The date is March 25, 1965.
That speech was a turning point in American history: it marks the definitive end of Jim Crow America, which was symbolized by segregation and white supremacy in the American South, and the beginning of a new era, Black Run America, where the promotion of black people over other races has evolved into the highest moral principle of our society.
From May 1965 to July 1965, the U.S. Congress debated and passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965.
Macon County was a hostage to these sweeping events in Washington and Montgomery. Lyndon Johnson and Judge Frank Johnson were firmly in the driver’s seat. There was no great outcry for integration among the local White population who lived in Macon County.
As the blackest county in America, the decisions made on the basis of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s preaching and Gunnar Myrdal’s sociology would soon have the greatest consequences here.
Macon County was the first sacrificial lamb of Black Run America. It would not be the last. Now the entire nation is getting its first taste of African-American leadership.
In order to see the future of Black Run America, we have to revisit the past. What is happening nationwide in America today came to pass in Macon County many years ago.
School Integration Fails
It is January 1963.
We are back in Macon County. Fred Gray, the TCA attorney (the local group of civil rights agitators in Macon County), has filed a lawsuit called Lee v. Macon in Judge Frank Johnson’s court.
Because of pressure from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and Judge Frank Johnson, the federal district judge who presided over the Central District of Alabama, the number of registered black voters in Macon County is already approaching the number of White voters, forever altering its political demography.
In August 1963, Judge Frank Johnson ordered the Macon County Board of Education to desegregate Tuskegee High School. After a symbolic show of resistance by Gov. George Wallace, in both Tuskegee and Tuscaloosa, where Wallace made his more famous “Stand In The Schoolhouse Door,” Tuskegee High School was integrated.
A federal judge might have integrated Tuskegee High School, but what this effectively meant in reality was that Judge Frank Johnson had destroyed Tuskegee High School, as Whites responded to this development by abandoning the school.
Tuskegee Whites created a private school for their children called Macon Academy. This was the beginning of a new education system which would eventually become commonplace in Black Run America, starting in the Black Belt counties in the Deep South, but eventually spreading out into the suburbs from there.
Whites would pay taxes to support the public school for African-Americans, which because it is predominantly African-American, will always be a “failing school,” and Whites would have to pony up again (usually, by sending women into the workforce) to pay tuition to send their own children to a private school.
White women didn’t join the workforce because of feminism. In the 1970s, they had to start working and paying taxes to support BRA, at least in many parts of the South.
Judge Frank Johnson succeeded in dramatically raising the cost of living for White families in Macon County, which unlike suburban Washington, was already desperately poor and burdened with a large black population.
Tuskegee DWLs continued to support Tuskegee High School. Eventually, they gave up and withdrew their own children, who didn’t enjoy being subjected to a cruel experiment in social engineering.
In later years, sociologists would discover that the education of children is where Whites draw the line on their commitment to “civil rights,” regardless of whether they live in Blue States or Red States, or whether they are liberal or conservative, or whether they are racist or anti-racist.
White parents will do anything to prevent Little Johnny from being enrolled in a school that is majority African-American. Even the Whites who preach “tolerance” and “diversity” won’t voluntarily place their child in such a dangerous environment.
Tellingly, Barack Hussein Obama refused to enroll his own children in the black public schools of Washington.
Political Integration Fails
The TCA and Tuskegee DWLs were convinced that Tuskegee would become a “model community” where blacks and Whites shared power, where the wolves would lay down with the lambs, where the overthrow of “racism” and “white supremacy” would remove the final obstacles to their long sought goal of racial equality.
They swallowed the same utopian vision of society that suckered millions of Whites into voting for Barack Hussein Obama. It is a fantasy world where everyone is equal, where no one is poor, where there are no racial differences, where no one attaches any importance to tribal distinctions.
MLK preached about this fantasy world to great effect in his speeches. Like Barack Hussein Obama, MLK was nothing but a windbag, there was never any real substance to his rhetoric, but he was assassinated before he could rise to take his place as the Nelson Mandela of Black Run America.
If conservatism has always been based on reality, liberalism has always been driven by fantasy based thinking, and nowhere is this more true than in the prevailing liberal illusions about race.
