American Conservatives Speak to American Blacks
We know why American Blacks vote 90% Democratic.
The Republican Party is the Conservative Party in the USA now.
And American Blacks share so many of our values. The centrality of faith. A distrust in government grown too large. A belief in the importance of education.
Why are you not with us? We know.
As George Bush often says, 'we will no tolerate terrorists, and those who support them'. So we know why you don't support us, despite the fact that our values are so similar. American Conservatism was, for much of the last century and a half, a movement that included 'terrorists, and those who support them'.
Where we did not actively participate, we condoned.
Where we did not condoned, we 'understood'.
And, in the vast majority of cases, we did NOT push to find the terrorists, arrest the terrorists and jail the terrorists.
We, at best, stood by, 'understanding the terrorists, while they killed your children, for a hundred years. When you tried to defend yourselves, we jailed and killed you, and made speeches about 'Blacks preying on whites' and ads about 'Willie Horton', when you tried to defend yourselves.
We understand that American Conservatism has a lot to answer for and a lot to prove, where American Blacks were concerned. For most of the past 150 years, we were NOT the party of Law and Order. We were the party of Lawlessness and Terrorism. We don't ask you to support us now. All we ask is that you watch us, as we ACTIVELY attempt to redress the wrongs we've done. Those terrorists still living, we will find, arrest and prosecute. Those elected officials, and the police officers, who collaborated with the terrorists, will also be found, arrested and jailed. Where those terrorists and collaborators are deceased, their names and their crimes will not only be made public, they will be PUBLICIZED. We understand that American Blacks would be fools to take us at our word when we say, 'We aren't terrorists anymore'. We've said it so many times. So, I say to you, my fellow Americans, DON'T believe us. WATCH us. Watch us PROVE ourselves to you. We understand that the burden of proof lies on us.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Last edited by Volcana; Sep 16th, 2004 at 09:38 PM.