Different, but the Same

Two articles I’m going to reference today. In my mind, they have several parallels. Let’s see what you think.

First, Mark Alexander at PA Pundits- International tells us why Trump’s approval rating with black men has doubled in the last year.

Thomas Sowell [once wrote] “Racism is not dead, but it is on life support — kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as ‘racist.’”

[Rev. Dr. Martin Luther] King declared: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ … I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. … And if America is to be a great nation this must become true.”

Surveying the rest of the passing scene, I came across a stunning presidential approval report: While an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey found that Donald Trump’sapproval numbers are holding steady after last week’s pile on, what really caught my attention was one standout in Rasmussen’s highly regarded Presidential Approval Tracking Poll. Trump’s approval rating among black Americans is now 36%, almost twice what it was a year ago. Now, I don’t expect this trend will show up as dramatically in the midterm elections, but it is clear that more black voters are recognizing that Democrats turned King’s dream into a nightmare.

Booker T Washington wrote in his My Larger Education:

There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. … Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs … There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out, they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.

Keep that in mind as we move forward today. Now we turn to the Colonel on a somewhat different subject (or is it?).

You typically don’t grow a movement by subtraction, but it’s become clear that some prominent figures in the world of conservatism are negative numbers. They are net liabilities, and we need to boot them out of the big tent or they will keep stinking up the place. We need to clean house, to send the cruise-shilling hacks, whiny geebos, and the careerist dillweeds of Conservative, Inc., packing. Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and others, I’m looking at you. […]

 One of the many great things about the Trump era is the great clarification it has provided. His rise, which challenged the establishment’s iron grip on power, clarified who was truly conservative and who was just pretending to be conservative as a career move. I talk about these hacks in great and vicious detail in my upcoming book Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy, except I use a lot of swears there. Their incompetence and treachery earned them.

Who needs to go? How about the aforementioned Mitt Romney, the preening tattle-tale who was Evan McMullin before Evan McMullin was Evan McMullin – we just didn’t know it yet. And to think that a lot of us voted for him in 2012; can you imagine if he won, though? He would have rolled on the climate scam, appointed milquetoast judges, and generally showed his belly to the establishment because he is the establishment. That’s where his loyalty lies – can’t you just see him after leaving office in 2020 following eight years of wheel-spinning, hanging out with his good friends Bill and George and Barack?

Now this loser is running to replace Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, who we drove out of the Senate in shame, as the high-pitched voice of The Vichy Resistance. Mitt is going to really rub Ben Sasse the wrong way, because the Nebraska Nag wants that gig for himself. Sasse loves talking about how Trump – and by extension, us – fails to meet his exacting standards for decorum, decency, and defeat in the fight against progressivism. Mitt threatens to steal his Strange New Respect spotlight, and watch those two have the world’s most passive aggressive mean girl fight for the mantle of leadership of the anti-Trump GOP Senate contingent.

Yeah, I gotta tell you, the greatest pleasure I’m going to have (sadly not this year) is voting against Sasse. I got fooled, so did a lot of us, he talked a really good game – until a real fighter showed up.

These guys need to go because they aren’t interested in winning; they are interested in maintaining the status quo. Conservative, Inc., is all about talking and not fighting – after all, if we win the cultural war, who needs them to write about it anymore? Victory means the donations dry up, and they’ll have to get real jobs like us Normals. That just won’t do.

And there it is, right out in the open. Conservative, Inc. is nothing less than the Republican equivalent of the Democratic Plantation, and we’ve been played every bit as thoroughly as the blacks have been.

Now we know, and now is the time to fix it. With Trump holding the ring, its time for the Normals, black, brown, yellow, white, green with purple polka dots, whatever, to wrench control of our country back from these so-called elites, who aren’t so very elite after all. All they can do is talk a good game, without us, they starve. And it is time, and past time, for them to have to get a real job.

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21 Responses to Different, but the Same

  1. the unit says:

    I have a dream…come November 6 there’ll be enough blue tears to cause a blue tsunami to wash away the swamp and the plantations. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nicholas says:

    May you see the return of common sense to the GOP and a departure of the establishment types. One can hope.

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  3. the unit says:

    Ok, whole plantations may be too much to hope for. Settle for just the swamp for now. 🙂
    https://weather.com/science/nature/news/2018-08-30-mexico-yucatan-peninsula-sinkholes-drain-lagoon

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  4. the unit says:

    Off topic.
    Sitting here waiting for Mueller’s Friday move. Clinton’s in the news as always.
    Remembered I forgot to notice the death of Kofi Annan.
    Clinton’s did a six nation tour of Africa with him 20 years ago.
    https://imgur.com/a/vsizHNv

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  5. the unit says:

    Finally today, the featured classroom cartoon reminded me of what’s been “settled science” now over two decades. 🙂
    https://imgur.com/a/vKTVfoB

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