The Democratic Party owes Black Americans and our entire nation an apology.
The roots of modern-day racism and claims of "white supremacy" are planted firmly in the Democratic Party.
Today, for partisan political gain, Democrats fan the flames of racism, as they have done for over 200 years.
In his book, "Whites, Blacks & Racist Democrats," Rev. Wayne Perryman provides startling details about racism in the Democratic Party from 1792 to 2009.
Rev. Perryman describes how the Democratic Party became known as the "Party of White Supremacy" that fought to preserve slavery and enacted discriminatory laws to deny civil rights to blacks.
Additional details about the history of civil rights can be found in the book, “A Short History of Reconstruction” by Dr. Eric Foner, and the below two articles:
The Parties Did Not Switch Sides - Update: The Republican Party is The Party of Civil RightsCivil Rights History And Current State Of Economic Equality For Black Americans
Democrats formed the Confederacy, seceded from the Union and fought a Civil War (1861 to 1865) – a war where over 600,000 citizens were killed, including many thousands of blacks – in order to keep blacks in slavery because the Democrats had built their economic base on the backs of black slaves.
As author Michael Scheuer stated, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.
One pundit opined that, from its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks.
It defies logic for Democrats today to claim that the racist Democrats suddenly joined the Republican Party, after Republicans finally won the civil rights battle against the racist Democrats.
In fact, the racist Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican, because the Republican Party was -- and still is -- the party for blacks.
Rev. Perryman sued the Democratic Party, demanding an apology for their history of racism based on the Democratic Party' “States Rights” claims. The case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.
The Democrats admitted their racist past under oath in court, but refused to apologize because they know that they can take the black vote for granted.
Democrats should follow the lead of North Carolina and apologize.
The 2006 report of the Commission appointed by the Governor of North Carolina prompted the Democratic Party of North Carolina to pass a unanimous resolution in 2007 apologizing for the Democratic Party’s role in the bloody 1898 Wilmington Race Riots where dozens of black Americans were massacred.
That apology can be viewed on the Internet. In a letter to the North Carolina Democratic Party, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Richard H. Moore wrote: “We can no longer ignore the fact that many of us grew up being taught a much sanitized – and inaccurate – history…. The truth is ugly.”
If we, as a nation, are to heal our racial wounds, move beyond racial divisiveness, we must first hold the Democratic Party accountable and demand an apology for the harm that party has inflicted on black Americans in particular and our nation in general.
'Unite the Right' Rally Breaks Out in Vitriol and Violence - So Much for Free SpeechBy Alice Greene
Thousands gather in Charlottesville to protest removal of Robert E. Lee statue
The city of Charlottesville, Virginia has seen numerous protests following its February decision to remove a bronze statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park).
Removal of the statue, which is still on hold pending litigation, is expected to cost the city as much as $330,000.
Thousands of people gathered in Charlottesville this Saturday to attend the “Unite the Right” rally in support of the statue, organized by local blogger and activist Jason Kessler - an event criticized by The Washington Post as the "largest white supremacist gathering in a decade.” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had the National Guard on “standby” in expectation of violence.
The trouble began on Friday night when a gang of torch-wielding protestors clashed with counter-protestors on the University of Virginia campus.
“I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus,” said Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer.
However, the ACLU was also involved (believe it or not) on the side of the protestors. “[The ACLU] sent a letter to the city in response to their letter stating that we are now legally representing Mr. Kessler,” Whitehead said. “The First Amendment requires there be a compelling interest to restrict speech and that has to be a safety issue. The people who have the permit have been shown to be peaceful so far, so there is no compelling interest that has been shown.”
“[The ACLU] sent a letter to the city in response to their letter stating that we are now legally representing Mr. Kessler,” Whitehead said. “The First Amendment requires there be a compelling interest to restrict speech and that has to be a safety issue. The people who have the permit have been shown to be peaceful so far, so there is no compelling interest that has been shown.”
However despite moving the venue to a "safer" venue, the local police neglected to provide the proper security for the rally.
