Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party

This piece is fantastic, it starts off a little slow, but hang in there!

The Weekly Sift

Tea Partiers say you don’t understand them because you don’t understand American history. That’s probably true, but not in the way they want you to think.

Late in 2012, I came out of the Lincoln movie with two historical mysteries to solve:

  • How did the two parties switch places regarding the South, white supremacy, and civil rights? In Lincoln’s day, a radical Republican was an abolitionist, and when blacks did get the vote, they almost unanimously voted Republican. Today, the archetypal Republican is a Southern white, and blacks are almost all Democrats. How did American politics get from there to here?
  • One of the movie’s themes was how heavily the war’s continuing carnage weighed on Lincoln. (It particularly came through during Grant’s guided tour of the Richmond battlefield.) Could any cause, however lofty, justify this incredible slaughter? And yet, I realized, Lincoln was winning. What must the Confederate leaders…

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One thought on “Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party

  1. JC says:

    Good question. However; as Kennedy was being killed in Dallas in 1963, VP Lyndon Johnson had his own plans, establishing the “Great Society” (look it up). In 1968 and the Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago, there were mass riots. Cops, National Guard, the whole gambit was called out. At this convention, the Clower-Piven Strategy (look it up) was received, under cover, and got a full platform from the Democrats.
    Remember, Socialists do not care what flag flies over their heads, or what name is on their banner as long as their agenda is met, and by hijacking the once respected Democrat Party, the neo-Socialist now had a way of advancing that agenda. The U.S. Department of Education was formed, and as years went past the transition was made from education to indoctrination. There is not enough room here to explain each and every step, but a little research and an open mind to the historical events that have led up to President Obama being elected will expose the “transformation of America”, as Obama promised, has come to fruition. Is it right or is it wrong? Each of us has to answer that for ourselves based on past experiences, things that have influenced our political and socioeconomic position in life.
    This is not the same United States of America of those that were of age to fight in WW-II, and it is changing for those of the Vietnam Era as well. There are many factors to consider as government grows. The real question is are you the follower or are you an independent thinker.

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