“You put them first and they put you last. ‘Cause you’re a chump. A political chump! … Any time you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that party — you’re not only a chump but you’re a traitor to your race.”
— Malcolm X to African-American Democrat Voters
It’s not often that a conservative will cite someone like Malcolm X, who for a good part of his life was so anti-American that he agitated for violence against innocent Americans for the crimes of their nation. But Malcolm X changed. He came to realize that white people weren’t “the devil” and that conservatives were no worse for the African-American community than liberals are. In fact, he called the African-American voters “political chumps” for voting at a rate of 80% with the Democrats!
Imagine what he would say today watching African-Americans vote Democrat some 90% of the time!
Radio talk show host Larry Elder brought up Malcolm X’s words in a recent article for Townhall.com. He used Malcolm X as an example of what is wrong with the decision by many African-Americans to vote Democrat in such overwhelming numbers.
White voters, X said, “are so evenly divided that every time they vote, the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. Which means that any bloc, any minority that has a bloc that sticks together is in a strategic position. Either way you go, that’s who gets it.”
“You put them first,” said Malcolm X, “and they put you last. ‘Cause you’re a chump. A political chump! … Any time you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you are dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that party — you’re not only a chump but you’re a traitor to your race.”
Today’s Democrat Party has not done anything more for America’s black population than they were doing some 50+ years ago when Malcolm X was still alive. In fact, conservatives argue that Democrat policies have continued to drive down the opportunities and the advancements made by African-Americans all over America. In our nation’s black communities, where Democrat politicians rule almost completely unopposed, their policies have destroyed most of those communities. In places like Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta, the economies have collapsed, the middle class populations have fled, and the living conditions are positively Third World.
There is just no way that the Democrat Party (or any Party) can bee meeting the needs of any community enough to justify a vote of 90%. Those are Vladimir Putin numbers… those are Fidel Castro numbers… those are Mao Zedong numbers. The point is, the only people who get those numbers do so because they force the population to vote the way they want OR ELSE. Which is very similar to what is happening in today’s black community, isn’t it?
The Democrat Party first attacks conservatives with ad hominem’s – like the GOP is racist, or any African-American who votes against Democrats is a horrible pejorative like Uncle Tom. If that isn’t working, they promise/threaten all at once. If you vote for us we’ll “GIVE” you this or that… if you don’t vote for us the GOP will “put you back in chains.” If these things don’t seem to be working, the Democrat Party flexes it’s cronyism muscles and promises money, gifts, influence and power to a few select community leaders who they believe can “get out the vote,” ensuring that the people get screwed while the activist leaders make millions (hello, Al Sharpton).
Finally, if none of this works, black voters simply don’t vote. It’s not like they choose to vote Republican when they decide not to vote Democrat… they just don’t vote at all. This can be seen mostly in midterm elections. The Democrat Party has so demonized Republicans that the black community won’t even vote for the GOP when they hate the Democrat option!
It’s madness. Sheer madness.
The brilliant Larry Elder describes why –
Democratic policies have contributed to family breakdown, maintained underperforming urban schools — with no opt out for parents — and have promoted tax-spend-and-regulate economic policies that have resulted in a level of unemployment described as “unconscionable” by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
So would Malcolm X call today’s black voter a political “chump” — or a political “traitor”?
We have to change this equation. The question is how?
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