Mr. Nicholas Zizelis, in his Feb. 16 letter “'Conservative’ racists,” makes an attempt to associate conservatism and the Republican Party with racism.
He counsels African Americans, and black politicians especially, to shun the party of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the party of J.C. Watts and Col. Alan West and Dr. Alveda King — and so many Americans of African ancestry. Instead, they should stick with the party of the plantation.
In the old days, Democrats “gave” blacks the physical plantation. Nowadays, the idea is to confine them to a sort of plantation of the mind, a defined section of that coalition of grievance groups which constitutes today's Democratic Party.
Woe to those who dare to wander off and use their God-given minds, to those who reject the party’s victimistic ideology.
If that is the message, sooner or later Americans — Americans of African descent — will, more and more, tune it out.