Obviously there are black Republicans but overall most in the African-American community vote Democrat. Why is that? The last time I checked, most African-Americans disagree with Gay Marriage or Abortion according to most polls that is. That’s funny because that’s what the Republicans stand for. What about religious rights? A majority (not all) in the black community believe in Christianity and everyone else is going to hell… so does the Republican agenda.
I was curious as to why the word Republican is a bad word in our community. How is it that a party could represent a number of the same beliefs as a major demographic yet never get close to half the votes from this segment of the society? ….
It’s the language. Democrats are seen as the party for the people and Republicans are seen as the party of old rich white men. The problem with Republican Party is that they haven’t learned how to speak the language and no I don’t mean the lyrics to a hip hop song. I mean they haven’t conveyed a message of care to the black community. This is not to say that Republicans don’t care or even that its their job to, but that’s the point, people don’t respond to how things are, they respond more to how they appear to be. Honestly, the biggest difference between most races, genders, parties or religions is… the language and language is communication and communication is behavior. You can’t effectively spread your message until you learn the language of those with whom you’re communicating it to. How else could you ever explain yourself?
It’s funny how everything that happens on a microscopic scale happens on the macroscopic scale also. What happens between political parties happens in our
personal relationships too. We’re just little dots that make up a big picture or fractal geometric. When these two parties were formed I can’t believe that it was based on how to best destroy a country. I’m sure the exact opposite was true, how can we make this the best country ever? However, something gets in the way of that common goal and you already know by now what that is… Physicals vs Emotionals, Left brain vs. Right brain communication or lack thereof. One cares about things and the other cares about feelings. They believe the other to be sent from hell and work to eliminate this god awful threat to humanity. Only to now become surrounded by like minds that compete for the same position.
Left or right brain, Physical or Emotional, Type A or B, Democrat or Republican, Wall Street or Main Street, it’s all opposing energy expressing itself as behavior. One is not good and the other bad, one is not righteous and the other evil; they’re just opposites. Right now our country is divided negatively because we choose sides to go to war instead of creating an opportunity to learn from the other. Can you imagine where any country could be if they solved this riddle of the opposites? What if the entire world got it? I know that was too far.
So, to the Republican party, if you’d like to get more of the “black vote” you have to change your language, communication…behavior. You have to communicate your message in a way that is received as caring about the people and not as pity or sympathy. How would you do that? Go ask!
A man who knows it all lacks heart and the man who feels it all lives in confusion but the man who knows and feels equally knows prosperity.