Friday, March 28, 2008

Something I Learned Today...

Apparently, the Democratic Party is entirely to blame for racism in this country! Did you know that? Neither did I. From the crackpots at the "Lincoln Heritage Institute" where you can find no shortage of articles defending Joe McCarthy, or denying global warming, or indignation about Obama's pastor comes this screed that completely ignores American history and skews every single possible thing that ever went wrong into something unrecognizable...well, you just have to read the clumsy tone of this to get what I'm saying. Lt. Colonel Frances Rice,U.S. Army Retired.

An Open Letter to the Democratic Party
By Lt. Colonel Frances Rice,U.S. Army Retired: Contributor to the LHI
"We, African American citizens of the United States, declare and assert:

Whereas in the early 1600's 20 African men and women were landed in Virginia from a Dutch ship as slaves and from that tiny seed grew the poisoned fruit of plantation slavery which shaped the course of American development,

Whereas reconciliation and healing always begin with an apology and an effort to repay those who have been wronged,

Whereas the Democratic Party has never apologized for their horrific atrocities and racist practices committed against African Americans during the past two hundred years, nor for the residual impact that those atrocities and practices and current soft bigotry of low expectations are having on us today,

Whereas the Democratic Party fought to expand slavery and, after the Civil War, established Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes and other repressive legislation that were designed to disenfranchise African Americans,

Whereas the Ku Klux Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party, and their primary goal was to intimidate and terrorize African American voters, Republicans who moved South to protect African Americans and any other whites who supported them,


Whereas Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore created harmful racial division when he falsely claimed that the 2000 presidential election was "stolen" from him and that African Americans in Florida were disenfranchised, even though a second recount of Florida votes by the "Miami Herald" and a consortium of major news organizations confirmed that he lost the election, and a ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission declared that African Americans were not denied the right to vote,

Whereas the Democratic Party's soft bigotry of low expectations and social promotions have consigned African Americans to economic bondage and created a culture of dependency on government social programs,

Whereas the Democratic Party's use of deception and fear to block welfare reform, the faith-based initiative and school choice that would help African Americans prosper is consistent with the Democratic Party's heritage of racism that included sanctioning of slavery and kukluxery, a perversion of moral sentiment among leaders of the Democratic Party whose racist legacy bode ill until this generation of African Americans,

Now, therefore, for the above and other documented atrocities and accumulated wrongs inflicted upon African Americans, we demand a formal written apology and other appropriate remuneration from the leadership of the Democratic party

Can you imagine the mind that created that? Can you imagine the self-deluding fantasy that this poor woman suffers under? I read that and I just sat back and shook my head. Generally when you read something that purports to be "historical" or "factual" and have it look absolutely nothing like what we all understand or agree upon, well. The weirder it looks, the better, because it makes it easier to disprove and ultimately dismiss as the ranting and raving of a deranged person.

When she can wake up to the fact that the only reason--the ONLY reason--why anyone hears her voice at all is because Democrats forced the Civil Rights Act through and because Democrats have fought tooth and nail for minorities for decades while the Republican Party has all but run on a continual "Southern Strategy" while using people like Bradley Schlozman to disenfranchise their votes, then maybe we can have a dialogue.


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