By A.D. Schildkret
In each presidential election we are reminded that black voters share an unconditional allegiance to the democratic party.
Their political views over the years have been shaped by the liberal media, Hollywood and so called public intellectuals like Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Tavis Smiley, and others.
In fact, a running joke within many political circles refers to democrats as “the black peoples' party.”
Like a baseball pitcher that uses his best pitch to strike out his opponent to end the game, or the basketball player that employs his favorite go-to move to make the winning shot, the democratic party tends to promote candidates who claim to support the interests of black voters - and in each presidential election the majority of black voters fall for it.
I’m not calling black voters gullible (per se), but there appears to be a pattern of poor political judgment that often results in disappointment among this demographic.
It’s time for a wake up call.
Let’s look at the numbers:
2016: Blacks voted 88 percent for Hillary Clinton
2012: Blacks voted 93 percent for Barack Obama
2008: Blacks voted 96 percent for Barack Obama
2004: Blacks voted 88 percent for John Kerry
2000: Blacks voted 90 percent for Al Gore
1996: Blacks voted 84 percent for Bill Clinton
1992: Blacks voted 83 percent for Bill Clinton
The Beginnings of the Democratic Party's Fight Against Black People:
Following emancipation, the democratic party - which had existed for 34 years following the election of its first president, Andrew Jackson (a slave-trader and slave owner) - conspired with the Ku Klux Klan to oppose emancipation. The democratic party founded and utilized the newly formed domestic terrorist organization (KKK) to intimidate republican voters, which aided in numerous democratic “victories.” The Klan became the “military force” for the democratic party.
The Ku Klux Klan would not have been created if it weren’t for the democratic party. Angry, white democrats formed the Klan to oppose emancipation.
In 1872, congressional democrats admitted to establishing the Klan in order to stop the spread of the republican party and the freedom of blacks.
Eric Foner, Professor of History at Columbia University explains, “In effect the Klan was a military force servicing the interests of the democratic party.”
The Klan’s focus was to intimidate blacks and Republicans through domestic terrorism, such as lynchings.
But wait a minute...isn’t the Democratic party the party of Civil Rights?
The 19th century experienced repetitive attempts by democrats to block every piece of legislation that would lead toward black progress. There was also democratic supported legislation passed in an attempt to prevent blacks from progressing:
Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
Anyone perceived to have been a slave lost the right to representation or trial by jury. For any escaped slave or any black person, this law allowed for the capturing and distribution of the person captured.
Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
Passed by democrats, this bill allowed for the importation of slaves into various territories.
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
This was an executive order by President Abraham Lincoln which freed the slaves after receiving 100% republican support and only 23 percent democratic support.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866
The first civil rights bill was introduced in 1865 to protect the rights of Africans brought in or born in the United States. This was opposed and vetoed by Democratic President Andrew Johnson, but enacted the following year.
Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
Voted into action by a republican majority, this amendment provided citizenship for blacks. President Andrew Johnson, a Democrat, attempted to prevent its passing.
Fifteenth Amendment (1870)
This amendment provided the right to vote for people of color. Every house republican voted in favor and every democrat voted against. Democrats later imposed poll taxes and literacy tests to suppress the black vote.
The Civil Rights Act of 1875
Another civil rights bill passed in 1875 which was created initially by Republican Senator Charles Sumner and supported by Republican President Ulysses S. Grant to enforce the previous civil rights bill of 1865.
From 1870-1875 the republican majority congress passed numerous civil right laws. However, the democratic party took over the House of Representatives in 1876 and the country did not see another civil rights bill until 1957.
In 1957, under the republican administration of Dwight Eisenhower, legislation was created to further support Brown v. Board of Education (1954), a decision that forced the desegregation of public schools.
That year, President Eisenhower sent troops into Little Rock Arkansas to escort black American students into Central High School after democratic governor Orval Faubus refused to comply with mandatory desegregation of public schools.
Three years later, still during the Eisenhower administration, the 1960 Civil Rights bill was introduced to address the shortcomings of the 1957 bill.
The Great, Modern Lie
Many people are often fooled into believing the democratic party is the party of civil rights because of Lyndon Johnson, who spoke out publicly about the atrocities that were occurring against black Americans and publicly pushed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Act.
What the liberal media fails to tell us is that both civil rights bills under the Johnson administration were voted by a higher percentage of republicans than democrats:
The 1964 Civil Rights Act
Backed by republican support, this passage of this bill outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. When the bill reached the senate, 82 percent of republicans voted for its passage versus 63 percent democrats.
The 1965 Voting Rights Act
When the bill started in congress, 82 percent of republicans voted in support of the bill versus 78 percent democrats. When the bill reached the senate, 94 percent of republicans supported the bill versus 73 percent democrats.
"The Great Society" Was Not so Great
The Great Society was a set of domestic programs which were developed in 1964 and 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson. While appearing to be a well-intentioned program to address poverty (particularly for the black community), the Great Society broke the black nuclear family.
In fact, Lyndon Johnson's influence still remains today, but is not a legacy to be proud of.
Prior to Johnson's Great Society programs, black children were more likely to be born to married parents. Today the rate of black births to unwed mothers is 72 percent (50 percent of these children live with their mother only).
Studies show that children raised without a father are more likely to be involved in behaviors such as school truancy, gang affiliation, drugs, criminal activity and more.
The welfare state created by LBJ has given rise to fatherless homes, criminality, poor self-esteem, unresolved anger, government dependency including generational welfare.
The origins of Planned Parenthood come from Democrat Margaret Sanger who founded the first birth control center in 1916. Joining with democrats and the Ku Klux Klan, it was Margaret Sanger’s dream to create an organization that would
keep the black population to ensure the continued dominance of white America.
“Our failure to segregate morons (non-whites) who are increasing and multiplying…demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagent sentimentalism…encourages the healthier and more normal (white people) section of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity or others, which brings with it…a dead weight of human waste.”
The Democratic Party and Its Racists:
Nathan Bedford Forrest - Founder of the Ku Klux Klan
John Wilkes Booth - the actor who strongly opposed abolition and was responsible for murdering Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
Woodrow Wilson (Democratic president from 1913-1921) - hosted the first movie screening in the White House, “Birth of a Nation,” which utilized white actors in blackface portraying black people as animalistic, and propagating a pro-KKK propaganda. Wilson also filled his cabinet with segregationists and failed to prosecute the Ku Klux Klan’s numerous lynchings.
Margaret Sanger - Founder of Planned Parenthood which has aborted over 15 million black babies since the 1973 passage of Roe v. Wade.
Bull Connor - Former Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama. He was responsible for ordering numerous attacks on civil rights demonstrators throuhgout the 1950’s.
George Wallace - Governor of Alabama, who attempted to ignore federal law by blocking blacks from entering historically white schools. Perhaps best know for saying, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
Al Gore Sr. - Served as U.S. Senator of Tennesse from 1953-1971, opposed integration.
Robert Byrd: Senator from West Virginia. Served in the senate from 1959-2010. Former Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan.
The list goes on and on.
But hasn’t the Democratic Party changed?
Yes and no.
The democratic party evolved into a party that practices more subtle ways of racism.
What liberals fail to see is that liberal racism is alive and well today, masked in white/liberal condescension, government funding of Planned Parenthood, government dependence, keeping children in poor performing/dangerous schools and the low expectations that liberals have of black Americans.
These topics will be explored in Part II of this article coming soon.
By A.D. Schildkret