s social order. Against the hard work of President Lincoln, Johnson and the Democratic Party opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments These Amendments abolished slavery, gave blacks citizenship and gave blacks the right to vote. Despite their opposition, all 3 passed due to the universal support from the Republicans.

The next era in American History begun, the reconstruction phase. Things started to look up for the free black men, women and children. Federal Troops secured their rights, hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans and by 1900, twenty-two black Republicans served in the United States Congress. It took another 35 years before a black man was ever elected into the Democratic party. Things started to settle, there was hope. It was a new America, war-torn cities were rebuilt, families started to recover from the loss and blacks were free to roam the country acknowledged as citizens. 

The Democratic Party, however, had not lost their racist intentions toward black Americans. Democrats started to flourish again in southern states, white supremacy was reborn. Laws were created that restricted blacks to own property or businesses, they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests in regard to voting. The Democratic party needed an enforcer, one that would create fear and terror to circumvent any potential uprising from black communities so they solicited the Ku Klux Klan. The name comes from the Greek name “Kuklos” which means circle, Klan was added. Members say it means “White Racial Brotherhood”. The KKK was started by a southern Democrat, a  Confederate soldier named Bedford Forrest in 1865. It was a small hate group in its infancy that grew through funding by the Democratic Party giving them power and control.

“In effect, the klan was a military force serving the interest of the Democratic Party” -Eric Foner

The KKK and the Democrats ruled with terror, fear, murder and horrific treatment of blacks for a few decades. In 1964, eighty-percent of Republicans and less than seventy-percent of Democrats voted in support of the Civil Rights Act. Democratic Senators filibustered the bill for 75 days until the Republican Party came up with the needed votes to break the deadlock. The Democratic party had lost. America was moving in a new direction. They knew the opposition of the Republican Party had the strong hold. The Democrats had to accept that blacks were going to vote and have the same rights and freedoms afforded to every American. They still were not happy. Accepting the fact that blacks had the right to vote they entered into a new “slave era” that could not be fought by the Republican Party. Since blacks had the right to vote, President Lyndon Johnson said: “I’ll have them n****s voting Democrat for two hundred years”.

Many Democratic presidents have furthered this agenda, oppression through government aid. If blacks are dependent on the government, they will continue to vote for the party that supports more government aid. President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, created the birth of privatized prision. The very system that still floods jails with black men and women. These privatized prisons make a tremendous profit off of having full prisons. The organization ALEC that is funded by major corporations was a large contributor to the privatized movement for privatized prison. Why? Because it is their companies that profit off of prisoners. From food served, phone calls, security or items purchased, it all funds large corporations. Prison is the new way to enslave blacks. Treating prisoners black and white like animals.

Liberals (Democrats) tend to paint the Republican party as racists, haters, villains when in reality failed policies of the Democratic Party is what has kept blacks down. Violence in black communities has been caused by lack of concern for communities. Opposition to school choice has kept black children trapped in failing schools and massive government welfare has decimated black families.

After all of this, it’s the Democratic Party that receives the votes from the very people it’s spent its entire time oppressing. I truly believe we would not be where we are today had it not been for the extreme hate and racism of the Democratic Party. They tend to paint a picture with bold colors covered in lies and oppression. Starting a movement to remove statues based on respect of blacks and the strife that was caused by the civil war… I call Bull S**t. The Democratic Party has done nothing but lie and scheme from the time it was established. It’s probably a movement to erase their own dark history. To make people forget the horrendous acts they have created and caused for 200 years.

Removing our history based on the negative factions of the civil war is what breeds hate. There is another way to look at this time. We should celebrate President Lincoln and the many men who lost their lives defending the rights of African Americans. We can’t change history, we can not rewrite history but we can learn from it. We can change our future and how we treat one another.

So, if you’re a Democrat, the next time you think to call a Republican a racist or Nazi, remember, it was probably their ancestors that fought so hard for the rights of our black Americans.

DID THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WIN TODAY?

Sadly no, not until this violence and hate end. It will only end when we stop the name-calling and labeling when we stop ALL of these hate groups and come together as Just Americans.

On a final note, I wrote this article with a heavy heart. To revisit the atrocities our black Americans have gone through all because of their skin color affected me greatly. We are all human beings, we are ALL Americans and until we start to view each other that way, with love and acceptance in our hearts we will not heal. It’s been 200 years people, its time. We are all brothers and sisters…

 

 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “When You Hear Racist; Do You Think Democrats?

  1. This is an interesting article and you have done some research on the history of democrats and republicans, but you seemed to have excluded how the democratic and republican platforms of yesteryear switched sides.

