Robert Byrd

Bill Clinton’s eulogy of Senator Robert Byrd referred to Byrd’s membership with the KKK as a young man.

“I’ll tell you what it means: He was a country boy from the hills and hollows of West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”

The above is more join the lynch-mob-reveal-your-Superman-act-later crap justifying majoritarian dogma. If the majority is reactionary, there is no reason to represent it. Clinton, his mentor Alinsky, Bob Avakian and Barack Obama just do not understand what was so great about Jacobinism, that it is possible to fight as the minority if one is in line with the general trend of history.

Eulogies showed that Byrd helped Ted Kennedy.

“Yesterday, Kennedy’s widow, Victoria, recalled how last Christmas Eve, a frail, ailing Senator Byrd made his way to the Senate floor to cast the decided vote on health care.

Ms. VICTORIA KENNEDY: I was in the gallery, and tears flowed down my cheeks when he said, Mr. President, this is for my friend, Ted Kennedy: Aye.”(1)

These people never changed. Now there is a generation of Obamautons that believes lynching was worth it to obtain Romneycare on the national level. If they were so thrilled, they could have pushed for Romney in 2008. Instead, they rewarded KKK lynching with a healthcare bill to ensure that evermore lynchings would happen in the future. Byrd was not just part of lynching at the beginning of his life but continued with it to the very end of his life. Likewise, Obama’s leader Bob Avakian led an organization opposing integration of school in Boston in the 1970s and contributed to lynching again in the 1980s to now.

Robert Byrd sent some in-between-the-lines words of statesmanship my way, but the substance of the politics involved is still KKK. Byrd and Avakian did not change; they just learned to justify themselves with slicker words as time went on.



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