Here’s a flashback to the very beginning of BRA in the Reconstruction era when the loyal negro was tragically elevated to the status of American citizen by Yankees like Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner as part of their grand design to dominate the South.
This is the reaction of our ancestors in their own words:
Mississippi Democratic Platform
“Resolved, that the government of the United States, under the Constitution, is a government of white men, for the benefit of white men, that the negro has, rightfully, no lot or part therein, except the right of protection of person and property.” Resolution adopted at Greensboro, Choctaw County.
“Resolved, that the nefarious design of the Republican party in Congress to place the white men of the Southern States under the governmental control of their late slaves, and degrade the Caucasian race as the inferiors of the African negro; is a crime against the civilization of the age, which needs only to be mentioned to be scorned by all intelligent minds, and we therefore call upon the people of Mississippi to vindicate alike the superiority of their race over the negro, and their political power to maintain constitutional liberty.” Platform of the Democratic White man’s party of Mississippi
It Is Over
With a sigh of relief, thank God, we can announce that it is over, the election, the most disgusting, disgraceful and degrading thing ever devised by the malice of man. Thank God it is over! And pray His holy name to remove the sin-created and sin-creating thing, negro suffrage, the most abominable of abominations, the “sum of all villainies,” to which the sin of slavery is as snowy white is to coal black; to remove it from the land, and sink the hell-deserving authors of its to everlasting perdition! Confound them; blast them, scorch them with His righteous anger, and sink them to the lower depths, deeper down that the sympathy of the Infernal Spirits that inhabit the blazing regions of Hell can ever reach.
To say the Great Ruler will not listen to the prayer, if we pray fervently, and walk uprightly, and keep ourselves unspotted and free for all contamination with the accursed thing, and hate carpetbaggers and scalawagers and proudly scorn to debase ourselves, as they do, to say that He will not listen to such a prayer, is to impugn God’s justice.
Then with the skull and bones of the “Lost Cause” before us, we will swear that, “This is a White Man’s Government; and, trusting in our firm purpose, our good right arms and the God of Right, we will maintain it so!”
If we falter now, we shall be damned; and let us see to it, that he be damned who does falter. Out upon a recreant white man who turns his back upon his race to marshal and direct negroes who are howling like savages at the ballot box in the work of degradation! Condemn him! Spit upon him!
Now that it is over, let there be a searching of hearts. It can scarcely be possible that those who have participated in the late struggle have been contaminated with negro suffrage, or can look upon it with the least degree of allowance. Those even who have been most active and successful in the canvass with the negroes, and who in their enthusiasm may have been led to invoke God’s blessing on the “glorious colored Democracy,” should have the sternest face set against the abomination of negro suffrage. They have seen the monster, seen it good, and should have learned to hate it with intensity. But, let there be an inward searching of hearts, and if there be any weakness, any faltering in the cause of white supremacy, a manly struggle will overcome it.
Could Salmon P. Chase have been in Meridian during the three days of our election, and seen what was to be seen, in his heart he must have been cured of his abominable notions of universal suffrage. Look back at the things we have passed through and be a white man.
In whatever we do to maintain the supremacy of our race, remember it will and should recoil upon us, and defeat our ends and aims, if we forget to be forbearing
South Carolina is Polandized – aye, worse than that, Africanized!
That gallant, heroic little State, with its State pride, pride of race, and pride of lineage, is no more!
The South Carolina which the white race that settled and has inhabited her, giving her an existence and history extending over more than two centuries, has passed from control of that race, and has been made an Africanized province of the New Nation, which the Puritans of New England have been laboring for more than half a century to establish in place of the beautiful and beneficent structure of Constitutional government, founded by a common ancestry, and adapted, above all other systems ever devised by men, to make a people great, free, prosperous and happy.
But all this has passed away, and the political power in South Carolina has been placed in the hands of the negroes, who outnumber, by many thousands, the white population. And not only South Carolina, whose fate is sealed for the present, but all her sister States of the South, are doomed to similar Africanization.
But, thank God, wherever, and whatever extent, they may succeed in doing their devil’s work, it will not stand, it cannot last. The people are rising against them, and the signs and evidence are unmistakable, that this is to be a white man’s Government and a white man’s country!
We say to the suffering, downtrodden, maligned and maltreated men and women of the South, be patient, be hopeful, and be brave!
The hour of redemption is at hand for both you and me, and only for a little time shall this execrable Jacobin rule, thus abhorrent reign of negro barbarism, live to course our common country!
Democratic Party State Central Executive Committee: The Respectful Remonstrance on Behalf of the White People of South Carolina Against the Constitution of the late Convention of that State, Now Submitted to Congress for Ratification
… That Constitution was the work of Northern adventurers, Southern renegades and ignorant negroes. Not on per centum of the white population of the State approves it, and not two per centrum of the negroes who voted for its adoption know anything more than a dog, horse, or cat, what his act of voting implied. That Constitution enfranchises every male negro over the age of twenty-one. The negro being in a large numerical majority, as compared with the whites, the effect of that the new Constitution establishes in this State negro supremacy, with all its train of countless evils. A superior race – a portion, Senators and Representatives, of the same proud race to which it is your pride to belong – is put under the rule of an inferior race – the abject slaves of yesterday, the flushed freedmen of to-day. And think you there can be any just, lasting reconstruction on this basis? We do not mean to threaten resistance by arms. But the white people of our State will never quietly submit to negro rule. We may have to pass under the yoke you have authorized, but we will keep up this contest until we have regained the heritage of political control handed down to us by an honored ancestry. This is a duty we owe to the land that is ours, to the graves that it contains, and to the race of which you and we are alike members – the proud Caucasian race, whose sovereignty on earth God has ordained …