The Devotion of Black Americans

Martin Luther King Jr., in his famous speech, envisioned: “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” But the reality of the relationship between the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners has been nothing short of a maelstrom of conflicting currents.
The authors of “all men are created equal,” were slave owners governed by Plato’s philosophy that it was right for the ‘better’ to rule over the ‘inferior.’ Neither the Emancipation Proclamation nor defeat in a bloody Civil War that caused more American casualties than all other conflicts combined changed slave owners’ moral convictions. Although defeated militarily, they retained political power and used it to set the direction and tone of race relations for generations. The slave owners, who became the Democrats, never intended to let the slaves get too far from their plantations. They replaced emancipation with segregation that lasted for a hundred years, and some of them, like former Alabama governor George Corley Wallace Jr. — who infamously proclaimed, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!” — believed that it would last forever.
But the leadership of the Democratic Party, faced with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, had no illusions that segregation would last. More importantly, they also realized that to be a slave one doesn’t have to work on a plantation and have his existence dependent on a slave owner. Government entitlements would have the same effect of dependence on the sons of slaves as slave owners had on their fathers. At this point the Democrats made one of their most critical decisions, designed to ensure their electoral supremacy. If they had to let blacks into the voting booth, they needed to create a political process ensuring that blacks would vote Democrat.
In an act of political brilliance the Democrats abandoned segregation, stigmatized the sons of slaves as inferior, and portrayed them as victims of slavery who needed help and were entitled to redemption. They created government entitlement programs that provided assistance and offered privileges and protected class status to the sons of slaves, such as the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which included the “affirmative action” provision that conveniently replaced civil obligations with rights and marked the start of a system of privileges. As LBJ put it, “I’ll have these N¬¬¬—ers voting Democrat for the next two hundred years.” With the proliferation of the culture of dependence, the Democrats have successfully corralled millions of black voters within the Democratic Party and continue to enact more government programs to ensure that the financial and emotional attachments of the sons of former slaves to the sons of former slave owners will never dissipate. This strategy has been proven effective over thousands of years, as the Greek historian Plutarch perceived: “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”
Two thousand years later George, Mason University professor Walter E. Williams validated Plutarch: “The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family.” Hoover Institution Fellow Thomas Sowell concurs: “The black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and discrimination, began rapidly disintegrating in the liberal welfare state that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life.”
Moreover, the Democrats have effectively used the public education system to indoctrinate blacks in revisionist history. Subversion of the American education system is an ultimate crime because it is in fact subversion of the American mind. As a result, many black Americans don’t know U.S. history. They believe that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat and are surprised to learn that the Republican Party was formed for the purpose of abolishing slavery.
The Republican National Committee website says: “The Republican Party was born in the early 1850s by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge.” Black Americans would also be surprised to know that the first black U.S. congressmen were Republican. There was not a black Democrat in Congress until more than sixty years later. Those early black congressmen (during Reconstruction, after the Civil War) were part of a Republican majority that passed comprehensive legislation outlawing any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or gender a hundred years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. They passed the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery, and the Fourteenth Amendment, which made freed slaves U.S. citizens, against unanimous Democrat resistance and a presidential veto.
To counter the Republican civil rights advances, the Democrats funded the Ku Klux Klan in 1866, which aimed at destroying the Republican Party infrastructure through terror and intimidation against Republican leaders and blacks. For those who consistently vote Democrat and want to learn the truth about camouflaged Democratic Party politics, I suggest A Short History of Reconstruction by Dr. Eric Foner.
So, when Vice President Joe Biden suggested that Republicans want to put black voters back in chains, he probably did not realize that he was talking about Democratic chains. What else? There were no others.
No wonder that every attempt of the Republicans to break the chains of government dependence and liberate black Americans for the second time faces passionate hostility from the liberal media and has Democrats crying racism. Every time there is criticism of the system — such as that of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who spoke from his heart in a straight, cowboy, no-nonsense way expressing his concern about the policies that encourage millions of people to rely on the government dole and do nothing while imported Mexicans ”pick cotton” — the Democrats viciously attack such critics. They disparage their characters, question their motives and demonize them, while intimidated Republicans and conservatives distance themselves from anti-socialists and run for the hills, offering no counterweight to the Democrat offensive.
Community organizers and self-appointed leaders of the black community such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton immediately get to work organizing rallies in support of the so-called victims of racism, making sure that not “all men are created equal” but that some are created more equal than others and are entitled to riot, loot, assault, burn down buildings, destroy property and get free stuff in the name of defending human rights.
In the absence of a counterweight to this onslaught, Democratic policies are working as designed: black Americans have been supporting Democrats for the last fifty years, ensuring a continued culture of dependence, with disastrous results for both the black community and the nation.
A friend of mine, a black business owner, told me his father insisted that he would always choose the Democrat, no matter what. “You do not have to bother yourself with the issues, just vote Democrat,” his father told him. Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius once famously said, “The opinion of ten thousand men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.” Thus far, LBJ and the Democrats have proved the opposite. Black people have been voting Democrat for the last fifty years, discarding Marcus Aurelius’ two-thousand-year-old wisdom for spurious advice from their fathers.