The GOP’s Conspicuous Absence from Selma

Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, March 7, 2015

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If we are to regard the founding generation as being worthy of contemporary political lionization — and we most assuredly should — then we must consider those who marched at Selma to be so, too. If we are to put George Washington upon our plinths, and to eulogize him on our currency, we must agree to elevate Martin Luther King Jr. to the same dizzy heights. They are less famous, perhaps, but by virtue of their brave march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, John Lewis and Hosea Williams immortalized themselves into quintessential American heroes in the mold of Sam Adams and George Mason. To miss an opportunity to solemnize their daring is to blunder, disgracefully.

If all men really are created equal, the anniversary of Selma must be treated as a date every bit as important to American history as is the end of the Siege of Yorktown. As it would be unthinkable for the leadership of the Republican party to ignore July Fourth, it should be unthinkable for its luminaries not to celebrate the anniversary of the March to Montgomery either.

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  • KevinPhillipsBong

    “…by virtue of their brave march…”

    I don’t celebrate any system of ethics whose ‘bravery’ is measured by its adherents’ acts of defiance against my people’s laws, culture and history.

    They can only be made ‘good’ and brave in this society to the extent that WE are made ‘bad’ and debased. Otherwise their struggle was pointless.

    ——-

    “If all men really are created equal, the anniversary of Selma must be treated as a date every bit as important to American history as is the end of the Siege of Yorktown.”

    It’s okay with me if you want to hang your equalitarian god on Selma’s steeple — the failure of the one will always point to the failure of the other.

    Impossible to achieve, equality’s main enemy becomes nature who advances only via inequality.

    • Speedy Steve

      We came, we saw, we complained. And then we trashed the joint. Selma is an unredeemable hell-hole today.

      • In 2000, Selma was about 70% black. How “nice”.

        • Speedy Steve

          Where are Bull Connor and the fire hoses now that we need them? Seeing Dictator Hussein getting doused into the river would make my day.

          • I think he needs prolonged aerobic exercise with some nice doggies.

          • bilderbuster

            Bull Conner was there when he was needed.
            His back-up stayed home while the Negros kept on marching.
            That’s the same problem we’re having today.

      • IBWHITE

        There is a bit of a silver lining in this cloud. I read where Jorge Bush and his wife joined the march and some members of the NAACP refused to participate while he was present. I also heard that one of the larger news organizations edited him out of the bridge photo.

        • bilderbuster

          Serves him right.

          • bobsit

            Disgusting comment

    • Luca

      Same ol tired sh…stuff. A staged march and now re-staged by the same White
      liberals who organized it and the liberal journalists who would gladly
      start a bonfire just to have something to report on.

  • stonepillow

    If this is such an inspirational story how come Selma the movie has tanked?

    • bv

      No one wants to see it.

    • TCA

      It sucked?

      • Zimriel

        The critics say it was technically well-crafted. But it was a work of propaganda, and in places untrue. Audiences don’t like to be lied to. Even black audiences figured out it was a pile of pandering nonsense and left it alone.

        • Speedy Steve

          Black audiences like karate flicks. And White wimminz.

          • ElComadreja

            Don’t forget KFC and Colt 45.

          • John Ambrose

            And purple Cadillacs and gold teeth…..

        • Earl P. Holt III

          “In 50 years, de bassetball or de fried chicken gwanna be de nashional bird…”

      • Samuel Hathaway

        I don’t have to see the movie to know Selma “sucked.”

        • Speedy Steve

          So did Fruitvale Station, Django Unchained, 12 Years A Slave, and all the other recent propaganda films. Coming to think of it, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Roots, Shaft, Cleopatra Jones, Superfly and all the other crapola blaxploitation vomited out by Hollyweird sucked just as long and hard. Even Afro porn is unwatchable.

          • ElComadreja

            The thought of it is stomach churning.

          • Speedy Steve

            When you see Weinstein’s name on any movie it will be either pro-Afreakin’ or pro-sodomite propaganda.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      White guilt fatigue.

      • Jason Lewis

        Very true. Why do you think “privlege” is being push so hard now. They’re losing self-haters.

    • Gilfavor

      the theaters don’t take EBT cards for tickets,
      nor for $12. popcorn or $5. sodas. . . . .

      • stonepillow

        This is a really good point Gilfavor.

    • Hammerheart

      Not the government using our tax money to buy tickets could save it from box office irrelevance. The cherry on top was American Sniper competing side by side with it and absolutely dominating it.

