There is a political revolution underway in America today, a populist uprising brought about by the philosophy, candidacy, and election of Donald Trump as President of the United Staes.
There is also an attendant and equally important social and cultural revolution underway, one segment of which I would like to spotlight here, the metamorphosis of America’s black community.
Black voters have been taken for granted by the Democrat Party for decades, considered a given at the ballot box. Blacks have historically voted in a near-monolithic bloc, a critical demographic for political candidates who have understood that to not appeal to black voters means to lose an election.
But, given the true history of the Democrat Party, the party that founded the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, and demanded segregation (isolation) of the black community in the 1960s, why have blacks been voting for Democrats ever since?
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Because the Democrat Party has done a masterful job, with the aid of its Education Division (American academia) and Communications Division (the mainstream media), of revising and co-opting history, the history our children have been taught for decades and are being taught today. Some of those children are now teachers, some are journalists, spreading the caustic and divisive bile they have been indoctrinated with and continuing the dissemination and saturation of revisionist history.
Blacks have been taught (by liberal Democrats) that Republicans are racists, that The Democrat Party is their benevolent and compassionate champion, despite the well-hidden racist history of the Democrat Party.
In recent days, Kanye West has been all over the news. His support for President Trump, his exhortation for all Americans to “think freely,” and his most recent comments about black America focusing on the past and keeping themselves enslaved have all caused major waves in the culture and media.
The left and the media have chosen to attack Kanye for his thoughts and comments.
When Kanye reminded everyone that it was Republicans who freed the slaves and fought to give them a voice during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War, his friend and music superstar John Legend told him that it was Democrats who fought for blacks during the mid-20th century. (This is blatantly false.)
Many kudos to Kanye. Imagine the pressure he is under and the risk he is taking. He is a bazillionaire recording mogul in the rap niche. He has lost and will lose many fans and buyers of his music as a result of his “coming out” and announcing his newfound conservative belief. A fellow rapper is encouraging the Crip street gang to put a nationwide hit on West.
Then CNN host Don Lemon jumped in and argued that Kanye should stop talking and “pick up a history book.”
I just popped up because I look like when your dog is confused. But there is a lot. If you can put that last quote up where he says, the numbers were on our side. What does he mean by that? There were so many people of color that we could have fought slavery? What’s the percentage of African-Americans in this country now? We make up 10 to 12 percent of the population. How were we going to fight in lesser numbers in those times? His facts are wrong.
First of all, I think we’re witnessing someone who is obviously going through some things and it’s happening, unfolding on national television unfortunately, so I’ll just leave it at that because I don’t want to cast aspersions on people, but his facts are wrong. And I don’t mean this — I’m so upset by this story. I’m over it. I’m sick of talking about him. I want him to pick up a history book.
Now, Lemon’s not wrong when he says, “Kanye needs to realize it’s not a binary choice: you can remember your history, and you can also achieve. It doesn’t have to hold you there.” In fact, I would argue that to achieve YOU MUST remember your history. However, that’s not what Kanye was saying. Kanye was arguing that the black community in America has so fixated on the past, that they’ve entrenched themselves in it. Instead of using their history as a stepping stone to new heights, they’ve used it as a stumbling block to excuse their current failures.
Lemon is a certified moron, a product of the liberal media/academia machine I mentioned above, an obedient liberal soldier, toting the water of the Democrat Party, the true history of which he is absolutely clueless of because he wants to be. How ironic is it that Lemon is schooling West on the history that West understands correctly and Lemon is completely out-to-lunch on? I am actually embarrassed for Lemon.
It’s two different arguments.
But i’d like to go further and explain why Legend and Lemon both seem to be “whitewashing” history (for lack of a better word).
Today’s pundits like to pretend that somewhere between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Era, the GOP and the Democrats exchanged places on the issues of black America. But this is just not true. In fact, it’s a damnable lie.
Let me prove it to you.
This is from something I wrote several years ago, when former Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) argued that Republicans were against Barack Obama because he was black.
What in the world have we been arguing about since 1860? Oh wait, that’s right, at first we were arguing about skin color. Only it was Republicans battling Democrats (literally) over race issues. How about more recently? In the 1950’s and 60’s huge majorities of the Republican Party in Congress pushed through the Civil Rights Acts, even though the Democrat Party was in control of Congress at the time. See the narrative was that the Civil Rights movement was driven by Democrats, but the truth of history is that the Republicans were at the wheel of progress.
