Naio posted:Stanky posted:direstraits posted:
Remember your history, most lynch mobs were Democrats. Lincoln and MLK were Republicans. Their assassins were Democrats.
Yes, but dems did get clever in the 60s. The violent white labor racists, the exploitative business racists, and the "White Man's burden" patronizing racists all came together with a welfare system that made all of them happy. Blacks were pulled out of the workforce which inflated wages for white unionists. Black folks were used as the pass through for Welfare check money and other subsidies for racist democrat crony capitalists and the patronizing racists got more people to feel superior to. I don't believe either MLK or Frederick Douglass would approve.
Neither one would approve of today's republican party.
Not sure about MLK but Frederick Douglass would probably be apoplectic at modern Republicans since they aren't calling for an immediate abolition of 20th Century slavery. I believe his answer for "What should we do with the freed slaves?" was this:
"Our answer is, do nothing with them; mind your business, and let them mind theirs. Your doing with them is their greatest misfortune. They have been undone by your doings, and all they now ask, and really have need of at your hands, is just to let them alone. They suffer by every interference, and succeed best by being let alone."