The Congressional Black Caucus Modern Day Klansmen
The term Klan was first used in 1867 referring to an organization of Ku Kluxers and a fairly comprehensive encapsulation of the Ku Klux Klan is given on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan). There were three distinct eras (1860s – 1870s), (1915 – 1920s), and (the 1950s) where the Klan has existed at different points in time during the history of the United States. The methodology of the Klan has been the advocating of extremist reactionary positions ranging from reactionary white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration to Nordicism and anti-Catholicism.
During the 1950s and the 1960s there were entire regions of the United States that were segregated with widespread abuse, torture and murder of blacks the norm. These were highlighted by the Civil Rights protests and marches in the Deep South under Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Selma, Alabama bus protest of Rosa Parks and the intervention by President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy with U.S. Troops to escort black children into a public school.
It was after the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Attorney General Robert Kennedy that the ugly head of racism began forming in the Congress of the United States. It should have been seen as a reverse form of Klanism when the Congressional Black Caucus formed as an official “blacks only” Congressional organization in 1971.
The Congressional Black Caucus encountered one of its first tests when President Richard Nixon refused to recognize their organization and the CBC responded by boycotting his State of the Union address. That has since been the norm for the CBC to boycott the SOTU addresses of every Republican President whose political position differs from theirs. The latest target of the CBC is President Trump and his administration.
The CBC has grown from 13 founding members in 1971 to more than 50+ members as of 2019. One of their stated objectives is to root out racism in the Trump Administration and in government. Not only are they behind the wave of removing confederate statues and religious monuments from public and private land. The Congressional Black Caucus members have risen within the Democratic Party with power and influence to become the guiding force of today’s DNC.
Using a combination of theologies such as Principles of Saul Alinsky to pick, isolate and attack their target by any means necessary to bring down their target, they use tactics of radical Islamic extremists to attack blacks and other minorities who do not subscribe to the Democratic Party mantra. It is no wonder that these are the same tactics employed in places like Chicago, Baltimore, New York City and other cities controlled by gangs, cartels and crime families of the era of yesteryear.
Emboldened by their successful tactics and empowered by their positions on various Congressional Committees and Sub-Committees members of the Congressional Black Caucus have proudly donned the dress (costumes) reminiscent of the robes of the Klansmen before them. I yearn for the day when Congressional Oversight Committees and Ethics Committees look around and take notice of the racism introduced and supported by the Congressional Black Caucus and other racially biased Congressional Caucuses active in the 116th U. S. Congress. – I am the Real Truckmaster!