The Black History Democrats and Progressives Will Ignore This Month
by Pamela J. Adams
Twelve years ago, America eagerly anticipated her first black president. Hopes were high across the country. Many honestly believed Barack Obama would deliver Martin Luther King's dream. Instead, he was just another Progressive Democrat out to retain ultimate political power.
America’s first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, abolished decades of slavery in the Confederate States in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation. The 13th Amendment ended slavery in all states in 1865. It passed with 100% Republican support and only 23% Democrat support. Lincoln signed it, the only amendment to be done so by a president, on February 1, 1865. However, he never saw its ratification as he was assassinated three months later for fighting for civil rights for all blacks.
After the Civil War, the anti-slavery Republican Party continued ensuring the God-given rights, liberties and freedoms to the black man. Congress passed both the 14th and 15th Amendments without a single Democrat vote. Republicans alone granted former slaves as well as free blacks citizenship, equal rights and protection, along with giving all black American males the right to vote. Democrats even tried to prevent the first black U.S. Senator, Republican Hiram Rhodes Revels, from being sworn in, which occurred on February 25, 1870.
Reconstruction ended as Southern Democrats regained many state congresses. To bypass the 14th Amendment, under the guise of "separate but equal," the South began passing Jim Crow laws. If Southern Democrats could not enslave blacks with chains, they would oppress them with regulations.
It took almost 50 years after the Civil War until America elected another southern president. Progressive Democrat Woodrow Wilson ran on the platform of promising fairness for blacks. Cultivating a friendship with fellow progressive W. E. B. DuBois, the southern candidate procured the civil rights activist’s support, who campaigned for and delivered a portion of the black vote to the closet racist. Once in office, Wilson immediately showed his true colors. Literally kicking DuBois out of the White House as his usefulness was now over, Wilson implemented federal workplace and military segregation truly believing blacks were inferior to whites. Racial southern power spread nationally as minority rights were suppressed. Under Wilson, Jim Crow laws extended across the entire country on a federal level. Throughout the South, Wilson blessed the firing of federal black workers and hiring of white replacements.
By Wilson's administration, the Ku Klux Klan had all but died as an organization. Wilson received the honor of hosting the first motion picture ever show in the White House. He chose "Birth of a Nation." Praising the KKK for saving the South from blacks, the outrageously racist movie quoted from Wilson's own book History of the American People.
Believing the lies, whites left theaters throughout the country enraged at blacks, including those in the North, as membership to the KKK skyrocketed. With newfound power, the KKK revived their tactics of intimidation to force the almost exclusive Republican black population to turn Democrat, just as they did after the Civil War.
Wilson and his Administration wiped out decades of advancement for blacks in just a few short years.
At the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks were again fighting for their liberty. As with Wilson, another southern Progressive Democrat was in office hindering any civil rights progress for blacks. As Senate Majority leader during the Eisenhower Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson blocked civil rights bills the Republicans proposed. Johnson greatly weakened the two Civil Rights Acts he did allow in 1957 and 1960, which he proudly bragged about doing.
As president, Johnson realized he could use the law to restrain the people he considered inferior. In his eyes:
"These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference."
Equal rights would endanger the Democratic Party’s power. Johnson needed to put the black maniac on the plantation. So, he made them slaves of the state.
First, Johnson signed the exact same legislation he strongly opposed just years before, allowing Democrats to take credit for bills Republicans pushed for decades. With Johnson's "War on Poverty," he shackled black citizens to the government with just enough free food, housing, and clothing to survive but not thrive, not unlike the slaveowners a century before. However, now recipients received their rations not by picking cotton, but by picking Democratic candidates.
In addition, Johnson's "Great Society" destroyed the black family. He replaced the black male with a government check, removing their sense of purpose and responsibly. As a result, unwed black mothers turned to the state for support, while the fathers turned to drugs, violence and gangs.
Johnson proudly proclaimed, “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” So far, he was right.
Martin Luther King Jr. did not serve jail time so the number of unwed black mothers could rise from 30% before the "Great Society" to 70% after. He did not fight so blacks could voluntarily kill their own children, making up 35% of aborted babies. Abortion kills more blacks than the next seven leading causes combined. Yet if you listen to Democrats, Republicans are racists and misogynists for wanting to defund Planned Parenthood.
King did not sacrifice his life so young black men could cause 93% of black homicides. Yet somehow we are supposed to believe the problem is law enforcement targeting young black men. Unfortunately, the same civil rights leaders that stood with MLK 50 years ago ignore these statistics because they too have become drunk with power.
The Civil Rights Acts removed the shackles of discrimination from the wrists of blacks. However, Johnson replaced them with a yolk of dependency around their necks. As in Roots, Democrats have whipped the black voter into submission until he believes his name is Toby. They support the freedom of blacks to vote, but only if it is a vote for them. Any black who dares step off the government plantation will be beaten mercilessly. Just ask Justice Clarence Thomas, Dr. Ben Carson, Condoleezza Rice, Sen. Tim Scott, Allen West, Herman Cain, C.L. Bryant, or any other black Republican, especially those now supporting Republican President Donald Trump who treats them worse and calls them names, including the “n” word.
This is the Black History the Democrats and progressives don’t want to talk about this month or ever.
Fifty-six years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. told America:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
I believe America still wants that dream. But for years now, Democratic administrations, the Democratic Party, and media judge every instance purely on skin tone with absolutely no regard to a person's character. Facts have no relevance to the incident, just race. At the same time, the Democrats always accuse their opponents as being the racists. It has become their standard means of oppressing their opposition.
Instead, let us we remember and honor the Christ-centered messages of Martin Luther King Jr. Starting this Black History Month, may we again focus on striving for unity and peace as a country and bring his dream to reality.
“And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
But that’s just my 2 cents.
About the Author
Pamela J. Adams was a high school math teacher in an inner city school system but her passion is research and history. Pam has authored several genealogy books along with compilations of her historical blogs, Liberating Letters, which she maintains at her website TheFactsPaper.com. You can find more details about her books on her Amazon Page.
You can follow her current blogs at her Liberating Letters Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon accounts. Her desire is to provide a tool for teachers, parents, grandparents, and citizens to preserve and pass on America's rich history to students, family, and all people who love freedom and liberty. Pamela was also a contributing writer to Constitution.com before joining Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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