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sirs

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Don't read this, Tee
« on: September 22, 2006, 10:17:29 PM »
Can't be having history and facts impair that finely tuned made-up-mind of how racist Republicans and the south are

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Black support for Bush drops to two percent

So much for the Republican "outreach" to black voters, with only 2 percent of blacks "approving" of the president's performance.

If only blacks knew of the true history of the Democratic Party.

"Black History Month" has been observed for 29 years, yet many blacks know little to nothing about the parties' respective roles in advancing or hindering the civil rights of blacks. How many blacks know that following the Civil War, 23 blacks — 13 of them ex-slaves — were elected to Congress, all as Republicans? The first black Democrat was not elected to Congress until 1935, from the state of Illinois. The first black congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.

Democrats, in 1854, passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the territories. Disgusted with the passage of this Act, free-soilers and anti-slavery members of the Whig and Democratic parties founded the Republican Party — not just to stop the spread of slavery, but to eventually abolish it.

How many blacks know that blacks founded the Texas Republican Party? On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the party. No, not the Black Texas Republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states.

Fugitive slave laws? In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law. If merely accused of being a slave, even if the person enjoyed freedom all of his or her life (as approximately 11 percent of blacks did just before the Civil War), the person lost the right to representation by an attorney, the right to trial by jury, and the right to habeas corpus.
 
Emancipation? Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed with 100 percent of Republicans (88 of 88 in the House, 30 of 30 in the Senate) voting for it. Only 23 percent of Democrats (16 of 66 in the House, 3 of 8 in the Senate) voted for it.
 
Civil rights laws? In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single voting Republican (128 of 134 — with 6 not voting — in the House, and 30 of 32 — with 2 not voting — in the Senate) voted for the 14th Amendment. Not a single Democrat (zero of 36 in the House, zero of 6 in the Senate) voted for it.
 
Right to vote? When Southern states balked at implementing the 14th Amendment, Congress came back and passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it.
 
Ku Klux Klan? In 1872 congressional investigations, Democrats admitted beginning the Klan as an effort to stop the spread of the Republican Party and to re-establish Democratic control in Southern states. As PBS' "American Experience" notes, "In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tenn., in 1865." Blacks, who were all Republican at that time, became the primary targets of violence.
 
Jim Crow laws? Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on, in their individual states.

Civil rights in the '60s? Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate). But 80 percent of Republicans (136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate) voted for the 1964 Act.

What about the reviled, allegedly anti-black, Republican "Southern strategy"? Pat Buchanan, writing for Richard Nixon (who became the Republican Party candidate two years later) coined the term "Southern strategy." They expected the "strategy" to ultimately result in the complete marginalization of racist Southern Democrats. "We would build our Republican Party on a foundation of states' rights, human rights, small government, and a strong national defense," said Buchanan, "and leave it to the 'party of [Democratic Georgia Gov. Lester] Maddox, [1966 Democratic challenger against Spiro Agnew for Maryland governor George] Mahoney, and [Democratic Alabama Gov. George] Wallace to squeeze the last ounces of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice.'" And President Richard Nixon, Republican, implemented the first federal affirmative action (race-based preference) laws with goals and timetables.

So next "Black History Month," pass some of this stuff along.


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Michael Tee

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Re: Don't read this, Tee
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 11:35:05 PM »
Gee, this was a real shock to me.  I had no idea that the Jim Crow system and the "Solid South" meant Democratic Party politicians in power in the Deep South.  How the hell was I to know that Democrats once had a lock on political power in the most racist parts of America?  That was a state secret known to only about 12 political mavens in the whole world, including sirs, of course.

<<"We would build our Republican Party on a foundation of states' rights, human rights, small government, and a strong national defense," said Buchanan>>

THAT was hilarious.  States' rights AND human rights in the same party.  As if "states' rights" weren't the buzzword invented to cover the racist nature of the struggle AGAINST human rights and the war-cry of every single racist politician who resisted black voting rights, anti-Klan and anti-lynching legislation throughout the entire postwar period.  A party of states' rights AND human rights.  Makes about as much sense as:

"We would build our National Socialist Party on a foundation of anti-Semitism, Jewish power, small government and a strong national defense," said Hitler.

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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2006, 12:16:10 AM »
THAT was hilarious.  States' rights AND human rights in the same party.  As if "states' rights" weren't the buzzword invented to cover the racist nature of the struggle AGAINST human rights and the war-cry of every single racist politician who resisted black voting rights, anti-Klan and anti-lynching legislation throughout the entire postwar period.  A party of states' rights AND human rights.  Makes about as much sense as:

States rights might have been a buzzword for racist policy for the dems but the gop has always used it to describe decentralizing power from DC. But continue to harbor your illusions.

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2006, 12:39:53 AM »
<< But continue to harbor your illusions. >>

Tell ya what.  I'll go on believing that "states' rights" was (and still is)  the war-cry of the racist south, Democratic yesterday, Republican today.  I'll go on believing that the "Southern Strategy" was simply an appeal to white racists in the South who lost their old home in the Democratic Party, Pat Buchanan notwithstanding.  And YOU can continue harbouring your illusions.

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2006, 02:47:21 AM »
My appreciation for you being unable to refute the genesis of racism in the south, and which party wrapped itself around it, including the formation of the KKK
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2006, 03:17:24 AM »
<< But continue to harbor your illusions. >>

Tell ya what.  I'll go on believing that "states' rights" was (and still is)  the war-cry of the racist south, Democratic yesterday, Republican today.  I'll go on believing that the "Southern Strategy" was simply an appeal to white racists in the South who lost their old home in the Democratic Party, Pat Buchanan notwithstanding.  And YOU can continue harbouring your illusions.

Sounds like a plan. Of course, I live in the South,  so my zip code is a bit closer to the truth than yours. Just because you state your delusions with conviction, does not make them so.


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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2006, 09:29:46 AM »
<<My appreciation for you being unable to refute the genesis of racism in the south, and which party wrapped itself around it, including the formation of the KKK >>

I would suggest to you that the genesis of racism, while an important subject in its own right, is not as important as the actual practice of racism today and that regardless of the deplorable past of the Democratic Party, it has (to its credit) largely shed that past and moved on, while the present-day party of white southern racism is unquestionably the Republican Party under its deliberately chosen "Southern strategy."
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006, 11:41:27 AM »
I would suggest to you that the genesis of racism, while an important subject in its own right, is not as important as the actual practice of racism today and that regardless of the deplorable past of the Democratic Party, it has (to its credit) largely shed that past and moved on, while the present-day party of white southern racism is unquestionably the Republican Party under its deliberately chosen "Southern strategy."

More delusional rantings I see.  Oh wait, this is that tact of validating widespread rampant racism in the south & the GOP, by viture of how little there is.  Especually how your "Southern Stragety" racaist hypothosis was abundantly demonstrarted to be horse dren.  The sad fact remains that the Racism of the south was a product of the Democats, embraced by the Democrats, and perpetuated by the Democrats. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2006, 11:52:48 AM »
 <<Especually how your "Southern Stragety" racaist hypothosis was abundantly demonstrarted to be horse dren.>>

Yes.  "Abundantly demonstrated" to date being the single absurd quotation (from Pat Buchanan, of all people!) that the "Southern strategy" was merely the Republicans' well-meaning attempt to unite the causes of "states' rights" with human rights in one big, freedom-loving party.   Pat Buchanan denies it (in wildly self-contradictory terms) so OF COURSE it can't be true.  That, to the Republican "mind," is "abundantly demonstrated."  Just like they "abundantly demonstrated" that Bush never lies.

You're hilarious, sirs.  You never fail me.  Whenever I need some comic relief, I know just where to turn.  And that's invaluable.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2006, 11:57:28 AM »
Yea, and your "states right" mind reading diatribe as some catch phrase for a GOP racist agenda was also torpedoed out of the water, as pure meritless opinion on your part.  But as long as it makes you feel better, you go right ahead with your Brass-like alternate reality interpretation of the U.S.   
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