Schweinfurt, WWII, choke points and the black vote
I'm a WWII history buff. Have been since I was 5. Yesterday I was in Little Falls at the Lindbergh Museum and House with the 8th Air Force Historical Society, of which I'm a lifetime member. I've written about them before.These are mostly WWII vets who flew and maintained the B-17's, B-24's. We've also got a number of Pacific pilots and ground crew. Anyhow, I flew up with a group of guys including Earl. He was a sgt. on a B-17 that was shot down on raid in July '44 on Schweinfurt (a center of ball bearing manufacturing in the 3rd Reich). Ball bearings were a choke point in war production. Nearly all the machines of war use ball bearings. Nearly all the machines that manufacture war material need ball bearings. All the transport vehicles for the war effort require ball bearings. Ball bearings were a choke point.
The black vote is a choke point for left wingers.
Without the lock-step black vote remaining at 90+ %, the lefties are relegated to permanent minority party status.If 30% of the black vote gets peeled away to Republicans (though I'd much rather say pro-liberty, small government Republicans, that is no longer the case) the lefties become small vine fruit. Forever.
Captains Quarters (www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/ ) has a great column called "The next Generation of Republican Leaders". I have always been amazed at how and why black voters consistently vote against their own best interests. Blacks consistently see education as vital to escaping poverty yet vote for lefties that bring disastrous education programs (most large cities have a combination of a black mayor, city council, school superintendent (see Mpls. and St. Paul for instance) and black teachers). And as Dr. Walter E. Williams (who is black) once said that the KKK could not have designed a better program to destroy blacks than government/public education. Social Security is a disaster for blacks, and yet they vote for the people who refuse to let them, and us, out of this unconstitutional scam. That well over 70% of blacks abhor the idea of gay marriage, and yet vote for the lefties that think gay marriage is hallowed. I wrote that at the 2004 MN Republican Convention, Mrs. Battle (wife of rev. Battle of St.Paul's Mt. Olivet Baptist Church) wanted to be an at large delegate to the National Convention on just the single issue of gay marriage). I saw this as a beachhead issue.
Now, perhaps, the national party has had a double espresso on the issue...maybe.