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originally posted by: neo96
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: neo96
Yes, Neo. You are missing the point. The point is to have a discussion in which we discuss why people are shooting others.
Is that simple enough for you?
RIGHTS are not up for discussion.
While i agree with you agreeing with me...it sure doesnt seem like this convention is an honest approach to this issue but pandering and looking to point the blame without examining all the factors
Imagine if we made all public policy based on only looking at one side, unobjectively, without talking to others involved or observing?
isnt that what countries like north korea try to do? Isnt that fascisim? Seems mighty similar to the one sided dialog and approach this convention is doing
So tl:dr you right. We do need a wider representation that whats currently iffered wt that convention to get any truth out of it.
Even if they publicly stated that slavery was wrong, Democrats consistently worked against abolition and emancipation, often by compromising: abolitionists get a free state, slavers get a slave state. In this way, Democrats could publicly side against slavery, while obtaining the support of wealthy slave owners. Does this tactic seem familiar, on other issues? No slaver ever supported a Republican; they meant what they said and did what they meant, and it started a war.
But that was yesterday's Democratic Party! Guess again. After the Civil War, Democrats implemented new strategies to re-enslave or oppress African Americans. They introduced things like Jim Crow laws. President Woodrow Wilson (D) segregated the Army and Federal government. They were integrated by Republicans before him, and again by Republicans after Roosevelt. President Roosevelt appointed a leader of the Ku Klux Klan to the Supreme Court, and another KKK leader, Robert Byrd, was a prominent Democratic Senator for decades. Republicans had tried to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts since the mid-50's, but Democrats blocked them, until President Johnson (D) gutted the Acts and passed them as part of a scheme to pacify blacks and snare their votes.
Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson passed public assistance, known as the War on Poverty, and heavily promoted it among African American neighborhoods. For many African American communities, it might be better termed the War on Prosperity. When real African American leaders like Bobby Gore rose up to free blacks from their new masters, Democrats like Mayor Richard J. Daley were more than happy to pound them back down. The Democratic Party has employed a new generation of house slaves, called community organizers, to convince African Americans that all of their woes are due to their skin, and to train blacks to beg for government to take care of them, unaware of their new master.
originally posted by: ImmortalLegend527
a reply to: matafuchs
That is the difference between a democrat and a republican. Democrats are leaders for all not just one particular race. I’m so glad the younger voters see this and are not programmed like the 70s on down generation..