PJTV’s Alfonzo Rachel has a message for black Americans: don’t let the Democrats keep you on the victimization plantation.
The host of “Zonation” likens the Democratic Party to a restaurant that only serves junk food. He states that the party promises black people that you don’t have to pay for it, because they will make rich, white folk pay. Meanwhile, next door, the Republican Party has its own restaurant serving healthy fare, which does not taste as good–and you have to pay for it with the money you earn.
Democrats, Rachel contends, want to force you to keep eating their junk food, while Republicans give you a choice–“’Eat what you want,’ but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to be conservative about it. By making good choices, you can prolong enjoyment of good health.”
He continues a little further with the culinary theme and then pivots from it to talk about how the Democrats seek to keep black people in a form of slavery: “Being made to feel like a victim for many blacks and being made to feel like the 99 percent, is comfort food for them. They have been conditioned to believe it is important for them to feel like the field negroes.” Democrats, Rachel contends, “want you to feel dependent on the master, and they’re still dependent on you.”
“Now instead of using blacks to farm cotton, they use you to farm votes. And you have been suckered into believing that this off-balanced circle of dependency is Democrats doing something for black folks,” he says.
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan 50 years ago put his finger directly on social welfare programs for causing the breakdown of the black family. While working at the Department of Labor in 1965, the New York Democrat co-authored a report finding that welfare programs punish marriage and subsidize single parenting.
The host then echoes John F. Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you…” inaugural address call, delivered a few years before Moynihan’s report. “The government isn’t supposed to do things for you,” he says. “You are so busy with this entitlement mindset of the government doing something for you, you fail to see that the way out of poverty is by doing for others.
“It’s called service, and the better you are at a service, the better you get paid. But you have been conditioned to see service as slavery. Just the way the Democrats want it,” Rachel claims.
“Democrats want you to believe that you are entitled to other people being deprived of their rights for your comfort,” he states. “Democrats haven’t changed because that is what slavery is all about. Depriving someone else of their rights for the comfort of someone else.”
Rachel offers the example of taxing businesses. The Democrats promise that by taxing rich, white business owners heavily, making them pay their “fair share,” black people will benefit. But in the end, everyone is hurt because the more money businesses have to pay to the government, the less they have to hire people.
The Zonation host also points out that the Democrat Party has a history of treating black people poorly, including fighting to keep the slave market legal in the United States, authoring Jim Crow laws in the south, and founding and populating the ranks of the KKK.
What could be added to Rachel’s lesson is that the Republican Party has a history of standing up for the rights of African Americas. The party was founded to limit the growth of slavery in the 1850s. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, led the nation through the Civil War, which ended slavery in the 1860s. Further, a Republican-controlled Congress passed the post-Civil War Amendments in the 1860s and 70s, which freed the slaves once and for all, guaranteed equal protection under the law, and granted the right to vote to the former slaves.
In more recent times, the Congressional Republicans were instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, supporting it in greater percentages than the Democrats: 80% of Republicans in both houses voted in favor of the bill, compared to more than 60% of Democrats.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth