Using the term Jim Crow is going to cause a stir, I know; some will probably even lose their minds. But let’s analyze what Jim Crow was – state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the South, enacted by white Democrat-dominated state legislatures after the Reconstruction period. In practice, Jim Crow laws mandated racial segregation in all public facilities in the states of the former Confederate States of America – separate but equal…The legal principle of “separate, but equal” racial segregation was extended to public facilities and transportation…As a body of law, Jim Crow institutionalized economic, educational, and social disadvantages for African Americans. Legalized racial segregation principally existed in the Southern States’. (Wikipedia). The new segregation is not race though, it’s thought.
What I’m talking about here is a new policy of discrimination, an ideological Jim Crow if you will, promoted by the likes of Democrat Maxine Waters and apparently cosigned by the Democrat Party writ large. They certainly haven’t done anything much to stifle such language whereby at a rally she shouted through a bullhorn, “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,”. (Democrats do love their bullhorns). Needless to say a conservative could never say something like that and still keep their job, but after Steve Scalise was shot by a wacko Bernie Supporter, do Democrats really think their winning message is ‘go harass your ideological opponents’? (For some apparently so, for that heinous woman just won re-election!)
While the Jim Crow laws were specifically racial, that’s not necessarily what I’m referring to here, though black Trump supporters have been the recipient of Leftist attacks, from Candace Owens being forced out of a restaurant by Antifa; to a black Trump supporter harassed at the Cheesecake Factory in Miami for wearing a MAGA hat; to the most recent similar situation in a Starbucks, where a white guy popped of a black Trumper’s MAGA hat. And a black model recently was fired after she posted pictures from her attendance at the Young Black Leadership Summit on her Instagram.
What I’m really talking about here is in the macro, of any Conservative or Trump supporter or staffer being either Doxxed, as happened after the Kavanaugh debacle; harassed and forced from the public sphere, as has happened with many Republicans – Sarah Sanders, DHS Sec. Nielson, Ted Cruz, etc., or worse – simply for being conservative or supporting Trump. There was a time when keeping people from eating at the lunch counter was offensive and intolerable to Democrats and black Civil Rights ‘leaders’, now it’s not only acceptable discrimination, it’s celebrated and promoted, remember the ‘House Negro’ comments – by black pundits – on CNN?
So we’ve gone from a dream that people ‘will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character’ to promoting judgement, exile and destruction of people based on the content of their thoughts. The Party that used to be for free speech, the ancestors of the peacenik hippies from Berkley, the so-called ‘tolerant’, have certainly forgotten their roots and the principles on which they made their bones, because nothing says peace and tolerance like taking a U-lock and sucker-punching it into your opponent’s skull.
And the truth of the matter is that not only does the violence come from the Left but the intolerance does as well. Sure, it’s taken Conservatives and Republicans a while to come around on gay-rights issues, and we don’t believe the insanity of the 31-genders agenda of the left like it’s Baskin Robbins and you can pick any flavor, but at least we don’t crucify you at the stake or shut you down for disagreeing with us. We may not support your business if we disagree with you, but we don’t annihilate you. But look how many businesses have been destroyed because they refused to perform services for a gay wedding. Not serving in general, but just weddings.
And regarding this insane chatter about ‘fascism’, It’s an absolute joke that the group that calls itself ‘antifa’ does so, for they are the very epitome of fascist; burning, looting, breaking anything in sight at the very whisper of something or someone they disagree with. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage have been done by them which could have been used to help the disadvantaged they so ludicrously claim to care about? I mean there’s actually an App for San Franfreako that tells you where you should and shouldn’t walk based on there being actual human feces in the street. (Yes, you read that right!) But they have been able to successfully marginalize, slander and besmirch anyone who simply deigns to have an independent thought. It’s like we’re actually living Orwell’s 1984, and that’s not an exaggeration. From Big Tech, which is censoring conservatives en masse and even host sites it disagrees with (like Gab), to Big Business, which is refusing to permit certain transactions of businesses that deal with guns or gun merchandise, we’re being refused service based on ideological differences and power. Sound familiar?
We are in an interesting period in American history though, where, due to a confluence of situations, the balance of ‘power’ is about to change. And by power, I don’t mean political power, although that’s possible, but rather the power of ideas. With the groundswell of #WalkAway and #Blexit, the black exit from the Democrat Party, as well as a rejection and fighting back against the Left’s intimidation tactics, there is a growing courage, a swag if you will, for being a Trump supporter. It’s mainly in my opinion because President Trump, by being willing to take the brutal hits coming at him but fighting back unapologetically, has inspired others to do the same. From denouncing political correctness to calling out the Democrat’s perpetual hypocrisy (they just re-elected Bob Menendez and Keith Ellison for God’s sake) to fighting for the love of country, Trump has been willing to brawl with those who oppose him, those whose comfort and privilege affords them the ability to sneer condescendingly at the love of country felt by those who pay their bills.
You can see it in Congress with Lindsay Graham, Bill Cassidy & Mitch McConnell who’ve been impressive in their push back against the liberal mobs during the Kavanaugh hearings, to the brave and courageous Walk Aways and particularly the black Americans who’ve risked so much to declare their right to free from the Democrat Thought Plantation.
The Left thinks they own certain ‘identity’ groups, and they’re angry that they’re losing their grip on them. And while many of the these identity groups still walk in lock-step with the Party that strategically and effectively hyphenates them as ‘others’ rather than simply Americans, and in fact views them as inferior, the number of those retreating from the Democrat Party could be significant enough to swing elections, perhaps for a generation. This is particularly true with black Americans, as they’re realizing that yes, they may be able to eat at the lunch counter, but they’re being told what they can and can’t eat and when and how. The same for the rest of us, we’re told relentlessly that unless we think a certain way we’re every form of –ist or –obic there is.
At a certain point the tyranny gets intolerable and people resist, as they did in the Civil Rights era. Black American citizens simply refused to accept the injustice of conditions as they were and demanded that the words on the Declaration of Independence be made manifest, that ‘All Men are Created Equal’. Now what is happening is the demand for the ‘right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’. For Democrats however, it’s the government that decides these things, not the individual, and since they feel that they ‘own’ certain groups, to have any of these people step outside of the monolith of the groupthink is very threatening to them, both for their own comfort as well as their power over the rest. After all, what would happen if the liberated Democrat were to share that information with the un-emancipated? It’s the same reason slave masters didn’t let slaves read, lest their knowledge would embolden them to seek freedom.
We’re at the same place now, where we have to ask – are all people endowed by their creator with the inalienable right to think freely as well as to be free? I propose that for Democrats, for liberal progressives, the answer is a definite no, and they’re trying to destroy anyone daring to even posit such an idea. But sorry guys, the gig is up and you no longer have a say. The foundation has been laid, the windows and walls are up & painted, and they’re about to put the roof on and landscape the yard. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle. The by-product of the Trump effect is that the runaways of #WalkAway and #Blexit DEMAND freedom and will accept nothing less, and will dispatch quickly and without quarter, anyone in their way. The Democrat Plantation is officially over! Time’s Up indeed.