"If achieving the Hong Kong dream becomes a vanishing hope, then our society will suffer. What would the Hong Kong dream be? It's no different from the American dream, whereby an everyday man on the street who works hard would be able to make good savings and use those savings as equity for their future small business."
Richard Li, Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist
It was always too simple to understand and believe. The loss of Black Wall Street was due only to racism. The white man hates the black man and that is all. Nothing else to see here. Please move along! When radical progressives dine with me, they often recall, in defensive conversation, the lost power and independence of Black Wall Street. What a regal time in America it was when Black people owned their own businesses! Doctors, lawyers, small business owners and educators lived on the same street. Churches were filled by people that loved the Lord. There was no crime and corruption unlikely. The scholar absorbing the chef's delight observes that the only enemies that Black Wall Street citizens faced were racist whites that sought to eliminate their wealth and power by burning their city down. Above my lenses, I glance at my fellow diner as they consume their supple cuisine with a shaking head and confident gloat. Amazing that this same pursuer of fine dining caters to a belief that it was "race" alone that destroyed the framework of economic success and not the abandonment of the pure principles of conservatism, constitutionalism and capitalism in the black community. As in modern times, the secret to the loss of job producing Black Wall Street was: the Democrat Party.
The Original Black Wall Street of Greenwood, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma was very unique in 1921. Oklahoma, in that day, was noted as "the most Progressive, most Socialist state in the Union, with the Socialist Party strongly represented in the states elected offices". Greenwood was not merely an example of "racial intimidation", it was a battleground between competing economic and political ideological warfare. There were many debilitating "beefs" at the time in a House attempting to unite multiple domestic terrorist and progressive agents, including the media better known as "yellow journalists" and sympathetic Republicans-in-name-only. The House was owned and operated by the Democrat Party. As corrupt in its day as it is today, the House, known as the Democrat Party, had two groups within that sought dominance in its domicile--the Socialists and the Ku Klux Klan, the DNC terrorist organization. Yes, my friends, it was the Democrat Party that destroyed Black Wall Street. The same Democrat Party that poisoned Flint, Michigan's water supply, that supported Black Lives Matters' Burning of Ferguson, Missouri and shown favored protection of Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Derek Dyson reveals the fractures that made Oklahoma so volatile:
"With a large Populist movement already sweeping across the nation and a long history of farmers collectives and labor unions already established in the state, it wasn’t much of a stretch to get poor farmers and indebted citizens to fall in line with a Marxian-Socialist ideology. In less than a decade, more than ⅓ [one-third] of Oklahomans, many of whom had already held radical Agrarian ideals about land ownership and social equality (due largely to the vicious Social Darwinism of the Gilded Age), had aligned themselves with the Socialist Party. Instantly they began to rail against the bankers, railroad men and economic elites who they saw as willfully oppressing the fellow underprivileged of the state."
At once, white Democrats sought the opportunity to employ "Jim Crow" policies upon black settlers and Native Americans. They had a pen and a telegraph and used it through the "yellow" journalists of The Daily Oklahoman. Frank Luther Mott, the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for "A History of American Magazines" advised that yellow journalism can be characterized five ways: (1) scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news; (2) lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings; (3) use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts; (4) emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips; and (5) dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system. The paper not only reported on issues, they purposely shaped the political system. In Tulsa, it was the "Democrat" media, aligned with labor and antagonistic to Republicans and capitalists. The Daily Oklahoman, on July 29, 1906, reported:
The Negro and Indian to Figure as Political Issues
"Jim crow cars" and slavery will be the issues of the first campaign in the new state of Oklahoma in that portion known now as the five civilized nations. Separate cars for the negroes is the scarecrow held up to the colored population of the new state, and a reminder of the slave days, and what was done to the Indians when the slaves were freed are the levers that the two parties expect to handle to the very uncertain elements in the new state.