      • TruthBeTold

        The local news showed how kids were being bused in from public schools to see Selma. They interviewed a couple who said the film was important but none of them sounded like they thought the film was inspirational or even good.

    • notyranny

      Negro Fatigue

    • Because we live in the Internet Age. People are smarter now and are figuring out how much propaganda there is. Good.

    • Jim

      The civil rights movement of the early 1960’s is kind of like bebop jazz, opera or modern art – it’s something people are SUPPOSED to like rather than something they ACTUALLY like. I think that most non-blacks acknowledge the civil rights movement out of a sense of social or moral obligation instead of a sense of heartfelt admiration.

      • stonepillow

        This is a very good point.

  • rentslave

    If they could march at Selma,why can’t they march to get an ID for voting?

    • Zimriel

      I notice they weren’t marching to a job-fair either. Why do that when you can VOTE yourself a wage?

  • bv

    Black Fatigue is the explanation but Hollywood will feed us their game plan in whatever fashion they can think of. They’ll change all the superheros to black of they have to.

    We can always fight back by boycotting everything they produce and bankrupt their industry. I’d like to boycott all the sports that are pushing a black agenda. If you’ve noticed, they’re starting to creep into ice hockey now.

    Truly pathetic.

    • jayvbellis

      MSNBC basically admitted that anti White, lying propaganda doesn’t sell, ratings were terrible. They finally fired Al Sharpton and many others.

      • Jason Lewis

        MSNBC is a losing network. It’s held up financially by the other NBC networks. Morning Joe and Rachel Maddow are the only shows with decent ratings. It would have been gone long ago by any real buisness standards.

      • bv

        Why would whites want to listen to that lisping cow?

    • TCA

      I don’t believe we’re numerous enough to bankrupt them, even if we had total participation.

      • newscomments70

        Perhaps not, but I once submitted a comment that whites should boycott anti-white sports on MSM after the Trayvon verdict. I received over 200 thumbs up. Sometimes various comments and campaigns go viral. Keep trying, one person makes a difference

        • HJ11

          Absolutely. It always begings with ONE person. Each of us is that ONE person. We just need to take direct action as you did.

        • ElComadreja

          I’ve been boycotting feetsball and bakkaball for years.

          • Rhialto

            As have the majority of those who frequent the AmRen website.

    • Same bunch of Baby Boom era liberals that run Hollywood. You are asking them to change the way they have been thinking all their lives. They will resist up until the end. They don’t realize that “The times be a changin'”

      • ElComadreja

        They are now the establishment and they can’t even see it.

      • bilderbuster

        Baby Boom era?
        More like the Red Diaper babies.

        • LackawannaErie

          Hollywood execs are often in their 30’s and 40’s. It’s not an industry dominated by the old. Hollywood is famous for appointing very young, inexperienced people to senior executive positions based on family ties.

          • bilderbuster

            Miley Virus was just complaining about how her “70 year old Jewish men” at her label were telling her what to do.

    • ElComadreja

      The more people wake up to the true nature of the negro the more Hollywood doubles down on the propaganda.

      • bilderbuster

        Even the average Black would much rather see a “Boyz n da Hood” or “New Jack City” than these stupid propaganda flix.

      • bv

        Unfortunately, that is very true.

  • The propositions of a proposition nation.

    As it was, George W. Bush was there. There were also a few Congressional Republicans there, even though there weren’t enough to make NR happy.

    Speaking of, if NR truly thinks that “all men are created equal” is both an imperative and an egalitarian one that that, thinks that Martin Luther King was akin to George Washington, Selma was akin to Yorktown, then it only stands to reason that in spite of their editorializing of the last few years, they really do have the same immigration position as the WSJ. Any pretense otherwise is to maintain a subscriber base.

    • LackawannaErie

      NR came out openly in support of amnesty for illegals not long after the 2012 election.

      • Jason Lewis

        They used to be against because they saw becoming a minority to a second group as bad.

    • John Smith

      Reince Priebus was there as well.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Of course that nasal-ly, trollish-lookng gargoyle was there… he fits right in

    • Jason Lewis

      Bush’s presence answers why most Republicans didnt show. Yesterday, a article was out showing a black woman who refused to walk near Bush because he didnt represent peace in her mind. It’s a losing proposition to show or not to show.

      • bilderbuster

        If I were a politician and a staffer suggested I attend, that staffer would be seeking employment elsewhere because they would be fired on the spot.

