By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com
Governor Palin tweeted the following today, drawing our attention to a video by Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, who has liberated himself from the plantation known as the Democrat party. In this video, Senator Guillory coherently and concisely expresses why the party of Abraham Lincoln–the anti-slavery, pro-equality party–is the natural home for black Americans.
This is the video to which the Governor links.
Guillory rejects the notion that his move from the Democrat party is a bold one. It’s simply the right one, he asserts. As a black American myself, I agree that when you know the facts, this is indeed the right choice–the only choice–for any self-respecting, freedom-loving black person. The Democrat party enslaves and manipulates. It does not empower, promote, or provide viable solutions. I dare say, though, that this senator is indeed bold. I have never been a Democrat, so I’ve never had to leave the party. I am a conservative who happens to be a registered Republican, and as such I have experienced first-hand the vitriol directed at blacks who refuse to be enslaved by a self-serving, heavy-handed political party with a history dripping with racism and oppression. More and more must awake to the truth that Democrat leaders don’t want them to learn. And more and more must come to understand that today’s political enslavement is just as dangerous, and produces the same impotence, that the slavery of old produced. The conservative movement could use more people like Senator Guillory who can articulate this as passionately as he does in the video.
The first blog post I ever wrote in 2008 was called “Get Off the Plantation.” In it, I expressed how blacks have been used by slave master Democrats for votes and perpetual power:
How is it that well after 100 years since the end of slavery, many African-Americans still live on the plantation? No, we’re not picking cotton for the slave master or working in the big house. This is the political plantation I’m talking about, where we’re enslaved to a system that is the antithesis of what we believe in and what we represent. The slave master is the Liberal Democratic Party which uses control tactics and misinformation to keep itself in the big house at the expense of unsuspecting African-Americans and now Hispanics.
Democrats have done a good job of putting a lock on the “minority” vote by using racial slurs such as “Uncle Tom” or “Sell-Out” to refer to any Black person who would dare leave the plantation in search of his true God-ordained freedom. Those who stay behind have the chains of bondage tightened more and more around their minds. If they knew better, however, they would rush off the master’s property without looking back. Even Harriet Tubman declared that she could have led more slaves to freedom if she could have convinced them that they were slaves! But sometimes bondage becomes so familiar, it gets confused with freedom and begins to feel like home.
Read my full article here.
This video to which Governor Palin links is worth watching. In just over four minutes, viewers receive a plethora of common sense information. More than information, they receive truth–and we have all heard what happens when we know the truth. I’d say today is as good a day as any to be set free.