To "marxist" you are wrong.Prior to the 1950's and
1960's, it was conservatives that were pushing for equal rights. It was
the liberals that had destroyed the rights of the blacks. Read "The Party
of Civil Rights" in National Review.It would have been good for
the US had the New Deal never happen. The welfare programs set up under FDR did
not help the US recover, it only masked the underlying problsms.If
you want we could go back to the liberal policies, you remember, the ones that
put German-Americans in internment camps during WWI, along with the
Japanese-American internment camps in WWII. You must be proud of that.How about the government price fixing, wage controls, or the "blue
eagle" program that put the government in control of small businesses.You realize that if it wasn't for the communists and socialists
that call themselves liberals we could have ended the Great Depression 7 years
earlier, and this recession would have been over 2 to 4 years ago.To
"Bruce" Dr. King may not have liked them, but they were born during the
civil rights movement.
RedshirtMIT - The groups that you cite were on the fringe of the movement and
were rejected by Dr. King. He worked for change through the nonviolent tactics
of Gandhi. The mainstream civil rights movement occurred in the South in places
like Nashville where thugs roughed up Fisk University college kids sitting at
lunch counters or Birmingham where Bull Connor turned police dogs and water
cannons on young black school kids. It occurred at Selma where George Wallace
turned the mounted state police loose on peaceful protesters who tried to march
to Montgomery but were brutally stopped at the Edmond Pettus Bridge. Dr. King
was not a communist nor was he a Soviet spy, he was a true American hero.
RE: RedShirtMIT: "Thanks for confirming that Ezra Taft Benson and Bruce R.
McConkie were right, and that the civil rights movement was largely a communism
fueled event." Well it wasn't as a matter of fact, but socialists and
communists have often been necessary to get progressive change. For example,
much of the New Deal would never have happened without the influence of
socialist parties and the communist party. In South Africa, the only non-black
organization which saw Nelson Mandela through all of his difficulties was the
Communist Party. Upon being finally freed from prison, Mandela gave them a full
measure of credit for standing by him.I get the impression,
RedShirtMIT, than you think equal rights for blacks, and the entire civil rights
movement were a great evil, and that things would be better off now if
"blacks were back in their place."
I was a young teen when I watched the "I Have A Dream" speech live on
TV. I remember my Dad lamenting that there was going to be a race war in
America, and I responded "I think that Dr. King is speaking the truth."
Ever since that time, I have had a very high regard for the man and his message.
In terms of Social Justice, I'm very much in favor of Affirmative Action,
but not Income Redistribution. I don't think Dr. King ever dreamed that
his words would be used the way they are today.
By today's media standards, Reverand King would be classified as a
religious right nut case.
It was a clever response by the civil rights movement to harness the power of
religion which was being used so effectively against them.
To "Bruce" and look at what has come out of those civil rights
movements. While not all of the people involved were bad or were doing bad
things, there are some noteworthy examples of how communists were involved.We have the Black Pahthers, and New Black Panthers which are
communists.The Weather Underground, and its former members that are
now in positions of power and authority, that was a communist organization.If you look at the current set of radicals that are pushing socialism
and communism, they were all involved with civil rights groups that were
borderline terrorist organizations.Thanks for confirming that Ezra
Taft Benson and Bruce R. McConkie were right, and that the civil rights movement
was largely a communism fueled event.
Re: georgeAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics nearly 40% of
all those incarcerated in U.S. prisons are Afro-Americans even though they only
make up about 13% of the total U.S. population. There are presently about
900,000 Afro-Americans (male and female) serving in prison out of a total
Afro-American population of about 39,000,000. This represents an incarceration
rate of 2.3%. In other words, Afro-Americans have an incarceration rate of 2300
per 100,000 population while whites have an incarceration rate of less than 500
per 100,000. I’m not sure we can equate this to "out of 10 black
people, 3 or 4 will go to jail". (30-40%) Re: BruceFor those of
us over 60, we can remember when most whites in the South, many in the North and
West, and probably a high percentage in Angleton, Texas had that same belief. I
hope we have all changed.
Ezra Taft Benson and Bruce R. McConkie both viewed the civil rights movement as
a communist conspiracy orchestrated by the Soviet Union. Incidentally, this was
the same propaganda being spread by Hoover and the FBI.
There is always a scourge for every nation - when they go off the straight and
narrow path.The Nephites had the Lamanites, and the Jaredites had
rival dynasties. The Ten Tribes had the Assyrians and Judah had the Babylonians
and others.We have had our own scourges and they change from time to
time. We had the Soviet Bloc now we have radical Islam, and enemies
"foreign and domestic".Perhaps the best defence is to be a
righteous nation. Just saying.
It worked back then. Now Christians and Jews need to get together again and stop
the spread of radical islam in America. Its dangerous.... just google muslim
problems in any country in western Europe. The Germans never saw it coming 30
years ago. And this million man muslim march 09/11/2013 to denounce the poor
treatment of muslims in America! Excuse me! Could you pick another date. Or at
least march on that date to denounce the atrocities done to Americans by muslims
in the name of islam. Hello!!
I think religion is what you do. !6% of America is Black, 40% of Americas
prison's is the black. Doesn't that mean something. (it does to me].
Is means that the average, is out of 10 black people 3or 4 will go to jell. The
odds are not good if you are to risk going in their neighborhood.