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…