The following post from Lou Guzzo is so bizarre, I’m not even sure how to introduce it. Let me just warn you that if you happen to be African-American, your head may explode:
Democrats and Liberals (who are one and the same for all practical purposes) like to point to reports that anywhere from 75 to 95 percent of black voters vote for Democratic candidates and issues when they go to the polls — if they go to the polls, that is.
Like when Republicans successfully keep them from voting.
If those figures are correct or nearly correct, why are so many African-American citizens supporters of Democrats and Liberals?
Why don’t you ask them?
I’ve tackled this thorny issue before on many occasions, but my answer has always been the same — and here it is:
For decades, Democratic politicians in and out of Congress have taken actions which, in effect, keep America’s black population in virtual slavery!
As someone who has often criticized Democrats when it comes to race relations, I’m still pretty sure Lou and I are not on the same page here.
Yes, I said “slavery”!
Yes, you’re nuts.
How so? In many devious, calculated ways.
Putting them all in jail for non-violent drug offenses? Oh, wait. Lou supports that one.
Democrats and Liberals have championed giveaway programs and laws designed to benefit communities that are in almost hopeless poverty, most of whose dwellers are blacks in neighborhoods one could classify as ghettoes.
Just like slavery.
Call these giveaways what you will; in this case, I call them bribes to keep African-Americans from becoming a vital part of mainstream America — something most Republicans want for all blacks.
What kind of head-up-his-ass logic is Lou using to equate programs that provide financial assistance to impoverished Americans with attempts to keep them down? Is there any typical right-wing argument that has gotten more detached from reality than this one?
The refrain to an old song asks “How’re you gonna keep ‘em down on the farm?”
Before my time, I guess.
With a slight alteration, it is substantially what the Democrats are saying to the black community, which it has been hand-feeding to “keep ‘em down in the ghetto.”
The slight alteration is the fact that it’s only happening in Lou’s imagination.
If the Democratic Party truly wanted to bring all blacks into mainstream America, it would long ago have sponsored programs elevating blacks into responsible and well-paying positions in business, industry, and corporate America.
They could call such a program “affirmative action.”
And it would have thrown its support behind a national movement to end segregated neighborhoods everywhere.
Ah, yes, the typical small-government solution from Lou, which involves government telling people where to live.
When are the political voices in Black America going to wake up and realize that they have been kept captive for decades by Democrats and Liberals in high places from the FDR and Lyndon Johnson era through the Clinton years?
When they get out of the jails they were put in by Nixon, Reagan, and the Bushes.*
When are they going to step forward and demand the same status in business, industry, and the professions that whites enjoy?
They have been, Lou. Have you actually met a black person in your life?
Leaders of the black community should recognize that Asian and Hispanic citizens are already enjoying higher positions in the American economy.
And they also vote primarily for Democrats today.
They should be asking why the same advances haven’t been made available to many blacks.
If they start asking these hard questions, they will discover the fact that the Democrats’ longtime support of giveaway government programs aren’t “giveaway” programs at all.
Actually, if they ask some hard questions, they’ll find out that the drug war is what’s destroying our black communities today.
They are, purely and simply, bribes designed to keep African-Americans from demanding the same status in industry, business, and the professions as whites and many Asians and Hispanics now enjoy.
But Asians and Hispanics get all of the same “giveaways”. It’s not like you have to be black to be on welfare.
The Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the Democrats and their Liberal friends have created a new kind of slavery for blacks — bureaucratically controlled giveaway programs to “keep them down on the farm.”
Lou, can you please start making sense here?
And the sooner thinking Americans realize that, the better the nation will be.
Why don’t you let us “thinking Americans” deal with these problems, while you and the rest of the “non-thinking” ones keep watching The Cartoon Channel in your pajamas all day.
* To be fair, they were also put in jail in record numbers by Clinton as well.