      • TheAntidote

        With the Bush family it really ain’t about politics or votes. They truly are a family of negrophiles—-and from waaaay back. Their Republican roots go back to the abolitionists. Romney also is a world class panderer but without the deep roots.
        After Katrina Koonya West famously said “Bush didn’t care about [email protected] people”. Years later Bush said it was the worst thing that happened during his presidency (!!!). Worse than 9/11?

  • TCA

    Dems vs. Repubs.
    I don’t have a dog in that fight.
    But I’m frankly surprised that the maggots and the pukes in the GOP missed the opportunity to gild their “Civil Rights” bona fides.

    • Speedy Steve

      Gild? They’d prefer to geld.

    • bilderbuster

      The smarter ones avoid those things.
      Blacks and their marches aren’t really as popular as the Blacks think they are and the MSM tells us they are.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Any GOP member would have felt uncomfortable. Blacks are hostile to whites, especially white men, and white Republican men are the biggest target of their hatred. Why? Because their Massa’s in the White House tell them that. Jesse, Fat Albert, Barack, Holder, Axlerod, all tell Blcks to hate Whites.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      If a GOP representative did show up, the rest of rthe crowd, having sensed to concession to racial equality would have moved on to economic equality, also known as socialism. Socialism writ large is still antithetical to the republican party’s interests. It would be stir for them to show up. Anyone with any sense knows this. The National Review is a cancer on the right.

      • Usually Much Calmer

        I wrote the above on a tablet and have been trying to edit the errors all day but Disqus won’t cooperate.

        ‘sensed the concession’ & ‘it would be stupid for them’

        • Max

          I have real issues with my iPad also when editing.

    • TruthBeTold

      This is your ubiquitous ‘damned if you do and damned if you don’t’ black issue.

      Blacks complain that Republicans ignore them. When Republicans try to reach out blacks accuse them of being insincere and then they rant that Republicans have no business defiling their events.

      When it comes to blacks, it’s always lose-lose. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

      • DAWNOFNEWDAY

        Blacks complain about and hate whites no matter what we do. Same with the muslims and mestizo parasites invading our nation. Give them all they want or resist, and they will still hate you. I say let them hate me and attack me for free.

        • bilderbuster

          Hate ’em back.
          Works for me.

      • bilderbuster

        Common sense then should tell them not to bother.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      If whites, even white ‘conservatives’, STILL DO NOT GET IT that blacks and other nonwhites hate our guts and want to take everything we have and discard us, then I don’t know what it will take. On the bright side, Mother Nature is weeding out the traitors, fools and other degenerates of our race. I certainly am not concerned about whites who want to sell us out for their own gain or who appease these animals. They will get theirs and those whites like us will stand strong after the dust settles.

    • ElComadreja

      They just encourage the hatred born of envy that already exists in the negro mind.

  • 1G25

    “… we must agree to elevate Martin Luther King Jr. to the same dizzy heights. ”

    How many George Washington Avenues are there in every town and city, large and small, in this negro-kissing country ?
    .

    • The same dizzy heights? Would this involve some rope, perchance?

      • 1G25

        We appear to be kindred spirits, Michael.

        But no, only a few feet.

        🙂

    • Irish

      You know I hadn’t thought of that before..What a repugnant reality it is that more streets in this Country are named after that philandering, plagerizing, Socialistic man, than the founder of the Nation.

    • TruthBeTold

      Did honoring MLK with his own day make a difference to blacks? Did Black History Month do any good for blacks?

      Blacks believe there’s some kind of mythical ‘something’ that will magically transform their lives so we keep getting more calls for more initiatives.

      Schools renamed after black leaders. Building named after civil rights heroes. Boulevards christened with the name Martin Luther King Jr.

      They actually believe these things are going to make a difference. And when the last one didn’t work to improve their conditions they believe the next one has to
      work this time.

      We could rename every street and give every black hero their own holiday but blacks would still be blacks.

      • bilderbuster

        That’s not surprising seeing as how Blacks are only Cargo Cult people with EBTs and voter IDs.

  • TruthBeTold

    Blacks wanted Black History Month and MLKs’ birthday because they wanted us to believe such recognition would raise the profile and status of blacks.

    They didn’t. Neither did any of a myriad of black up-lift initiatives.

    We could make every day a reflection on black history and black achievements but it wouldn’t make any difference to the status of blacks.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Blacks were incidental to the creation of the US. Let’s face reality: without white architects and builders blacks would have built mud huts instead of the White House.

      ***************************************************************************************************

      The idol worship of MLK is regrettable. The US was founded on principles of freedom and liberty, not the celebration of individuals, black or white.

