Friday, November 15, 2013

``Fear of a Black Republican,'' By Brother Tracy Gibson.....

At the end of the film ``Fear of a Black Republican,'' grass-roots Republican activists crying foul and armed with charges of racism, failed socialism and demanding REPARATIONS [but not being too vecefirous in their demeanor], visit the D.C. office of Nanci Palisi concerning how the Democratic Party has failed to truly represent Black People and has taken Black voters for granted.  Made to answer questions are conservative Anne Coulder [Who says she choses Donna Brazile over former governor Howard Dean {2005 - 2009}--who she called ``The idiot in Green Pants'']; and 2008 Republican contender, former Arizona Senator John McCaine [who says he would ``welcome Blacks and all people'' into the Republican fold.]

Former Black Republican Senator, Edward Brooks is one of the interviewees in this film directed by Kevin J. Williams, who is a White Republicans living in Trenton, New Jersey at the time {2011}.
He said, ``The Republican Party ignors the Black vote, The Democrats take them for granted.'' Black jorunalist Tavis Smiley also chimes in as does Black activist and college professor Cornell West.  A Republican stratigest discusses how ``writing off'' Black voters and not spending time and money to ``wake up'' the Black voters comes at a costs to the conservative party.

The roots of the Republican Party are traced back to the abolitionist movement who championed the causes of the anti slavery movement and found their hero in electing Abraham Lincoln. The devistatingly low numbers of Black Republican voters were reviewed [which, the film forgot to mention, is mostl likely why former President George W. Bush found himself having to ``steal'' the election of 2000 and 2004.].

After looking at the Republican Party history, the film also open the flood-gates of thought by showing us that is was, according to this film, the Democratic Party that championed the causes of the Ku Klux Klan and provided the platform for them to kill and chastize Blacks in the South during and after slavery. 

ALso Examined: How Senator John Kennedy, in his successful bid for the Presidency in 1960, prepared a voter pamphlet that specifically targeted Black voters and got them to the poles, while the Republican candidate feared reacing out to the Black voter and lost the White House bid that year.

Three aspects of the film that were important, but ignored, were 1] The dominance of the Tee-Party and their racists, pro-Capitalists goals; and 2] how liberal Republicans were hounded out of the Republican Party and what impact that has on voting patterns and legislation.  3] How do Republicans open their hearts and minds to re-capture the anti-racist roots of the party and become truly workable for a broader spectrum of North Americans while also having a more sustainable foreign policy that is fair to the world's people and finds Ways to treat other countries with humanity instead of exploitation, brutality and weaponry. [Perhaps Mr. Williams should consider making a second part to this film and work with a Black moderate filmmaker.].

Also not covered in this film: How the United States, in many sectors, is considered a corporation--not a country-- and how this concept [real or imagined] impacts on legislation, and our ability to positively lead our people, be truthful withour people and move into the future. What does this ``corporate concept'' say to Black voters, some of the most loyal Democrats in the country? If this ``corporate concept'' is true, who is in control of this corporation? Also not covered: how every other ethnic group in the United States is allowed to set up shop and exploit Black shoppers, except for Black Americans themselves [especially in some cities like Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Detroit, Michigan.].

The film is a Trenton / Princeton case study, but was also filmed in Washington, D.C. and Georgia. 

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