At the close of the war of 1861, the Indians held many slaves — more negroes than there were Indian owners. This was true of all of the civilized tribes, and when the Indians were given the land now known as Indian Territory, they were forced to divide the lands and property with the former slaves, creating a class known as freedmen. This is the foundation of the democratic campaign committee in the first battle. It has been determined to make a house to house canvass of every district and make a direct appeal for votes for the democratic party and ticket on the grounds that it was the republican party that compelled the Indians to give up their property to the former slaves. This is being talked already, and is having its effect.
The negroes are being thoroughly aroused and alarmed over the prospects of a strictly sourthern state of Oklahoma. They are being warned not only by the white men that "jim crow cars" and disfranchisement are possibilities, but the negro leaders are appealing to their brothers to stick to the republicans, as therein lies their safety. * * * It is shown by the census of 1900 that Indian Territory had 36,853 negroes, with 9,846 of voting age. The census gave 52,500 Indians, with about 15,000 of voting age, making about 25,000 votes out of a total vote of 97,361, or about one-fourth of the whole, which is a demonstration of the importance of securing this uncertain vote. On the Oklahoma side, the negroes and Indians do not play such an important part. * * *
"What was done in executive session will never be known, but it was rumored that one of the advisors came near starting a riot by declaring that the republican party of the new state might just as well take the bull by the horns on the negro question and advocate a Jim Crow law, with separate schools, stations and waiting rooms for the colored population."
The Democrats were at once asunder. The Marxist-socialists wanted more blacks and Native Americans in their clutches. They were represented by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). They also wanted to have a separation of blacks and Native Americans from whites and were represented by The “Knights of Liberty”. Why were these groups so interested in blacks? Did they not see them as inferior. Why yes! However, they were citizens. They were voters. Where there was a voter, there was power. Where there was power, there was dominance. Those with dominance, ruled and did not govern. Whom will they target: the Black Republicans!
You're kidding me, Ken. No, I am not.
Albert Comstock Hamlin was the first African American elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1908. Hamlin won the seat as a Republican due to the large predominance of African Americans in the Logan County, Oklahoma district. The commitment to capitalism, constitutionalism, conservatism and Christ was immensely measurable in all of the Oklahoma cities founded by Afro-Americans due to the Democrat Jim Crow laws. Yes, in cities designed and developed by Afro-Americans, the citizens chose a republican lifestyle:
"One of the charges made against the colored men in Tulsa is that they were "radical." Questioning the whites more closely regarding the nature of this radicalism, I found it means that Negroes were uncompromisingly denouncing "Jim-Crow" cars, lynching, peonage; in short, were asking that the Federal constitutional guaranties of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" be given regardless of color. The Negroes of Tulsa and other Oklahoma cities are pioneers; men and women who have dared, men and women who have had the initiative and the courage to pull up stakes in other less-favored States and face hardship in a newer one for the sake of eventual progress. That type is ever less ready to submit to insult. Those of the whites who seek to maintain the old white group control naturally do not relish seeing Negroes emancipating themselves from the old system."
The many black cities, known as Black Wall Streets and Little Africas', were bastions for businessmen, doctors, lawyers and investors. The cities served as residences for some of the most religious and sincere persons in the state. Democrats who controlled politics in Oklahoma drew little comfort from the lingering strength of the Republicans and black allegiance to that party. They committed to destroy these prosperous people and their cities. The following is a list of surviving all-Black towns in Oklahoma.