      MLK day should be abolished. In its place I propose a day celebrating the greatness of our founding principles, such as “Constitution Day” or “First Amendment Day.” This would send the right message to americans and the world about what america really means and stands for.

      • Speedy Steve

        Second Amendment Day. Take your gun to work.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        How about restoring George Washington’s birthday as a national holiday? And let’s keep Columbus Day, too.

        • thomasdosborneii

          And Thanksgiving, since they’re trying to take that away, too.

          • bilderbuster

            Traditional Thanksgiving’s too multicult for me.
            We leave the Injuns out of it at the Bilderbuster homestead.

        • Jason Lewis

          Columbus Day is never coming back. They’ve trashed him too much. George Washington is tolerated even though he was a slave owner. Basically all the founding fathers will be trashed unless they wrote something that upholds a progressive idea.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            The 2015 calendar still has Columbus day scheduled for October 12, 2015. After all, it’s just….there. Any elementary or high school student told he can’t do a paper or project on Columbus, should report this to the parents who in turn should create a scene at the school as well as stage a media event about censorship, and violations of academic freedoms.

          • Jason Lewis

            As long as the paper includes damaging material to his reputation I’m sure the child will get an A+.

          • Max

            My granddaughter was just recently in a multi-school speech competition for gradeschoolers and recited a poem lauding Columbus.
            Of course, she doesn’t attend a publicly-funded school.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            Good for her. Everyone thinks just because Columbus wasn’t a perfect angel, the anti-white, colonialist, genocide of the Indians is all that matters.

          • bilderbuster

            The Darkies are turning on Lincoln these day.

        • Alexandra1973

          I don’t care about Columbus Day. He was more or less a pirate helping to claim land for the pope…discover an inhabited island and charge the people “back rent.” He also stole John Cabot’s maps.

          So race has nothing to do with it there…it’s the content of Columbus’ character.

          • bilderbuster

            You could celebrate Leif Erikson Day.

      • DAWNOFNEWDAY

        I will celebrate Hitler’s birthday before I celebrate MLK in any way.

        • bilderbuster

          That should be a simple enough decision.
          More people know Hitler’s birthday than know MLK’s.

    • John Smith

      Black history is a history of failure.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Who in this country is being discriminated against when it comes to voting? Hmmm, maybe those who refuse to obtain ID and illegals?

    Make NO MISTAKE, this march for ‘voting rights’ is to insure that no ID is ever required to insure widespread fraud to include the vote of illegals.

    They don’t want legitimate elections because they always lose when it comes to the forum of ideas—so dems and liberals HAVE to embrace voter fraud to win.

  • HJ11

    Selma was an anti-White march.

    If you’re White, ask yourself this about Selma and every other over-lauded Black or non-White march or protest: “How did this help me as a White person or my White family?” And, don’t anwer in some vague terms such as “it was good for society.” Answer just for yourself and your family? If you are honest, you’ll answer that not only did these things not help you or yours, they were some of the seeds to the present genocide against Whites that even some very unawakened Whites are starting to see.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      Well said.!! We need people like you to post who will get people to think and not just follow blindly.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      I call the “civil rights movement” the “SELFISH RIGHTS MOVEMENT.” It was a scam from the word “go”…. it was never about equality. It was about selfish ambition and selfish, racist demands to extort money, power and benefits from another race. You do know that Selma once had a black public school and one white public school. then in 1970 when integration forced the closure of both schools the one public school became, of course, predominantly black. Basically, blacks got to keep their school while the whites had their school taken away. but to blacks care? Nope. Getting rid of the white school was whole point, wasn’t it?

      • DAWNOFNEWDAY

        I call it the American Communist Movement because that’s essentially what it was. They used blacks and other nonwhites as muscle against whites. The same ‘tribe’ we can’t mention is also flooding Europe today with muslims and Africans and other third-world scum against our European brethren there. I just hope someday soon the whites will wake up worldwide and turn the tables hard on our enemies.

        • SentryattheGate

          IOC, Islam on Campus (150 in the US) holds their Islam Awareness month during February, and after observing their events, I see why they hold it during Black History month; blacks are their most fertile ground for recruiting for Islam! And these radical (Wahabbi) Muslims espouse Communist principles, and play on the victimhood sob stories to entice minorities to Islam (which is “not racist in any way” they claim)!

