Civil Rights Activist: Poor Blacks are “Being Bamboozled” by Democrats

Black civil rights activists are more often than not to be found supporting the Democratic Party, but there are a handful of them who have seen through the charade. This list is populated by people who are more interested in actually helping African-Americans succeed than they are in lining their pockets from the decades-long grift that the left has been running in urban America. It’s a short list, to be sure, but it’s one that Bob Woodson belongs on. In an interview with Tucker Carlson this week, Woodson said that Democratic mayors should be ashamed of themselves for letting violence and chaos reign in the black community.

“Lori Lightfoot will tell you — and it’s not just Lori Lightfoot, by a mile — but she cares so deeply about the poorest people in her city. Should we believe that?” Carlson asked Woodson in a question about Chicago’s mayor.

“Absolutely not,” Woodson said. “I believe that the salvation of this country will be the sleeping giant: When low-income blacks wake up and realize that they are being bamboozled and hustled and scammed by people like Lori Lightfoot and others — they are going to realize that they must address the enemy within.

“The left,” he continued, “derives this moral authority as being of legitimate representatives of the poor.”

This representation, however, cloaks the truth of the situation, which is that the Democratic Party’s policies have done nothing but exacerbate black poverty. Woodson said that a recent photo of a white protester saying “Eff the police” to a black police officer was a terrific metaphor for the Democrats’ “moral authority” over minorities.

“That’s a metaphor for how whites are exploiting that. But there is evidence of the sleeping giant, the low-income leaders around the country are recognizing this, as in Washington,” he said. “An 11-year-old boy was killed on the Fourth of July and the people demonstrated internally and said, no justice, no sleep. They picketed and made noise until the killers were turned in.”

Carlson noted that the usual solutions coming from Democrats were increasingly “frivolous and disconnected from reality.”

“Absolutely,” Woodson said. “What they are doing is falsely claiming that the failures of the last 60 years — most urban centers all over the country have been run by liberal Democrats, many of them veterans of the civil rights movement who moved from civil rights, to run these cities — They also had to spend about $22 trillion on poverty money in the cities and as a consequence, all of these inequities that they have been talking about have been done on their watch.

“Now the white left is coming in and exploiting the disparity and using it to really decimate the country,” he continued. “And the collateral damage are the lives of poor blacks in these cities because what the left is doing is vilifying the police as agents of white supremacy and the more they are vilified, the less aggressive they are about enforcing laws and the more the murder rate rises.”

Hard truths, but truths nonetheless. But if that “sleeping giant,” as Woodson describes it, ever truly awakens, the Democratic Party is going to have the reckoning of a lifetime.

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