“Fast and Furious” Holder
You thought “reconstruction” was all over better than a hundred years ago. You public school “history” book told you it ended in 1877 when the last of the Yankee troops packed it in and went home. Guess what? Your “history” book lied. “Reconstruction” never really ended. The first phase of it ended in 1877 and the feds gave you all a few years to think that your states in the South really belonged to you again.
However, that was not the case. It was never to be the case again. “Reconstruction was to be ongoing. They just didn’t bother to tell you that. The Russian revolutionary Bakunin, in the 1860s, was a radical supporter of “reconstruction” in this country and he had some comments about it we would do well to consider. Walter Kennedy and I, in our book Lincoln’s Marxists, noted a few of his comments on page 159. Bakunin stated that in order for “popular self-government” to become a reality “another revolution…far more profound” had to take place. Bakunin’s comments are thought-provoking. They show that he considered the War of Northern Aggression to be a revolution. But then, in referring to “another revolution” was he speaking of the “reconstruction” introduced with the adoption of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the “civil rights” movement, and the emergence of worldwide communism. This would seem to be the case, and if so, then we in this country, in the 1860s, really experienced two revolutions, and the second one is ongoing today.
Look at the “civil rights voting act” of 1965, which only applied to the Southern states. That was “reconstruction” folks—ongoing in the 1960s, along with busing kids all over the place to public schools, which schools were and are also a major part of “reconstruction.” So you see, it never really stopped.
The Supreme Court, those champions of the “constitutionality” of Obamacare, recently issued a ruling, (a good one for a change) that said that the formula which had been used to determine which states and locations were to be subjected to “extra federal scrutiny” was now outdated, obsolete.
According to http://www.newsmax.com “The ruling freed Texas and certain other jurisdictions from having to submit their voting laws to the Justice Department before they could take effect. The covered jurisdictions were mostly in the South, where there was a history of denying minorities the right to vote. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion that the South had changed dramatically, however.” Not according to “Fast and Furious” Holder, though. It hasn’t changed enough to suit him.
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