    • TheMaskedUnit

      I would have had to decide for myself who I wanted to sell to or rent real estate? who should I employ? who owns my labor?
      .
      I used to have to think for myself. Now the state just tells me what to do. That’s freedom, right?
      .
      I mean, If a negress tells me to do something, why should my labor be voluntary? She wants a sandwich, dammit. Her freedom depends on our obedience.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      I look at major American cities on youtube from the 50s and it was all white, nmaybe a few blacks/nonwhites here and there, but everything looked clean, functioned well, the whites looked happy. We didn’t have to worry about losing our jobs to ‘affirmative action’ or worrying about Trayvons and Juans shooting up our neigborhoods or worrying about some leftist/anti-white agenda being pushed on the news or entertainment back then. Even the blacks were better off then. They had a man in the house, less crime in their neighborhoods, no gangbangers.

      • DonReynolds

        When I was a boy, the 1960 US Census reported that 90 percent of this country was white, 10 percent black, and almost nothing else. That was back when Detroit was probably the most prosperous city in America and California the wealthiest state.

    • Ernest

      Exactly! “Civil rights” is and always was a anti-white sham. The idea that Selma=4 of July is not only preposterous but outright BS.

      • DonReynolds

        Oh but to hear the bs pile up fast and quick…..anytime anyone points out that the NAACP is about “colored people”. They (Leftist Liberals) claim now that they used “colored people” because it represents people of ALL colors, except white. Crock of bull pucky! It has always been black only, same as now.

  • Enoch_Power

    Just an observation, but look at how Obama is walking when he crosses the Bridge at Selma. So Bibllical…at first I was lame but then I could walk. Pure theatre by this anti white racist and his Zionist backers.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Nope… i will not watch Obama for any reason. won’t waste my time watching or listenting to an anti-white, semi-primitive ooga-booga-ing his way across any bridge.

      • Alexandra1973

        I refuse to watch or listen to the Usurper-in-Chief. Thankfully we don’t have cable.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      Too bad the bridge didn’t open up when they were all walking across it have them all fall through, even our sell out ‘white’ conservatives too.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    The only thing I like about MLK day is that I get one day off. Prefer if it was named Jefferson Davis day.

    • Actually I have a Jefferson Davis coffee mug. I bought it a museum I visited long ago. Not sure if they’d sell that sort of thing today.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Probably not. If they do someone will shout racism. Anything to pull the R-Card.

    • DonReynolds

      In some states, it was Robert E. Lee’s birthday for decades before MLK was born!

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Wish it was that way again.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I hope you are being sarcastic.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    They will be returning to 10% soon. When they dip below double digits, they will begin to see that Obama was a Trojan horse.

    • Speedy Steve

      Trojan-enz is more accurate.

    • Sam Brown

      By that time non Hispanic whites will also be below 10%, that to their ‘responsible’ self imposed sterility.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        That will take a good deal longer. This latest “legislation” puts us on a path to double the Hispanic population of the US before 2020. Millions of new Hispanic voters will be registered for 2016 making the “black vote” far less valuable in years past.

        It’s almost as if the nation is saying “you had your chance and sat on your ass, so we’re moving on” to black Americans with the gates being flung open. Black Americans are killing an aborting their current and next generation in numbers unseen in the 20th century. It’s amazing how easily black Americans have been manipulated.

        The common black fantasy of seeing a day with no white people is never likely to happen. But they celebrate any drop in percentages they hear about. Their hate has consumed them beyond reason. Most black Americans wouldn’t piss on a burning white baby. That’s a pretty disgusting mindset, so it’s no surprise watching them celebrate their own march into obscurity.

        Here’s a hint though, black Americans would do well to learn more math skills. Particularly percentages and very basic statistics. It would defuse some of the bullsh!t .

        • DAWNOFNEWDAY

          The Hispanics (and Asians and Middle Eastern folks) won’t have the guilt or sympathy for blacks the way post-WWII whites have. I even see in the few years the majority of whites won’t have any love for blacks like we’ve had. Example: I was just in a big city and there was a black entertainer while we were in line waiting to get to our tour bus. He was doing the usual black slick talk and asked for donations and when he came to the whites who didn’t want to give, they seemed less sheepish and less sympathetic to the black BS artists than what I remember. So things are changing for the better for us…I hope.

        • ElComadreja

          Those math skills are beyond the overwhelming majority of them.

        • SentryattheGate

          But, meanwhile, black immigrants are coming here. I saw some UN data/projections that Nigeria (along with China) would be the source of most immigrants to the US in the near future. Nigeria (the size of Texas) is expected to surpass the US in population (>1 Billion by 2100?).

          • Sheik Yerbouti

            You think they’re shooting each other now?

