Trump posed this question to blacks. Democrats have been using them for votes for over half a century, and blacks have gotten nothing in return for their voter loyalty. They have high rates of poverty, high rates of unemployment, terrible housing, and so on and so on…so what do they have to lose. To which, Democrats decried the remark as racist.
Well, they have one thing to lose. If they feel the need to vote for Democrat, it is because they are afraid that they will lose their means, their income, their government programs. So, loyalty is based upon the necessities of life…food, water, and housing. What does that sound like to you?
I don’t know how else to view it. Slaves lived on the plantation and did what they were told. Why? Because it was their means to eat. Also they could be punished (possibly killed). But plenty of slaves were afraid when slavery ended because they didn’t know how they were going to support themselves (read. It’s not all 7 years a slave. I am in no way defending slavery. Slavery is the antithesis of free market capitalism because laborers are not able to negotiate with their employers or change employers at will. I am against any form of fascism, which is what slavery basically is).
So, the idea that the welfare state, the Democratic plantation, could end is terrifying to some–especially since Democrats have more or less destroyed the black family. There were more intact families under slavery than there are under the welfare state.
What have you got to lose?
Long Live the Constitution