In Tuskegee and Macon County, the DWLs and TCA shared power for a brief period during the 1960s, but that was only a reflection of the underlying racial demographics in voter registration.
After the Voting Rights Act of 1965, SNCC activists succeeded in registering thousands of new black voters in Macon County. That was the end of “interracialism” and “moderation” in Macon County.
In 1972, Macon County finally went “black power,” and it never went back. Blacks took complete control of the city and county government.
What happened to Charles Gomillion and the Tuskegee DWLs, who had fought so long and hard for Martin Luther King, Jr’s interracial utopia, now that Macon County had exchanged white supremacy for black supremacy, and their “dream” was at hand?
See, they were “disillusioned” by how it all turned out, packed their bags, and abandoned the town. As you probably suspected, most of the Tuskegee DWLs pulled up their stakes and fled to Auburn, following “the arc of the moral universe” right up AL-29, rather than live in the Promised Land they had done everything in their power to create.
In 2008, Barack Hussein Obama won 86.9 percent of the vote in Macon County. In 2004, John Kerry received his third highest vote total in Macon County.
Macon County doesn’t have elections anymore. It has racial headcounts. Like Detroit, Tuskegee is also one of the most “progressive” cities in America.
Social Integration Fails
As early as 1965, it was clear that social integration was going to fail in Macon County.
In 1963, Whites had lost control of their public school. They responded by abandoning the school. After a few years, Whites permanently abandoned the integrated school system.
From 1966 to 1972, Whites and African-Americans shared power in Macon County, or more accurately, DWLs and African-Americans shared power, as the DWLs were the only Whites who could win some fraction of the black vote.
DWLs savored their temporary authority to speak on behalf of the White community.
In the 1960s, SNCC came to Macon County and turned the black students at Tuskegee University into militants, as they had succeeded in doing elsewhere in America.
Black students marched on the White churches. They held sit ins at the White churches, which forced Whites to blockade the doors, which forced the DWL preachers to publicly take their side. After that happened, the White congregations in Tuskegee began to abandon the Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian churches in town.
As they did all across the South, Tuskegee students “integrated” the public swimming pool. The Whites responded by throwing garbage in the public swimming pool and putting a baby alligator in there. Eventually, the public swimming pool was filled with cement.
By the 1970s, Whites had seen their public schools destroyed, their businesses assaulted, their public accomodations ruined, their churches invaded, and finally they found themselves completely excluded from the local government, not to mention abandoned by the federal government.
When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Whites in Tuskegee held a public celebration, as the locals rejoiced that the hated dictator had been shot dead by one of his fellow communists. The Justice Department had sued Tuskegee restaurants to force them to integrate.
In Notasulga, White students burned down their own high school after Judge Frank Johnson ordered its integration. They spraypainted the wall of the school with graffiti that said “Frank Johnson’s School” and enrolled in Macon Academy.
The most vivid scene of the failure of social integration in Macon County occurred when a drunk Tuskegee student and “civil rights activist” named Sammy Younge attempted to attack Marvin Segrest with a golf club at his gas station for directing him to the restroom in the back of the store.
Unbeknownst to Younge, the restroom in the back of the gas station was really the only restroom available, not a Jim Crow restroom for coloreds. Heavily intoxicated, Younge flew into a fit of rage.
Segrest shot him dead and this led to a racially polarizing trial in nearby Opelika. The jury determined that Marvin Segrest had acted in self defense and found him not guilty of murder.
In response to the verdict, approximately 1,500 Tuskegee students marched to the Tuskegee town square. One student climbed up the Confederate statute, painted his face black, and painted a yellow stripe down his back.
As a final touch, Tuskegee students wrote “black power” on the base of the Confederate statue, broke into the Tuskegee liquor store across the street (now closed), set fires in the town square, and threw rocks and bottles into the downtown stores.
Rainbow Tuskegee Fails
Tuskegee Whites had long been nervous about living in what some prescient residents had predicted would become “a nigger town” – a town which was literally being consumed by insolent student radicals involved with the Black Panther Party and other such “empowerment” nonsense.
