I really dislike getting into conversations over MLK Jr. at times. What most people do not get is:
MLK Jr. was around in a different time and different era. We CAN NOT look at MLK Jr. with eyes from our present time, because then we get things a little screwed up. MLK Jr. was neither Republican or Democrat. He worked with both sides of the fence at times.
If you read his words, some of his thinking would sound down right socialist or even communist today. BUT…. at the time it was something that was needed! He was fighting a battle for equality and things were very different then. He lived during a time where Blacks were seen to be inferior, but he knew that they were not.
The Democrats and Republicans were fighting over who would get the Black Vote and the Democrats played a better game and won. The Nation of Idiots were on the rise and the Communist Party had infiltrated the Black Community as well. EVERYONE was fighting over who would have the Black Communities confidence at that time.
I keep hearing that MLK Jr. is a Conservative. Well I have news for you, most Blacks and Hispanics from that era (and many from this era) are CONSERVATIVE, but yet they are still DEMOCRATS! They believe in tradition, God, good morals, family values, self-respect, self-reliance, self-responsibility, staying in school, and much more!
The Democrats have won the Minority war because they can show “good works” in within the Minority Communities, regardless of their intentions behind them. If you are looking for help with food, housing, bills, and such; most often those are Democrat ran organizations where you will find the help that you need. That is something that is very hard to compete with if you can not show others that you are thinking in their best interests.
MLK Jr. worked with Planned Parenthood during his era. Is Planned Parenthood a good organization? NO! It’s objective was to eradicate an entire Minority population and today it still is. But, at the time Blacks could not get Health care anywhere else, and Planned Parenthood (a Democrat ran organization) was one of the few organizations that offered these services. He did what he thought was best for his people at the time as they did need Health care as a means of survival.
If we are to win the war for Minorities, we are going to have to step up our game. We are going to have to put our money where our mouth is, start coming up with things that will help people to get on their feet, and educate them so they are able to stay on their feet. Throwing money at the problem can be a good thing a times, but it is not the only thing either. People are going to have to get off their behinds, get out in their communities, and put in some work as well!
Starting organizations within the Minority Communities that are Republican ran would be a good place to start to gain some trust. Republicans are most often scared to go into Minority Communities, and that is never a good thing. It promotes more separation between Minorities and the Republican Party. You may get offending by my next statement, but it has to be said. “White Republicans and Conservatives are going to have to get over their fears of going into the Minority Communities!”. It can’t be just us Minority Republicans and Conservatives going into these Communities!
When it is just the Minority Republicans and Conservatives working within the Minority Communities, it gives the Left the ammunition to say that we are being used by the Right. Something like this has to be a team effort by the ENTIRE Party if it is going to be successful. If you want to show someone you care about their well-being, you have to be able to show your face and let them know you are there! That is Marketing 101 folks! Minority Republicans and Conservatives can get you in the door, but we can’t do all of the work for you.
Little things like making Republican Functions more affordable for everyone, can go a long way. The idea of having to pay $80.00 to $200.00 (depending on if you are bringing a spouse or not) just to attend a Republican Lincoln Dinner or MLK Celebration is absolutely absurd! It says to Minorities “we’re celebrating how far Minorities have come as a ritual, but we really don’t want you here with us”. Asking for lower donation amounts would be a good thing as well. The idea of “all Republicans are rich” is killing the Republican Party in a big way when it comes to Minorities and those are just a few ideas.
I will end this with a quote from MLK Jr.:
“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I have heard a lot of people on Social Media, make the claims that The Black Conservative Summit is a racist thing. They see it as having a separate event for Blacks (which the event is open for EVERYONE of EVER RACE to attend if the so choose) is racist in itself. Amazingly it’s not the Left that is making such claims this time around, it’s coming from the Right. I would like to be the first one to step up and tell people just how wrong that assumption is!
I hate to break it to you folks, but Conservative Blacks are going to have to step up, come out of the closet, and show themselves to win this war within the Black Community. It’s going to take Blacks working within their communities and in the trenches to change our community from within.
This Summit is being put on by one of the people we work with within our network Eric M. Wallace and the Freedom’s Journal Institute. They have 16 confirmed speakers, Star Parker, Wayne Perryman, Ken Blackwell, and Harry R. Jackson, Jr. to name a few.
The BCS will feature leading Black Conservative and Christian Leaders from across the Country to address issues. It’s time for the church, pro-family organizations, and concerned citizens to come together, to draw strength and learn from each other, and to coordinate responses. Consequently, we believe that at no other time in American history has the fight to uphold our nation’s founding principles required our undivided attention. Again, the theme of our summit is “Defending The Natural Family: R.I.S.E. to Rebuild the foundation of Black America”.
Racism or racist ideology has nothing to do with this summit. This summit is a place where we as Black Conservatives can exchange ideas on how to better work within our communities, become a better “Conservative Bridge” from our Community to the Conservative Movement, then go on to educate ALL others in the area of reaching out as well. I hate to sound insensitive, BUT, it’s going to take Black people to educate other Black people at this point in time. The Republican Party waited too late (claiming that they didn’t have a race issue) to reach out to the Minority Communities to try to change things. Face it folks, they dropped the ball! Do you really think that the Black Democrat base is going to listen to White people, especially White Republicans (who the Democrats have taught and ingrained that White people are the enemy, Republicans, the Tea Party, and Conservatives are all rich, White, and racists, and that the rich White Republicans are the one’s keeping them down) at this point in time??? HELL NO! They barely tolerate us Black Conservatives as it is, but… that’s the key phrase “THEY DO TOLERATE US”!
The leg up that we have as Black Conservatives is:
We still have a foot in the door. We are still BLACK (regardless of the racial slurs that the Left throws at us), most of us were “born Democrat”, so we have an idea of what it takes to change from being a Democrat to a Republican being a minority (and it’s not an easy step as some may think), most of us have family members that are Democrat that we still have contact with and connections to so we are around our own community everyday; and (the big one) we are still able to tap into our own community and work within our own community to make a change for the better, because we know how to speak to our own community without having doors closed in our faces and coming off arrogant and at times flat-out racist (which seems to be a big problem for the pigmently challenged these days, lol!)!
The Republican Party throws us Black Conservatives into the limelight when “they” choose too, when they feel it’s appropriate, or when they feel guilty as they have not done a great job of reaching out to the Black Community (or the Hispanic Community for that matter). Regardless of whether we are in the limelight or not, we are still here working to make a change and create a better Nation within our own community! You can not say it’s alright for the Republican Party to “show-boat” their minorities when they choose too, but then turn around and play the Race Card screaming “Racist”, when Black Conservatives try to work together, and exchange ideas under the label of Black Conservatives with the hand we as Black Conservatives have been dealt! You can’t have it both ways!
Now, I ask you: Are you going to be team players and let us Black Conservatives do what we need to do to make the change you say you want, or are you going to play into the Lefts way of thinking and start playing your race cards calling everything out as racist?
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