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Old 08-20-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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People tend to believe anything without question when it appears to validate their perceptions.


White people used The " N Word" with frequency throughout the US and especially the South in 1963.

Alleged quote surfaced in a book written by a very biased source known for fabricating quotes. Allegedly LBG was talking to 2 Dixiecrats in 1963.

Historians agree that LBJ used language appropriate to the listener. He would use different language when speaking to a Dixiecrat than to senator from Ct. What mattered was persuading the listener to agree to support his agenda. So while there is absolutely no proof he ever said these words, it possible he did.


What is certain is that the alleged remark, attributed to LBJ, will persist for hundreds of years,

Another quote attributed to LBJ and verified was his reaction to the violent riots in Maryland in 1968:

"What did you expect? I don’t know why we’re so surprised. When you put your foot on a man’s neck and hold him down for three hundred years, and then you let him up, what’s he going to do? He’s going to knock your block off" .

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Old 08-20-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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People tend to believe anything without question when it appears to validate their perceptions.


White people used The " N Word" with frequency throughout the US and especially the South in 1963.

Alleged quote surfaced in a book written by a very biased source known for fabricating quotes. Allegedly LBG was talking to 2 Dixiecrats in 1963.

Historians agree that LBJ used language appropriate to the listener. He would use different language when speaking to a Dixiecrat than to senator from Ct. What mattered was persuading the listener to agree to support his agenda. So while there is absolutely no proof he ever said these words, it possible he did.


What is certain is that the alleged remark, attributed to LBJ, will persist for hundreds of years,

Another quote attributed to LBJ and verified was his reaction to the violent riots in Maryland in 1968:

"What did you expect? I don’t know why we’re so surprised. When you put your foot on a man’s neck and hold him down for three hundred years, and then you let him up, what’s he going to do? He’s going to knock your block off" .


Too funny... All you heard was the "N" word!! Your blinders are duly noted!

Nothing for this... ""they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference...""
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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Straight from the horses mouth.

"These ni**erss, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference... I'll have them ni**ers voting Democratic for the next two hundred years". - Lyndon B. Johnson,


How is is working out for ya?
Sounds like it could have been a quote from Hillary Clinton as well.
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Old 08-20-2016, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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LBJ wanted to be remembered for some of his programs like Medicare and the Civil Rights Act but is known most for escalating a futile and unpopular war.
And murdering JFK.
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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The use of the N word wasn't the issue. The Great Society programs was.
Not in this thread it wasn't. The only mention of the Great Society is in the title.
Everything else in Bents first post is a single question regarding Johnson's racist comments.

The only pertinent thing Johnson made no reference to the Great Society directly, but said black folks would migrate to the Democratic party forever, and so they have.

It's just more of Bent's obfuscation again. He's done it for years.
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:24 PM
 
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LBJ was about as tolerant of the black race as that other great emancipator Lincoln (who sought to keep them as slaves to preserve his union or shipping them back to Africa)
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Not in this thread it wasn't. The only mention of the Great Society is in the title.
Everything else in Bents first post is a single question regarding Johnson's racist comments.

The only pertinent thing Johnson made no reference to the Great Society directly, but said black folks would migrate to the Democratic party forever, and so they have.

It's just more of Bent's obfuscation again. He's done it for years.

Seriously? Blinders full on, eh?

What is this little tidbit?

""they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference...""

Theirs your Great Society at work, pal.
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Seriously? Blinders full on, eh?

What is this little tidbit?

""they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference...""

Theirs your Great Society at work, pal.
Uh- that's spelled "There's" not "theirs". Know the difference?

When are you going to talk about the Great Society? I don't ththink you can. This is only more obfuscation.

Like I said, Johnson was a southern man of his times. "Uppity" usually was followed by the N word. So what? Despite his personal coarseness, Johnson went on to sponsor and put into law the Civil Rights Act, didn't he? that was his major program in his Great Society plan.
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:24 PM
 
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Uh- that's spelled "There's" not "theirs". Know the difference?

When are you going to talk about the Great Society? I don't ththink you can. This is only more obfuscation.

Like I said, Johnson was a southern man of his times. "Uppity" usually was followed by the N word. So what? Despite his personal coarseness, Johnson went on to sponsor and put into law the Civil Rights Act, didn't he? that was his major program in his Great Society plan.
"Southern man of his times". Such a nice way to refer to an obnoxious bigot.
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Here.
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The Democratic Plantation lives on!
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