Sunday, January 03, 2016
Some history of the "Jim Crow" laws: They were Leftist laws
Leftists tend to object to points such as the above on the grounds that the Southern Democrats were in fact conservative -- as is allegedly shown by the strong showing that the GOP now has in the South. But that is false. The Southern Democrats for the first two thirds of the 20th century may have differed in some ways from Northern Democrats but both were Leftist. They both were anti-business and strong believers in government intervention in daily life. The Jim Crow laws were one such intervention. The Jim Crow laws were certainly different from current Democrat policies but in their own way they were just as much Big Government as the Democrat policies of today.
That great Leftist hero, FDR, was President in the Jim Crow era and he was the biggest interventionist since Lincoln -- and his base of support was in the South. He was notable for turning away Jews trying to flee Nazi Germany. Fortunately, many Southerners seem to have learnt to distrust secular Messiahs eventually.
FDR vote in blue. The South voted solid Leftist in the Jim Crow era
And that other great "progressive" hero of the Jim Crow era, Woodrow Wilson, was also solid in the South. When he came to power as President he resegregated Washington government agencies, after the GOP had desegregated them. He too was a Leftist racist
And the Left are still racist to this day. Affirmative action is nothing if not racist. They will never realize Martin Luther King's dream. King was a Republican, after all.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).