        • Jeff

          If hispanics ever become a single majority, then God help the blacks. Even now, hispanics displace blacks from their traditional neighborhoods with extreme prejudice. They absolutely do not tolerate TNB and react to it much tbe same as our ancestors. Whole areas of LA which used to be traditionally black are now hispanic. Another point, when it comes to a protracted dispute, blacks have little stomach for the fight.

          • Sheik Yerbouti

            That’s because their whole concept of “fighting” involves outnumbering a victim and beating them into a coma while laughing. They are natural born sociopaths and psychopaths but we’re all supposed to feel sorry for them since they were only freed from slavery 2 weeks ago. I bet they still have bruises from the chains.

    • Jason Lewis

      How are they going below 10%?

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        By adding Hispanic people to the US as citizens. Think of what millions of additional people means. It’s very simple math. Set aside the bastard birth rate, high abortion participation and very high intra-racial homicide rate that black Americans practice for a moment. Consider the numbers of overall population increase by adding Hispanic people to the country. They are not Americans and won’t be Americans for a generation or two. They don’t have a language barrier, they have a language shield. It gives them political strength very quickly in the US.

        As we gobble up government resources to the point of a “correction” who do you think will survive? The people who speak 2 languages and open businesses in a foreign land? Or the ones who b!tch about whitey till everyone’s sick of it while holding their hand out to Uncle Sam. B.O. made all kinds of promises. Where’s the payoff? For black Americans I see only numeric marginalization followed by social marginalization as Hispanic buying power eclipses that of black Americans.

        No amount of baby mommas and baby daddies can turn this around. Quantity worked up to about the middle of the 20th century. Then quality became the only path to success. Quantity becomes a liability.

        • Max

          Bingo! -and BOTH parties are hammering hard on the “import more Latins” button.

          • Sheik Yerbouti

            Of course, it’s a win-win. The “real” republicans were bought off years ago. The whole thing is an orchestrated reality show using a poker game as the randomizer. What I can’t quite square with is the advantage it would have for the GOP if they actually were a distinct party. Importing more voters would eventually replace them. But what if a bunch of them could be funneled into the prisons first? Then they wouldn’t be voters anymore, but they would be cheap labor with no rights (that’s how a felony works in the US).

            The “dream” all of them are chasing across the US border is being destroyed with each and every one of their footsteps.

    • DAWNOFNEWDAY

      They will still support Obama and Holder just like they support the other blacks mayors and black public figures no matter what. That’s what they do in Africa. It’s in their DNA.

    • Max

      They’ll be thrown under the bus from Juarez soon enough.

  • MekongDelta69

    I see NRO is back to its usual spiel. Thanks for ‘enlightening‘ us Mr. Charles C. W. Cooke.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Selma?

    Who gives a $%&@!???

  • Gilfavor

    my question might be is, Would the GOP tell the blacks in attendance, that it was the democrats that were whuppin yer azz, back in the day . . . .

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Too bad no one was there today for a re-enactment to hose them off again, since they probably didn’t bathe this morning.

      • Gilfavor

        lol, or someone just out walking their dog, , , their german shepard. . . .
        woof . .

        • Samuel Hathaway

          German Shepherds, being German Shepherds, should have been honored at the bridge today. They’re smart, honest, protective, don’t make unreasonable demands, and much more safe to be around than a collection of Michael Browns and Trayvon Martins.

          • Alexandra1973

            When I was a baby, I had a German shepherd sleeping beneath my crib…she guarded me.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    No, Dr. X was not being sarcastic.

  • MBlanc46

    It’s getting very close to time to let the soi-disant Civil Rights Movement to fade into the past where it belongs. In the 21st century neither party should have to take a position on it.

  • John Smith

    Do we have to celebrate the drug use and miscegenation that took place at the original event too?

    • Samuel Hathaway

      I think it was the beatniks who promoted that one.

    • We don’t have to celebrate that, and the participants likely all have genital herpes and senile dementia by now.

      • John Smith

        Explains why they’re luminaries of the Democrat party.

  • nicholasstix

    If I had known only the lies of “civil rights” cant about Selma, Charles C.W. Cooke
    would have made a powerful impression on me. Likewise, if I had known only the
    lies of my youth about slavery and segregation, I’d be eating from Cooke’s
    hand, as I did for so long from the hands of other racial socialist
    propagandists.

    Slavery was founded in Africa and America by black men. Whites didn’t enslave blacks,
    they emancipated them. White-dominated segregation was the only period in this country,
    during which most free black men acted civilized.

