Tarantino – Could I Get a BETTER Tacit Endorsement for My Book?

I was watching today’s The Young Turks on YouTube and to my surprise, they discussed comments made by Quentin

English: Quentin Tarantino in Paris at the Cés...

English: Quentin Tarantino in Paris at the César awards ceremony Français : Quentin Tarantino à la cérémonie des César du cinéma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

Can’t the Republicans Hide their Racist Contempt for the President any Better?

I remember Jimmy Carter.  I remember Bill Clinton.  I also remember that the Republicans in Congress opposed both,

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

but not to the extent that THESE Republicans oppose President Obama.  Why?  What is the difference?

I live in Texas now, but let me return to Louisiana for a moment to perhaps provide an answer.

Part of the reason I left my home State for good is the penchant for locking people in prison—the highest rates in the world (1 in 86—double the national average)!  Most of this a result of the Drug War and most of these African-American; Blacks outnumber Whites in Louisiana prisons 5 to 1.  It has become a prison-state.

Another part of the reason I left was that I am a father now.  I simply did not want to raise my child in that racist, bigoted state.  Case in point, I personally know people who, when the President managed to get Obamacare passed, automatically opposed it at every turn—naturally, without reading it.  All they could manage to say any time our President did anything the Republican Party disagreed with was, “That Nigger this” or “This Nigger that.”  I never heard people speak in such disrespectful ways about Bill Clinton or any President for that matter.

Sure, they did not like Clinton because he is a Democrat, but never did they resort to racial slurs.  Of course not…Clinton is White.

But their disdain for President Obama goes deeper than him being a Democrat.  It is blatantly racist.  I can state that for a fact for I have heard it with my own ears.  I did not want my son learning such things…and these attitudes ARE learned.  For more on this, read my last blog.  For further proof that this Congress opposes for some reason other than getting the job done, recall Kentucky Rep. Mitch McConnell’s foolish move last week in the Senate–the guy actually filibustered his OWN bill when the Democrats (backed by Obama) were in clear support.  This is the worst Congress I have seen in my lifetime and all their racism is spewing forth like Old Faithful.

Hence, when I heard our President speak yesterday about the current fiscal crisis and the opposition he is facing from Congressional Republicans, it occurred to me that this is nothing more than additional evidence in support of the argument I make in my latest book.  Indeed, the GOP has been currying favor with the racist Southern Conservatives since Nixon and Reagan—nothing has changed.  Here is what the President said regarding the stalling that is now taking place.

 “They [the Republican’s in Congress] keep on finding ways, to say no, as opposed to finding way to say yes.  And I don’t know just how much of that has to do with, y’know, um, it, it is very hard for them, to say yes to me.  But, you know, at some point, they’ve got to take me out of it and think about their voters and think about what’s best for the country.” – President Obama at press conference Dec. 19, 2012

Now, to be fair, President Obama is trying to be the better man and avoid the race issue, but it seems obvious that this has occurred to him.  Facing facts, he has had to deal with bigots his whole life, as any Black man has, and racism is not hard to recognize.  In his speech, he seemed to have a hard time coming to grips with the attitude displayed by these bigots.  Watch the video on the TYT network here and decide for yourself.

I can assure you, on watching it, if you are White, you may not get what I am saying, but anyone Black surely will.  The understanding of the true nature of the situation is between the lines.  Our President is being very Presidential and good for him.

Of course, President Obama also mistakenly thinks that these rascals will have to think of their constituents and do what is best for the nation.  Why?  They have not for the last 40 years, so it does not seem likely they will begin now.

No, these power-lusting bigots have been destroying the lives of Americans, most notably African-American’s through use of the Drug War for the last 40 years.  They don’t give two shits for America…they only care about their power.

I recently saw on Facebook how one such racist from my home town accused the President of signing several thousand executive orders all while claiming that Bush only signed 7.  I did the research and to date, President Obama has been fairly conservative in using them, especially compared to Republican Presidents.  I added the correction to the thread, but only received a vicious attack for telling the truth, which I had researched in the national records.

Mr. Obama, I have a suggestion.  If the GOP wants to play hardball, let them.  You have the support of the nation.  Show Congress to the exit and get started with those Executive Orders.  If we have learned anything from Fox “News” and the GOP, it is that if you tell a lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.  So you have nothing to lose in writing those orders and doing what you see best, for they already have their lies prepared.  Just do the job we entrusted you with, Congress be damned.  That is all we ask.

You are the most Presidential President I have seen in my lifetime and I am nearly 50, you are a leader, perhaps the first I have seen in that office.  We are your people…all of us.  We deserve your leadership now…won’t you give it?

How Reagan Won the Hearts (and votes) of Southern Conservatives

Prior to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, most Southern Conservatives were Democrats.   At this time, the Democratic

Reagan in Black Face

Reagan, through his Drug War policies did more to suppress African-Americans than any other President, earning him the Jim Crow Black Face

Party was split between those who believed in liberal ideologies and those who believed in States Rights and conservative ideals.  The Republican Party had traditionally been the “Party of Lincoln,” the party that freed the slaves and brought about positive changes to the nation.  However, after FDR, that changed.

To be sure, FDR was strongly conservative and his policies were as well, but he was a Democrat who won support nationwide.  For the next 30 years, Republicans simply could not gain control over Washington and by the time Nixon entered the arena, the GOP was desperate to regain influence in DC politics.  Looking back, it certainly made sense to the Party that to regain power, the Party needed to become more conservative and less liberal.

