“I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s job to cope with it. ‘I have a problem, I’ll get a grant’; ‘I’m homeless, the government must house me’; They’re casting their problems onto ‘society’. And, you know, there is no such thing as ‘society’. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It’s our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbor. People have got the ‘entitlements’ too much in mind, without the obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.”
Does the name Elbert Guillory ring a bell? I’ll give you a hint. If you are a YouTube fan, watch cable new television, listen to talk radio, read newspapers (though you’d have to get to the back of the newspaper to have read about Guillory) you just might recall hearing, watching or reading media interviews with Mr. Guillory, or should I correctly address him as Senator Elbert Guillory, representing the 24th Senate District in Louisiana; the first African-American to be ushered into the state Senate in Louisiana since Reconstruction (the historic period in the United States of 1865-1977).
In the Jim Crow Era, Blacks were treated as second class citizens, mostly in the southern states, where anyone of color was required to sit in the back of the bus, use Blacks-only water fountains and bath rooms, eat in set aside areas of restaurants, attend racially substandard schools, and often were denied the right to vote for any number of reasons. The same treatment today is rendered to any minority who has the gall to announce he is leaving the Democrat Party to become a Republican, by the liberal media and the Democrat Party.
Listening to the white limousine liberals, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Black race hustlers like Al Sharpton, and other liberal racist, anyone who would have the audacity to think for themselves and have developed a conservative political bent, someone like Senator Guillory just doesn’t know his place.
Well, just what is knowing your place with the liberal establishment if you are an African-American today? According to the Senator, and supported by the words and actions of those who speak for the Black community, “the Black man’s place should be, along with all minorities, marching to the tune of the government hand-out programs and welfare state, toward the New Government Plantation. You see, the real racist in America, are the liberals who believe minorities cannot achieve the American Dream without handouts from the federal government”.
What we are witnessing in America since Lyndon Johnson sent American young men off to fight in Vietnam for a political cause only a politician’s brain could fathom, and African-American’s just didn’t have the intellect or intelligence to support their families without government support, is the same mentality that was exhibited in the South during slavery. Blacks needed to have an overseer, who of course, was to be compensated by the free labor of those under his care. Since the Johnson regime however, that overseer has become the Federal Government. The free labor this time around is The Vote of the African- American community . . . all for what is tantamount to 13 pieces of silver (hmmm, history does repeat itself, doesn’t it?).
As America sits on the threshold, the very fine edge of a razor blade, it is easy to see that we will either cease to exist as a world power, or find our way and soar with Eagles. I know soaring with eagles sounds impossible today when all we have to work with are elected officials and bureaucrats that have clearly defined themselves as turkeys, but America has always been known as exceptional. As Margaret Thatcher once said:
“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.”
“A ten minute discussion with any one of liberal progressive persuasion, should be enough to indicate that they simply do not love America; do not respect the blood our youth has shed to defend our country and the nations around the world from tyranny; do not understand the greatness of the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms it provides which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; do not believe in self-responsibility and initiative of the individual; and that with hard work, without government interference, everyone has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream,” says Guillory.
In spite of millions of walking – talking examples of minorities who have been successful, liberals cling to the belief that nobody can be a success in America without the help of the federal government, and an endless array of programs they support that will make everyone equal . . . everyone except themselves, of course, because they feel they need to be in a position to define equality for the others. They believe it is themselves who should limit the success of the successful, by taxing away their earnings and giving it to those who just haven’t taken the steps it takes to make the grade.
Liberal progressive thought is wrong on all levels, and wrong for all Americans. They say that those of us who think normal (conservative thought) are “radical or extreme”, as if our Founding Fathers were both radical and extreme. They deny the fact that since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, millions of Americans, through rugged individualism, self-responsibility, and plenty of initiative, built the greatest country the world has ever known, and we did it carrying those unable to care for themselves on our backs along the way, We did it during the 19th century and the 20th century, even through the Great Depression.
As Senator Guillory will reveal in his new book, The New Government Plantation, due out this summer, the liberal progressive thought diminishes those of color – those who just don’t measure up to the liberals standard of real Americans, and must be treated as people of sub-standard intelligence, unable to make it in America without some form of government subsidy. In short, listening to a liberal, if you have an IQ above 10, you have to walk away with the feeling that they are not only heartless individuals, but are the perfect overseers of the Big Government Plantation, they are steering hyphenated Americans toward.
165 years after the end of slavery, we have the federal government and their liberal enablers instituting the tenants of slavery all over again, only this time in a manner that is even more cruel and unusual punishment than was doled out by most slave owners. You see, there is no opportunity for someone shackled to government hand-out programs; there is no American Dream awaiting in their utopia; there will be no housing outside the ghettos governments build in the inner city; there will be no quality education; and those of the inner city will never be safe and free from the maggots of crime that dwell in the hell-holes the government provides with Section 8 housing.
The entire federal give-away program, from Obamacare to food stamps; from cell phones to sub-standard education, is a cynical plot by Democrat politicians to provide those on the Government Plantation with just enough subsistence that their re-election will be guaranteed. The PLAN is in place and being played like a well-tuned fiddle. The cattle are on the road the slaughterhouse, where they will be easily trainable, because even lacking education, they will know just enough to “not bite the hand that feeds them”.
Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, has a real story to share with every American, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of one’s financial situation, and regardless if one is a citizen or someone wanting to become one. The Senator’s words are the truth. You will see a picture that is so cynical that it will be hard to believe. So as you read the story of a man who has only the truth to tell, just to imagine the toils of walking in his shoes. How it is that one can rise from an family that arrived in the U.S. in chains and still achieved his dreams.
He wants you to see that the American Dream can be a reality for all, even those from a single parent home, suffered the indignity of the Jim Crow Laws, worked from age 8 years old to help make ends meet, and never lost track of his vision. From such a humble beginning, he made his way from the backwoods of Louisiana, to an Ivy League education, and to become a political leader.
He will be the first to say he is not the only one who has made the transition from poverty to success, and he encourages our youth of all colors, to focus on their dream and follow those who have become successful. We must start by demanding a good education so our youth will become readers; for readers will certainly become leaders.
When I first met him, I immediately knew he was not just another politician; that here was a man who is what we all look for in leadership. His demeanor is that of someone with great poise and sincerity, a blend of personalities that might include the confidence Clint Eastwood, the ability to size-up a situation like Donald Trump, the certainty in his beliefs like Ronald Reagan, and the fearlessness of Martin Luther King Jr., all guided by his believe in God, and Devine Guidance.
His critics on the Left, do not know how to challenge his words, because the TRUTH fears no questions, and those who attempt to explain away the truth, always find themselves in a position of having to make personal attacks, while embarrassing themselves in the process.
When liberals try to justify sixty years of failure since the Johnson Administration with the same rhetoric they have always used, only a fool would believe them. It is ironic that the old Democrat stand-byes, are, “we need more money to make the program work”; or “Those who were in charge just didn’t do it right”; or any number of excuses that have been used throughout history to explain why the government initiatives almost always end in failure or become so mired in waste, fraud, and abuse, that they collapse under their own weight.
As Senator Guillory says, “We must encourage those living in the inner cities and Section 8 housing, to rise like The Phoenix, the long-lived bird that is of Greek mythology that is cyclically regenerated or reborn, who obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. For those shackled to government largess, I encourage you to rise from the ashes of which the government ghettos hold you like slaves, and like that magnificent creature, let the Phoenix become your symbol of renewal, rebirth, and starting anew.”
The words of a well-respected Democrat from back in the Fifties are good words to help those struggling to make their Dream in America . . . “America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact – the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality”. ~Adlai Stevenson