Town Name County 2010 Census Population Notes
Boley Okfuskee 1,184 39.6% black alone in 2010
Brooksville Pottawatomie 63 20.0% black alone in 2010
Clearview Okfuskee 48 75% black alone in 2010
Grayson Okmulgee 59 53% black alone in 2010
Langston Logan 1,724 93.2% black alone in 2010
Lima Seminole 53 34.0% black alone in 2010
Redbird Wagoner 137 67.9% black alone in 2010
Rentiesville McIntosh 128 50.0% black alone in 2010
Summit Muskogee 139 75.5% black alone in 2010
Taft Muskogee 250 82.0% black alone in 2010
Tatums Carter 151 79.5% black alone in 2010
Tullahassee Wagoner 106 63.2% black alone in 2010
Vernon McIntosh N. A. Unincorporated community
The Daily Oklahoman's in a February 12, 1907 article "The Convention Not A Crawfish," quotes the famous (or infamous) criminal defense lawyer Moman Pruiett railings against a less-than-straightforward inclusion of the Jim Crow provision in the state constitution, in the strongest of terms:
"Nine-tenths of the delegates to the constitutional convention were elected on platforms which pledged them to use their efforts to separate the races in schools, railway carriages and elsewhere. That is the Jim Crow law. Had these very delegates not made these pledges many of them would not have been elected. Pretending to be fearful that with the provision inserted the president would refuse to sign the constitution they are trying to shirk their responsibility by asking their constituencies to relieve them of the pledges they made at the time of their nominations. What cowards! To describe such weaklings would sicken imagination and exhaust invective. * * * Let the men who have it to do keep their pledges; let them not be 'hoodooed' by the republicans who are trying to put the democratic party in a hole. Let them be honest with the people and themselves. Let them be men of their word, even if being so means defeat."
The Democrat Party, under the leadership of President Woodrow Wilson, had come to a natural collision course from within. In Oklahoma, the Marxist-Socialists wanted to lure blacks away from the principles of Christ and capitalism. The Knights of Liberty wanted to slash the commitment to conservatism and constitutionalism. One would become the dominant political and economic ideologies of the blacks. The citizens of Little Africa were not going to surrender their beliefs. They would be invaded on May 31 and June 1, 1921 in the Tulsa Riots.
"A mob of whites came to Kenny Booker's house and demanded, "'Nigger, do you have a gun?"' Booker told the Oklahoma Commission. Booker, then in his teens hid with his family in their attic until they realized their home was on fire. "When we got downstairs, things were burning. My sister asked me, 'Kenny, is the world on fire?' l said, 'I don't know, but we're in a heck of a lot of trouble, baby. ",
By the end of the 1920's, Blacks had surrendered their liberty for the security of the Democrat Party. From thence, the incredible destruction of the church, the family, the economy, the political freedoms and educational lacking became more and more evident. As the American voter chooses this day, it is time for blacks to reclaim their heritage which was taken from them by those that believe they can sustain you with promises of prosperity and free concerts by Jay-Z, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. You have the keys to liberation. The door faces you. It requires an effort that the Democrats have masked and defeated for decades.
People ask what will it take. If you say government intervention, you have had it for seventy years. How is that working in Washington, DC? How is that working in Chicago? How is that working in St. Louis? How is that working in Compton, CA? If you say education, well that is a pipe dream to be uncovered in a generation. It does not help now.
Small Business. Small Business. Small Business.
We were told by former US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that Obama Care, the Nation's most oppressive noble regulation, would be of all things: "Affordable. Affordable. Affordable." We were told by President Barack Hussein Obama II that “no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what." Heck, we should have all been all to confident when Health Care guru Magic Johnson stated, "I'm glad that Gov. Scott down in Florida accepted ObamaCare, because it will work." Like VCR's that are right twice a day, these powerful individuals, blinded by their political dogma and lust for authoritarianism, believed that the government could produce an outcome that history and reason knew was futile. The result of this barren tyranny was the deceleration of the American economy. Simply, fewer jobs and less prosperity for you. The only way that you will overcome the dependency on government and others is to pursue your desire for self-determination. If you want your sons employed then, put your dreams to work and create that which is needed most. Teach a man to get a job and he is dependent on the promises of political angels for an eternity. Teach a man to own and he will fight against any tyranny that separates him from the freedom of creating the job his neighbor needs.
Urban America, Small Business Is the King of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs.