How the Left hijacked civil rights 

To overcome racism, Black Americans
always emphasized human agency
and individual responsibility.

Robert Woodson and Joshua Mitchell in How the Left Hijacked Civil Rights.”

Many Black leaders have lost sight of Martin Luther King Jr. altogether and are aiding and abetting the crucifixion of their own people. Rather than hope, they see despair; rather than the Easter Sunday of true liberation, they offer the bleak Good Friday of never-ending misery. …

Today many Black leaders defer to angry white progressives who make the same arguments about blacks’ lack of moral agency, reject the country’s founding principles, and seek to undermine its institutions.

For months, the radical left has been exploiting the country’s genuine concern for fairness to keep Blacks in a constant state of agitation, anger and grievance, urging them toward behavior that lives down to the slanderous stereotypes of White supremacists. The leaders of these movements insist that every inequity suffered by Blacks is caused by institutional and structural racism, that they have no power to liberate themselves, and that they will remain oppressed until White people change. Even to raise the issue of what role self-determination plays for blacks earns you the label of “racist.”

“Justice” for Black America cannot be achieved by framing it solely through the distorted lens of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others in fatal police encounters. For every unarmed Black American killed by the police, hundreds are killed in neighborhood homicides.

Those who call for the defunding of police departments, such as leaders of the official Black Lives Matter organization, are silent about this inconvenient truth.



About David Blaska

Madison WI
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17 Responses to How the Left hijacked civil rights 

  1. AdamC says:

    How telling is it that white progressives in the educational industrial complex are covering up the massive failures to educate Black children by gradually lowering them eliminating any testing or grading standards, and moving to wipe out even minimal standards for college admissions and grad school.

    Talk about institutionalized racism! Assume all “students of color” are unable to meet any standards at any level.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      Some people are paying attention to it, AC; Jason L. Riley for one: Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

      And the late, great Walter E. Williams whose fabulous body of work lives on: Blind To The Real Problems

      The Gotch

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      • AdamC says:

        Thanks for those good links.

        The great B.T. Washington: “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.”

        In Madison those jobs literally pay six figure salaries with full benefits.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Dive into some Walter E. Williams sometime, an absolute treasure trove of unvarnished Inconvenient Truth awaits.

          “In Madison those jobs literally pay six figure salaries with full benefits.”

          You don’t say.

          Provided your stomach can take it, take a gander at the FreeDUMB Inc STAFF/Job Descriptions; these bloodsucking grifters couldn’t make it in a fact/results oriented Universe to save their pathetic lives.

          What The Gotch finds odd is the high number of Asians in their employ; do they have any idea that they’re discriminated against at Hahvahd, et al, for being too intelligent, diligent, & disciplined in favor of guess who?

          Despicable Lefties!!!!!!!

          The Gotch


        • AdamC says:

          Note well, the Asians they ally with are only SPECIFIC Asians — namely, certain Southeast Asians (no doubt further digging would establish that they are the victims of forced evil capitalist American colonialism).

          I bet they’ll have nothing whatever to do with the vast majority of Asian- nd who are high-achieving, respectful of educators, and from two-parent families. Not coincidentally these demographic groups are at or near the top of income earners in America, way ahead of even white households.

          The latest trends in academia is to not even call them “white-adjacent” but to even say they ARE to be considered white. So strange but these bizarre characteristizations are quickly becoming widely accepted.

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        • pANTIFArts says:

          — “certain Southeast Asians (no doubt further digging would establish that they are the victims of forced evil capitalist American colonialism)”
          —The Hmong endured years of the deaths of family and friends, fighting and bleeding, the hunger and disease of the refugee camps, all in a struggle to resist and ultimately flee Marxist Socialism. Now, their grandchildren, lacking that experience, hear that same “siren’s song”, and some are embracing it. (the same is true of Lao, Khmer, Viet, etc)
          —The Left is much more insidious than you can imagine.


        • richard -lesiak says:

          hijacked civil rights…keeping the negro’s troubles before the public. Like trying day and night to be able to vote?


      • Liberty says:

        Riley and the late Williams are both excellent!

        I’m deeply heartened by the fact that a growing number of Black Americans are starting to understand that the left is holding them back.

        A few Black Americans I follow: Candace Owen, Leo Terrell, Burgess Owens, Gianni Caldwell, Rob Smith, Charles Payne, Vernon Jones.


    • Liberty says:

      “Talk about institutionalized racism! Assume all “students of color” are unable to meet any standards at any level.”

      Exactly! If I was a Black American, I’d be deeply offended by this.

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  2. AdamC says:

    (Excuse the typos above please.)


