Blacks Must Now Leverage Power In The Democratic Party…

(Including Abraham Lincoln’s let­ter to New York Tribune’s Horace Greeley on the civ­il war and slav­ery)

Last December I wrote that African-Americans should take over the Democratic Party.
What does take over the Democratic Party mean? Glad you asked.
African-Americans have now estab­lished with­out a doubt (a) as we saw in the Senatorial race in Alabama, in which Doug Jones was able to win in a ruby-red state, (b) the Gubernatorial race in Georgia in which Stacy Abrams near­ly defeat­ed the Republican can­di­date,© in Florida where Andrew Gillum nar­row­ly lost to the Republican, (d) and in South Carolina where African-American vot­ers gave life to Joe Biden’s pres­i­den­tial hopes which were all but on life sup­port until the Clyburn endorse­ment and Biden’s sub­se­quent wins on super Tuesday. That the Black vote is the most solid­ly depen­dent base of sup­port the Democratic par­ty has.
According to a recent sur­vey, 70% of respon­dents say they will vote for the Democrat, regard­less of who the nom­i­nee is in the upcom­ing gen­er­al elec­tions.
No oth­er group can claim such loy­al­ty to the par­ty.
This time around, the con­cept of America laid out in the dec­la­ra­tion of inde­pen­dence will be saved if African-American people(the con­science of America) turns out to vote.

African-Americans have always been the back­bone of the Democratic par­ty, and yes we must con­cede that not all of the peo­ple with­in the par­ty love black peo­ple. Let us dis­pense with the pre­tense and face real­i­ty.
The exis­ten­tial threat to black men and even our women and chil­dren is the threat posed by white suprema­cists wear­ing police uni­forms with the back­ing and pow­er of the laws at their com­mand.
At the same time that this threat as been entrenched from as far back when blacks first walked off the plan­ta­tions, the Democratic par­ty has been eeri­ly silent on the issue.
Today the Democratic par­ty is as silent on race as is the Republican par­ty. But we are not offend­ed by the Republican par­ty, it has not tried to hide its dis­dain for African-Americans.
Sure, there is a sin­gle Republican US Senator, Tim Scott in South Carolina and not a sin­gle black in the house on the Republican side after Will Hurd departs.
But the dis­dain Republicans har­bor for the 40 plus mil­lion black peo­ple in this coun­try goes far­ther than a lack of rep­re­sen­ta­tion in their par­ty, it goes to the racist exclu­sion­ary and destruc­tive poli­cies they have enact­ed in local & state leg­is­la­tures and the US con­gress.
Voter sup­pres­sion laws. Laws giv­ing police depart­ments cov­er even when they mur­der inno­cent unarmed blacks. Onerous vot­er ID laws. Supporting police mis­con­duct against African-Americans, regard­less of bla­tant police crimes. The list is long and var­ied so when peo­ple ask why do black peo­ple over­whelm­ing­ly vote Democratic, they are either being face­tious or they are being ridicu­lous, in light of the evi­dence.

Make no mis­take about the facts here when it comes to the exis­ten­tial cri­sis blacks face, the Republican par­ty is at the heart of every issue that has caused pain to the African-American com­mu­ni­ty.
Unfortunately, like in every issue, we can think of on this sem­i­nal issue, there are many peo­ple in black skin who will quick­ly tell you that Donald Trump has done great things not just for America, but for the African- American com­mu­ni­ty.
One such [coon] told Trump to his face at a sit-down that he was the best pres­i­dent for blacks since Abraham Lincoln.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel laughed at him upon which he did a video detail­ing why he believes Trump has been good for black peo­ple.
The met­ric that the “pas­tor” used to define Trump’s great­ness, just hap­pened to be Barack Obama’s econ­o­my.
I found it amus­ing that these very same black pas­tors found it incred­i­bly dif­fi­cult to give pres­i­dent Barack Obama any cred­it for being a [great and exem­plary pres­i­dent], but is will­ing and eager to heap on Trump acco­lades he has­n’t earned and does­n’t deserve.


Jimmy Kimmel Gets Schooled

Trump is the great­est President since Lincoln. Do you agree?

