“Progression and upward mobility has resonated for a few and chaos for all the rest.”
Hating and despising blacks is not what made the 50s better for many. Look to The Great Society, the rejection of God, welfare, public support for illegitimacy, The Sexual Revolution, the damned hippies of the 60s growing old but not up, taking discipline out of schools and a media that hates whites, particularly God-fearing whites.
The Civil Rights movement wasn’t wrong. A lot of what was introduced along with it - with some support from MLK - was evil. Place the blame where it belongs.
And no, Selma Alabama in 1965-66 was not the entire South.
You couldn’t pay me to live east of the Mississippi, but if I had to, Alabama & Georgia would top my list. Not anywhere north of Tennessee.
And FWIW, in Indiana, my Mom’s Dad was in the KKK and hated blacks. He had 10 kids and all of them grew up despising him for a lot of reasons, but they all say he hated blacks. Indiana. The North has always had plenty of racists.
I agree, LBJ started the demise of the Black family unit. “ I’ll those N.....’s voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”
Johnson was a liar a cheat and a racist. He completely fabricated his military experience after being appointed a LCDR, because he was a congressman, in the Navy Reserve, went to the S. Pacific and participated in a flight that allegedly was shot up where the crew managed to get the A-26 Murader back to base and the only one decorated, with a Silver Star, was Johnson. There is conflicting evidence that the aircraft he was on was not attacked as well. This was to bolster his perceived political weakness on defense issues. He had himself awarded the medal several times.
His ballot box stuffing in Texas are legendary. All of this speaks to his baseline integrity and motivation. I would submit he didn’t give a wit about poverty or blacks or minorities other than for political expediency...i.e. votes. He guessed right on loosing the South, and he was completely right on Black voters. Democrats get 90-95% of the black vote. Great Society legislation cost some $22 trillion and has not had an effect on poverty rates and arguably has fostered the breakdown of black families as evidenced by large percentages of single parent black families...60-70%. would have been better off making direct payments to the intended beneficiaries.
... He only got on to the ballot because he threated a floor fight at the convention in 1960, Kennedy wanted Stevenson as running mate. How many times did Johnson meet with Kennedy after the election? Likely not much. Kennedy went to Dallas in 63 to shore up Texas, which should not have been an issue as it was Johnson’s state. [But then again, Al Gore lost Tennessee in 2000.]
Attributed to Dave Garvey, U.S. Navy
And Hillary Clinton lost Arkansas by a 2:1 margin in 2016. LOL. -the former First Lady of Lil Rock, down the tubes. They hate her.