2016 will be a comedic tour de force. If I told you that one political party had two Cuban-Americans, a Black and a woman among its candidates you would assume it was the Democrat party. And if I told you the other party had two white grandparents running (and one white grandfather warming in the bullpen) you would assume it was the Republicans. We are off to a fast but unorthodox start.
Apparently the so-called “Confederate” flag should be banned from any public display because it is a symbol of slavery and because it disequilibrates the sensibilities of many who might gaze upon it. What I find strange is that there is a far more powerful symbol of slavery and Black repression that everyone seems to ignore…the Democrat Party!
The Democrats defended legal slavery to the bitter end of the Civil War which occurred at Appomattox Court House in April 1865. For the next 100 years the Democrat Party engaged in and defended mightily: Jim Crow, segregation, Black voter suppression, lynching, “separate but equal” (read: unequal) treatment of Blacks and minimal education for Black citizens. Not for nothing is the Democrat Party credo: Keep the people ignorant and dependent. In 1964 and 1965 the Congress passed the Civil Rights and Voter Rights Acts. Interesting, but not surprising, you should note that a higher percentage of Republicans in the Congress supported this important legislation than did Democrats.
Then LBJ announced the Great Society and his War on Poverty which have been anything but great and wildly unsuccessful respectively. Thomas Sowell observed that if LBJ had gone to the Ku Klux Klan and asked them to design a policy that would destroy the Black family they would have produced the Great Society. And since that time the Democrat inspired and Democrat operated not so Great Society has created a de facto slavery of the poor, especially poor Blacks.
So why not simply ban the Democrat Party as a symbol of Black suppression for 185 years.
Just a thought.
Grab the popcorn and watch the election year unfold.