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“Selma,” Progressives, & LBJ

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Progressives have rewritten history in an effort to remake one of the most racist presidents in American history into what they call “the best civil rights president America has ever had.”

The movie “Selma” apparently takes that notion head-on, showing a confrontation between LBJ and MLK over the Selma protests.

LBJ defenders have claimed that Selma was LBJ’s idea. Here is “Selma” director Ava DuVernay’s response:

“[The] notion that Selma was LBJ’s idea is jaw dropping and offensive to SNCC, SCLC and black citizens who made it so.” (SNCC stands for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and SCLC stands for Southern Christian Leadership Conference)

In the movie “The Butler,” LBJ uses a “politically correct” term for blacks and Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s character says something like, “that dude says n****** more than I do,” in questioning why LBJ used a different term in a televised speech from his preferred off-camera term. LBJ also infamously said that his “Great Society” expansion of government would “have them n****** voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

Progressives have to defend LBJ, though, because his role in the Civil Rights era is essential to their myth that Democrats became the Civil Rights party in or around the 1960’s.

The confrontation between MLK and LBJ is one of many reasons that I am eager to see “Selma.”

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January 5, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment