Blacks Must Now Leverage Power In The Democratic Party…

(Including Abraham Lincoln’s let­ter to New York Tribune’s Horace Greeley on the civ­il war and slav­ery)

Last December I wrote that African-Americans should take over the Democratic Party.
What does take over the Democratic Party mean? Glad you asked.
African-Americans have now estab­lished with­out a doubt (a) as we saw in the Senatorial race in Alabama, in which Doug Jones was able to win in a ruby-red state, (b) the Gubernatorial race in Georgia in which Stacy Abrams near­ly defeat­ed the Republican can­di­date,© in Florida where Andrew Gillum nar­row­ly lost to the Republican, (d) and in South Carolina where African-American vot­ers gave life to Joe Biden’s pres­i­den­tial hopes which were all but on life sup­port until the Clyburn endorse­ment and Biden’s sub­se­quent wins on super Tuesday. That the Black vote is the most solid­ly depen­dent base of sup­port the Democratic par­ty has.
According to a recent sur­vey, 70% of respon­dents say they will vote for the Democrat, regard­less of who the nom­i­nee is in the upcom­ing gen­er­al elec­tions.
No oth­er group can claim such loy­al­ty to the par­ty.
This time around, the con­cept of America laid out in the dec­la­ra­tion of inde­pen­dence will be saved if African-American people(the con­science of America) turns out to vote.



African-Americans have always been the back­bone of the Democratic par­ty, and yes we must con­cede that not all of the peo­ple with­in the par­ty love black peo­ple. Let us dis­pense with the pre­tense and face real­i­ty.
The exis­ten­tial threat to black men and even our women and chil­dren is the threat posed by white suprema­cists wear­ing police uni­forms with the back­ing and pow­er of the laws at their com­mand.
At the same time that this threat as been entrenched from as far back when blacks first walked off the plan­ta­tions, the Democratic par­ty has been eeri­ly silent on the issue.
Today the Democratic par­ty is as silent on race as is the Republican par­ty. But we are not offend­ed by the Republican par­ty, it has not tried to hide its dis­dain for African-Americans.
Sure, there is a sin­gle Republican US Senator, Tim Scott in South Carolina and not a sin­gle black in the house on the Republican side after Will Hurd departs.
But the dis­dain Republicans har­bor for the 40 plus mil­lion black peo­ple in this coun­try goes far­ther than a lack of rep­re­sen­ta­tion in their par­ty, it goes to the racist exclu­sion­ary and destruc­tive poli­cies they have enact­ed in local & state leg­is­la­tures and the US con­gress.
Voter sup­pres­sion laws. Laws giv­ing police depart­ments cov­er even when they mur­der inno­cent unarmed blacks. Onerous vot­er ID laws. Supporting police mis­con­duct against African-Americans, regard­less of bla­tant police crimes. The list is long and var­ied so when peo­ple ask why do black peo­ple over­whelm­ing­ly vote Democratic, they are either being face­tious or they are being ridicu­lous, in light of the evi­dence.



Make no mis­take about the facts here when it comes to the exis­ten­tial cri­sis blacks face, the Republican par­ty is at the heart of every issue that has caused pain to the African-American com­mu­ni­ty.
Unfortunately, like in every issue, we can think of on this sem­i­nal issue, there are many peo­ple in black skin who will quick­ly tell you that Donald Trump has done great things not just for America, but for the African- American com­mu­ni­ty.
One such [coon] told Trump to his face at a sit-down that he was the best pres­i­dent for blacks since Abraham Lincoln.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel laughed at him upon which he did a video detail­ing why he believes Trump has been good for black peo­ple.
The met­ric that the “pas­tor” used to define Trump’s great­ness, just hap­pened to be Barack Obama’s econ­o­my.
I found it amus­ing that these very same black pas­tors found it incred­i­bly dif­fi­cult to give pres­i­dent Barack Obama any cred­it for being a [great and exem­plary pres­i­dent], but is will­ing and eager to heap on Trump acco­lades he has­n’t earned and does­n’t deserve.

YOU WOULD THINK THAT BEFORE HE FURTHER EMBARRASSES HIMSELF HE WOULD DO THE RESEARCH?

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Schooled

Trump is the great­est President since Lincoln. Do you agree?

