Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Turning Back the Hands of Time


Now that the Health Care Bill has been signed into law, the American Klan (none other than the GOP Teabaggers and certain GOP Congressmen/Congresswomen)are showing their real colors. Folks sometimes I swear that I'm watching the Civil Rights Movement in reverse play out before me with all the death threats, intimidation, and vandalism. Those people want to roll back Father Times to the early 1900s when Jim Crow was in power.

What is certain is that we can't call the GOP and Teabaggers gracious losers and they have been showing us that since the Health Care Bill passed for the last couple of days. For some strange reason they seem to think that they've won the American people over with their tactics. I hate to be the one to rain on their parade, but they've done just the opposite. Oh,let them flash their fake and tampered polls, but don't sit back and let them turn back the hands of time because that is what they are working on in some states. Stand up and fight back!

"The situation in North Carolina is disturbing for a number of reasons. First, the idea that the chairman would refer to his critics, many of whom are black, brown and poor as "animals" is reflective of the kind of racism that exists in the south. This is similar to the recent incident in South Carolina (down the road), where many conservatives are appalled that black lawmakers are asking for just one seat on the 16 seat board of trustees at The University of South Carolina. Some in the south, particularly conservatives, maintain a perception of black people as being less than human, less than capable and less than deserving of true equality when it comes to power and opportunity." ~~Dr. Boyce Watkins-Black Voices~~

It appears that some of those middleclass white folks North and South Carolina states are longing for the good ole Jim Crow days. Resegregation is back in North and South Carolina states.

The events of the last two days is how Jim Crow came into existence. Yup, it was a political move just like we're seeing now. Those darn confederate southern folks got all riled up because they felt black folks were being given too many rights. They lost the civil war and they've been trying to relive it all over again with high hopes of winning it this time. Over and over I've been warning folks about those people because they are what is wrong with this country. If they get their way, they are going to be the ones to destroy it.

4 comments:

Black Diaspora said...

Granny, it's as though racists would rather destroy the country, than turn it over to blacks.

They're not so much concern with other people of color, as they are with us.

Somehow, in the hierarchy of things, they see blacks as just too inferior to deserve a piece of the American dream.

But things are changing: a kind of "chemicalization" is taking place, and those blacks who weren't there to participate in the Civil Rights struggle of the Sixties and beyond, will get a chance to savor a little of what it was like to be black in America, when blacks were relegated to the back--the back of the bus, and at the back end of society.

Thank God for those whites who realize that our futures are intertwined, black and white, and have made peace with that years ago.

They will help us resist what is about to come our way.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

Diapora:

They know we're not inferior, but they've lived with that myth and enforced it for a long time by way of the law of the land and the media in order to make themselves feel important or superior. That myth is crumbling before their eyes for the whole world to see and that is something else they fear coming to the light,the truth. However, they cannot stop it, it's coming out, and they won't have the crutch of our necks to stand on no more or to blame for their ills. That frightens them.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BTW, I am still working on getting my computer straighten out, but I hadn't been feeling well for these last few days. It isn't anything serious. I just need to catch up on my rest because this has been a rough month for me. It was one thing after another if you know what I mean.

Black Diaspora said...

"It was one thing after another if you know what I mean."

Granny, It has been a rough month. I'll keep you in my prayers.