Monday, October 22, 2012

Taboos Rn't Her

The fearless Ann Coulter again mans up.  This time it's another hidden in plain sight outrage of the political left; alleged racism that's more psychological projection--on the part of liberals--than fact.  The country's been Mugged, and she's pressing charges.

The Civil Rights movement had a lot more Republicans to thank than Democrats.  In fact, it was Democrats who largely caused the problem in the first place.  The slave South was Democrat (Lincoln was a Republican, we shouldn't have to remind anyone).  Jim Crow laws--which, post Civil War, continued slavery under other means--were enacted and enforced overwhelmingly by Democrats.

Legally enforced, segregated public transit, drinking fountains and lunch counters; thank Democrats.  Ku Klux Klan members on the Supreme Court (Hugo
Black) and in the Senate (Robert Byrd); Democrats.  Georgia's Lester Maddox, Arkansas's Orval Faubus and J. Wm. Fulbright, George Wallace; all virulent segregationists and all Democrats (Bill Clinton awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to his mentor Fulbright).

13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments which ended slavery and gave former slaves equal protection under the law; thank Republicans. Virtually every civil rights statute from the late 19th century through the mid-60s would not have passed into law but for Republican votes.

It wasn't until Lyndon Baines Johnson, cynically exploited blacks by signing the the 1964 Civil Rights Act (passed with more Republican than Democrat support), because he could read the changed public mood of lessened tolerance for white racists, that the Democrats suddenly became the party of civil rights.

Coulter points out that the belief that LBJ said he was signing over the South to Republicans by signing the Act, was entirely the invention of Johnson hatchet man Bill Moyers.  That former Air Force One steward, Robert MacMillan said, in his memoir, that he overheard Johnson boasting to two governors, that he'd, 'have the niggers voting Democratic for two hundred years', by his action.

Give LBJ his due; he was an astute politician and could count votes.

The other main theme of Mugged is that liberals (including some Republicans, such as NYC Mayor John Lindsey) then used civil rights as cover for (essentially) socialism.  An excuse to expand their own favored industry; government, at taxpayer expense.  However the real costs of that were paid by the ostensible beneficiaries; Black Americans, whose illegitimacy and crime rates sky-rocketed as the incentives introduced by pandering politicians had their entirely predictable results.

All the usual suspects are rounded up; Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters...and...Race-Hustler-in-Chief Barack Obama.  Coulter paraphrases Obama (on why she read his 'autobiography'), about why he read Conrad's Heart of Darkness, as; help me understand just what it is that makes black people so afraid.  Their demons.  The way ideas get twisted around. It helps me understand how people learn to hate.
A paraphrase that merely swaps 'black' for his 'white'. That's in chapter 15, Obama, Race Demagogue.  She also quotes from him what she says (with much justification) has been the basis for his entire political career; of those tricks I had learned. People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves.  They were more than satisfied, they were relieved--such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time.
Well, it worked well enough to defeat Hillary in the Democrat's primary.

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