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Kamioner: Echoes Of Long Ago Bigotry Plague America

Today's black racists parrot racists of decades past.

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A good way to decide whether those speaking about race are themselves bigots is to switch the color in question.

So when somebody today calls for the demonization of a race or thinks one race or ethnicity should have advantages over another, flip the terms. If you do that in 2021 you see that people like Rep. Cori Bush are cut of the very same cloth as Lester Maddox and Bull Connor. Both groups hate a specific race other than their own and want special privileges for their own ilk. And another thing? They’re all Democrats.

For those not familiar, Maddox was a Georgia governor between 1967-1971 and a vicious racist. He and his contemporaries stood in the way of the legitimate rights of black Americans when it came to voting, education, housing, and other matters. Connor was Commissioner of Public Safety for Birmingham, Alabama during the 50s and 60s and also was a despicable bigot. Both used state and local government resources to break up peaceful protests. Both men were reprehensible individuals.

Here’s a Connor quote. “All you gotta do is tell them your going to bring the dogs. Look at em run. I want to see the dogs work.” He was speaking about peaceful civil rights marchers. How many times has the BLM used violence to achieve their ends and intimidate others, including at marches? Same people.

Here’s a Maddox quote, “…an impending attempted invasion of our restaurant by the racial demonstrators and once the demonstrators and agitators arrived, the customers and employees pulled the drumsticks [pickaxe handles] from the kegs and went outside to defend against the threatened invasion.” The racial demonstrators who were about to invade? Three black seminary students who asked to be seated at a restaurant Maddox owned. How many left wing racists today try to exclude whites and others from events and spaces in schools and similar venues? How many are attacked in the streets by left wing racists for being Asian, or Jewish, or white? What we are seeing is an echo of bigotry. A mirror image of southern racism of over half a century ago now being perpetrated by blacks conditioned to hate whites by the Democrat Party.

Here’s a quote by Cori Bush. “The first step in that process is to root out white supremacy.” Flip the terms. If someone said that about black political power in a major American city they’d be pilloried. Bush is lauded just as Maddox was lauded, both by racists. Here’s another Bush quote.

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“What I cannot do is continue to look over my shoulder wondering if a white supremacist in Congress by the name of Marjorie Taylor Greene or anyone else — because there are others — that they are doing something or conspiring against us.” Notice the obsession with race, the paranoia against others of another race. Much like the “invaders” Maddox spoke about above. And finally, Bush on Trump.

“If we fail to remove a White supremacist President who incited a White supremacist insurrection, it’s communities like Missouri’s first district that suffer the most, the 117th Congress must understand that we have a mandate to legislate in defense of Black lives…starting with impeaching the White supremacist in chief.” Again, the singling out of one race. The false insurrection charge just as Southern racists of yore sought to equate civil rights marchers as “outside agitators.”

And the racism charge is preposterous against a president who did more for black Americans and their economic prospects than most of his predecessors combined. Here it is. The ugly face of Democrat programmed black racism against whites and others. The flip side of the Kluxer coin. To paraphrase The Who, “Meet the new racists. They’re the same as the old racists.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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