Posted by MAGA Patriots on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

THOSE WHO MAKE THESE SCURRILOUS UNEDUCATED COMMENTS DO THE BLACK COMMUNITY NO GOOD. THEIR COMMENTS GIVE OUR ENEMY FODDER TO FURTHER ABUSE US, AS CAN BE SEEN BY THOSE WHO ARE USING THIS VIDEO TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT LIES ARE IN FACT TRUTH



But then I remem­bered that when Moses led our peo­ple out of Egypt they turned on him because they did not have meat or leeks.
I remem­bered that Harriet Tubman car­ried a pis­tol, report­ed­ly for the negroes who would run back to the slavers and report on where the safe hous­es were.
So I am not sur­prised by the so-called pas­tors who could not sup­port Barack Obama because he did not come from the trench­es like a Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton.
Neither am I annoyed that because of Religion, not know­ing who they are, they cling to a brand of Christianity that enslaved them, and still have them men­tal­ly shack­led to the very par­ty which hous­es en-masse, the descen­dants of their ances­tor’s tor­men­tors.
Most impor­tant­ly I am not both­ered by them, because they could not both­er to edu­cate them­selves out­side the the­o­log­i­cal brain­wash­ing they were giv­en to learn some American his­to­ry, rather than bow down to [his-sto­ry]. To learn how the Democratic par­ty trans­formed from the par­ty of the Dixiecrats. To learn how the Democratic par­ty gave Blacks the civ­il and vot­ing rights act.
To learn how the Republican par­ty has become a white nation­al­ist par­ty.
Or both­er to learn that the so-called great­ness of Lincoln was cen­tered on the preser­va­tion of the Union, and not on free­ing a damn enslaved black.

Letter to Horace Greeley

Written dur­ing the heart of the Civil War, this is one of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous let­ters. Greeley, edi­tor of the influ­en­tial New York Tribune, had just addressed an edi­to­r­i­al to Lincoln called “The Prayer of Twenty Millions,” mak­ing demands and imply­ing that Lincoln’s admin­is­tra­tion lacked direc­tion and resolve.

President Lincoln wrote his reply when a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation already lay in his desk draw­er. His response revealed his con­cen­tra­tion on pre­serv­ing the Union. The let­ter, which received acclaim in the North, stands as a clas­sic state­ment of Lincoln’s con­sti­tu­tion­al respon­si­bil­i­ties. A few years after the pres­i­den­t’s death, Greeley wrote an assess­ment of Lincoln. He stat­ed that Lincoln did not actu­al­ly respond to his edi­to­r­i­al but used it instead as a plat­form to pre­pare the pub­lic for his “altered posi­tion” on eman­ci­pa­tion.

Executive Mansion,
Washington, August 22, 1862.

Hon. Horace Greeley:
Dear Sir.

I have just read yours of the 19th. addressed to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any state­ments, or assump­tions of fact, which I may know to be erro­neous, I do not, now and here, con­tro­vert them. If there be in it any infer­ences which I may believe to be false­ly drawn, I do not now and here, argue against them. If there be per­cept­able in it an impa­tient and dic­ta­to­r­i­al tone, I waive it in def­er­ence to an old friend, whose heart I have always sup­posed to be right.

As to the pol­i­cy I “seem to be pur­su­ing” as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt.

I would save the Union. I would save it the short­est way under the Constitution. The soon­er the nation­al author­i­ty can be restored; the near­er the Union will be “the Union as it was.” If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slav­ery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slav­ery, I do not agree with them. My para­mount object in this strug­gle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slav­ery. If I could save the Union with­out free­ing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by free­ing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by free­ing some and leav­ing oth­ers alone I would also do that. What I do about slav­ery, and the col­ored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I for­bear, I for­bear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less when­ev­er I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do morewhen­ev­er I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to cor­rect errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

I have here stat­ed my pur­pose accord­ing to my view of offi­cial duty; and I intend no mod­i­fi­ca­tion of my oft-expressed per­son­al wish that all men every where could be free.

Yours,
A. Lincoln.

(From​-Abrahamlincoln​.org)

Yea.…
A lit­tle per­spec­tive is some­times refresh­ing. Will it change minds, will the truth alter long-held ide­al­is­tic mis­con­cep­tions?
Probably not, nev­er­the­less, even if now revealed truths are not enough to erase past lies and mis­in­for­ma­tion, the truth will from hence­forth stand as a light for future gen­er­a­tions not yet exposed to man­u­fac­tured truths.
As the moral con­science of the Democratic Party, it is now time for African Americans to take hold of this par­ty and ensure that they lever­age it for what they are worth, not just to the par­ty, but also to America.
No amount of roman­ti­cized white­wash­ing can change the facts that Abraham Lincoln did not free the enslaved peo­ple out of moral con­vic­tion he did what he had to do to save the Union.