Remember Bob McDonnell? He is the Virginia Gubernatorial candidate whose campaign had displayed a confederate flag at his table at an arms and gun show in Richmond Virginia. Some claim it to be a mistake, most likely is was a bad strategy choice to reach out to southern racists voters.
The latest uncovering of McDonnell’s political agenda comes from blogger Fred2Blue revealing back in 2002, the then Virginia House Delegate McDonnell proposed “HR158″ to the Virginia general assembly. It was a bill requiring the Virginia school system to use an archaic old book from the 1950′s called “American Citizens Handbook”.
It is a politically Nationalist style handbook for children which contains passages encouraging eugenics ideals paralleling the ideas of the Nazis Lebensborn
From the conservative women’s group Eagle Forum
It contains a rather embarrassing endorsement of eugenics as a goal of education, so that “highly gifted young people” are encouraged to bear children to “greatly improve our national stock.”
What kind of political ideology base would an elected official have to be encouraging such an agenda?
The fact is, McDonnell has a very interesting political mentor (aka puppet master) bearing a Southern legacy of political racism: Pat Robertson
(The video reveals that McDonnell received his education, political ideals and training at Pat Robertson’s college “Regent University”)
Pat Robertson was born into a rather concerning political family as the son of Senator Absalom Willis Robertson.
Sen. Robertson is remembered as a staunch supporter of Jim Crow laws and for his outspoken criticism of the US Supreme Court’s Brown v Board of Education decision, ending segregated schools. Furious at the Democratic Party’s attention to civil rights, Sen. Robertson was one of the architects of the Republican Party’s “Southern Strategy” of using racism to win votes in Southern states.
Pat Robertson carried on his father’s “Southern Strategy”well into the present political world today.
“In 2001, ten black women who worked at the Christian Coalition sued over racial discrimination, complaining that they had been denied health benefits and overtime pay available to white workers. They alleged that they had been instructed to enter the group’s offices only through the back door, to eat their lunches in a segregated area, and to avoid being seen in the office’s VIP area. A white employee later joined the lawsuit, alleging that he was fired for refusing to spy on the black employees. In preliminary court hearings, the judge ruled that the employees had shown they were likely to prevail in the case, and after several of the plaintiffs had their work hours reduced, the judge issued an injunction ordering the coalition not to retaliate further. The case was subsequently settled out of court, on condition that details of the settlement remain secret.”
“I think ‘one man, one vote,’ just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights.”-Pat Robertson, on The 700 Club, a very racist quote, insisting a white persons vote is more important than a black persons.
“Robertson on his March 23th show label Hinduism as “demonic” and advocate keeping Hindus out of America.”
On the March 13, 2006 broadcast of The 700 Club Robertson stated that Muslims want global domination and that the outpouring of rage elicited by cartoon drawings of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad ” just shows the kind of people we’re dealing with. These people are crazed fanatics, and I want to say it now: I believe it’s motivated by demonic power. It is Satanic and it’s time we recognize what we’re dealing with.”
Now, what are we looking at here?
A Republican candidate for the governor of Virginia who has a history of trying to legislate eugenics based Nationalist ideas to state public elementary schools.
He campaigns with the Confederate flag, and his “teacher”/educator/mentor/puppet master is committed to a political family tradition based in the advocacy of the old Jim Crow Laws.
Bob McDonnell is 12 points ahead in the polls.