Skip to comments.The Civil Rights Movement's Wrong Turn
Posted on 02/06/2012 3:57:20 AM PST by billflax
This February, let's acknowledge several forgotten heroes from black history. We ought to laud those who actually strove for what the laundered historical ledger pronounces as the all-encompassing intent of the civil rights movement: laws affording equal protection regardless of race.
Sadly, these stalwarts in the struggle against segregation have been consigned to historical obscurity by the politically correct acclaim for their resentment-fomenting rivals. Popular culture extols Marxists like W.E.B. Du Bois, despite his repeated praise for Stalin and Mao, even while he despised everything America represents.
Dubois's heritage is best perpetuated by Jeremiah Wright, Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton -- socialist agitators amassing personal riches by railing against American capitalism. Unfortunately, the policies such "leaders" tout thrust the burden of perpetual impoverishment upon many of their supposed beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, liberal historians lambast Booker T. Washington as an "accommodationist," revile minorities of every hue who dare escape the Democrats' plantation, and have purposely purged Joseph H. Jackson from memory. During his ill-fated presidential bid, leftists even denounced Herman Cain as a "racist" for not supporting every proposed federal program, and they have similarly trashed Rep. Allen West.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Democrats plantation still not working but they love what they hear.
THE POVERTY PIMPS' POEM
Let us celebrate the poor,
Let us hawk them door to door.
There's a market for their pain,
Votes and glory and money to gain.
Let us celebrate the poor.
Their ills, their sins, their faulty diction
Flavor our songs and spice our fiction.
Their hopes and struggles and agonies
Get us grants and consulting fees.
Celebrate thugs and clowns,
Give their ignorance all renown.
Celebrate what holds them down,
In our academic gowns.
Let us celebrate the poor.
It has always amazed me that guilt ridden white leftists have taken it upon themselves to decide that there is only one ‘valid’ black world view, what that world view is, and who is the spokesman for it. Yet the racism implicit in the belief that blacks require quotas, racial preferences, and big government intervention to succeed escapes them.
Shirley Graham Du Bois and W.E.B. Du Bois with Mao Tze Tung in China.(Shirley moved to China after her husband died.)
DU BOIS ON STALIN:
From the National Guardian March 16, 1953
On Stalin By W.E.B. DuBois
Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous. He seldom lost his poise; pondered his problems slowly, made his decisions clearly and firmly; never yielded to ostentation nor coyly refrained from holding his rightful place with dignity. He was the son of a serf but stood calmly before the great without hesitation or nerves. But also - and this was the highest proof of his greatness -he knew the common man, felt his problems, followed his fate....
Thanks for the link. Very interesting.