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The Origin Of Racial Tension in America (Summary)

The other day I was explaining to a friend what I learned about the Civil War, slavery, and the South when I was studying to write this blog about The Origin Of Racial Tension In America . She called me a liar when I told her slave owners were all Democrats.  She never was taught it in school and she didn't bother to read my article because  —as she says—my series of four articles were too long and too detailed. Since there are surely others like her, I’ve decided to summarize my research without all the footnotes so it will be easier to read and understand.   I synthesized my article to 25 key points.   If you want to read the full article with footnotes, click on this link:  Also, I encourage you to do your own research—I read many books and articles before writing this article, but you can find most of my research on the Internet with little effort. In His service and yours, Al Menconi

My Experience With Recovered Memories

I watched much of the Kavanaugh hearings earlier this month and I can honestly say that both his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and Brett Kavanaugh seemed to be telling the truth.   How can that be when each had a different account of what happened?   Let me tell you my experience with someone who had “recovered memories.”   In the early nineties, I hired a young married woman named Melody to be my new office manager.   She was wonderfully qualified and a pleasure to work with, but after a few weeks, she “felt a darkness in her soul” and began seeing an independent Christian counselor.   She told me that her counselor helped her remember that she was abused by her parents when she was a child.   She had me convinced, but I didn’t know about “implanted/repressed memories.” In the following weeks, she “remembered” that her parents, who were members of a large and doctrinally sound church in town , had secretly held satanic rituals at their home involving her when she was a c

Why The Democrats Want To Impeach Trump

I want you to know that I didn't vote for Trump in 2016 and was expecting a possible major political disaster after his victory, but I was willing to sit back and see what damage he would do. Well, I found a list of the "damage" which are obviously the reasons why Democrats want to impeach this guy.  After you read this list, I'm certain that you will understand how to vote this November. Let me know what you think if it and if you can add to it. THE LIST Economic Growth 4.2 percent growth in the second quarter of 2018. For the first time in more than a decade, growth is projected to exceed 3 percent over the calendar year. Jobs 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office. More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history. Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades. The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record. Job openings are at an

The Origin Of Racial Tension In America (Part 1)

Like you, I have read historians and others who have reminded us about our racist heritage. I never thought I was a racist but America did have slavery until the Civil War so I guess we did have a racist heritage.  At least that’s what I used to think. That was my belief until my wife and I went on vacation to the South. I learned a lot about our history, the Civil War, and racism and I hope you will as well. Here’s my story. I encourage you to follow the links I used to support my findings. Al Menconi We took the ferry to Fort Sumter while on vacation in South Carolina in early 2018. During the ferry boat captain’s “10-minute history of the Civil War,” he casually mentioned that Lincoln was elected with only 40 percent of the popular vote and 57 percent of electoral votes without receiving one Democratic electoral vote. The significance of his casual “throw-away” line made me consider the realities of the Civil War. Was the war regional (North against the South) or could it have

The Origin Of Racial Tension In America (Part 2)

The Civil War 1860 – Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln ran on a platform that blasted the Dred Scott Decision with an intention to end slavery. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote which was a majority due to the fact four candidates were running for election – Nothern Democrats, Free-Soilers, Southern Democrats, and Republicans. Lincoln won the presidency with 57 percent of the electoral college and not one Democratic electoral vote. (The ferry boat captain was right!). Southern Democrats Start The Civil War 1861 - Lincoln was sworn into office in March 1861. Southern Democrats refused to accept the election of Abraham Lincoln and, led by South Carolina, formed the Confederate States of America. The Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter a month later and the Civil War was on. I refer to the South as “Southern Democrats” because they were the only political party in the South at the time. It is important to understand that Southern Democrat/Sla

The Origin Of Racial Tension In America (Part 3)

20 th Century US White Primaries Thanks to my public-school education, I had never even heard of the term “white primaries.” White primary elections were held the Southern Democrat states and only white Democratic voters were permitted to participate. In other words, the White Primaries were an effective method used by Democrats to disenfranchise black and other minority voters, including non-racist Democrats (scallywags) and Republicans (Carpetbaggers). The White Primaries helped Democrats to control the state voting requirements in the South. As a result, Southern Democrats passed state laws and constitutions with provisions to raise barriers (poll taxes and literacy taxes) to voter registration in all parties, completing disenfranchisement of blacks and Republicans in all states of the former Confederacy. These “whites only” voting laws were in force in the South until American courts declared the Democratic Whit

The Origin Of Racial Tension In America (Part 4)

How and why did Democrats change from being racists? To fully understand when, how and why Southern Democrats changed from being racists to being "champions" of Civil Rights , we have to examine the historical facts. Consider the following quotes from former president Johnson as he tried to convince his racist colleagues in Congress.   1964 – After the Kennedy assassination, new Democratic president Lyndon Baines Johnson, encouraged the Democratic leaders in Congress to pass “the n****r bill and we will have those n****rs voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” (Said to two governors (whose names were not given) regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to then-Air Force One steward Robert MacMillan. As quoted in Inside the White House (1996), by Ronald Kessler, New York: Simon and Schuster, p. 33.) That is, after many years of filibustering against civil rights, it seems that LBJ was now willing to pass the Civil Rights bill not because it was the right