    “In ye old terms, the socially conservative right-wing populist “America First” … nativists and Solid South radicals marched against the populist Reformers, Progressives, and left-wing anarchists. In the old days all those factions were in the Democratic party except the old Progressives of Republican party who would have marched with MLK, voted for Teddy, or stood with Hamilton or Lincoln… have always been Republican, Whig, Federalist, or Third Party. Today the socially conservative factions generally vote Republican and the progressive factions generally vote for the Democratic party. That is the main switch spurred on by shifts toward big government welfare state social justice and free-enterprise states’ rights small government. Here we can’t act like decedents of the Confederates are Confederates any more than a descendent of a progressive is progressive, but spiritually some of these factions switched parties and the alliances of the other factions subsequently changed (and regional voter bases and platform planks changed with them as the parties evolved). ”

    http://factmyth.com/factoids/democrats-and-republicans-switched-platforms/

  2. I have a few thoughts on this subject so I thought I would weigh in. As an AA male, it concerns me whenever the issue of racism is discussed through the prism of partisan politics. In my experience, it does very little to move the discussion forward and implies that there are no Republican racists and that all Democrats are racists. It obscures the real issue which is racism. Things just aren’t that black and white (pun intended). When discussing political parties, there are conservative republicans as well as moderate republicans and yes, liberal republicans. The same is true on the democrat side (conservative or blue dog, moderate and liberal)
    Everyone talks about Lincoln (a republican) freeing the slaves but rarely do they ever talk about why he freed the slaves. He did, in fact, dislike slavery but intended to end it slowly over time to allow for the “proper management of freed negroes”. He also supported the American Colonization Society program of colonizing blacks in Liberia and not the US. Abolitionist desired slavery to end quickly. Lincoln kept to the slow and steady philosophy even through the first months of the Civil War. In 1863 he emancipated slaves using the war power act but only in the areas of the country “in rebellion”. Slaves in other areas of the country were not freed until the 13th Amendment came into law in 1864. The question is never asked by modern day Americans why did Lincoln limit the first Emancipation of slaves to only those states in rebellion. Partly because he did not see the wholesale release of slaves as manageable but also because he needed those slaves to fight for the Union. His emancipation of slaves is a clear positive of his presidency, but it really isn’t clear if he would have ever gotten around to freeing remaining slaves since his anti-slavery stance enraged John Wilkes Booth enough to cause him to assassinate Lincoln.
    Some examples of Democratic support of civil rights was The Voting Rights Act, which was signed into law in 1965 by Lyndon Johnson (A democrat). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had the longest filibuster in senate history but was finally passed by a 73-27 vote in July 1964 and signed into law by a democratic president. There were democrats that also played a key role in getting it through the legislative process.
    When people say that someone like notorious segregationist Bull Connor was a Democrat, they are technically right on the party label, but when it comes to ideology Connor and the rest of those opposed to racial integration were conservatives. Barry Goldwater, opposed civil rights law. He claimed that he viewed it as a state’s rights issue, and favored equal rights, but the practical effect of his stance would be to allow segregation – in the south “states’ rights” meant “Jim Crow.”
    If the conversation on race and more importantly, race relations, are to ever genuinely get better it needs to not be obscured by keeping a tally on which political party loves blacks the most.

    1. Hello my friend 🙂 I appreciate and welcome your comments. I agree with everything you said, perhaps I didn’t explain the reason for my article. I agree that when we highlight racism in regard to parties it does nothing to unite the country. That was the basis for my article. Since Charlottesville, the narrative toward Conservatives has been disgusting. We are now called Racist and Nazi’s. The narrative seems to change, coming from Liberals based on events. Many on social media deny the role that was played by the Democratic party in regard to slavery and the effort to oppress. My article was more of an educational value based on history and the Democratic party. I am still working on my “Origin of Racism” article. There is much data and I need it to be factual. This particular article was not to be in place of that one. I condemn all forms of racism! Thank you for your points on here:) I always appreciate your view point as seeing things from both sides brings unity!

    2. Hello, my friend 🙂 I appreciate and welcome your comments. I agree with everything you said, perhaps I didn’t explain the reason for my article. I agree that when we highlight racism in regard to parties it does nothing to unite the country. That was the basis for my article. Since Charlottesville, the narrative toward Conservatives has been disgusting. We are now called Racist and Nazi’s. The narrative seems to change, coming from Liberals based on events. Many on social media deny the role that was played by the Democratic party in regard to slavery and the effort to oppress. My article was more of an educational value based on history and the Democratic party. I am still working on my “Origin of Racism” article. There is much data and I need it to be factual. This particular article was not to be in place of that one. I condemn all forms of racism! Thank you for your points on here:) I always appreciate your view point as seeing things from both sides brings unity!

  3. Good Article. I truly believe all this rioting and organized protesting is orchestrared by those who want to ckntinue to destroy our free country and profit off our demise both politically and financially. Because Big Deep Pockets is involved, it will be hard to stop. We win with a strong economy, low unemployment, non-welfare state. Antifa is being paid and bussed around the country by someone, follow the money.

  4. This is awesome and the history that the Democratic Party would like you to forget. But everybody has been focusing on racism so heavily since Trump was elected. So now I think the Left think Trump Supporter = Republican = Racist. Democrat didn’t use to mean “for democracy” but now they try to align themselves with freedom for all.

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