Opinions and musings on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and life from a conservative Catholic neurosurgeon.
I think MLK was a Republican until Kennedy ran against Nixon, then he switched. Kennedy repaid him by having his Justice Department spy on him because he was considered a dangerous subversive. MLK really didn't like Johnson, mostly because MLK was opposed to the Vietnam War. (Johnson was also a big segregationist when he was a senator from Texas, then changed his tune.) King thought the war was siphoning off money that could be used for social welfare programs. He was assassinated during the last months of Johnson's term, so we don't know where he would have stood on the political landscape after the Johnson years. I don't know. Personally, I think that his "content of character, not color of skin" remark sounds like the colorblind treatment advocated by conservatives. But plenty of people hold contradictory belief structures. Maybe King thinks that color consciousness is color blindness, just as plenty of my liberal associates believe. It's always weird listening to someone explain why special treatment is equal treatment. Ben
The Democratic Party is racist, and always has been racist. That hasn't changed. What's changed is the target of their racism. While they were once racist against blacks, they are now racist against whites.The political right offers blacks equal treatment. The political left offers blacks preferential treatment. Unfortunately, most blacks have chosen preferential to equal. Little John
"The Democratic Party is racist, and always has been racist. That hasn't changed. What's changed is the target of their racism. While they were once racist against blacks, they are now racist against whites." Political bigotry is a facet of white supremacy in much the same way that anti-semitism, racist bigotry, etc., are both facets of white supremacy. So, why do you support white supremacy?
Okay, you did make that comment about five years ago... Maybe you no longer support white supremacy; sometimes, ppl do pull their head out of their sphincters and, somehow manage to, WTF up! So, do you still support white supremacy?
I have heard every, supposedly, `non-racist` conservative say that MLK was a Republican & yet when you tell them to produce some sort of, legitimate, evidence to back this up, like a photo of a voter registration card with a high enough resolution so that it can be read easily enough, they pull out white supremacist-supportive straw-man argument logical fallacy of political bigotry. In other words, they don't like to be called out for talking trash and they act like complete crybabies when you tell them how stupid they sound for using such a flawed argument. There is tons of conjecture & speculation BS, which is NOT evidence...whatsoever, ..that shows that MLK was a Republican! Ultimately, it is 100% lies!
Do you asshats even realize that is Sen. Byrd from WV???? WV NEVER had Jim Crow and was the ONLY "southern" state who integrated schools BEFORE the Supreme Court ruled segregation unconstitutional (integrated schools in 40'-50's)!!!!! Was Byrd racists....hell yeah...he was grotesquely racist. But please get your facts right before posting propaganda. Just saying