On March 7, 1965, peaceful black protestors, attempting to march from Selma to Montgomery in support of black civil rights, were brutally beaten with batons and tear gassed by Alabama State Troopers and paramilitary auxiliaries—for simply attempting to exercise their civil rights.
Fast forward to 2019–Yesterday marked the anniversary of that “Bloody Sunday” in Selma. I note with interest that several Democrat presidential candidates took part in those ceremonies yesterday, ceremonies recognizing the sacrifice of those earlier protestors. The cast was a Who’s Who Of Democrat leaders; Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders and Sherwood Brown among others. See video.
My question here is, Just how did the Democrat Party manage to hijack the civil rights movement and then manage to steal credit for it? A simple bit of research shows that it was the Democrat Governor of Alabama who promoted and protected segregationist policies, even to the point of defying Federal court orders.
It was the Democrat local officials who beat these peaceful protestors to a bloody pulp on that and other days. Remember, it was the Democrats who created the Ku Klux Klan as their very own enforcement arm in resistance to Federal edicts during the Post Civil War era called “Reconstruction.”
Moving back to the Bloody Sunday decade, it was the Democrats who tried to stall civil rights legislation; the Democrats who attempted to deny blacks the sovereign franchise and passed local laws and ordinances that required separate dining and bathroom facilities for blacks.
Today, the racism is more insidious. Democrats promote federal and state programs that foster want, deprivation and envy. Democrats continue to keep black and other minorities as slaves to the government dependency of the Democrat plantation.
These same leftists, members of the same party who enslaved so many families…and continue to do so, are continuing to advocate for the modern version of personal degradation and servitude—government dependency. This servitude presupposes that blacks and other minorities just can’t cut it. They aren’t smart enough or motivated enough to make it without the “White Saviors” riding in to their rescue.
These leftists have no shame. How dare they—How DARE they, parade and preen as they strut down the avenue and across the bridge stained with the blood from innocents who,were peacefully protesting decades of ill treatment at the hands of…Democrats.
Mike Ford is a retired Infantry Officer who writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.
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