There are some things that are considered unshakable in politics, especially in the politics of the political left. We see these all the time, generally hurled as insults towards Republicans and Libertarians.
The left repeats them so often, that it is clear that they actually believe them:
- All conservatives are racist
- Conservatives and redneck hicks are synonymous
- Liberals are the only educated people in the country
- Conservatives want to kill poor people
- Conservatives are trying to get involved in women’s sex lives, by taking their birth control away
- Only Democrats care about the poor
- The Republican Party is the party of old white men
- Women can’t vote Republican
There’s a whole lot more that can be added to this list, but there’s one more that’s really important right now:
- Black people vote Democrat.
Democrats go so far in pushing this narrative that they’ve changed history; claiming that Abe Lincoln was a Democrat (he was the first Republican president), and that all through history, the Republican Party has been the one to oppress African-Americans, conveniently forgetting that it was the Democrat Party which created Jim Crow laws, started the KKK and fought against Blacks having the right to vote.
Oh, but that’s because of the supposed “shift” in which all the racists in the Democrat Party changed sides and became Republican. That such a shift never happened is irrelevant, as long as they keep repeating it enough, it had to exist.
The reality is that the Democrat Party has been great at talking the talk that they support African-Americans, but they haven’t done much when it comes to actually walking the walk of racial equality. Rather, Democrats have made it more than clear that they think Blacks need to be pampered and kept on the government dole, so that they can keep them down and keep them voting for Democrats.
Many of the policies which Democrats support are harmful to the Black community, including such sacred cows as equal opportunity, the minimum wage and getting them dependent on the welfare system. At best, many of these programs help in the short-term, but in the long-term, they keep the blacks in our nation either poor, poorly educated or living in crime-infested communities and lacking much in the way of opportunity.
Oh, there have always been those who have lifted themselves out of the ghetto and made a good life for themselves. But sadly, those people have always been in the minority. Regardless of the race or color of their skin, most people stuck in poverty find it extremely hard to break out of their poverty and succeed.
There are those, our former president amongst them, who favor keeping the black community focused on its past; looking at the grievances of slavery and clamoring for some sort of reparations for those crimes. But not one of those people who are claiming that they are owed something was ever a slave. Maybe their great-grandmother was, but they weren’t. Likewise, there isn’t a single living slave owner in the United States. So these people are demanding that people who didn’t inflict any suffering to pay for suffering that they haven’t received. Right.
This is the Black Lives Matter in a nutshell. Oh, they have other grievances they talk about, but the core of their grievance is that they feel they are owed something for the suffering of their ancestors. That sounds more like an excuse to get something for nothing, than anything else.
But as long as agitators like Barack Obama and Al Sharpton can keep anger and hatred alive in the hearts of these people, they can keep profiting off of their discontent. Truth doesn’t matter much, when you can capture people’s emotions. As per usual, those on the left are counting on using those emotions for their benefit, rather than showing people the truth and allowing them to process it.
The mainstream news media, the left’s propaganda arm, is working hard at keeping this alive as well. While they’ve always been left-leaning, now they’ve fully sold out to the left, often being the ones who push the politicians on the left to be even more progressive.
But there may be a change coming down the pike; one which should scare Democrat politicians at their core. There are prominent black people who are taking a stand for conservative values and for the President. These people are shedding a light on the reality of Democrat hypocrisy and showing the black community that you don’t have to be a progressive-liberal Democrat, just because you have more melanin in your skin than some other people do.
Granted, these are not the first black people to speak out against progressive-liberal principles; many others have done so in the past. But what is making these stand out is social media. Over the last decade or more, social media has been changing society. This may very well be the next way that we see it change ours.
Former President Obama was the first in politics to truly grasp the value of social media, using it to great effect in his first run for president. But once he was in office, he pretty much stopped using it. In contrast to that, the current incumbent in the Oval Office is known for his constant use of Twitter, getting his message out to his support base, often over the objections of people who don’t like the way he talks and the image he projects.
But social media has become the fastest way to connect directly with a large group of people, giving many people a voice, people who’ve never had one before. This is especially true for those who already have a huge following, but they aren’t alone, as there are many who have built their own following online.
Some of these people, even ones you wouldn’t expect, are standing strong with our president. Musician Kanye West recently came out in public support of Donald Trump. His tweet, which has become famous, simply states, “You don’t have to agree with Trump, but the mob can’t make me not love him.”
Why did Kanye, a man who talked about running for president as a Democrat, tweet such a thing about Donald Trump, a man who is constantly vilified as hating black people? As Kanye put it, “Obama was in office for eight years and nothing in Chicago changed” and “we have the right to independent thought.”
Kanye has seen for himself how Trump’s policies have helped the people of the black community of his hometown Chicago and loves him for it. Rather than identity or partisan politics, he is looking for results; and he found them in the presidency of Donald Trump.
Kanye may not seem politically astute or overly intellectual to some, but that’s not what’s important. What is important is that he has taken a stand that he has a right to independent thought. To those on the left, this could very well be the gravest of sins, as it goes against the groupthink that they’ve been pushing for so many years.
But Kanye is right. Our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech also provide freedom of thought. Each of us has the inalienable right to think for ourselves and make up our own minds. This is dangerous thinking to the Democrat establishment, as they have been counting on being able to tell people what to think and believe for years.
And Kanye isn’t the only one doing that; not even the only relatively famous person doing it. A couple of black ladies, who go by the names of Diamond & Silk have become an internet sensation with their conservative stance and political commentary. This pair, who are almost a perfect stereotype of a couple of middle-aged black mommas, is bold and direct about their beliefs, supporting President Trump and his policies.
Diamond & Silk have recently gained even more notoriety by being banned by Facebook. The banning raised such a firestorm that the social media giant has reinstated them. Nevertheless, the verbal duel between the fiery pair and Facebook has done much to improve their ratings and increase their audience. Something that social media makes it easy for them to cash in on.
Finally, I’d like to mention Candace Owens, also known as Red Pill Black, alluding to the red and blue pills that Morpheus offered to Neo in the first Matrix movie. Candace started a Kickstarter campaign to build an app which would work to defeat internet bullying. As I understand it, the idea she had was for something that would expose internet trolls (who do much of the bullying), so that they could no longer hide in anonymity. But little did she know that she was stepping on some very powerful toes.
Shortly after starting her Kickstarter campaign, Candice received a phone call from a woman who claimed to be the victim of bullying. This woman allegedly asked her to stop her campaign, warning her that if she didn’t, “everything was going to fall apart.”
Being the woman that she is, Owens didn’t buckle under to the threat. Nor did she bow to the threat when media attack dogs came after her, trying to force her to dropping the campaign. All that did, was show her who her true enemies were, creating her own Red Pill moment. Before that, she considered herself a liberal Democrat; after that, she was a conservative Republican. Now, Candice Owens uses her online notoriety to try and wake up more people to take the Red Pill and cut ties with the Democrat Party.
It’s germane to note that there was a reason for the threats that the mainstream media made to Candice Owens. That is, the mainstream media, the Democrats’ lapdogs, were protecting their masters. Had Candice succeeded in creating her app, it would have proven that many of the internet trolls during the 2016 general elections were paid Democrat operatives. It would have also brought to light that the supposedly thousands of positive responses that Hillary received in social media all came from a few people, paid to run up her numbers.
In other words, the attack on Candice was purely political. The funny thing was, she didn’t have a product, merely an idea. But in attacking her for her idea, the Democrat Party has created an enemy that they may live to regret.
These are just three examples of what is happening; even though they are probably the most well-known examples. But these three together have a huge impact through social media. The question is, do they have enough of an influence to start a grass-roots movement? Can these people, and others like them, start a shift in the thinking of the black community? Can they get more black people to take the Red Pill and sever their ties with the Democrat Plantation?
This could be a real game changer for American politics. African-Americans account for about 12 percent of our population, a voting bloc Democrats count heavily on in their campaigning. Should they lose this bloc, the results could be tragic for them. It may literally be years before we see another Democrat win any major race in this country.