“It was only after I got to Detroit that I got to know Negroes and began to be able to evaluate them and I began to recognize that some Negroes are better and more capable than lots of whites.”
– Gov. George Romney
Matt Parrott has a hilarious article up at Counter-Currents about how Mitt Romney has a “religious conviction” to lead America through “this time of darkness.”
Mormonism is labeled the “American Tradition” – something that would have shocked Yankees and Southerners, and even the Mormons themselves, who moved to Utah to get away from the Gentiles.
There is nothing “traditional” about the Church of Latter Day Saints. It evolved in the Burned Over District during the Second Great Awakening in western New York State, arguably the single most untraditional place in the entire country at the time (this was before the founding of San Francisco), which was the seedbed of utopian communes, the free love movement, abolitionism, and women’s suffrage.
Transcendentalism, Unitarianism, and Mormonism were all symptoms of the collapse of Christianity in New England in the early nineteenth century. It represented a Yankee rejection of the Congregationalist Church.
George Romney, who was born in Mexico to a polygamist family, was a devout anti-racist and a strong supporter of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the governor of Michigan, Romney famously led a “civil rights march” in Detroit to express his “solidarity” with the marchers in Selma. He was a Rockefeller Republican who fought tirelessly for a civil rights plank at the 1964 Republican National Convention.
Mitt Romney’s father presided over the catastrophic 12th Street Riot in Detroit. As HUD Secretary under Richard Nixon, Romney’s “missionary zeal” to “save America” could be seen in his passionate support for the causes of affirmative action and housing desegregation in Michigan.
The Tea Party hates Mitt Romney because he is correctly perceived as a Northeastern liberal from the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. Unsurprisingly, the Republican establishment is also backing him as their candidate in the presidential race.
Just a few years ago, Mitt Romney was a supporter of abortion, comprehensive immigration reform, and the government takeover of healthcare. The conservative base has very good reasons to distrust Romney as he is a throwback to the liberal Republicanism that used to characterize the Eisenhower GOP.
Even within the Church of Latter Day Saints, the Romney clan was part of the liberal faction that challenged and toppled the traditional practice of racial discrimination against Negroid-Americans. They have been a curse to Utah, Massachusetts, and Michigan.
If Mitt Romney turns out to be anything like his father, then god help us all in the South. Even a buffoon like Herman Cain or Rick Perry isn’t nearly as threatening as a New England saint on a divine mission to “save America.”