Quote of the Day: Enslaved Once Again

 

“Miraculously, just as soon as we were given personal responsibility, it was taken away. In the darkest of ironies, after 345 years of having our personal responsibility stripped from us by governing white society, we allowed that same white society to take it right back. Their method for taking it had certainly changed. Rather than callously telling us we couldn’t be responsible for ourselves, by outwardly barring and banning us from various institutions, this time, they began telling us we shouldn’t be responsible for ourselves because it was unimaginable that blacks would suddenly be expected to perform at their level. This ushered in a period of black victimization, which our community readily embraces to this day.” –Candace Owen, Blackout

In part of her book, Candace Owen shined a light on the true purpose of the Great Society agenda. People close to Lyndon Johnson knew that he despised black people, and he made sure that they would see themselves as dependent on the government forever. By “enslaving” them once again, he guaranteed their political support of the Democrats into the foreseeable future.

Even though many of us on the Right realize that the Democrats often acted against the wellbeing of the black community (as in fighting the Civil Rights Act and participating in the Ku Klux Klan), they managed to hide their true identity. As time went on, blacks became convinced that in spite of evidence to the contrary, their lives should be entrusted to the Left. Although programs of the Left have repeatedly crippled blacks in America, they have remained loyal.

President Trump was the first and only one to offer blacks meaningful hope for a better future, and they began to rally to his call. Yet we have the rise of Black Lives Matter demanding everyone’s obeisance to their cause. They aren’t fighting for blacks; they are fighting to change our country to Marxism. They continue to garner the appearance of support of the Left, which continues to view them secretly with disdain.

Let’s hope somehow the strategy that President Trump began will lead to a hopeful and prosperous future for blacks in this country.

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  1. Mim526 Member
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    Susan Quinn: President Trump was the first and only one to offer blacks meaningful hope for a better future, and they began to rally to his call.

    One of my favorite things about President Trump is how he talks about jobs as though it were a given people would want to work if they could get a good job.  Very positive.  It calls to our history of being innovative, can-do people.

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  2. Rodin Member
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    Democrats are slave traders, plain and simple. The chains have changed; but chains they remain. It’s just that they seek not to enslave a single identity, but us all.

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Mim526 (View Comment):
    One of my favorite things about President Trump is how he talked about jobs as though it were a given people would want to work if they could get a good job. Very positive. It called to some of the best in our history of being innovative, can-do people.

    I think the votes of the black community reflected their support. I sure would love for that to continue, @mim526!

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  4. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    Susan Quinn: People close to Lyndon Johnson knew that he despised black people, and he made sure that they would see themselves as dependent on the government forever. By “enslaving” them once again, he guaranteed their political support of the Democrats into the foreseeable future

    “I’ll have those n****** voting Democrat for the next 200 years”

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  5. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Democrats are slave traders, plain and simple. The chains have changed; but chains they remain. It’s just that they seek not to enslave a single identity, but us all.

    That is so true, @rodin. How long will it take for the greater population to realize we are all being set up for slavery?

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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: People close to Lyndon Johnson knew that he despised black people, and he made sure that they would see themselves as dependent on the government forever. By “enslaving” them once again, he guaranteed their political support of the Democrats into the foreseeable future

    “I’ll have those n****** voting Democrat for the next 200 years”

    Yep, that’s the one, @addictionisachoice. I’m so impressed that Candace Owen is calling him out. He was an ugly man in many ways. Thanks.

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  7. David Foster Member
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    America has been called ‘the land where no man has to bow’.

    There have always been people who didn’t like that.

    And now, they seem to have gained the ascendancy.

     

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  8. Arahant Member
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    Susan Quinn: Let’s hope somehow the strategy that President Trump began will lead to a hopeful and prosperous future for blacks in this country.

    Amen to that.


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  9. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I see Owen’s point, but I am troubled by the tendency to assume that black people are not responsible for their own actions.  I was actually thinking about this over the weekend, in response to a podcast by Glenn Loury (if you don’t know Loury, look him up on YouTube — he’s a terrific black economist from Brown University.)

    The idea here seems to be that the black family was destroyed by white people, and specifically by the welfare policies of white leftists in the 1960s.  I agree that those policies created a terrible incentive for poor women, white and black alike.  They were, in effect, offered a bribe to be single moms. 

    A significantly greater proportion of black women accepted this offer, compared to white women, though I’m not convinced that race was the reason for the differential response.  The welfare trap is more enticing to poor women, and a greater proportion of black women were poor.

    However, I do not absolve these single mothers of their personal responsibility.  They had a choice to make — create a marriage and an intact family, or have one or more children out of wedlock.  They made the wrong choice, in large (and ever-increasing) numbers.

