Sunday, December 1, 2013


Bill Hessell shared your blog post on Google+
The evidence is strong, however circumstantial, that racism is alive and well in the party of Abraham Lincoln. The immediate, total opposition to the presidency of Barack Obama, even opposing programs and policies that they themselves had initially proposed, the fact that opposition to Obama is strongest in the Deep South, where racism has always been most prevalent, constitute the strongest indications. The attempts in states controlled by the GOP to restrict voting, and voting rights, in heavily black precincts, the underfunding of safety net programs that especially serve minority and underprivileged citizens, in the name of austerity, when funds are still available for the financial industry, for tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, and for the military and defense industry. The racism, as well as the opposition to immigration reform, can be hid as a form of economic elitism and supply side economics, the government's responsibility is serve the interests of those at the top of the economic pyramid, and some of the benefits of the system of capitalism will trickle down to the base of the population, but it endangers the system to let the base get too powerful and influential, so suppression of its rights are at times necessary. Romney referred to this group in his election candor to a group of economic royalists about the sizable segment of Americans whose votes he can not expect to win. There is wealth in the Democratic Party too, but the racial, readily biased element has been the GOP's problem since Nixon's southern strategy worked so well 50 years ago, and it continues to this day.