Fistfights and screaming matches broke out on Saturday morning as thousands of people gathered in advance of the rally. Counter-protestors held signs that read, “Take your racist KKK bullsh-t out of Virginia.”
One person was killed when a car drove into a crowded street, and McAuliffe declared a state of emergency later that day after a helicopter crash killed two more people (the media seems to want to blame this on the rally, but this crash was unrelated to the rally). Over 30 others were injured.
“I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple: go home,” said McAuliffe in a speech Saturday night. “You came today to hurt people, and you did hurt people. My message is clear: we are stronger than you…you will not succeed. There is no place for you here, there is no place for you in America.”
The Left has repeatedly called the rally a “white nationalist” march, but event organizer Kessler does not characterize it that way. As Kessler explains, the statue of Robert E. Lee is not just a reminder of slavery:
“The statue itself is symbolic of a lot of larger issues. The primary three issues are preserving history against this censorship and revisionism – this political correctness. The second issue is being allowed to advocate for your interests as a white person, just like other groups are allowed to advocate for their interests politically. And finally, this is about free speech. We are simply trying to express ourselves and do a demonstration, and the local government has tried to shut us down.”
Kessler says he does not consider himself a white nationalist.
Robert E. Lee went down in history as one of the most successful Confederate generals during the Civil War. He is also the person who surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.
Over 1,000 Confederate monuments have been erected since the end of the Civil War – some in states that weren’t even involved in the war. The movement to take these monuments down began in 2015 when a white supremacist killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.
Since then, over 60 Confederate symbols have been removed from cities across the country.
Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue was built 59 years after the end of the Civil War. It was commissioned by Paul Goodloe McIntire, a philanthropist whose name is all over the University of Virginia.
McIntire’s contributions to the city include four parks (one of which is named after Booker T. Washington), support for the city’s first library, a statue of Lewis and Clark, and a statue of George Rogers Clark.
There is even a local award named after him, the Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award.
Editor's note: The violence is the fault of the local police and Governor McAuliffe who did not provide proper security for the event. McAuliffe also bears personal responsibility in his pronouncements to the public, giving tacit permission to counter-protestors to interfere and cause violence. Obama had similar comments that inflamed the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and the Mike Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri.
This is a sad day for government and freedom of speech.
There is a fascist threat in America, but it’s not Trump.
The Big Lie is an explosive new book from Dinesh D’Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Hillary’s America, America, and Obama’s America.
What is “the big lie” of the Democratic Party? That conservatives—and President Donald Trump in particular—are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of “what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor.”
But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America—but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party. The Democratic left has an ideology virtually identical with fascism and routinely borrows tactics of intimidation and political terror from the Nazi Brownshirts.
To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazis—an obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism and fascism from the beginning.
Now, finally, Dinesh D’Souza explodes the Left’s big lie. He expertly exonerates President Trump and his supporters, then uncovers the Democratic Left’s long, cozy relationship with Nazism: how the racist and genocidal acts of early Democrats inspired Adolf Hitler’s campaign of death; how fascist philosophers influenced the great 20th century lions of the American Left; and how today’s anti-free speech, anti-capitalist, anti-religious liberty, pro-violence Democratic Party is a frightening simulacrum of the Nazi Party.
Hitler coined the term “the big lie” to describe a lie that “the great masses of the people” will fall for precisely because of how bold and monstrous the lie is. In The Big Lie, D’Souza shows that the Democratic Left’s orchestrated campaign to paint President Trump and conservatives as Nazis to cover up its own fascism is, in fact, the biggest lie of all.
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A Reader’s Comment - Carmen Fructuoso-Canter – July 27, 2017:
If we are to educate our children and open their eyes to the alt-left-hate, it should be to revamp our education system, regulate school administration and teachers like businesses are regulated, and impose punishments on teachers who are biased in their teaching. Students should not be punished for their free speech in homework and essays…and should not be harassed by teachers and other students for it.