UPDATE: SEE BELOW
Dr. Gina Loudon caused a bit of a stir on CNN with Isha Sesay when she claimed that “…the hate, and the bigotry, and the slavery, and all those things have come always out of the left not just in this country, but historically, and globally it has always come out of the left.”
Well of course she is correct.
Here is the relevant exchange (Full Transcript Here):
SESAY: Gina, to you. What do say to those who say — who strongly believe that this country cannot heal, it cannot move forward as long as those monuments are out there when there are so many people that they cause pain too?
LOUDON: Well, I think you — it is good that we are discussing this, I think. And I think it’s good that we want to learn history and talk about it and have this dialogue. I think it’s important to know that the hate, and the bigotry, and the slavery, and all those things have come always out of the left not just in this country, but historically, and globally it has always come out of the left. The right has always been the party of freedom, and the party of constitutional liberties that we see today, like the First Amendment that is everybody to speak about this.
GENOVESE: Well, you know, history is a funny thing and we need to learn from it. And to say that, for example, all the movements against freedom come from the left. World War II, Nazis — that’s not from the left, it’s from the right. And so —
LOUDON: That’s on the left.
GENOVESE: That’s just not so, and you know it’s not so. You must know it’s not so.
LOUDON: The national socialist, they’re the same socialist we see today trying to take away all of our First Amendment Right, right in this moment.
KELLY: I’m sorry, I have to jump in.
SESAY: Go ahead.
KELLY: The fact of the matter is, the Confederacy, the KKK, was formed by former Confederate soldiers.
That is not the left. They are trying to preserve the hierarchy, the racial hierarchy of the United States. I would love to find some good former Confederate soldiers or people support the Confederacy who did not vote for Donald Trump.
LOUDON: I would love to find some members of the network is a member of the Confederacy that weren’t Democrats or some members of the Socialist movement that weren’t on the left. I mean, if we’re going to talk about it, I’m fine having a conversation. But let’s be honest —
LOUDON: — it has always been leftist politics that have been —
KELLY: It’s not true.
LOUDON: It has not been the right side of —
KELLY: No. Conserving slavery is conservatism.* [See note below]
LOUDON: Are you telling me Abraham Lincoln was a racist? Are you telling me that it wasn’t the Republicans who fought against slavery? Are you telling me that the — (CROSSTALK)
KELLY: Are you telling me that LBJ wasn’t the president who signed —
KELLY: — into law the Voting Rights Act. The Democratic President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed with the South for the next 40 years, are you saying that did not happen? Are you saying that people like Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms, who were Democrats, left the Democratic Party and then went to the Republican –
ISHA SESAY: OK, I’m going to have to jump in and leave it there.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Speaking of Lyndon Baines Johnson, we have previously reported on LBJ at TrevorLoudon.com:
“Several particularly egregious and racist quotes have been attributed to LBJ. As observed at the Huffington Post, LBJ said in 1948 that President Truman’s civil rights proposal…
…is a farce and a sham…I have voted against the so-called poll tax repeal bill … I have voted against the so-called anti-lynching bill.
So why was LBJ for Republican-passed civil rights legislation in 1964 (a watered-down version of the 1957 civil rights legislation under Eisenhower), but against it in 1948? Just like President Obama, LBJ was evidently not concerned about the plight of black Americans but rather about the continuation of a progressive agenda.
Consider that LBJ’s failed “$20 trillion taxpayer-funded war on poverty” known as the Orwellion-sounding “great society” program has been the single greatest contributor of the breakdown of black families in America.
As noted at Business Insider:
“There is more drug addiction and more social and family breakdown among this population than when the Great Society was launched.”
LBJ pushed ahead with his “great society” program “which gave rise to Medicaid, Head Start and a broad range of other federal anti-poverty programs,” declaring that “negroes” are “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….” and claimed further that his efforts would secure the vote of the “nig*ers” for “200 years.”
As noted in 2013 at the Washington Post:
“Nearly 50 years after the release of the U.S. Department of Labor report ‘The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,’ which was highly controversial and widely criticized at the time [as it was released at the time of the unveiling of the “Great Society”], the new Urban Institute study found that the alarming statistics in the report back then ‘have only grown worse, not only for blacks, but for whites and Hispanics as well.’”
Watch (and follow Dr. Gina Loudon on Twitter!):
— Gina Gentry Loudon (@RealDrGina) August 28, 2017
As far as the statement, “Conserving Slavery is conservatism,” that is what it sounds like Mo’ Kelly said to this author, but it was left out of the CNN transcript.
Hopefully he will clarify:
— Renee Nal (@ReneeNal) September 3, 2017
Mo’Kelly said it. And he “didn’t stutter.”
— Renee Nal (@ReneeNal) September 3, 2017