Wednesday, November 12, 2014

(Related update): Progracists

Related update:  PJ Tatler covers a breaking story involving a black Democratic politician in Ohio who is suing the state's Democratic Party for racism and defamation.  That's right, the Democratic Party!. Actually, the idea that racism is rampant in the Democratic Party is not news to OLS followers.  As a refresher, I included this new post as an update to one of the most powerful blog posts I've ever read.  It's below this new entry.  But first, an excerpt from the PJ Tatler article:
Last week, Chris Redfern, head of the Ohio Democratic Party, resigned in disgrace after presiding over sweeping losses of every statewide office, a record-breaking majority of Republicans elected to the Ohio legislature, and the utter collapse of the Democrats’ candidate for governor. Redfern also lost his own seat in the Ohio House on Tuesday. As it turns out, all of that may have only been the tip of the iceberg of the Ohio Democratic Party’s problems. TheDispatch reported on Monday:
"State Rep. John E. Barnes, a Cleveland Democrat, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its chairman, Chris Redfern, alleging white lawmakers get better treatment and he was punished for raising the issue of racism in the party."
Barnes said he faced discrimination and retaliation from his own party when he refused to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus in the Ohio House. Barnes said he feared it would harm his reputation to “associate with an organization whose moral compass he found to be troubling.” The lawsuit mentions members of the caucus who have been convicted of felony and misdemeanor offenses in the last three years. According to the complaint, Barnes ”saw little value to himself or to his district” in joining OLBC and “wanted to be treated as an individual rather than as a member of a presumed monolithic block of votes based upon his skin color.”

Original post (5/9/13):  Wow.  That's all I can say about an article by the author "Zombie" at PJMedia today that, in effect, holds the racism mirror up to the liberal American left.  "What are “progracists”?", Zombie asks. "Progracists are people who continually classify individuals by “race” and yet can’t see how that is racist." Zombie then proceeds to further this definition by providing numerous examples of the hypocritical racist views progracists hold.  Consider:
Progracists routinely spew blatant racist slurs at any blacks who have conservative opinions, openly calling them “house niggers,” “Uncle Toms,” and so on, and yet somehow continue to imagine that they themselves would never be perceived as racist for doing so.
I've read my history and I know both of these to be true:
Progracists don’t want you to remember that the Progressive Movement originally promoted eugenics as a way to weed out “undesirables” from society, including and especially minorities and the mentally handicapped.
and,
Progressive hero and Democratic president Lyndon Baines Johnson once explained his rationale for addicting African-Americans to welfare and government handouts by saying “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
Johnson's infamous comment above provides evidence for this widely held view:
Progracists keep minorities addicted to government benefits and entitlements specifically to make sure they remain poor and economically enslaved, and therefore a reliable voting bloc.
Read the rest of this powerful post here.