I was watching today’s The Young Turks on YouTube and to my surprise, they discussed comments made by Quentin
Tarantino that the Drug War amounts to Modern Slavery. In addition, host Cenk Uygur makes the comment that some books recently have noted that this is nothing more than Jim Crow laws revisited. To see the video, click here.
I couldn’t agree more, for my recent book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks” makes both of these points. However, I go much further.
The point I make in my new book is that this assault is a continuation of a political strategy begun by Richard Nixon back in the 1960s to curry favor with the Southern Democrats, who were largely conservative and racist. In fact, these racists were angered by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the ensuing Voting Rights Act of 1965, both of which were bills introduced by John F. Kennedy in discussions with Republican Leaders. Interestingly enough, Republicans in Congress continued the work begun by JFK and these bills gains greater support from Republicans in Congress than from Democrats.
Of course, to be fair, this is because the Democrats that opposed the bills were ALL from Southern Conservative Democratic stronghold States.
So Nixon cunningly used this opposition to restructure the GOP so as to win these votes. How successful was he?
For evidence, we need only look at the last elections. Mitt Romney only took 206 Electoral votes. Of these, 148 were from the very States that opposed these Bills. That amounts to 72% of his support. So clearly, Nixon was very successful in turning the Republican Party into a racist arm of Southern Conservatives.
For further proof, all one needs to do is watch Fox “News,” but beware, just watch enough to see the truth—according to numerous studies done in recent years, watching this too much will lead to becoming less informed abut facts.
Not sure you agree with this statement?
Then check out this segment from The Young Turks, wherein they discuss some recent terrorist attacks conducted by Republicans who only get their information from Fox “News.” Indeed, the GOP has become an arm that is killing our nation from within, but this is not new—it is part of the strategy begun under Nixon.
If you want to know how to turn the tide by both stopping the Drug War and saving African-American communities, get a copy of my latest book, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks,” now on Amazon.
- The Republican Party’s Assault on Black Communities (cowardsincharge.wordpress.com)
- How Reagan Won the Hearts (and votes) of Southern Conservatives (cowardsincharge.wordpress.com)
- D.C. Republicans coordinating efforts to rig electoral college in blue states (dailykos.com)
- The Young Turks Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Cenk Uygur Documentary (tubefilter.com)
- Can’t the Republicans Hide their Racist Contempt for the President any Better? (cowardsincharge.wordpress.com)
- Bruce Bartlett on black voters (brobrubel.wordpress.com)