Then, Republican Chief Justice Earl Warren opened the door to changes that would send shivers down the spines of Southern Democrats, who were largely conservative and very racist.  In Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ended segregation in schools.   Then the Court made other changes that pleased Democrats in the north as well as liberal-leaning Republicans, but set the stage for limited abuses in the Criminal Justice arena.

Nixon entered with a solution:  Shift away from the liberal side and become strongly conservative, at the same time woo the Southern Democrats with promises to return to the days of Jim Crow laws.  By using catch-phrases like “States Rights” and “Traditional Family Values,” Southern Democrats got the message.

But Nixon lost the gains he had made by discrediting the GOP for a time with the Watergate Scandal.

Enter Reagan.

Reagan promised the same things that Nixon promised and expanded the Drug War in his bid to retain the votes of Southern Democrats.  The ploy worked and the south never voted Democrat again.

How did he do this?

The key tool was Cocaine, which we now know Reagan boosted in America by protecting shipments into Miami for the supposed sake of funneling money to the Sandinista Rebels.  By the time Reagan left office, the supplied of Coke in America had increased despite growing demand and prices were lower.   At the same time, Crack became an issue in the nation and Reagan crafted a series of bills to increase penalties for crack possession while not affecting similar penalties for the possession of powder cocaine.

This had the effect of increasing penalties on African-Americans, who were more likely to be in possession of Crack (mostly as dealers) than powder.  This is ironic considering that crack is closer to the natural form than powder.  But considering the intent of the legislation, namely to bolster support among racist Southern Democrats, it all makes perfect sense.

Indeed, since then, the disparities in the criminal justice system relating to Black arrests, convictions, and time incarcerated has become such that any thinking person now understands that discrimination must be at play.

Indeed, Reagan cunningly used the Black community as a pawn to gaining power for the GOP by winning favor with the racist Southern Conservatives.

It became, as H.R. Haldeman, Nixon” Right-Hand man stated in his Diaries, published in 1994,

He [Nixon] emphasized that you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really with the blacks.  The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to.

Nixon devised the system and the GOP, starting with Reagan has kept that system in place to retain their power.  Disgusting.  Unless, of course, you are a Southern Conservative.  Then it is nothing short of Brilliance.

To learn more, read my book on Amazon, The Cowards in Charge: “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks.

If you act before December 20, 2012, you may receive a free copy on Amazon, but there only remain about 2 dozen so act now.

The Republican Party’s Assault on Black Communities

I know this is going to ruffle feathers and at my age, I am no longer concerned.  I must speak the truth and show the facts,

Richard Nixon in Blackface

Racist Richard Nixon vows to stop crime and drugs with a return to “family values” and States Rights, winning the votes of Southern Democrats eager for a return to Jim Crow laws.

no matter where these lead.

I am a former Republican, having entered the Party during the reign of Ronald Reagan.  I was one of those who listened to the Great Communicator and was convinced that the nation needed to get control over fiscal policy and the problem of drugs in our society.  However, the 90s came along, Newt Gingrich started his “Contract with America,” and something strange happened.

Fiscal responsibility went out the window.

That got me to thinking…Why was the Republican Party, for all their talk of getting the debt under control, suddenly turning into the Party of spend-like-who-gives-a-crap-about-our-kids Party?  What changed?

Actually, nothing changed between Reagan and Gingrich.  As I began to dig into the evidence, I uncovered a sinister plot to gain power in Washington and in 2001, I wrote a book on the Drug War I titled, “Spineless:  How Weak Politician’s Have Botched the Drug War and How we can Still Win.”  However, given the political climate under George W. Bush and the so-called USA PATRIOT Act, I determined that the language was too strong and would need to be softened lest I be labeled a terrorist.  I became an Independent around that time and turned away from the GOP.

I still wondered why the Republican Party, long-known for fiscal conservatism and responsible government, suddenly changed, or appeared to do so.  Then I put the pieces together when I made the connection between Richard Nixon, the Drug War, fiscal policy, and the racial sentencing disparities in the Criminal Justice System, especially as it related to the Drug War.

What I found was that the GOP had not had any real power in Washington in over 30 years leading up to Nixon’s victory in 1968.  What I found was that Nixon gained his victory by currying favor with Southern Democrats, who were disgusted at the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the ensuing Voting Rights Act of 1965.  He won the election, but only because the vote was split by the Independent racist George McGovern.  However, by the next election cycle, Southern Democrats strongly supported Nixon.

They did this because racist Nixon cunningly promised them a return to the days of Jim Crow.  Did he keep his promise?

Indeed, by starting the Drug War, Nixon set in motion a plan that would suppress Black voters which would win over the racist Southern Democrats and give the GOP a strong base of support.  After Reagan, the south never voted Democrat again, for Reagan stepped up efforts to suppress Black communities by expanding the Drug War.  More to come on this, but suffice to say that the bigots in the “Party of Lincoln” were not content to use the power of economic suppression against only Blacks and have expanded that policy by driving the nation to near bankruptcy for their own selfish political gain.

If you would like to know more, read my book, The Cowards in Charge:  “The Whole Problem is Really with the Blacks” now on Amazon.  Through December 20, 2012, Amazon is giving away free copies, but only about 25 remain so act now.