    I thought of an analogy for Prof. Loury, which applies to Candace Owen as well.  Imagine that you have a friend who is accused of murder.  Maybe you even think that he is innocent.  He asks you to give him a false alibi, by testifying that he was with you, when he was not.  I think that we’d all agree that it would be morally and legally wrong to do so. 

    Imagine that your friend also paid you $250,000 for your false testimony.  Would you be relieved of moral responsibility for testifying falsely, because the financial incentive made it (arguably) rational for you to do so?

    Everyone is responsible for the morality of his (or her) actions.  Yielding to peer pressure, or to financial or other incentives to behave wrongly, is no excuse. 

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  10. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):
    However, I do not absolve these single mothers of their personal responsibility. They had a choice to make — create a marriage and an intact family, or have one or more children out of wedlock. They made the wrong choice, in large (and ever-increasing) numbers.

    I agree, @arizonapatriot. They had an obligation to act responsibly, particularly with children. But when you are repeatedly told that you are doing the right thing, that others are to blame for your circumstances (since racism was still very much alive), that kind of brainwashing can be very effective. I’m willing to accept the complexity of the situation: they should have taken responsibility, and didn’t recognize that was theirs to do.

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    David Foster (View Comment):

    America has been called ‘the land where no man has to bow’.

    There have always been people who didn’t like that.

    And now, they seem to have gained the ascendancy.

     

    Those people are alive and well today. They are in the hidden elites of high tech and big money, as well as Black Lives Matter and their related groups. And they despise the rest of us peons. Thanks, @davidfoster

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  12. Rodin Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Democrats are slave traders, plain and simple. The chains have changed; but chains they remain. It’s just that they seek not to enslave a single identity, but us all.

    That is so true, @rodin. How long will it take for the greater population to realize we are all being set up for slavery?

    Sadly, not likely until the Progressive Plantation Project has succeeded. See George Orwell.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: People close to Lyndon Johnson knew that he despised black people, and he made sure that they would see themselves as dependent on the government forever. By “enslaving” them once again, he guaranteed their political support of the Democrats into the foreseeable future

    “I’ll have those n****** voting Democrat for the next 200 years”

    Yep, that’s the one, @addictionisachoice. I’m so impressed that Candace Owen is calling him out. He was an ugly man in many ways. Thanks.

    That is the quote that I’ve seen too.

    Ms Owens is dangerous to the Left’s entire enterprise. Roaches flee the light, but once you see them scatter, you know that they are there. She deserves to be defended.

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  14. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Democrats have always had a hard time with racial equality. Looks like the 2020 entry will be ditto marks.

     

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  15. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Democrats have always had a hard time with racial equality. Looks like the 2020 entry will be ditto marks.

     

    Every time we separate them out from the rest of the population, we are really crippling them with our ideas that they cannot take care of themselves, that they are not entitled to equal treatment, and that the only way they can get ahead is by putting everyone else down. It makes me nuts. I love the chart, @oldbathos; sometimes graphics tell the story better than words.

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  16. Hugh Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Addiction Is A Choice (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: People close to Lyndon Johnson knew that he despised black people, and he made sure that they would see themselves as dependent on the government forever. By “enslaving” them once again, he guaranteed their political support of the Democrats into the foreseeable future

    “I’ll have those n****** voting Democrat for the next 200 years”

    Yep, that’s the one, @addictionisachoice. I’m so impressed that Candace Owen is calling him out. He was an ugly man in many ways. Thanks.

    Dog owners absolutely agree.

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  17. Randy Webster Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):
    Dog owners absolutely agree.

    Only beagle owners.

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  18. I Walton Member
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    This has always been obvious, but many Republicans were cowards, ignorant or themselves racists.  It’s been very effective.  Instead of continuing with blacks  joining that strange mixture everyone recognize as Americans, except possibly Americans, leftist Democrats sought to make a giant and active chunk of the black minority hateful to everyone even themselves.   But even that chunk of people are uniquely American.

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  19. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    An interesting take, @iwalton. I think you’re right: they think we hate them, but I wonder if self-hatred is a bigger issue; it’s just projected on the white population. And yes, we are all Americans, and we want people to treasure that; it’s too bad, and their loss, that they don’t.

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  20. Hugh Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):
    Dog owners absolutely agree.

    Only beagle owners.

    I take your point: Beagle owners are particularly incensed. However I think it is obvious that he would pick up anyone or anything by its ears if he felt like it. the Beagle was just handy in this case.

    The arrogance was just that strong.

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