This short video may just be the most powerful message of the 2014 midterm election cycle. Lousiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, who made the courageous decision to switch from the Democrat party to the Republican, gives his reason why.
You can change the location in the video from Academy Street to any street in the black community and the result is the same — including my own Boulevard Avenue in Atlanta. It’s easy — actually cowardly — to attack Senator Guillory and hurl epithets, which will probably appear in the comments section here – I know them well. However, men and women such as Elbert and myself refuse to be modern-day slaves on the progressive socialist 21st century economic plantation where the harvest is all about votes.
It’s not just Mary Landrieu, but all these progressive socialist white Democrats who offer crumbs from their exquisite table and a government-dependent hammock to lie in forever. Of course, the overseers of this economic plantation who are members of the Congressional Black Caucus — the purported “Conscious of the Congress” — continue to advocate for economic enslavement instead of economic empowerment. They are the true sellouts.
As Booker T. Washington stated, “There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
I often refer to Washington as the first black conservative because of his agenda of education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance as a means for the black community to find success and achievement, even under the harsh Democrat policies of segregation and Jim Crow — yep, DEMOCRAT policies. Study your history if you don’t believe me.
So, just remember it was the first black president, Barack Hussein Obama, who cancelled the DC school voucher program. It was the first black Attorney General, Eric Holder, who brought a lawsuit against the State of Louisiana because of its school choice program. And it was avowed socialist Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, who threatened to shut down charter schools, of which one of the most successful was Success Academy in Harlem. And by the way, he was supported by the right Reverend Al Sharpton.
So go ahead, give them your vote, as Obama’s girls attend prestigious Sidwell Friends School. Landrieu lives in a million dollar Capitol Hill home in DC. Sharpton dines at all the high dollar restaurants in New York City (although he apparently eats less these days…)
You, the black community, are stuck there on Academy Streets, all over the decimated inner cities that have been ruled by the masters of the progressive socialist Democrat party. Yep, Elbert and I are indeed “free at last.” During the 2014 midterms, you have a chance to prove if you are as well.