We so often fail to grasp the difference between a modern liberal and a leftist. There is none! In Carol Swain's presentation, "The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party", she documents just how far off are the nation's historical views are of both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party.
With the main stream media being the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party and Academia as the party's enabler it's not unreasonable to understand why the general population is so ignorant of who and what the party really is, where was and where it's going.
She starts by asking the following question:
Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history?Swain then lists the civil rights history of the Democrats, what they supported from it's founding in 1829, and the actions of it's members.
- Fought against every major civil rights initiative
- Has a long history of discrimination.
- Defended slavery
- Started the Civil War
- Opposed Reconstruction
- Founded the Ku Klux Klan
- Imposed segregation
- Perpetrated lynchings
- Fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s
- John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln.
- Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency.....adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order.
[Andrew] Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All three passed only because of universal Republican support.Continuing in her condemnation of the Democrats:
"During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in the south helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900. The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935."
"But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South. They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses. And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote.
And how was all of this enforced? By terror -- much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest. “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”
"President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, shared many views with the Klan. He re-segregated many federal agencies, and even screened the first movie ever played at the White House - the racist film “The Birth of a Nation,” originally entitled “The Clansman.” ...."A few decades later, the only serious congressional opposition to the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 came from Democrats."But that changed with President Lyndon B. Johnson.
And when all of their efforts to enslave blacks, keep them enslaved, and then keep them from voting had failed, the Democrats came up with a new strategy: If black people are going to vote, they might as well vote for Democrats. As President Lyndon Johnson was purported to have said about the Civil Rights Act, “I’ll have them n*****s voting Democrat for two hundred years.” "So now, the Democratic Party prospers on the votes of the very people it has spent much of its history oppressing, and what has been the impact to blacks?"Swain notes:
Democrats falsely claim that the Republican Party is the villain, when in reality it’s the failed policies of the Democratic Party that have kept blacks down. Massive government welfare has decimated the black family. Opposition to school choice has kept them trapped in failing schools. Politically correct policing has left black neighborhoods defenseless against violent crime.She then goes on to outline the civil rights history of the Republican Party.
- Founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party. Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely.
- In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property. The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery? All Democrats. The two justices who dissented? Both Republicans.
- The first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln.......freed the slaves.
- Eighty percent of Republicans in Congress supported the Civil Rights Bill. Less than 70 percent of Democrats did. Democratic senators filibustered the bill for 75 days, until Republicans mustered the few extra votes needed to break the logjam.
In Jefferis Kent Peterson's article, Abortion - A Liberal Cause? He discusses Margaret Sanger, the founder of what became Planned Parenthood, and what these leftists supported and promoted. He goes on to say:
A careful examination of the history of the abortion rights movement would shock even the most ardent defender of a woman's right to choose. The founders of the movement were in fact racists who despised the poor and who were searching for a way to prevent colored races from reproducing. Rather than defending the rights of the poorest of the poor, which is the tradition of liberalism, the founders advocated abortion as a means of eliminating the poor; especially Blacks, Jews, Slavs, and Italians. And rather than desiring to help the poor through welfare programs, they wanted to eliminate all charities and government aid. Today, most liberals would be shocked to know of this racist heritage. Not only is the founding of the abortion rights movement anti-liberal, but it may have been an attempt to promote racial genocide."..
........"Margaret Sanger continually shows up in the company of other racists. In fact, she was the guest speaker at a Klu Klux Klan rally in Silverlake, N. J. in 1926. Not only did she not disassociate herself from these racist views, her own writings leave little doubt as to her sympathies. In implementing a plan called the "Negro Project," that was designed to sterilize Blacks and reduce the number of Black children being born in the south, Sanger wrote:
"[We propose to] hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. And we do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
"Organized charity (modern welfare) is the symptom of a malignant social disease, increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents, and dependents. My criticism, therefore, is not directed at the 'failure' of philanthropy, but rather at its success."
The urban poor, and their increasing numbers, she called, "an ever widening margin of biological waste."
Welfare, she believed, encouraged the breeding of the poor, or "human waste," as she called them. She feared that welfare would encourage the urban poor by having them give birth to those "stocks that are the most detrimental to the future of the race."
"Therefore, she believed that the government should actively encourage the sterilization of those who are unfit to propagate the race, using as her motto: "More [children] from the fit, less from the unfit.......she advocated limiting the racial quotas of immigration of "Slavs, Hebrews, and Latins,"because of their lower intelligence!"Over the decades the left has made a one hundred and eighty degree turn on everything they ever believed, everything opposed or everything they supported. Since they have no moral foundation who knows what philosphical flavor of the day they will adopt tomorrow?
But there's one absolute historical fact that's incontestable. They promise utopia and deliver dystopia continually. Dystopia follows the left just as sure as Sancho Panza followed Don Quixote - A madman.