  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    The Robert L. Woodson Sr. Blaska references “is an American civil rights activist, community development leader, author, and founder and president of The Woodson Center.

    “The Woodson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and demonstration organization that supports neighborhood-based initiatives to revitalize low-income communities.”

    It is the antithesis of those preaching the generationally destructive VictimHoodie/Black Lies Matter/systemic RAYcism theme.

    The Gotch


  4. Liberty says:

    Excellent piece, David!

    It’s heartbreaking to see all the potential in the Black community evaporate because they’ve been lead astray by self-serving race hucksters.

    Trump gave Black Americans hope in the form of permanent funding for Black colleges, a program that would have empowered them to run businesses (not handouts!), and major prison reform that was responsible for the release of thousands of non-violent Blacks from prison. But hey, I guess the pearl clutchers (who they, themselves are some of the meanest) were more offended by Trump’s tone and crassness.

    Democrats & leftists want to create a society of victims who are dependent on the government. It’s not about helping Black people. It’s about control.

    My hope rests with strong Black leaders like Candace Owen, Rob Smith, Leo Terrell, Gianni Caldwell, Burgess Owens, Vernon Jones and others who see right through the deception. The emergence of these visionaries can be attributed, in large part, to Trump, BTW.


  5. pANTIFArts says:

    The Left hijacked Black Civil Rights the first time after the election of 1876, and held them hostage for over 80 years. By the late 1950’s Blacks were sufficiently emboldened to demand their return. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 merely re-affirmed those rights. The nation then embarked on a bi-partisan effort to confront racism and ensure equality (chiefly removal of Jim Crow laws) The goal of all of this was “Equal Opportunity”.

    Stripped of their ability to control Blacks with intimidation, DEMOCRATS initiated programs designed to increase the dependency of, and diminish the political influence of Black citizens.

    LIBERALS introduced the irrational, (and unachievable), concept of ensured “Equal Results”. That is rendered impossible by the very programs they promoted, yet every failure is “proof” of “systemic racism” elsewhere.

    PROGRESSIVES have now gone completely “off the rails” as they lead Blacks, that are in their charge, to failure. Changes to curriculum and grading, “Cops out of Schools”, and resulting failure to address disruptive behavior, will make it impossible to receive a quality education. Failure to even acknowledge, let alone confront, criminality endangers the Black community, and dashes hopes for improving their children’s chances for success. “Self Made” people who “Have A Dream” are marginalized (or ignored). So they are offered the choices of victim, criminal, activist, or “Liberal sponsored success story” as their label.

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    • Good Dog,Happy Man says:

      There is still an equal opportunity for all American citizens today. But rather than going with the flow and choosing to live under the soft bigotry of low expectations, being infantalized, becoming generationally dependent and living under the warm blanket of careful D卐M☭CRAT custodial care, black individuals will have to remove their self-imposed ideological chains themselves and be brave enough to #Blexit.

      Rather than settling for empty political promises, free gubmint cheese and crumbs from their masters tables in exchange for their vote, they should step off the Proglibocratic Plantation Porch. and experience real freedom. Sure, they’re going to get their leash yanked, … hard, … but the risk is well worth a chance to live the American Dream and a full, complete and richly rewarded life.

      Someone once said, “Ask NOT what your government is doing FOR you, … ask what your government is doing TO you.”, or something similar. He was the last ‘good” Democrat. Today, he’d be seen as an extreme right-wing Conservative.

      Perpetually-offended proglobots are far removed from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream. Lefties no longer judge other individuals by the content of their character, but by their own identity politics and the grievance group boxes they can check off. You’re right, … Lefties are mostly self-made men who worship their own creator.

      On the eve of the holiday named after him, we remember MLK. We Conservatives fondly remember the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. because he was against abortion, against homosexuality and voted Republican.

      He’s a “three-fer” by Lefty’s own narrow-minded hateful metric. By all logical consistency, shouldn’t the cowardly Cancel Culture Club tear his statue down, too?

      Inquiring minds want to know.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “He’s a ‘three-fer’ by Lefty’s own narrow-minded hateful metric.”

        Make that a Four-Fer, muh Dawg; MLK, Jr. was a 2A Advocate to boot.

        Despicable Lefties!!!!

        The Gotch


        • AdamC says:

          Five-fer or more?

          He was a Christian. AND a minister.

          Had he lived long enough they would have called him all the nasty names they throw at any Black person who busts out of the Democrat plantation.


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “He was a Christian. AND a minister.”

          Jeepers AC, these are all dealbreakers which will draw the full force of Lefty’s abject hatred and scorn.

          There simply MUST be something else to this for MLK, Jr. to be spared Lefty’s withering ire…..

          Despicable Lefties!!!

          The Gotch


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