I don't get what you don't get. Black conservatism is just like any other conservatism, with a little "panic position" (that is, the self-preservation-driven behavior of an oppressed minority group) mixed in for extra spice. All conservatism can be boiled doen to the need to demonize others because of a deep psychological wound. If one can get one's head around this concept, it explains a lot of things like why much black literature/humor/cartoons/popular music is full of rage directed against blacks, or why black culture in general is set all a-quiverin' by the idea of homosexuality, or why poor white Americans consistently vote for right-wing Republicans who don't represent their interests in the slightest. The need to demonize is born of an attempt to exorcize onself of one's own pain.It's armchair sociology, but it's true.
I think my overwhelming confusion stems from statements like, "The Republican party is truly for the working people. There is a misconception about the Republican party, that it is only for the rich."Stuff like that.
Was there a link to a conservative dating service? Top left corner?"Sweethearts not bleeding hearts"I remember clearly when Bush was first elected back in 2000 that he stressed the importance of not dividing Americans..... well done George.Dveej is completely right on this issue. The way a person acts and thinks has to do with the psychological events that have taken place in their lifetime. Those who are victims of violence are more likely to commit violent acts. Those who are victims of hate are more susceptible to commit a hate crime, ect.
My read on it is that many African Americans have been getting cheezed off in the past number of years about how the Democrats "take them for granted". I don't know if any of you caught this.. but in the Presidential Election debates, it was remarked by a couple of the African American commentators that it took 3/4s of the way thru to the 2nd debate where the issues of Black people were even addressed by EITHER candidate. And even then, the commentary from both Kerry and Bush was little better than mumbling the appropriate noises for a couple of seconds and then moving on. The other thing that is of importance to note is that most of the politically active african-american community is deeply religious. Bush actually did make pretty good strides with his "faith based initatives" (read vote buying) to pick up 2-3% points by reaching out to evangelical black church leaders by focusing on the common ground they had with the republicans.. re opposition to gay-marriage, and his so-called promotion of "family values" etc...
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