While I was on vacation this past week, I did some thinking. My personal opinion is you can’t get much more of a hillbilly or “redneck” vacation spot than Pigeon Forge. Even though there’s about as much diversity there as in New York City, the place itself is steeped in old south country tradition. As usual, we went to the Grand Majestic Theater and spent the evening at the Soul of Motown, a live music show which features some fabulously talented musicians and singers who present music from the legendary Motown label during the 50’s and 60’s.
The house was packed about equally with black guests, white guests, and in between. We sat together, ate together, sang and danced together (well those brave enough to try and get up and “shake it” fifty years later!). The entertainers were both black and white. There were mixed couples there. Sixty years ago, this would have been impossible. And yet, in my travels all around the Deep South, this is what I see in every city every day.
How is it that President Obama, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton (and a long list of others) STILL attempt to present a different picture of America than I see every day with my own two eyes? More importantly, how is it that people who travel the same cities that I do buy into the lie? And it is a lie.
Al Sharpton, President Obama, and the Black Panthers spend every day trying to steal the truth from Americans. They are trying to steal the legacy of Martin Luther King, Michael Schwerner, a 24-year old from Brooklyn, New York, and 21-year old James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi, Andrew Goodman, Viola Fauver Gregg Liuzzo, Rosa Parks, and the literally tens of thousands of Americans of every color who fought to change the country during the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. They’re trying to tell you those little girls attending Sunday school died for nothing in that bombing. They want you to believe the Tuskeegee Airmen accomplished nothing when their actions earned three Distinguished Unit Citations, 96 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 14 Bronze Stars, 744 Air Medals and 8 Purple Hearts? They are trying to steal the achievements of every single black American who had the courage to enter a segregated college or school yard. They try to marginalize the sacrifices of Americans whose families actually split up over the question of slavery and segregation.
The question always goes back to why? I believe the answer goes back to the beginnings of Jim Crow. The Democrat Party established Jim Crow, segregation, and gave us the Ku Klux Klan. And sadly, it is a Party still focused on fear, coercion, and intimidation of free thinking blacks who seek to flee the modern day economic plantation of dependency. The party of fear is alive and well today and in the business of thought control. Don’t forget those famous words of LBJ — words we can’t even print here or on Facebook they’re so awful — which may have been the only time the truth was told by a Democrat in modern memory.
LBJ and many other democrats saw black Americans, not as individuals, but as a group of voters. Voters whom they could control and manipulate as long as they could control how they lived and what they thought. Don’t believe me? Read his comment for yourself. And as long as black Americans agree to be segregated in public housing I guess they’ll always only see the America presented to them by the liberals who want to control them. They will not see the real America, the America I see every day.But here’s my message to Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, the Black Panther thugs, and all you other liars. I came out the other side of the 50’s and 60’s and you’re not going to steal what we accomplished. You’re not going to take us back to the days of segregation, race hatred, divided neighborhoods, and random killings. You can try, but in the end you will lose because we are braver than you are. We are willing to get down and get dirty while you are only willing to parade in front of TV cameras and spew your garbage from the podium of an air-conditioned room at some Ivy League college.You lost already…years ago.