    Cooke also seems to have forgotten to mention the “non-violent,” “unarmed” black marchers’ penchant for hurling bricks and bottles at the white troopers, and spitting in the latters’ faces, in order to provoke violence, violence which Cooke and his ilk wildly exaggerated.

    George Washington was the father of his country; Martin Luther King Jr. may yet prove to be its killer. To posit a moral equivalence between the two is obscene.

  • Uncle Bob

    I will not celebrate this communist/socialist psychological victory over our Republic nor should any Republican be forced to give lip service to these nation wreckers. Republics are supposed to be ruled by law not the whims of a ruling party or religion. The civil rights movement was a phony religion with a phony leader created by the cultural Marxist coalition to overthrow our Republic. The result of their marches and agitation has accomplished little or nothing positive and has ultimately resulted in white flight and the meltdown of the black community and family. Do they honestly believe blacks are better off today than they were pre-1965? The dysfunction, mayhem, and crime in today’s black neighborhoods should be a glaring example that they have utterly failed to do any good – yet they still celebrate and pretend things have gotten better. 1965 was a terrible, tragic year for the USA and National Review comparing Selma to Yorktown is like a slap in the face to American patriots that died on that battlefield.

  • Epiminondas

    “If all men really are created equal…”

    But they aren’t. And that is where we always seems to go wrong.

  • SeaMonkey Browser

    cbsnewscom/news/parents-say-boy-committed-suicide-after-embarrassing-video-went-viral

  • Jason Lewis

    Double edge sword. If they show up, pre-planed protest will occur near them and the left will have their photo-op/video. If they don’t go they’re haters.

  • Republicans absent from Selma? Good. At least the GOP is starting to maybe wise up; they know they aren’t getting many votes from that crowd.

    • Max

      I heard on the news that “Dubya” was there but was cropped from the picture by the NYT in their pictorial.
      Wouldn’t surprise me that he WAS there and the DID cut him, both bad statements about society.

      • First, the childlike pictures of Trayvon Martin and now just cutting out the picture of a former president who was present at Selma. I think we are really living in the old Soviet Union. Our media is every bit as dishonest as the old Soviet news agency TASS, that we used to scoff at.

        • DonReynolds

          PRAVDA is the Russian word for “Truth”…..so it seems even the Soviets knew about 1984 before it was written.

  • DAWNOFNEWDAY

    I view Selma and the ‘civil rights movement’ like I view the Titanic or victims of serial killers. A sad disappointing disaster beyond man’s comprehension.

  • Korean guy

    Hi there!! I briefly came back to Toronto from Quebec City for a few days for a visit. White women dating outside her race is truly rare in Canada. Yes you can see white Canadian women in relationships with non-white men, but it is rare. You will see maybe once or twice a month. Also, non-white men love non-white women love most. One of my best friends, a Pakistani person, is an accountant enjoying a very successful career. He told me that he simply does not feel attracted to white women. He is currently dating a Kenyan woman. She has heard about me for about a year, I have heard about her for about a year, and when I came back to Toronto for a visit, she and I finally met for the first time. When we met, we said to each other, “Finally!!”. It appears they will marry each other, because, during our conversation, she said, “when we get married” not “if we get married”

    To be honest white Canadian men have no business blaming white Canadian women for having white genes disappear.

    A problem in Canada bigger than interracial relationships and marriages is, education has now become ridiculously expensive in Canada. Many students end up with debt well over $20K USD by the time he or she completes a four year undergraduate degree, and it is not like companies are determined to give students jobs as soon as the students graduate.

  • LiberalismFailed

    If Republicans would have shown up they would have been treated like they were at Wellstone’s funeral.

    • DonReynolds

      George Bush Jr was there but they did not use any pix that included him in the news coverage……would have spoiled the narrative.

  • Max

    Is “Charles C. W. Cooke” black by any chance?

    • IstvanIN

      Yes he is.

      Shouldn’t their be a “r” in his last name?

    • DaveMed

      No. British.

  • dd121

    A lot of people are getting tired of the left’s unrelenting message that whites are evil and blacks long-suffering victims of whites. All that message does to me is make my neck red.

  • superlloyd

    I’d rather celebrate flushing the toilet. At least the useless waste was disposed of.

  • DonReynolds

    George Bush Jr. participated in the Selma march and was photographed but the NY Times decided against using any of them. Another part of the mythology pushed by the Leftists in the Media…..which is nearly all of them. All of which is the very reason why the Selma march will never be anything like the 4th of July. Any Republicans who were there …..shouldn’t have been.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I like somethings what you have said, but in my opinion the blacks need to be kicked out as well and then the US will be a white paradise once again. Oh, don’t forget the jews and the muslim, Hindooos and asians.

