By Mike Gray
Divide and conquer—it works every time.
“You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry …. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong … with capitalism …. There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism”. ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Frogmore, S.C., November 14, 1966. Speech in front of his staff. [Emphasis added]
Nowadays we have a “reverse plantation” situation:
They say the black intelligentsia’s rhetoric has created a defeatist and demoralizing climate that has robbed millions of black Americans of hope and has sentenced them to an impoverished existence.
“One of the tenets of the socialist ideology is to create a welfare state, and that’s exactly what has happened in the black community,” says Florida Rep. Allen West, the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “I like to say we have sort of a reverse plantation going on here where you have people like Sharpton and [Jesse] Jackson trying to make themselves into overseers.”
Niger Innis, national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality, says Marxists have worked hard to exploit blacks for the past century and divide them from the rest of society.
Rossomando’s Townhall.com article is here.