Over the weekend I watched a documentary on the Gulf of Tonkin event which more or less took us into the Vietnam War.
Robert McNamara was President Lyndon B. Johnsons’ Secretary of Defense. These two gentlemen conspired to draw the U.S. into a full- out war that cost over 50,000 American lives, untold hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese also perished in this 11-year battle. The scars are still fresh. Many homeless that live in our streets today served their country then and paid a heavy price for doing so.
What is clear since we have had information released through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) is that there never was a provocation of the North Vietnamese towards U.S. Navy ships “trolling the area.” U.S. military and the CIA were actively engaged in tearing down what was an emerging communist regime in North Vietnam, and this so-called provoked attack was all Johnson needed to start a war, which he did.
President Johnson lied to the American people then, even the press supported Johnson through newsreels that updated Americans on what the DoD wanted the Americans to believe, just as today’s media supports Biden and everything he says (in case you don’t know Biden just authorized the sending of 10,000 troops to Syria – did you know that?).
It’s a big deal when a U.S president lies, but in this case that lie still reverberates today in our society; we are still feeling the impact of the deception that came from highest level of our government.
Think about this for a moment. The U.S. declares a war on false pretenses, hundreds of thousands of young men between 18-25 are sent off to a war they will fight for over a decade, many coming home dead, but many more coming home with PTSD, physical wounds and also hated by their countrymen.
But what is often overlooked is what this did to black men during a time when they were just starting to imagine a better life for most young. After all, Johnson had just passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which basically made discrimination unlawful, but then turned around and drafted unemployed black men to go serve in Vietnam. This gutted any potential black America would have for the next 30 years.
I don’t have all the facts and figures but I do know that I met a lot of African American men growing up who were vets, and when these men came back, it was enough to go through the horrors of the jungle, but what was perhaps equally horrific was how our country treated these soldiers upon their return. Many didn’t want these men back, and many were left destitute and broke by the very government that took their potential for a good life away to fight a bullshit war.
We, the US Government, based on a lie, destroyed any chance a true family-centered black community could form in the 1960’s and 70’s because our young black men were being shipped off to an illegitimate war, one of the deadliest of all time. And all of this from a man who famously uttered this phrase after signing into Law the 1964 Civil Rights Act, “with this legislation we have those n*****ers voting Democrat for the next hundred years.”
And this is what Democrats do.
Nothing has changed.
So to all of you activists who think the DNC has your back, the whole reason you have to protest today against “sytemic racism,” in the first place is because of the actions top Democrats have taken in the last two or three generations. Nothing has changed
They pay for you, actually encourage your young mothers to have abortions.
They paid for your college and then indoctrinate you into believing in socialism – which gives them more power over your life.
They get you dependent on low-wage welfare, with only enough food to allow you to stuff yourself and the kids you did have, with McDonalds Happy meals, and then when you get obese and suffer from diabetes, you struggle to get decent healthcare because the same government that wants to help you, is flooding the market with non-citizens who then make labor hard to find.
And now they tease you with stimulus checks intended to get you to vote for them.
Then they tell you that they will protect you from the white people who hate you.
This is the message the establishment wants you to hear. You, the black person, have been oppressed. But if you just pull back the mask of these people, these so-called leaders, you will discover that it is they who are the oppressors, people like Shelia Jackson-Lee, and Maxine Waters, the late Congressman Elijah Cummings from Baltimore, and the current Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison, these are the real oppressors, the ones who sit in the ivory towers of government, drinking their bottled water, having their fine dinners and being driven to their well-protected homes by their big black cars that whizz by while they look down on you behind those tainted glass windows so you can’t see them.
The decrepit black leaders are the pigs you see in the Farmer’s house standing on their two-hind legs telling themselves some Black lives matter more than others.
Run from the Democrats. They are not your friends, or as Joy Reid, perhaps the greatest racist in the country, and one who would love to start a race war, famously said, “they be skin folk, but they ain’t kin folk.”
No. To the black person today, let me now tell you who is your kin folk.
They are us, fellow white people, Italians, Irish, Germans, French, the Spanish, and yes, the Black American who’s ancestor’s had a hand in building this country. Those Americans who have contributed to building our country up – your country – these are your real kin folk, not the government, or special agencies who keep you addicted to government programs that will never give you enough to really prosper, only enough to keep you complaining for more so that they will give it to you – for a price, the price of your continued compliance.