Question of the day *UPDATED*

Am I the only one who finds it ironically amusing that our first fledged race war since the 1960s is happening entirely within the Democratic party?

UPDATE:  Zhombre left such a good comment, the Webloggin editor was inspired to write a whole little illustrated post bouncing off his idea.

16 Responses

  1. It’s not ironic at all. Had the democrats at any time in their history actually meant to remove anyone from their own private plantation, then it would be ironic. But they never have.

    Do we need to replay the list of race-related issues on which the democrat party has been on the wrong side? It ranges from the Civil War right through LBJ’s filibustered Great Society legislation.

    Is there somebody (outside the American educational system) who doesn’t know this?

    So – amusing? Sure. Ironic? Not in the least.

  2. Hmmmm …

    Are Democrats pod people? Note the uncanny similarities between the leading Democratic candidate:
    http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20080109/i/r2934055039.jpg?x=400&y=272&sig=eQM9_BV4gm4rsC5X1.pEGg–

    And this scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers:

  3. Not to mention the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  4. Well, I took another look at Hillary’s quote:

    “I would point to the fact that that Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when he was able to get through Congress something that President Kennedy was hopeful to do, the president before had not even tried, but it took a president to get it done. That dream became a reality, the power of that dream became a real in peoples lives because we had a president who said we are going to do it, and actually got it accomplished.”

    I remember when I saw it on camera that it was outrageously insulting.
    She was so completely dismissive about “the dream”. Since we all know King’s speech as the “I Have A Dream” speech, it was incredibly insulting to Martin Luther King. I guess it was in the way she said it.

    The quote itself doesn’t seem as damaging as it seemed in person.

    In any case, she brought it on herself.

  5. “The quote itself doesn’t seem as damaging as it seemed in person.”

    LOL! Hillary Clinton = Rush Limbaugh

    Obnoxious in person and unexceptionable in transcript.

  6. BW,
    If memory serves, the Democratic party has nearly always been the American political party involved in racial conflicts – and not the peaceful resolution thereof. Be it inciting whites vs. blacks, blacks vs. whites or hispanics, or any of the above against those of Asian descent, the Democratic party of my memory (earliest was 75-76, when I started grade school and became cognizant that newspapers held more than just comics) was always about someone holding someone else down. It has never in my experience been about someone rising on their own, taking responsibility, or pulling their neighbors up for the sake of being a neighbor.
    Truman would be ashamed, as would Roosevelt (either one). The Democrats have forgotten the phrase “The buck stops here.” It is a shame that they have fallen so far.
    And yes; I was receptive to politics at a young age. The arguments between my father (then in his late 30s and now 70) and my oldest sisters (then in their teens) brought far too much into the view of a precocious grade-schooler. I was a conservative starting then – even though we would have qualified for assistance we toughed it out and stood on our own. Charity was for those worse off than we were; stiff-necked and proud, but poor. Too many of those in “poverty” have forgotten their pride – there is food on the table, but what is the cost? Hate crime, discrimination lawsuits, and victim mentality spring from this cost – and now the crows have returned to the field of battle to pick the bodies.
    I fear for what they have become and embraced; but I will defend their right to believe and become – I swore that oath. I pray they remember their oaths when the time comes.
    SGT Dave
    “Death is light as a feather; Duty heavier than the world”

  7. Sgt Dave says:
    “Charity was for those worse off than we were; stiff-necked and proud, but poor. Too many of those in “poverty” have forgotten their pride”

    Hear, hear! My parents were a bricklayer and grocery store cashier. There were often struggles and sometimes little food on the table. Yet they NEVER would have accepted going on the public dole. Going onto public assistance meant a severe blow to pride. They were self-reliant and they transmitted their values to us.

    We continue, as a culture, to abandon the value of self-reliance. It’s a fearsome trend.

    I keep telling my parents that the Democrat party they grew up with – the party of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy – has abandoned them. Redardless of socialist strategies, they did at that time at least believe that their purpose was to benefit the poor and the middle class. The Democrat Party is now little more than a coalition of feminist, racial, and gay special interest groups united solely by a desire for complete government control of American lives. NOT to benefit the poor or middle class, but to achieve their narrow agendas.

    My parents are lifelong Democrats, though, suffering from extreme cases of Bush Derangement Syndrome, and I can’t budge them.

  8. Bookie, I certainly noticed and was amused, however, should I bring the topic up to any of my Dem-friends, the bile comes to the surface. How dare I remind them of themselves!

    -SJBill

  9. I am also not surprised by the “disagreement between ‘friends’ “.The liberal Dems inherently have no respect for those they buy off with handouts, all sub-classes of the liberal genera
    are primed to take quick offense, and rational thought not only has no chance but is not even desired by the contenders.
    If this keeps warming to a full rolling boil, maybe all their political futures will be cooked. And to think I believed the next few months would not be fun
    Al

  10. The only race war between the Democrat candidates is what the conservative media and the thugs can stir up. Ironic no ! Silly yes !!! Effective ? We will wait and see .

  11. Liberalism is based on condescension. You never really had to scratch very deep to find a racist lurking under Liberal/Left veneer. When the scratching gets tough, as in a presidential campaign, the veneer suffers.

  12. Ditto to Mike and Sgt Dave re charity. We too grew up on the margin. My upbringing always reminded me of that famous statement Mr. Micawber made in Dickens’ David Copperfield: “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” My parents’ response was simply to work ever harder. It wasn’t a great life, but they knew they were doing the right thing, and they passed on important life lessons to their children.

  13. Leftists have a vested interest in bringing about chaos and revolution. This is not so much to change things for the better as to ensure that humanity is unable to progress past a certain serf/slave point of existence.

    That is why whenever there is success and prosperity, the Left must stamp it down as would any Emperor when rebellion reared its head.

    This has an interesting relationship with how Leftists see things in terms of absolute morality or not. There was a talk about that with notable persons such as Chris White over at Neo-Neocon. The Left’s basis of multiculturalism seems to invest a great deal of focus on “relativity” which is the idea that each situation for a person is different thus their ethics will be different, due to utilitarian considerations.

    Yet multiculturalism is simply another ideology or belief system, that is just as “absolute” to a human as religious or philosophical beliefs.

    The Left believes that they are superior because they can see things as always being “relative” to some other state. Class warfare is the relating of poor with rich. The Left, because they can “see” what others do not, believe that they are the ones worthy and born to rule.

    However, regardless of how much the Left believes themselves to be the cosmopolitan in terms of their dealings with the poor, the alien, the foreign, and the problematic, the truth is that the Left is very parochial. Their conception of humanity is limited severely, very similar to the Arab’s inferiority complex in how it works.

    If people were actually successful with capitalism, it would be like Jews and Palestinians living together successfully. It would totally destroy the reason for existence of various organizations, Leftist or not.

  14. Thus it is not so much the Left’s need to raise up humanity as their need to maintain the status quo of human misery. You don’t need to understand human beings well to do that. You just need to know what can hurt humanity, which is far easier than knowing what can help humanity.

    They don’t need to be cosmopolitan to destroy civilization, you know. But they still see themselves as wise, knowledgeable, and cosmoplitan, meaning worldly and wise in the ways of humanity. This self-deception is similar to Arab’s self-deception as well. Also the Left is almost as fatalistic as the inshallah Sunnis. To the Left, most things are predestined such as Global Warming or the poor getting poorer and what not. Except the Left’s solution is not “God’s Will” it is the “Government’s Will”. Meaning, the Left’s will that gets things done.

  15. Brilliant post, Zhombre.

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