Measure House Republican For House Democrats For Senate Republicans For Senate Democrats For Civil Rights Act of 1957 90%(167-19) 52%(118-107) 100%(43-0) 61%(28-18) Civil Rights Act of 1960 89%(132-15) 66%(179 – 94) 100%(29-0) 70%(42-18) Civil Rights Act of 1964 80%(136–35) 63%(153–91) 82%(27–6) 69%(46–21) Voting Rights Act of 1965 82%(112-24) 78%(221-61) 94%(30-2) 75%(47-16)
I would like to draw a little finer point on this documented evidence (chart, above) of the revisionist history the Democrat Party has thus far successfully filled our children’s heads with.
While most blacks believe that the Democrats have been their defenders and protectors, it was Republicans who were responsible for the passage of civil rights. Where the Democrat support was much more split on civil rights (as low as 52% in favor), Republicans supported civil rights almost universally (no less than 82% and as high as 100%).
If Republicans had been the racists that today’s liberals believe they were and voted the way Democrats do today, in a monolithic bloc, then civil rights would never have passed. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 would have been defeated 118-186 in the House, and 28-61 in the Senate. The Civil Rights Act of 1960 would have been defeated 179- 241 in the House and 42-47 in the Senate. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 would have been defeated 153-262 in the House and 46-54 in the Senate. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 would have passed 221-197 but would have been defeated in the Senate 47-48. Keep in mind the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would never have been introduced without the three prerequisite Civils Rights Acts in 1957, 1960, and 1964.
As Powdered Wig reader wizzardly points out, “That simple chart can refute most demaroid arguments about politics of race. It’s interesting to look at the average percentages of yes votes in the House and Senate for all 4 major civil rights legislation:
House: Repubs 85%, Dems 65%
Senate: Repubs 94% Dems 69%”
My point is that the Republican Party has a history of siding with minority groups in America, even as we hold to our values as political conservatives. We are against illegal immigration – we are for legal immigration and immigrants. We are against socialist welfare programs – we are for the poor being given liberty to pursue free market opportunity to become economically prosperous. We are against higher taxes and government spending – we are for Americans keeping the money they earned and shrinking the scope of government.
Our inherent values fly in the face of the socialist programs that this President wants to pursue, so we must stand against him. Not for the color of his skin, which is meaningless, but for the content of his philosophy of government which is dangerous, destructive, and untenable.
You see as the chart above PROVES, the Republican Party was more supportive of America’s black community at least through the Civil Rights Act’s of the 1950’s and 60’s. Yes, the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 65, were signed into law by a Democrat President (Lyndon Johnson), but they were passed thanks to Republicans in Congress. And the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, were passed and signed into law by Republicans!
So tell me, what happened in the 1970’s that somehow made the GOP anti-black?
This lie, that the Democrats somehow became the Party of black America during the Civil Rights era is a crock and it should be unmasked whenever someone tries to pass it off as historical truth. It is fiction.
By the way, popular online personality, CJ Pearson has been attempting to educate John Legend about this very issue in recent days. Legend is proving to be a difficult student.
I have been a big fan of CJ Pearson since he was twelve years old. Solid patriot who, despite his tender years, can teach the likes of Don Lemon and John Legend a thing or two or several thousand.
True! And then all the segregationists and their ideological descendants eventually became Republicans! The solid south of the Democratic party became the solid south of the Republicans. White southern vote is almost exclusively GOP. Facts bruh.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 30, 2018
You know who wasn't a Democrat? Republican Martin Luther King. All of the early black civil rights leaders elected to Congress were also Republicans. Facts, bruh! pic.twitter.com/FBiSbPZOdN
— Thomas Madison (@tmadison200) May 4, 2018
Dare to step off the plantation, John. It's as easy as picking up a history book, a real history book full of documented facts. You need a good history teacher. I recommend CJ Pearson.
— Thomas Madison (@tmadison200) May 4, 2018
And finally, if you’re still not sure about how this HISTORY and FACTS stuff works, let Prager University enlighten you.
The courage of Kanye West and other black leaders is going to lead to a great healing in America. In only one week since Kanye’s endorsement, President Trump’s approval rating doubled among black males from 11% to 22%. This cannot be understated. I fully expect Trump’s approval rating to be at least 30% and possibly 40% or higher by November, 2020, and should even have a significant impact on the 2018 midterm elections.
As I have said many times over the past three years, “The Democrat Party is dead. They just don’t know it yet.”