This was news to me! I had NO IDEA that Martin Luther King was a Republican. It makes my choice of moving over to that party even easier. Apparently there is a gigantic history that a lot of us might not know about how it was the Republican Party who helped Black Americans, not the Democratic Party.
Funny, in my old party, I thought it was the tolerant party. Reading this history now has amazed me. I was only a child in the years the Kennedys and King were assassinated. I voted for the first time in my life against Ronald Reagan. These things are all part of my deep past. I can’t even remember why I decided to become a Democrat back then, but, I just went along with what I had always chosen, I think because I believed they were the tolerant, good party, who wanted to help minorities and women.
But, after reading this article and seeing this billboard, just like it never occurred to me that there were GAY REPUBLICANS, there are BLACK REPUBLICANS! These Black Americans are people I know! These Americans have lived out the same history I have in this country. Now, when I say I know them, I mean ideologically.
Here is the link to the article I found that hit the news off The Daily Voice:
And here is their website, with a lot of really good political thought and articles to follow.
These are Americans like me! We grew up INTEGRATED! in the Post King era. It’s a relief to me to see them, truly. Same as when I read Glen Ford over at Black Agenda Report. I think Ford is closer to a Green like me, in thought, when I read him. I used to think of myself as a Green Democrat, but, now, I’m going to just shift that over and be a Green Republican.
Take a look at this! This article by Frances Rice unpacks a slice of American History from the Black perspective about Democrats I NEVER KNEW! This alone would make me not want to be one anymore, I’m serious. The DEMOCRATS were the Ku Klux Klan! Unbelievable. I never knew. I really didn’t.
I bet you didn’t either. After I read about La Junta and Treehouse foods over here: www.obamatruth.org I didn’t see what happened there as being DEMOCRATIC at all. At least not the way I have always felt about being a Democrat. We have always helped the poor! Not hurt them. These are some excerpts from the piece by Rice on King, about truths in the Democratic Party. You will be very surprised…
“…It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s…
Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans…
In order to break the Democrats’ stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party’s economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity…”
To read this? And then to REALIZE who has been responsible for inner city poverty all these years?
Screw the Democratic Party! One of my biggest issues right now is the Obama Rezko slum connection. Over at this Black Republican web page they are looking into that too!
Right now, we have all got to become Nationalists! There is too much poverty in America and it is hurting all Americans. I feel solidarity with the Black Republicans. Like me, they would help the poor. When I worked as a therapist with the homeless I saw ALL COLORS OF PEOPLE reduced to living on the streets.
ALL COLORS. We are approaching 1930 again. We have got to fix poverty in our own country. Go after the bad guys who profit off of human misery.
I laughed when the big coffee chain’s (favorite of latte liberals everywhere) empire is crumpling. Too bad.
Too bad. Where do you think those workers are going?
I believe McCain is going to put our country first. You should see what Obama voted for in terms of Labor in this country. How foolish you Democrats are! Check the facts on him. There are a lot of places you can do that. Savage Politics had the best piece on Labor I’ve read yet, and what he did.
Something else about Senator McCain? He’s going to be putting Americans first! That is what we need right now. We need to HELP POOR AMERICANS first! Not Africans in Africa. We have kids dying in ghettoes right here, and those kids are what we need to be focusing on. OUR AMERICAN CHILDREN!
Yesterday, Bozo the Clown died. I found that old picture from the 60’s of that little boy. Bozo is kind of like Marcel Marceau, to Americans. There was only one Bozo, and that was my childhood. That little boy was my generation, in a simpler America of circuses and clowns and balloons.
Bozo and Captain Kangaroo? They helped give us our moral backbones perhaps. Next up, how McCain has some really good solutions as a maverick, and why I am putting my faith in HIM to straighten out this mess we are in right now as a Nation. He can, and he will. Because he’s a good guy. I mean that.
It’s the person, not the PARTY when I vote. Believe me, I always believed in Democrats up until now. I was one.
Until I saw the slums in Chicago and read about Rezko.
The way I feel now? Screw the Democratic Party. What have they done for the poor lately?
That’s only one of my issues with them.
“THE PERSONAL IS THE POLITICAL”
“ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY”
I am really going to miss Bozo the Clown. He stood for childhood, everywhere.
So do I, and so does this: P.U.M.A.