Democrats to Blacks: Stay Angry, Vote Democratic


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Rep. Rangel wants anger for votes and power. In discussing the Trayvon Martin case, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “Blacks are under attack.” Under attack? By whom?

The “battle against racism” removes pressure from people to practice what works: personal responsibility, hard work, pursuing an education and a pledge to refrain from having children until capable of assuming the responsibility. Blacks are not helped by the angry, pessimistic rhetoric of those who claim to operate in their best interests. Getting ahead becomes elusive when others train you to think like a victim, that The Man holds you in a trap of weights and barriers.

Black actor Charles Dutton, playing a high school teacher in the movie “Menace II Society,” gives to students this dismal “advice”: “Being a black man in America isn’t easy. The hunt is on, and you’re the prey.” Have a nice life, boys.

I was blessed with parents with no patience for those who felt sorry for themselves and who allowed others to make them feel inferior. In high school, my literature class read a poem that went something like this:

“While riding through old Baltimore, so small and full of glee,

“I saw a young Baltimorean keep a-lookin’ straight at me.

“Now, he was young and very small, and I was not much bigger

“And so he smiled, but put out his tongue and called me ‘nigger.’

“I saw the whole of Baltimore from May until September,

“Of all the things that happened there, that’s all that I remember.”

The teacher angrily talked about the permanent damage done to this little boy’s psyche. The permanent stain of racism. The denial of the little boy’s dignity. The boy, said the teacher, will never be the same. By the time the bell sounded, everyone was angry.

I went home and read the poem to my mom as she prepared dinner. When I finished — “of all the things that happened there, that’s all that I remember” — she took a spoon out of a steaming pot, rapped it on the side, turned to me and said, “Too bad he let something that trivial spoil his vacation.”

As Aristotle, in the “Nicomachean Ethics,” wrote: “Anyone can become angry — that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way — this is not easy.”

Apparently, Aristotle wasn’t a Democratic strategist.

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  • Steve Chavez

    1. If you think your Party has been taken over by Far-Left Progressives, and beyond, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    2. If your moderate views are not being heard by those who have closed their ears, but they're still wanting you to open your wallets, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    3. If you were fooled and tricked by empty promises, fancy language, and catchy slogans repeated so many times that you actually believed them, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    4. If all the “Change” you have left in your pockets are Abe Lincolns, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    5. If your vote is taken for granted because of your race and/or gender, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    6. If you think America is being forced, slowly but surely and in the dark of night, into the proven failure of Socialism/Communism, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    7. If you're afraid of losing your 2nd Amendment right to protect your home, family, and yourself, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    8. If you're tired of those who normalize and moralize immorality, then it's TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    9. If you are too feminine for feminists, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    10. If you're tired of being taxed here, taxed there, taxed everywhere, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    11. If your centuries old Constitution is called “outdated,” as its freedoms are now being used to overthrow it by the decades old Rules for Radicals and the Communist Manifesto, and if Washington is thrown under the bus for Alinsky and Marx, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    12. If you’re tired of our soldiers getting spit on, even as those very soldiers who put their lives on the line in order to protect your right to spit on them, then it's TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    13. If you’re tired of going in the Red filling up your car, blackmailed by the oil dictators who hate us, and by hypocrites who fill up their gas tanks to drive, or to fly in their private jet, to a Green protest against oil and gas, and you want to “Drill Here, Drill Now” instead of imposing moratoriums, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    14. If you feel your race is continuously, and purposefully, kept in a perpetual cycle of poverty and government dependability, as they are addicting you to themselves therefore requiring you to vote for them in order to get your fix, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    15. If you feel jobs are being lost because of the anti-Capitalist “Workers of the World Unite” and if you are passed over for a job, raise, or promotion due to your political beliefs, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    16. If your moderate and traditional moral and family values are now the extreme, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    17. If they say and think “The World First” instead of “Country First,” then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    18. If you’re tired of “Blame America and Apology Tours,” then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    19. If you’re tired of Leftist indoctrination and brainwashing in our schools, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    20. If you’re tired of the P.C. Police handcuffing your rights, your way of life, your thoughts and words, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    21. If you’re tired of being ridiculed for trying to be, or being, successful, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    22. If you’re tired of feeling guilty for the car you drive, the toys you own, the home you live in, the food you eat, and the amount of money you make, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    23. If you want a secure border and all immigration laws, that are on the books now, to be enforced, then it's TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    24. If you’re tired of “Do as I say, not as I do,“ hypocrites controlling your life, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    25. If you’re afraid and ridiculed for believing in, and for writing or saying “God” or “Christmas,” then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!

  • Steve Chavez

    Below is a take on Obama's "Time for a Change" Now it's "Time For A Switch" meaning Party's or at least their vote. Taken from this author's "25 Reasons: Time for a Switch."

    1. If you think your Party has been taken over by Far-Left Progressives, and beyond, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    2. If your moderate views are not being heard by those who have closed their ears, but they're still wanting you to open your wallets, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    3. If you were fooled and tricked by empty promises, fancy language, and catchy slogans repeated so many times that you actually believed them, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    4. If all the “Change” you have left in your pockets are Abe Lincolns, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    5. If your vote is taken for granted because of your race and/or gender, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    6. If you think America is being forced, slowly but surely and in the dark of night, into the proven failure of Socialism/Communism, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    7. If you're afraid of losing your 2nd Amendment right to protect your home, family, and yourself, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    8. If you're tired of those who normalize and moralize immorality, then it's TIME FOR A SWITCH!

    14. If you feel your race is continuously, and purposefully, kept in a perpetual cycle of poverty and government dependability, as they are addicting you to themselves therefore requiring you to vote for them in order to get your fix, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!

    16. If your moderate and traditional moral and family values are now the extreme, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    19. If you’re tired of Leftist indoctrination and brainwashing in our schools, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    20. If you’re tired of the P.C. Police handcuffing your rights, your way of life, your thoughts and words, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!
    21. If you’re tired of being ridiculed for trying to be, or being, successful, then it’s TIME FOR A SWITCH!

    • Steve Chavez

      REAGAN SWITCHED! Maybe add that to the end of each? It was "Time TO a Change" but too many bothered about the "To" since it didn't sound right but you had to say it fast with a "ah" sound and in slang. What do you think since there is hope the "25" get out there before the election. Thanks FPMers.

  • Steve Chavez

    IT'S BACKFIRING! With Obama's and the Democrats continuously playing the Black/Hispanic Race Card, he is dividing the country instead of uniting it like he said he would. His immediate coming to the defense of Blacks, and Blacks like Sharpton and the Congressional Black Caucus who immediately come to his defense, is only showing that they are the race haters and everyone knows it.

    Why is it that when a Black guest on a TV show criticizes Obama, everyone is shocked? What name-calling do Obama, Sharpton, and the CBC scream at that "traitor to their race?"

    All Obama is accomplishing is the hatred towards Blacks and the "First Black President."

  • dmw

    In addition to Aristotle's advice, I am reminded of a New Testament verse that says to (paraphrased) "be angry, but sin not". For the first seven years of my life I was raised by a Black women and nanny, as both my parents worked in the Bay Area of San Francisco. We then moved to Los Angeles where I first experienced learning and playing with other Black children at and after school (in the central part of L.A.). Also with Asian (Chinese and Japanese-American) children. My Black friend, Eddie, lived in a house that was much better than everyone elses and two stories. But no wonder. Late each afternoon BOTH his parents would come home from work, BOTH dressed in business attire. The families of both of my Asian friends and a Jewish friend owned their own businesses – one a very very large business. A couple of years later we moved to a neighborhood in West L.A. that was predominantly Jewish. The families of my two best Jewish friends also owned their own businesses. The family of my best "Gentile" friend consisted of a mother and father that both worked in Hollywood (actress and producer in movies and TV). This was in the late 1950s.

    Then my family moved to a working class, poor, and segregated neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was there that I experienced my first exposure to abject and overt racism, like the poem described above. I could not believe that another (White) child the same age as me (11 years old) could be filled which such hate, that he would not even tolerate a Black child just standing in the same area as us. To get the Black child to leave, my new "friend" invoked the "n" word repeatedly. Born in California and with both my parents from the South (Alabama and Louisiana) I still innately knew that what happened was wrong. When I asked him why he did it, he replied, "Because he' s n——-!" Right. Just "because".

    Upon graduation from high school and college in the 60s and 70s — thru the Civil Rights struggle era and the Vietnam War — I always had the expectation that things would get better. But now I see so-called "leaders" stoking the embers and the flames and doing little to nothing to stoke the right kind of prosperity of body, mind and spirit. Stoking anger and encouraging coveting (which is a sin, breaking of the 10th Commandmant).

  • mrbean

    Not only is it true that whites owe blacks nothing, the reverse is true, that blacks owe American whites a lot. If it weren’t for American whites, they (the blacks) would still be in Africa—Africa for goodness sake. Our pollsters should ask blacks if they’d like to be in Africa or in the U.S.A. Is it safe to say the results would be 99 percent USA one percent Africa? (and the one-percenters would be lying). Even their great, great, great grand daddies and grand mommies would have answered the poll that way, and they were slaves! I Upon Muhammad Ali’s return from his fight in Africa, “the rumble in the jungle,” a reporter asked him what he thought of Africa. He replied, “Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat.” We are ALL lucky to be here! So my black countrymen, shut up and get on with your lives. And get on your knees and thank the Lord everyday for the blessing that he smiled on you and made you part of this amazing place. (Which by the way, you and your liberal enablers are succeeding to dismantle brick by brick, day by day, you damned fools.)

  • Questions

    Larry Elder is a noble exception in the black world: a man who truly believes in and practices liberty. Unfortunately, black voters will continue to vote for the party that offers them the largest free lunch. That would be the Democrats. Here's a novel thought: Why don't Republican candidates openly court the voting bloc that dares not speak its name in polite company? It's called the "white vote."

  • RoguePatriot6

    Take it from a black man, many blacks are angry at the wrong crowd over the issue of racism.

    Bounce all of the liberal's accusations of racism off the Democratic Party's history and you'll find they are 100 fold more guilty of what they accuse people of doing.

    The true "SELLOUTS" are people who would sell the constitutional rights of this nation's citizens down the river to it's enemies.
    True "SELLOUTS" would keep voting for a party that created a hate group that exclusively terrorized blacks and other minorites.
    True "SELLOUTS" would demonize other blacks for moving ahead and breaking the chains of ignorance and the constant jacked up stereotype that Hollywood, MSM and other sellouts keep portraying us as.
    The true "SELLOUTS" would make millions of dollars writing lyrics glorifying the murdering of other blacks through gang violence.
    True "SELLOUTS" would adopt an ideology shielded by a vail of religion that enslaved blacks for over a millenium. That religious ideology would be called "ISLAM". Amazing how my beautiful black people have embraced this ideology and claim that Christianity was used to enslave them. Truly, Truly, TRAGIC COMEDY!!!

    Blacks may be angry about something but they are pointing the fingers in the wrong direction. Alot of those fingers can be pointed back at ourselves.

    • Steve Chavez

      I will copy these words of true wisdom.

      My top post needed approval and I thought they wouldn't put it but now it's up and I hope you look at these "Switch" reasons. As a minority myself who knows exactly what you are talking about, I broke my "chain of ignorance" twenty years ago. One comment that did not show in my numerous attempts to get the reasons posted was that "Blacks and Hispanics are born Democrats" and those that do break the "chains" are demonized and called names including Oreo and for me, Coconut, which is brown on the outside and white on the inside. Who says these names? DEMOCRATS! Yes, the same people who cry racism!

      • RoguePatriot6

        "My top post needed approval and I thought they wouldn't put it but now it's up and I hope you look at these "Switch" reasons. "

        Believe me, I do agree. I think the Democratic party use a different form of shackles and chains now. What's sad, is they need not put forth any effort to tighten them, we do it everytime we bad mouth someone who breaks away from the plantation of entitlement and victimhood.

        Truly Depressing!!!

  • BLJ

    The bigotry of low expectations is what is really holding back blacks. Sadly this comes from their own "black leaders" as well as the Democratic Party.

    • Questions

      What holds back blacks more than anything else is blackness itself.

  • Schlomotion

    Anyone who took this advice from Mr. Rangel would have to overlook that he has repeatedly voted to reinstate the draft and has had to sit through ethics hearings for tax evasion and improper solicitation of donations. He was found guilty. Representative John Lewis vouches for him, and Mr. Lewis is not only credible but one of our nation's true and eloquent heroes. Still, staying angry when you are not being wronged is just bad for your health.

  • HARVEY STEELE

    it was the democrats that did not let my father vote in 1952. he was listed as an R and R's had to take a literacy test whether white or black (all blacks were tested) and be told he (college degree and all) failed the test (per the grand wizard?) Columbus, Ga (klan central) Adlai Stevenson (D) took the state easily.
    democrats legacy is the party of apartheid, slavery, jim crow, lynching, voter suppression. and the top echelon has not changed but is a continuous on going floe. sic

    harv
    TAXVILLE, TAXIFORNIA
    push 1 for English ONLY in the USA

  • Jim

    "George W. Bush is our Bull Connor"???? Impossible…. Bull Connor was a Democrat.

  • dennis x

    In the words of JC Watt's father , "a Black Man voting for a repubican is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders", but you wil get the "happy negro vote" all 2-3% of it.

  • tagalog

    George W. Bush never set dogs on demonstrators crossing the Edmund Pettis Bridge, or turned firehoses on them, or sat in a courtroom with his belly hanging out, chowing down on some Fritos or something, with a leer on his fat sweaty face.

    I hate it when people make these kind of spurious comparisons. They defame the Bushes and mitigate the evil of the Connors. Charlie Rangel is a jive turkey.