These days, charging the right with inherent racism serves the useful function of a de facto IQ test. For decades now legions of morons have bought into this accusation without the slightest bit of examination or intellectual integrity. It's a fantastically twisted bit of irony that race-mongers have been so successful with this demagoguery, given that history is riddled with examples of the precise opposite. It is one of the distinguishing honors of American conservatism that their historical track record is one of championing the equal rights of blacks. Here is just part of the historical record I refer to:
- The Democratic Party was founded in 1824 by Martin Van Buren (who became our 8th President). His plank consisted of the position that the federal government did not have authority to speak on race issues, or the issue of slavery; these were best considered by the states. This position allowed Democrat candidates to run as opposed to slavery, while guaranteeing the protection of slavery. In other words, this allowed them to begin their trend of voter manipulation, deceit, and outright lying, all for the cause of political power.
- The Republican Party was formed in 1855 and ran on a strictly abolitionist platform. In contrast to many Democrats of the time, Abraham Lincoln (our 14th President) ran for federal office on the clear message that all were created equal. This was the unambiguous moral challenge to free slaves and the beginning of efforts to establish equal rights on their behalf (for those exposed to public education, just remember this...Lincoln was a Republican. He freed the slaves, not FDR, Kennedy, or Clinton).
Congressional records show that it was the Democrats that were opposed to legislation created to achieve civil rights for blacks as equal citizens. The acts that shared Democratic opposition were:
The Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866, the Enforcement Act of 1870, the Force Act of 1871, the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, the Civil Rights Act of 1875, the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Act of 1960, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972.
Get that? It was Democrats who opposed them. And, to spell out the obvious to liberal readers, that means it was Republicans that favored them. From the birth of the Republican Party to the present day, the last thing they have stood for is racism. In fact, they are consistently recorded in history as having been the exact opposite. Democrats, on the other hand, have a much more shameful history.
It takes an incredible amount of self delusion to think that a party that houses Senator Robert Byrd, former KKK member and supporter, is somehow the party championing the black plight. And Democratic Senator Harry Reid can refer to Obama as "light skinned with no negro dialect," without barely a notice from liberal drones. Then there was the ascension of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, a known member of the racist organization La Raza with a judicial record of racist activism. I won't even get into Van Jones. For those of us who still agree with the colorblind ethic of Dr. Martin Luther King, it is clear that there is virtually no member of the liberal political class that is without some degree of racist sentiment. The fact that these types of transgressions are permissible on the left while any conservative would be politically lynched for far less betrays the complete lack of integrity common on the liberal left.
So, in terms of history, it has been the Democrat Party that has been shown as racist to the core. In fact, the KKK was once an appendage of the Democrat Party, despite delusional contemporary efforts to align it with conservatives ( remember that neo-nazi groups favor national socialism, and socialism is a preference of the political left). But in these sensitive times, Democrats cannot possibly be elected to power with such tastes. And in fairness, I would think (hope) that they have outgrown their old sensibilities in this regard. But I would argue that, in a sense, they have not.
As the above video points out, Democrats have relied upon the dishonest manipulation of blacks for decades now. They see blacks as one of many constituency groups that must be kept in line with promises of bribes (entitlements) and the fear of racism, should Republicans be in power. It is, however, quite perplexing at how a group so doggedly devoted to a political party can be so incredibly ignorant of its history, and that it can so repeatedly fail to grasp the degree to which it is constantly manipulated by that party.
For many of us who have long ago figured out the tactics of the socialist left, it is obvious that racism is in fact alive and well...on the political left. No, they are not overt in that racism. But they cannot help but segregate people by race, gender, and now, sexual preference. Its the old tactic of "divide and conquer." And by sucking into their orbit each relatively smaller group, and by maintaining their allegiance through tax-payer funded promises and the constant whipping up of crisis and fear, they rely on the ignorance of the marionettes they would puppeteer.
Thankfully, as more and more blacks and other "minorities" slip through the cracks and get something approximating education rather than indoctrination, they are coming to conservatism in increasing numbers. Regretfully, a majority of the racial groups to which they belong are still of the "slave mind," defending their "masters" (Democrats) by attacking the brothers who do not fall in line with the "plantation mentality." Most hilariously, they often do it by using the exact same charges and language I've used in the previous sentence.
Wake up, America.