By Mssr. Lee Fou
Lest there be any doubt which political party was behind this horribly racist poster, view this:
There is a website dedicated to parodying Pansies For Plato, which recently ran this post, from which I have excised some, but not all, of the excess bloviation:
Imagine a Swastika Flying Over the Capitol of Bavaria and Look to South Carolina
In America we fought the Civil War, one of the bloodiest wars in history, with almost 700,00 soldiers dead. Anyone who thinks that the central motivation for the Civil War wasn’t the Southern Institution of slavery, is either a fool or deranged.[Excess bloviation omitted.] Nevertheless, that war was about the oppression and exploitation of a group of people marked by their skin color and place of origin. Now World War II wasn’t fought over the extermination of the Jews, however, it was bigotry against Jews that contributed mightily to Hitler’s rise to power. [Excess bloviation omitted.] It is no coincidence then that the NAZI’s hatred of Jews aided them in coming to power in Germany.
After the South supposedly “lost” the Civil War, this country actually allowed them to re-institute slavery under a milder, yet no less disgusting form, known as Jim Crow. [Excess bloviation omitted.]
So we see that the Confederate Flag flies high above South Carolina’s capitol as an expression of the institution of slavery and as a fond memory of the traitors who tried to keep it going. Modern Germany has States as well. One of the prominent ones is Bavarian. The capitol of Bavaria is Munich and during Hitler’s rise to power Munich was his headquarters, where he had many supporters. [Excess bloviation omitted.] Thankfully, in Munich the NAZI flag is banned, but think of the uproar if it was flown from their capitol building?
[Excess bloviation omitted.] This [Confederate] flag is not only a symbol of treason against this country, but it is also an emblem of the continuing struggle of some Americans to destroy, debase and degrade the people of color in this country. It seems in South Carolina their thinking is that “the South will rise again” and sadly many White Americans are too clueless in their “White Privilege” to understand that reality.
What the weak-kneed parodist Author forgot to ask was, “What if the Nazi Party was still organized in Bavaria, ran candidates for office, held nearly half the legislative seats, and the highest political position in Bavaria?” How do you think the Jews would feel about that? How would a Jew feel who went in to vote on a new Burgermeister, and there was Adolph Krupp from the Nazi Party? And Hans Goering from the Nazi Party?
Because that is the situation in America. The political party which rebelled against the Union, was the DEMOCRATS! The Confederate Flag was their flag! The Democrats are the party of Jim Crow, and segregation. It was George Wallace, a Democrat, who barred the doorway against black students. It was Bull Connor, a Democrat, who hit civils rights marchers with clubs, and dogs, and water hoses. I could go on for an entire book about the sins of the Democratic Party in regard to race.
Some people who seek to remove traces of white privilege from society are small thinkers. Why not do the job right? Because we will never have a better chance. If you doubt me, you can check this article out for an introduction to the Democrats and their long history of racism. Some older readers will not have to look it up, because this happened during their lifetime! But, if you doubt:
And look at this list:
How Many Dixiecrats Became Republicans?
Sen. Jesse Helms, Republican for life
Sen. Strom Thurmond switched to GOP in 1964
Gov. Mills E. Godwin Jr., VA, switched to GOP in 1974
Gov. William H. Murray, Democrat for life
Sen. Thomas P. Gore, Democrat for life
Sen. Spessard Holland, Democrat for life
Sen. Sam Ervin, Democrat for life
Sen. Russell long, Democrat for life
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Democrat for life
Sen. Richard Russell, Democrat for life
Sen. Olin Johnston, Democrat for life
Sen. Lister Hill, Democrat for life
Sen. John C. Stennis, Democrat for life
Sen. John Sparkman, Democrat for life
Sen. John McClellan, Democrat for life
Sen. James Eastland, Democrat for life
Sen. Herman Talmadge, Democrat for life
Sen. Herbert Walters, Democrat for life
Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Democrat for life
Sen. George Smathers, Democrat for life
Gov. Frank Dixon, Democrat for life
Gov. Fielding Wright, Democrat for life
Sen Evertt Jordan, Democrat for life
Gov. Benjamin Laney, Democrat for life
Sen. Allen Ellender, Democrat for life
Sen. A Willis Robertson, Democrat for life
93% of Dixiecrat Senators and Governors remained Democrats for life!
Let’s not just get rid rid of the Confederate Flag, let’s get rid of that flag’s political party. Let’s get rid of the name of the Democratic Party. The party of the South during the Civil War. The party of slavery. The party of Jim Crow. The party of the KKK. Let us face our past, own up to our own history of White Supremacy, and change our name to the Progressive Party. Or the Liberal Party. Anything but continue to insult and intimidate Black Americans. Let us lead the way on removing these vestiges of the past from the present!
Mssr. Lee Fou