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Republican Action Club Meeting / An Open Report

Last evening, Thursday July 19, 2007, I would have the honor of addressing the members and their guest of the Asheville, Buncombe County Republican Action Committee. It was a most enjoyable experience especially when I finally got it off my chest as I had at the Executive Committee meeting of the Republicans, that this party was not the Radical Republican Party of Lincoln and that one of the chief reasons that far too many Blacks did not join our Party was because of the continued reference that it was. I have to believe that many Southern Whites feel the same way, but probably for different reasons. Many of them can remember the tyranny committed against their ancestors by the Radical Republicans before and after the War Between the States especially during the period of so called Reconstruction when thank God for the Red Shirts and the Ku Klux Klan who save a many Black family from annihilation as they were being forced to vote for those Republicans who would not even allow the White man of the South who had ties to the old Confederacy to vote.

I too would learn some very disturbing things from those present. One of the kindest and most generous White ladies that I have ever had the honor and pleasure of knowing, told a story of an encounter with a black man who pointed to the Republican button that she wore on her chest and proclaimed that she was a racist because she wore it. If he had only known the many times that I had leaned on this lady for her support on critical issues that faced the black community when I was an NAACP President , and received it . I told her that it was tantamount to what was happening to the honorable people of the South in regards to our honorable flag, and heritage ; my children forced fed lies in the public school system about the causes of the War Between the States and made to remember their honorable ancestors in shame while proclaiming that there was some kind of love and mission to rescue the African people from the economic institution of slavery while they were generally the ones who promulgated it , and continued it even after the Southern leaders beg them to stop bringing more and more Africans into this country, much like the new slaves that are deemed illegal now. I told those present that the powers of the media in this county and most of the nation are biased against the Republican party and certainly against the Southern Cross, as they spread their rhetoric claimed to be fair and unbiased with the knowledge that most who read it will take it as so. The Chair lady told me how she had applied to have a booth at a traditional annual Black Festival (Goombay Festival ), and how the papers were withheld by the staff of the YMI Cultural Center until the application deadline was past, and then told after she continued to ask for it that she would have to pay an extra $50 in a very nasty manner. I felt shame because I know that the intentions from these my fellow Republicans is a continued effort to reach out to the Black people of this community to help find resolution to the social and economic problems that plague them. I told those present that I would soon finish a March to the Nations Capitol, in hopes that the President would end this Cold War between the North and South , and give the justifiable vindication to my homeland that had been so wronged by those who proclaimed victory , and in that victory via the media and public school system had not only turned Southern Whites and Southern Blacks against each other, but also our very own children against their ancestors ; especially with the historical exclusions of the honor and dignity earned by a man called Slave who had found a love for a man he called Master in lieu of the worldwide economic institution of slavery and all the supposed evils that only the Southern man has been found guilty of.

I would be invited to speak to the 11th Congressional District Caucus at a later time. My only hope is that as we approach a National Re-union of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that I be extended the same kind of invitation for I have much to tell of the events of this past year , and am in dire need of their support for the upcoming planned events.