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.

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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.