I have worried about the racial polarity evident in our elections. Minorities, especially blacks, have tended to vote in lockstep for Democrats. I don’t understand it, because I can’t see where Democrats have elevated the lives of African Americans in any way – in fact, the opposite seems to be true.
And from a personal standpoint, if a group told me day after day, year after year, generation after generation that I am not capable of taking care of myself and my family – that I am inferior to others and unable to compete – I would be furious.
I have never really believed the statistics we are presented about the black community’s political leanings. Everywhere I look there are black families who appear to believe in and live every principle of conservatism. It’s hard to accept that all of these people close the curtain and pull the “D” switch every time.
This week a Democrat state senator from Louisiana, Elbert Guillory, switched to the Republican party, with a very polished and carefully crafted video speech explaining his decision. Granted, the production had “campaign” written all over it, and Mr. Guillory will no doubt receive a great deal of notoriety. Still, the message he delivers is a perfect analysis of the state of political affairs in the black community.
I hope we will see a burgeoning “emancipation” movement among African Americans – a reach for freedom from generations of what Guillory calls “plantation” treatment at the hands of Democrats who have taken their loyalty for granted for far too long.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
I can`t understand it, so simple to me
People everywhere just got to be free
People Got To Be Free – Felix Cavaliere and the Rascals
Isn’t it strange how so many of the “Peace” and “Freedom” songs of the sixties are appropriate now? Today’s political “left side” claims these songs, but the roles are reversed – they are now the oppressors, the imperialists and the intolerant. Check out this great concert clip of Ringo Starr’s band with guest Felix Cavaliere.