Posted by MAGA Patriots on Tuesday, March 10, 2020


But then I remem­bered that when Moses led our peo­ple out of Egypt they turned on him because they did not have meat or leeks.
I remem­bered that Harriet Tubman car­ried a pis­tol, report­ed­ly for the negroes who would run back to the slavers and report on where the safe hous­es were.
So I am not sur­prised by the so-called pas­tors who could not sup­port Barack Obama because he did not come from the trench­es like a Jesse Jackson, or Al Sharpton.
Neither am I annoyed that because of Religion, not know­ing who they are, they cling to a brand of Christianity that enslaved them, and still have them men­tal­ly shack­led to the very par­ty which hous­es en-masse, the descen­dants of their ances­tor’s tor­men­tors.
Most impor­tant­ly I am not both­ered by them, because they could not both­er to edu­cate them­selves out­side the the­o­log­i­cal brain­wash­ing they were giv­en to learn some American his­to­ry, rather than bow down to [his-sto­ry]. To learn how the Democratic par­ty trans­formed from the par­ty of the Dixiecrats. To learn how the Democratic par­ty gave Blacks the civ­il and vot­ing rights act.
To learn how the Republican par­ty has become a white nation­al­ist par­ty.
Or both­er to learn that the so-called great­ness of Lincoln was cen­tered on the preser­va­tion of the Union, and not on free­ing a damn enslaved black.

Letter to Horace Greeley

Written dur­ing the heart of the Civil War, this is one of Abraham Lincoln’s most famous let­ters. Greeley, edi­tor of the influ­en­tial New York Tribune, had just addressed an edi­to­r­i­al to Lincoln called “The Prayer of Twenty Millions,” mak­ing demands and imply­ing that Lincoln’s admin­is­tra­tion lacked direc­tion and resolve.

President Lincoln wrote his reply when a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation already lay in his desk draw­er. His response revealed his con­cen­tra­tion on pre­serv­ing the Union. The let­ter, which received acclaim in the North, stands as a clas­sic state­ment of Lincoln’s con­sti­tu­tion­al respon­si­bil­i­ties. A few years after the pres­i­den­t’s death, Greeley wrote an assess­ment of Lincoln. He stat­ed that Lincoln did not actu­al­ly respond to his edi­to­r­i­al but used it instead as a plat­form to pre­pare the pub­lic for his “altered posi­tion” on eman­ci­pa­tion.

Executive Mansion,
Washington, August 22, 1862.

Hon. Horace Greeley:
Dear Sir.

I have just read yours of the 19th. addressed to myself through the New-York Tribune. If there be in it any state­ments, or assump­tions of fact, which I may know to be erro­neous, I do not, now and here, con­tro­vert them. If there be in it any infer­ences which I may believe to be false­ly drawn, I do not now and here, argue against them. If there be per­cept­able in it an impa­tient and dic­ta­to­r­i­al tone, I waive it in def­er­ence to an old friend, whose heart I have always sup­posed to be right.

As to the pol­i­cy I “seem to be pur­su­ing” as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt.

I would save the Union. I would save it the short­est way under the Constitution. The soon­er the nation­al author­i­ty can be restored; the near­er the Union will be “the Union as it was.” If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slav­ery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slav­ery, I do not agree with them. My para­mount object in this strug­gle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slav­ery. If I could save the Union with­out free­ing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by free­ing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by free­ing some and leav­ing oth­ers alone I would also do that. What I do about slav­ery, and the col­ored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I for­bear, I for­bear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less when­ev­er I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do morewhen­ev­er I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to cor­rect errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

I have here stat­ed my pur­pose accord­ing to my view of offi­cial duty; and I intend no mod­i­fi­ca­tion of my oft-expressed per­son­al wish that all men every where could be free.

A. Lincoln.


A lit­tle per­spec­tive is some­times refresh­ing. Will it change minds, will the truth alter long-held ide­al­is­tic mis­con­cep­tions?
Probably not, nev­er­the­less, even if now revealed truths are not enough to erase past lies and mis­in­for­ma­tion, the truth will from hence­forth stand as a light for future gen­er­a­tions not yet exposed to man­u­fac­tured truths.
As the moral con­science of the Democratic Party, it is now time for African Americans to take hold of this par­ty and ensure that they lever­age it for what they are worth, not just to the par­ty, but also to America.
No amount of roman­ti­cized white­wash­ing can change the facts that Abraham Lincoln did not free the enslaved peo­ple out of moral con­vic­tion he did what he had to do to save the Union.