Quotes from Booker T. Washington

Debbie sent me the first quote below from Booker T. Washington.  I've added a few more as well from that great American.  Of course, the "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright would say that Washington was "worshipping another god."

This first statement, with the exception of the (politically incorrect?) references to "colored people" and "Negros" could have been written today (and about people like Jeremiah Wright):

"There is another class of colored 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 am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

This second quote is rather sad, frankly, because it hasn't happened:

"I want to see my race live such high and useful lives that they will not be merely tolerated, but they shall actually be needed and wanted because of their usefulness to the community." 

I don't necessarily agree with his statement about not "waiting for the heaven of the future," but there is no doubt his reference to how to get heaven closer to earth is the absolute truth--and, of course, would be utterly repulsive to headonistic liberals (a redundancy, I know):

"I do not believe in waiting for the heaven of the future.  If we imitate the life of Christ as nearly as possible, heaven will come about more and more right here on earth."

And, yes, this final statement is certainly true:

"A whining, crying race may be pitied but seldom respected."

Why can't liberals see what they have done to the black community of America?  Well, they can see it, but why are they are so power mad as to keep American blacks in a continual condition of servitude?  Well, I know the answer to that, too, but I won't go into it now.

The Democratic Party was the party of slavery.  And it still is.