Democrats, the party of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow and the Dred Scott Decision, notoriously HATE independent-minded African-Americans who defy those Democrats. The privileged white-bread leadership of the Democrats continues to act like it owns people of color like they did on their plantations in the south long ago. (No Republicans owned plantations, or I’d be happy to say so since Balladeer’s Blog criticizes both political parties.)
Recently, some courageous African-Americans pushed back against Democrats at Congressional hearings looking into more reparations for slavery, that “Peculiar Institution” that Democrats fought to spread and prolong as long as possible.
Burgess Owens pointed out what many have long stated: that the Democrat Party is the only wildly pro-slavery institution left with continuity all the way back to the slavery era. Therefore the Democrat Party organization should pay reparations. Or, as I point out, at least SHOW THE DECENCY TO CHANGE THEIR PARTY’S NAME since they push to eliminate all reminders of the Confederacy and the earlier years of their party’s beloved slavery.
Among other things, Owens said “I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race … How about the Democratic Party pay for all the misery brought to my race”
Coleman Hughes, who reminded booing racist Democrats that he is himself a Democrat, also defied the Democrat Party on reparations. He also debunked the Democrats’ frequently-stated lie that the U.S. government never apologized for slavery and Jim Crow, noting that both the House and the Senate have previously issued those apologies.
Hughes, who blasted Republicans as well as Democrats (My kind of guy) went on to say “Black people don’t need another apology. We need safer neighborhoods, and better schools. We need a less-punitive criminal justice system. We need affordable healthcare. And none of these things can be achieved through reparations for slavery.”
And so it went, as Burgess and Hughes were joined by other People of Courage who defied the Democrat demands to shut up and obey the Party.
Others weighed in on social media, like Larry Elder with this:
“U.S. gov’t did not own slaves. Republicans did not own slaves. Democrats did. Democrats passed and enforced Jim Crow. Democrats founded the KKK. Slavery ended 150 yrs ago and lasted, after America became a country, for 78 yrs. To pay for #reparations, will dems sue themselves?”
Another thing to remember is that some people of color also owned slaves. For just one small – but telling – example, Democrat Kamala Harris’ OWN FATHER has pointed out that earlier members of their family had owned slaves. Continue reading