Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
Dear Mrs. Fergusen,
I think you answered your own question about why black people aren't flocking to the Republican Party. If, as you point out, slavery was a godsend to them, then surely, they're still angry at Lincoln, the first Republican president, for freeing them. If it wasn't for him, they'd still be enjoying all of the fruits slavery had to offer, things like: hand-me-downs from the big house; forced breeding; free scarification; the joy that comes from seeing your children selected for housework or sold to a master who doesn't beat them during rape; and the comfort that comes from knowing one's place in the world.
That goes for what you call the "top drawer blacks" as well as the poor, uneducated ones. Under slavery, all were roughly equal within a certain price range. Emancipation exiled both "top drawer" and uneducated blacks from this most egalitarian institution, forcing them to take the lesser gifts of segregation and Jim Crow.
So where do we go from here? How do we convince blacks to forgive Lincoln and join the GOP? Short of reinstating slavery, I'm not sure there's an easy answer. I guess columns like yours will have to do for now. I suspect there are very few "top drawer blacks" who could resist such a persuasive argument.
I am not a homosexual,
Gen. JC Christian patriot