Saturday, June 7, 2014

Repeated Racial Betrayals Have Doomed Republicans

The NYT has published a Michael "Spock" Beschloss history lesson.

"Hi, black American, trying to make the country great - I'm the white guy out to screw you!"

This time, it's about Jackie Robinson's sad, wannabe-friendship with Richard Nixon, which Spock uses to explain why blacks haven't voted with Republicans since LBJ - white racism:

But Republicans nominated Barry Goldwater, who opposed the 1964 legislation as unconstitutional. When Rockefeller denounced political extremism at the party’s San Francisco convention, Robinson, a “special delegate,” shouted, “C’mon, Rocky!” As Robinson recalled, an Alabama delegate “turned on me menacingly” before “his wife grabbed his arm and turned him back.”

Spoiling for a fight, Jackie cried, “Turn him loose, lady, turn him loose!” He later wrote with uncharacteristic overstatement that on leaving San Francisco, “I had a better understanding of how it must have felt to be a Jew in Hitler’s Germany.”

He'd always tried to be friends, and whites seemed to like him - once he was dead.

It was the nomination of Barry Goldwater that got Martin Luther King to switch, too - he told others, as well. 

We hear you - and see you - but have never done so passively.

A part of history conservatives don't want to dwell on as (appearing smart to racist whites by filling blacks with revulsion) they denounce us as "brainwashed" by Democrats to stay "on the plantation." Exactly the type of slavery-influenced words, memories,  reminders, tactics, and racial strategies, that seem to tickle racists pink - but will keep blacks anywhere, but with the Republicans, for a long, long time to come.

No Ghetto Pass? No Hoes!

If, after their many years of betraying blacks, white Republican conservatives keep expecting us to go along with what they insist -  instead of white Republican conservatives deciding to do what blacks need - there's no way this black/white thing will ever be able to end.

At least, not on TMR,…


  1. The Koch Brothers have too much power for your musings to have any effect.

    The best thing you can do is become a Tea Party leader.

  2. Awww, now-now - they didn't want me, remember? We could've been on the forefront of the movement, but NOOOOOOOOO,….