A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Those who have made a study of American history, especially that portion of history before and during the War Between the States, know it was the democrats who held the black man in slavery in both North and the South.
The Democrat Party held the southern states in a fierce grip and continued to do so until a hundred years later when President Richard Nixon successfully broke that grip and began -- what would turn out to be -- a mass migration of southerners from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
Now the Democrats are in the “Big House” in Washington. The rest of us are “field hands.” But many of us field hands are writhing under the yoke of the socialist slave masters in Washington and are desperate to break free.
But there are some Americans who find themselves quite happy with the current arrangement between the masters in the Big House and the modern day field hands.
You see, there really is a sub-class in America. A class of US citizen, which may be accurately referred to as “wards of the state, or government.” There have been several generations of these folks and they are joined with the folks in the Big House, today, exactly as the slaves in the days prior to the “War for Southern Independence.”
They depend upon the folks in the Big House for their sustenance, for their very existence. In many ways, the folks in the Big House own them.
In return the “wards” blindly support the Big House folks in anything and everything they try to do. Their vote and support can always be counted on, IF the folks in the Big House are Democrats. And these days they appear to be Democrats -- although WE know that is only a façade to hide their socialism.
The “wards,” we speak of, are the Americans who will argue you down that Abraham Lincoln was a Democrat! He had to be! He freed the slaves, didn’t he? Actually, Lincoln did not free a single salve. Read the “Emancipation Proclamation” and you will quickly see that no slaves were freed by it. In fact, in a letter to Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of the US Treasury, dated September 3rd, 1863, Lincoln said the following: “ The Emancipation proclamation has no constitutional or legal justification except as a war measure.”
Lincoln actually proposed three constitutional amendments in his State of the Union Address to Congress in 1862:
1 – Slaves not freed by the Emancipation Proclamation to be freed over a 37-year period, to be completed by January 1st, 1900.
2 – Provided compensation to owners for the loss of their slave property.
3 – The government would transport freed Blacks, at government expense, out of the country and relocate them in Latin America and in Africa.
You see, when Lincoln truly had it in his power to bring real and immediate freedom to approximately 832,000 enslaved people (In the border states that were loyal to Lincoln and the federal government) he, LINCOLN, instead, carefully ensured that they would remain slaves!
But, hey! Lincoln was a Democrat – right? Well, YOU try to convince them!
Black Americans are being used and abused by the Democrats just as they were before the War for Southern Independence. They lie to Black people over and over again, and yet -- Black Americans continue to blindly support their democratic oppressors. WHY? Could it be because the federal government feeds, clothes, and houses them?
It is Plantation Politics! Plantation politics goes back generations in American Democratic Party politics and is a large part of the old “machine politics” of the big urban centers.
Francis Rice, of the National Black Republican Association, in an article entitled: “Obama and Plantation Politics,” says the following: “To his eternal shame, in order to acquire and maintain power, President Barack Obama has adopted the Democratic Party's strategy of keeping blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats.” (SOURCE).
The Democrats are in charge of the US Government these days -- just as they were in the South before this nation tore itself apart in the latter part of the 19th century. As long as they can maintain Black Americans in a state of poverty, in a state of anger, and continuing to vote, as a large block, for Democrats/Socialists, Plantation Politics will continue to thrive and reap huge benefits for those in charge -- the Democrats/Socialists.
Democrats/Socialists are occupying the “Big House” these days. It is they who are practicing modern day Plantation Politics. But, then again, it has always been the Democrat’s plantation – now hasn’t it?
J. D. Longstreet