It is a simple compact, as all great compacts must be, annunciated best by Martin Luther King Jr. himself: that men and women be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin, in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
The Era of Civil Rights in America began nominally in 1964 with the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It attained the status of general acceptance in the 1970s when the last great segregationist, George Wallace, apologized to black Americans for having opposed their equality.
It was no longer acceptable to be a racist in public life in America.
By nominating Barack Obama for President, Democrats have broken the compact of the Era of Civil Rights.
Barack Obama has spent 20 years, most of his adult life, as a spiritual protege of one of the most virulent racists in American society, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Accepting Obama’s representation of himself as a “post-racial” candidate, while ignoring his real behavior is one of the most unreal things I’ve ever seen Democrats do, yet it oddly comes as no surprise.
It is not possible to see into another man’s heart, but Obama’s choice to remain with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years should be a pretty good indication of where his heart lies.
Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago is, according to Wright himself, based in the virulent racism of “black theology,” as invented by the “theologian” James Cone. That “theology” is not just racist and black nationalist, it is black supremacist in its construction.
So, when Obama denied that he was in church when Wright screamed out any of those hateful things with which most Americans are now familiar (“God damn America,” “the government invented the AIDS virus to commit genocide against people of color,” etc.), Barack Obama could never deny that those comments were drawn from the teachings of the church itself. In fact, those hate-laced comments are perfectly consistent with that church’s teachings, as can be seen not just in the enthusiastic response from the congregants, but from the fact that those very sermons were copied onto DVDs and sold by the church.
Obama took his family to that church; he offered Reverend Wright’s teachings to his two young daughters.
Lately, academic puzzle makers have tried to indoctrinate both students and the public into believing that only whites can be racists. That in itself is a violation of the great compact, but it is something being taught now in colleges and even public schools.
It is the greatest irony that the Democratic Party, which was the party of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation, and which partially redeemed itself from that legacy in the 1960s, has turned again to principles of racial division and nominated a black man from a racialist background to be President. This surely would be one of the world’s great comedies were it not so tragic.
What the Democratic Party has done by nominating Barack Obama for President of the United States is to break the noble, some would say divine, compact of the Era of Civil Rights in America. Every Democrat, black or white, who voted for Obama in the primaries, participated in breaking this great compact.
Every American who votes for Obama in the general election will be voting as well to break it.
It is important to say again that any white candidate aspiring to the Presidency who belonged to an equivalent white racist church would have been immediately and justly hooted off the national stage. The content of his character would have been instantaneously judged insufficient for the high office of President of the United States.
The Democratic Party, the party of Jim Crow and segregation, has strangely and impossibly reverted to form, perhaps out of guilt, perhaps out of its new perverse doctrines of race and identity, perhaps out of both. Though there should be no mistake about exactly what it is.