Kanye West seems to have become a member of a growing cadre of, in the words of LTC Allen B. West, “runaway slaves from the liberal plantation.” How dare he think independently, follow conservative commentators like Candace Owens, Allen West, Alfonzo Rachel and others. How dare he think for himself and analyze the facts instead of being spoon fed lies by the liberal left. Shame on you.
I say these things in jest. I have been called an Uncle Tom, a “disgrace to my race” an “Oreo” (black on the outside, white on the inside), not black enough, and various other names through my life because I have leaned to the right…I had a black coworker tell me that I was a disgrace to my race because I didn’t vote for the previous president, and never had.
If I sound a little angry, it’s because I am. And I know I have said it before (see also, my my March 1, 2017 post), but it bears repeating. And the saddest part is that I shouldn’t have to repeat it every year, but nothing changes. I’m tired of being hit over the head by blacks with their faux-facts, for believing history. When I hear them claim that the Democrats and the Republicans “switched sides” and that now the evil Republicans are a bunch of racists, and the Democrats are protecting the interests of Blacks. Except that is not the way it is. After the civil war, Blacks were almost entirely Republicans. However the majority of Southerners were Democrats. In fact, Abraham Lincoln did not carry a single southern state running for president.
Jim Crow laws were enacted by most Democratic legislatures to impose segregation on blacks. This ran from the 1870s to 1965.
The Ku Klux Klan was also an invention of the Democrats. The History channel has an article that states:
Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders.
Not only that, but blacks switched parties in the 1920s, during the Great Depression. So it came down to starvation during the depression or voting for Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. So they began voting Democrat as a matter of survival.
Fast forward to 1964. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Performer John Legend, in his ongoing war of words with Kanye, said that Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson, a southern Democrat, signed the bill into law. This is true, but a bit disingenuous. What he didn’t say was that if it were not for the Republicans in Congress, and if Congressional Democrats had had their way, the Act would never have passed. Highlights of that include Senator Al Gore, Sr. (D-TN) filibustering against the Act, as well as KKK Grand Kleagle, Senator Robert Byrd voted against it. In fact, by party, the Democrats were between 60 and 69% voting for the Act, whereas the Republicans voted consistently in the 80-82% range for passage. Since the Democrats were in the majority, they would have voted it down were it not for the majority of Republicans voting yea on it.
So now, Kanye is making these points, and telling blacks that they need to think for themselves. Welcome to the Underground Railroad, Kanye. And blacks still on the plantation are losing their minds. Congresswoman “Mad Max” Waters is telling him to shut up and quit “speaking out of turn.” Which, to me, is a way of saying that she can’t fight the facts, so she is reduced to telling him to sit down and shut up. Kanye’s point that blacks are more offended by his wearing a MAGA hat than dead kids in the liberal, anti-gun, freedom-sucking wasteland that is Chicago is right on the money. These are the same people that labeled Charles Barkley a “black white supremacist” because he had the temerity to state that blacks should “stop worrying about statues and concentrate on not killing each other and getting an education.”
Additionally, a rapper connected with Snoop Dogg has urged the crips to attack Kanye for the sin of supporting Trump. This is a case of the left silencing dissenters at it’s very best.
And in addition to alienating and doing their dead level best to excoriate free (thinking) blacks, the Social Justice Warriors also believe that doing anything while white is a crime against humanity…Even drawing breath. In fact, your mother should have drowned you for daring to be white. This is ridiculous, especially since it is primarily white people that think this way. They bow and scrape and genuflect as they perpetually apologize for their so-called “white privilege” between calling out other whites for their sin of whiteness. It is as if calling out another white person pays part of your penance for your own whiteness.
Meanwhile, the SJWs can’t see, or more likely don’t care that categorizing and putting people groups in boxes and then treating them differently based on that is the very definition of racism and sexism. “You’re black. We need to give you a handout, because if you got a hand up, you might raise yourself out of the muck and mire and not need us any more.” Or how about “I’m a woke feminist, and I as long as I resist Trump, I can fat shame other women, as long as their views differ from mine. And I choose to ignore the real plights of women around the world.”
SJWs want to label those of us who are free thinkers and come to a conclusion different from theirs with all of their -isms? They want to scream “cultural appropriation” if anyone does anything that even vaguely resembles another culture? I think they need to look in a mirror, as their behavior is more likely to belittle those around them. Instead, they need to mind their own business, instead of seeing how far they can stick their noses in ours. As I have been editing this post, a line from the song Sunshine (Go Away Today) kept ringing in my head:
He can’t even run his own life, I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine…