BLACK CONSERVATIVES - AN OXYMORON?
November 18, 2009
Last Friday, I watched the Glenn Beck show. No surprise there I know, but I stayed glued to this episode as the very first thing which caught my eye were the dozens of African-Americans on stage with him. In fact, Glenn was the only white person there with the exception of the cameramen and audio crew.
Who were these people surrounding the King of Libertarianism and Anti-Socialism? They were conservatives! Conservative business owners, conservative college students, conservative teachers, conservative investors, conservative workers and conservative "community organizers." Not only were all of these individuals conservative - they were black!!!
They touched on many subjects. One talked about changing the image of black conservatives ... another said black children should not be ridiculed for speaking proper English or earning straight As in school or teased for "talking white" or "dressing white" ... they stressed education and one lady called it "plantation politics" at the White House because people were standing around waiting for their bills to be paid. A young investment broker said it was nonsense to redistribute wealth ... this administration's policies were called racist ... one man who was a tea party organizer said he had been called a tea bagger and redneck.
Again the education issue was important with one lady saying she had raised her children in a strict, Christian home with rules to follow. Kids, she said, should be taught the Constitution and Bill of Rights ... they know rap and pop songs but not our history.
There was so much more they talked about but I couldn't take notes fast enough. I was impressed by those who spoke and what they did for a living, and here are the ones I was able to jot down:
- Robin Martin, accountant
- Angel Robinson, Campaign for Liberty
- David Webb, Founder, Tea Party 365
- Barbara Summers, Former real estate agent
- Robert Broadus, Computer Programmer
- Jibreel Riley, Student (who noted that we should wake up every day and thank God that we live in America)
- Rafiq Jenkins, data specialist
- Gordon Jenkins, Mayor of Monticello, NY
- Lenny McAllister, author of "Diary of a Mad Black P.Y.C."
- James Davemann, financial analyst
- Francisco Dan'Lyn, financial service company owner
- Shakera Jones, NYU School of Law Admissions Office
- Brandon Brice, Republican Strategist from Harlem
- Deneen Borelli, Project 21 Fellow
- Kevin Jackson, "The Big Black Lie" author
- Richard Fair, Government Affairs Specialist
- Khalid Thomas, Guest Service Representative
- Mychael Massie, Project 21
- Jerome Hudson, Retail Sales Consultant
- Lisa Fritsch, Radio Talk Show Host
- Maurice Sherrod, Bartender
Since the days of Lyndon Johnson, the number of African-Americans who vote for Democratic candidates jumped from 32% in 1964 (the year Civil Rights Laws were proposed) to 94.5% in 2008 (the year the first African-American was nominated by the Democrats to lead the party).
When Glenn asked Angel Robinson what she thought was the reason so many voted for Barack Obama, she and several others in the audience spoke out with unison: "Because he is black." The would be equivalent of me saying that I voted for John McCain because he is white (by the way, I voted for Chuck Baldwin because he is a Constitutionalist - not because he is white).
It's the issues! These African-Americans who talked with Beck Friday said it's not the color of the man's skin! It's his issues and where he taking this country. Even Maurice Sherrod, a bartender said the he believed he'd have no chance to become an entrepreneur if Obama's fiscal policies as passed into law.
Why, then, do so many blacks vote for Democrats? And, other than the color of Obama's skin, why did they vote for Obama? These questions are the result of a mind boggling survey of blacks who actually give no concrete reasons except Democrats "understand the plight of the black man." With all due respect to my African-American friends, this is gibberish! Democrats don't understand anything except how to get re-elected. To them, all that have to do is make promises which amount to nothing other than to "be with you in your victimhood."
Victimhood is not a condition but a state of mind, which the average African-American would not have were it not for what psychologists call neurolinguistic programming or NLP.
A fundamental tool of “conversational hypnosis” is pacing and leading—a way for the hypnotist to bypass the listener’s critical faculty by associating repeated statements that are unquestionably accurate with the message he wants to convey.
In his Denver acceptance speech, Obama used the phrases “that’s why I stand here tonight,” “now is the time,” and “this moment” 14 times. Paces are connected to the lead by words such as “and,” “as,” “because,” or “that is why.” For example, “we need change” (who could disagree?)…and…that is why I will be your next President.”
Techniques of trance induction include extra slow speech, rhythm, tonalities, vagueness, visual imagery, metaphor, and raising of emotion. Hypnotists often have patients count. In a speech after the primaries closed, Obama said: “Sixteen months have passed (paused)…Thousands (pause) of miles…(pause)…Millions of voices….”
Hypnotists call this a distraction technique: sending the dominant hemisphere on an assignment involving linguistic processes, thus opening the nondominant hemisphere to suggestion.
Hand gestures can be used as hypnotic anchors, or to aid in hypnotic command implantation. They can be difficult to distinguish from innocent gestures used for emphasis. Obama, however, uses some gestures extraordinarily often and for very specific words such as “believe” and “chose.” His characteristic thumb-and-forefinger gesture looks like a hand holding a pencil—as if you were in a voting booth. The gesture of pointing sends the subconscious message that a person in authority is giving a command.
Obama actually said at one time: “a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack.’”
You will not choose to vote for Barack: you will “have to.” It is not a logical choice, but rather one directed by a mystical (subconscious) force. What purpose would a politician have for making such a statement?
Since the Civil Rights Act and, actually with the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., black leaders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have used NLP in such an effective way as to talk people of color into thinking they are the victims and will always be the victims. Democrats, who want to get elected and stay in office, use the same flare and colorful speech to sway those already believing they are victims into thinking they (the Democrats) will look out for them (blacks). Nothing can be further from the truth!
Of all people who should be conservatives (at least socially and politically) is would be African-Americans.
Black Americans attend church at a high rate. They oppose homosexual behavior. They oppose illegal immigration. They supported Bill Cosby's calls for increased personal responsibility. These are all conservative values. So why do Black Americans vote for Democrat candidates over 95% of the time?
It should be noted that there are some prominent conservative Black leaders in American history, including Booker T. Washington, Alan Keyes, Thomas Sowell, Ken Blackwell and Clarence Thomas. These leaders contrast strongly with leaders like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Barack Obama.
Here is a partial list of possible answers but keep in mind, the Democrats know how to use NLP:
PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Public schools have failed to teach students (of all races) that it was the Democrats who supported slavery and Jim Crow laws, while the Republican party has consistently opposed racism since its inception.
ABORTION: Many Black Americans support abortion. This is not an answer by itself, as it only leads to the question, "Why do so many Black Americans support abortion?" This is especially baffling because some of the early proponents of abortion "rights" in America were viciously racist against Black people.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: Liberals support affirmative action while conservatives do not. Since affirmative action might seem to benefit Black Americans, they may support it. Programs like this tend to taint any Black American of achievement, as some who would have succeeded without governmental intervention can be challenged as being only in their powerful roles as a result of affirmative action. At the same time, Black Americans of little distinction, such as Barack Obama, are promoted over White Americans with more qualifications.
ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS CREATED, SUPPORTED AND PASSED BY DEMOCRATS: Many Black Americans earn less than White Americans. Democrat rhetoric about "free" universal health care or other entitlement programs can be appealing to the poor.
OPPOSITION TO POWER: Republicans have been much more successful than Democrats in recent presidential elections, winning 7 of the last 10. Poor Black Americans, encouraged by leaders like Jesse Jackson and Kanye West (who claimed that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people"), may simply be blaming whoever is in charge for their troubles. Since the people in charge of the White House have usually been Republicans, they may be receiving the blame.
Of course, Democrats controlled Congress during most of this time. Congress usually had a lower public approval rating, and can override Presidential vetoes. Nonetheless, the President is a much more visible person, and easier to heap scorn upon in national media.
PERCEPTION OF POLICE MISCONDUCT: Conservatives are much more pro-police than liberals. Some Black Americans distrust the police because of what they perceive as unjust treatment.
USE OF CHRISTIANITY TO SUPPORT SLAVERY, SEGREGATION AND ANTI-MISCEGENATION LAWS: Christians were on both sides of the debates about slavery, segregation, and miscegenation, but it is sometimes taught that they were only supporting the traditionalist sides, all of which were unfavorable to Black Americans.
Today, Christianity is much more associated with conservativism than liberalism. Even though most Black Americans are Christians, they may see White Christianity as the driving force behind both historical discrimination and modern conservativism. One need go no further than Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright to see just how true this is.
Passed over are those black Americans who refused to be swayed by the rhetoric of the Democratic Party. They are few but they are mighty and serve as examples of how true it is that one doesn't need the government to help them get by. They are a slow but sure growing number who believe that the government is the problem and has no answers for the problem.
I think we'll be seeing more of them on Glenn Beck and hearing more from them on the AM Talk Radio airwaves. Look out Liberals, African-Americans are starting to get by without your help!
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