Is It Just All About The Paper?
Written by ZenKC on January 23, 2020
Article by Chuck Tackett
Is It Just All About The Paper?
“And it’s strange to her, some people seem to have everything.”
“She Works Hard For The Money.”
Recently, the mango-colored demon residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC had one of his infamous pep rallies with his zombie cult followers. It spoke to his audience about the 1960s era Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson (aka) LBJ being in hell. When I “caught wind” that he referred to him, my very first thought in my head was that he was demeaning LBJ. Back in the 1960s, LBJ who was from Texas explained how the “Southern Strategy” worked. It worked back then and 5 decades later, it continues to do its damage to this country thanks to the Republican Party.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with “The Southern Strategy,” it was a plan devised to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to their racism against Black Americans. The Civil Rights Movement deepened existing racial tensions. Republicans developed these strategies that seduced racist Southern Democrats (aka) Dixiecrats to join the Republican Party. The Dixiecrats felt betrayed by the Democrats by giving equal rights to Black Americans. The rest, you can say, is history.
Long ago, LBJ, who was from Texas, explained this type of Conservatism to the masses and how it worked with his brethren in the South. Now it is nationwide.
President Johnson said, “If you can convince the lowest White man that he’s better than the best-colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on and he’ll even empty his pockets for you.” FOX Propaganda, Sinclair, America One Network and other Conservative propaganda have used this strategy by pitting White Americans against marginalized groups of Americans. They have made tons of money by utilizing this “Southern Strategy.” For over 50+ years, insecure, fearful, White Americans have emptied their pockets trying to maintain their pseudo supremacy/superiority status. Is it just really all about the paper?
There’s a Facebook post with a financially poor White man and a wealthy White man standing side by side. The caption above the poor White man says “I vote Republican to keep Foreigners, Minorities, Women, Socialists, Gays, and Liberals from ruining my life.” The wealthy White man is holding a big bag of money, laughing and pointing to the poor White man. The caption above his head reads, “I vote Republican to keep this moron from realizing I’m the one ruining his life.”
Some Whites tell people of color and other marginalized groups that it is just all about the paper. Marginalized people are told to “pull themselves up from their bootstraps” by obliviously entitled Whites.
That remark is so disingenuous. Historically if marginalized groups do succeed in “pulling themselves up from their bootstraps” White thugs get furious and jealous if these lucky marginalized groups end up wealthier than them. These White thugs bring death and destruction to these “uppity Blacks,” by invading and torching their communities. They murder the Black residents there. The most famous one was the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot also known as “The Black Wall Street Massacre.” Telephone calls poured into HBO when they touched on this event in their series, “Watchmen.” It is not surprising. This event and other race riots are not told in American History books. History is often told from the perspective of the oppressor, and not the oppressed.
Modern Day Republicans have become masters in using this “Southern Strategy” to enrich themselves, by dividing America through their insatiable greed, infused with racism and bigotry. Even financially poor Whites feel entitled, and are fooled into thinking that Wealthy Whites care about them. The only thing they have in common with these greedy ass folks is skin color. Go ahead and foolishly continue to drink their Kool-Aid. One day you will bump your head hard enough, and realize you were hoodwinked, bamboozled, and led astray. You will realize people of color and other marginalized groups are not responsible for your “lot in life.”
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