I have repeatedly said that a multi ethnic, economically diverse leadership team is more credible than trying to play race politics.
Race politics also won’t solve the problem of the Neo Confederate, Libertarian wing of the GOP.
The GOP is going to have to decide if it treasures the Neo Confederate Libertarian vote more so than the coveted minority vote. No way are the two going to co-exist, as no Black American in his or her right mind is going to stand alongside of Confederate Flag waving Libertarians.
Candidly, millions of White Americans are disgusted by this presence within the GOP. What’s worse is the denial of the GOP that this exists within its ranks.
People are not just plain stupid.
The GOP needs to understand or comes to terms with the reality that collaboration and strategic alliances should never be based upon common skin color, but based upon a commonality to survive.
So the first step in creating strategic alliance should not be identifying “common color”. It should be identifying common needs or concerns and begin to develop and cultivate partner relationships around those common concerns.
If the only so called magnet is one’s skin color, then, for example, Christian missionary work would be futile because anytime an Evangelist who is not of the same skin color of the hearer, the words would fall on deaf ears.
There has to be a heart connection. Not a color connection. I really don’t understand what this concept seems to be so foreign to those who, of all things, claim to be Christian.
Notice that I am not attacking individuals. I am indicting what I think are harmful concepts and ideas, as well as calling into question the GOP’s loyalty to the Confederacy, which makes no sense, in light of the fact the Confederacy is a part of the Democrat history.
When the State of Texas held their first Confederacy Convention, they adopted the following language:
“We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable.”—Secession Convention, “A Declaration of the Causes which Impel the State of Texas to Secede from the Federal Union”
This language was adopted from what was called an “Ordinance of Secession”, which was adopted by each of the States formally seceding. All Democrats.
Why any Republican would associate themselves with it via a flag or group (i.e., “Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy) is truly baffling to me. It certainly won’t endear them towards minorities.
Time will tell if the GOP will learn that valuable lessons of history.