  • Jeff

    By no means am I a joooo basher. But as a single group, they are overwhelming represented in hollywierd. I wonder how long they are going to tolerate the rampant anti semitism originating from the lib left before they push back? I imagine they’re already under immense pressure from their kinsmen regarding the tripe being spewed out.

    I never thought I’d see the day that the left turned on the jews, but they most assuredly have, and with a viciousness not paralleled since the 30’s. It should be interesting to see when the damn breaks. Hopefully, we will all be entertained watching careers being destroyed and other assorted wingnuts being held accountable for the drivel that comes out of their mouths.

    • It always happens that way. Remember how many Jews supported the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia? They made up many of Stalin’s commissars as well. Later, though, even Stalin began to turn against them. Ditto for the Black Radicals and Muslims, who were at first supported by Jewish leftists. Some people never seem to learn.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Jews built hollywood. Almost all the film studios were theirs. And they built most of the networks as well: CBS, NBC, ABC….

      But they all intermarried, and their gentile grand- and great grand-children hate them for being jewish.

      Most jews love the leftists; they think it’s “cool” to be with the radicals, even thought leftist despise the jews and judaism. Most jews are mentally ill, let’s face it.

      • LackawannaErie

        Utter nonsense. The top studio execs are still mostly Jewish, as we learned from the Sony Pictures hacking scandal.

        NMH is a neocon pretending to be a nationalist. I encourage Amreners to look up this guys commenting history — constant attempts to reframe issues in the same way that Abe Foxman would want them framed — where the only problem is Muslims and Arabs.

    • LackawannaErie

      Only a neocon deluded fool would claim the Hollywood is anti-Jewish.

      These are the kinds of people we don’t want in nationalism.

      • Jeff

        I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make. No one is denying that Hollywood has a disproportionate amount of jewish influence. It most certainly does. What I said is that I’m looking forward to the day that the leftie scum feels the backlash from their rampant anti semitism. I can’t imagine any of them are particularly pleased with the new lefts agenda.

        As for WN, it will be doomed to failure by people who continually screed about who is and isn’t “white enough” to participate. Me, I take a very broad view concerning who meets the criteria. Some whites I exclude based on their political philosophy. But there is hope for some of them. They could undergo some true diversity experiences that adjust their world view accordingly. I would gladly accept jews, a whole lot of hispanics, (you know, the white kind, apparently they come in many flavors), and some others. Generally, I accept people who accept the rule of law and respect for their neighbors. People who are net contributors to society. But that’s just me.

  • Jeff

    Well said, and if I may say so, a true REALIST position. I’d like to add that perhaps voting should be restricted to actual contributors to society. Perhaps based on income tax returns. If you help pay for the operation of the nation, then you have a say as to its governance. If you’re dead weight, shut the hell up and be happy with what provision your given. Then maybe more people would be properly motivated to care for themselves.

  • InAFreeCountry

    His views on immigration outweigh this for me, at least.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    This fool has never lived in an all-black area, nor has he EVER experienced a good dose of nigros…

  • libertarian1234

    If Selma tells us anything it is that integration has been a complete and total failure.

    Since that time black crime and violence has increased to epidemic proportions, and blacks have ramped up their hateful actions and hate rhetoric to shameful levels.

    They have made zero progress toward contributing ANYTHING useful at all to this nation and constantly wail about police actions against them, but they STILL refuse to do anything about their out-of-control crime and violence, preferring to blame outside factors instead of themselves.

    Likewise they continue to fail to learn on an average level and continue to cause our schools to be dumbed down several levels in a foolish effort by academics to try to get them to progress to the norm, but they are still unable to keep up.

    While jihadists are a threat to this nation mostly from the outside, black terrorism remains a greater threat from within.

  • Jim

    Here are the author’s “credentials” as a “conservative” writer for the National Review (as listed at the National Review) :

    “[Clarke] has broadcast for HBO (Real Time with Bill Maher), the BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, The Blaze, CNBC, CTV, ABC, Sun News, and CBS.”

    If that sounds like a conservative thinker to you, then I’m guessing you must be John McCain or Lynzee Graham. He’s either one of the token liberals at the National Review, or he’s indicative of the magazine’s further slide into neoconservative nothingness. I’m guessing Derbyshire would feel pretty good about parting ways with NR after reading this crap.

  • KevinPhillipsBong

    Sad. I had hoped he was better than that.

  • stonepillow

    Against Liberal expectations it did “tank.” I never said it lost money.