I read the letter by Cipriano Carabajal Perez in last Wednesday’s (12-12-12) edition of the Bee-Picayune. He seems to be implying that he and the other minority members of the Democratic Party are intelligent and sophisticated, so intelligent and sophisticated that they are the only ones with the capacity to perceive reality, and that the minority members of the Republican Party are stupid, so stupid that they don’t have the common sense to even realize that they’re acting like a bunch of Uncle Toms who, quietly and secretly, are being bamboozled into slavery by the Republican Party.
OK, fine, but consider the following: it was the Democratic Party that held the slaves, not the Republican Party. So, who’s the Uncle Tom?
The Republicans shed tears, blood and treasure for the slaves. That’s a fact.
Concerning his reference to the KKK and hate: the KKK was an arm of the Democratic Party. That’s a fact. Check it out.
The hate that he’s talking about resides in the hearts and minds of the members of the Democratic Party. They hate the Republicans, and they’re trying to convince you to hate them too. That’s the reason they’ve been going around spreading lies about them, so who’s being bamboozled?
I have been voting for the Republicans, and I intend to continue voting for them; and if I were to discover at some point in the future that they actually are a bunch of racists, I wouldn’t care. Why? Because I would rather be governed by an individual who hates me than by an individual who hates my country.
Alfredo Acuna Garcia Jr., a U.S. veteran