By the 1970s, the DWLs had been completely discredited in Macon County. As the “white supremacists” had said all along, the “Civil Rights Movement” had brought nothing to Macon County but violence and anarchy, and then black majority rule, violent crime, corruption, and finally total social and economic collapse.
In 1972, Johnny Ford was elected Mayor of Tuskegee who, as fate would have it, was married to a White woman. Thanks to Charles Gomillion and Judge Frank Johnson, it must have seemed like the world had been turned upside down.
Coinciding with Johnny Ford’s election as Mayor of Tuskegee, which was entirely the product of Gomillion vs. Lightfoot and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a black serial rapist began terrorizing elderly White women in Macon County.
The rapist started by breaking into the home of Dr. Murray Smith, an eighty-six year old White man, who was unable to stop the three black intruders as they beat, choked, and gang raped his elderly White wife.
That same night the “youths” broke into the home of another elderly White woman who wasn’t home and yet another one still whose daughter was home and was able to scare off the intruder.
The pivotal racial moment came when the black rapist broke into the home of the Carr sisters in Tuskegee. Evelyn Carr Page, seventy-two, was stabbed twenty-seven times and died during the attack. Josie Carr Green, seventy-eight, was stabbed twenty two times and died two weeks later. Carribec Carr, seventy-six, managed to survive the attack.
Although he was later recaptured, Tuskegee’s negligent black sheriff allowed the rapist to walk right out of the Tuskegee jail. Needless to say, the Carr murders, which proved that Black Run Tuskegee wasn’t even a safe place to live for White people, was the final straw that provoked the mass exodus of Whites from Tuskegee.
By 1990, Tuskegee was 97 percent African-American. The only people in Macon County who still believed in Martin Luther King’s “Dream” were black, and a significant number of them were on welfare.
To be sure, there were a handful of DWLs who still believed in MLK’s legendary interracial utopia, the racial version of El Dorado, where the streets were paved with gold, instead of full of potholes, but most of them were forced out by the subsequent economic collapse.
It never could have worked.
When Judge Frank Johnson ordered the integration of Macon County public schools, that was effectively the kiss of death to Whites in Macon County.
White families with children couldn’t afford to pay for their own private school and the African-American public school. They never had any future in a black majority town that was already poor and underdeveloped before Judge Frank Johnson compounded its problems.
In such a situation, young White couples did what anyone would expect them to do, they moved to Auburn twenty miles up the road, a thriving majority White college town, whose prosperity haunts Tuskegee.
The black militants themselves started the economic collapse by killing off the White downtown businesses with their boycotts, their vandalism, and their lawsuits, and finally by electing a black city government, which succeeded in making electricity more expensive in Macon County than anywhere else in Alabama.
The black city council raised sales taxes which put even more pressure on businesses to move elsewhere.
Alabama is already known as “tort hell.” Would you want to face a Macon County jury when hit by frivolous lawsuits over racial discrimination? Burn your tongue at McDonald’s? Slip and fall in front the grocery store?
Today, one of the first things you see when you drive into Tuskegee is advertisements for the Johnny Cochran law firm. As we shall see, the same is true of Union Springs in neighboring Bullock County, which also has a black majority, which was pushed off the same racial precipice by the Voting Rights Act.
As the Whites moved to Auburn and Montgomery to enroll their children in White public schools, Tuskegee businesses collapsed: the dominoes started falling, one after another, and the chain reaction dynamited the local economy.
In 1984, Wal-Mart made the foolish decision to open a store in Tuskegee, which closed in 1988, on account of shoplifting, bad checks, and the high cost of utilities. “They are using the utilities monies to fund [city] positions.”
In Tuskegee, the idea was briefly entertained of relying upon black scientists to figure out a way to grow tomatoes in water, but nothing seems to have ever come of that ingenious plan.
The hospital closed its doors. The movie theater closed its doors. The automobile dealerships closed their doors. Business after business closed its doors, family after family left town, abandoning their own homes to vagrants and kudzu – glory, hallelujah!
Detroit and Tuskegee are two American cities where White expats describe themselves as “refugees.” White Tuskegeans are the Rhodesians or Afrikaners of Alabama.
Over the years, one black elected official after another in Tuskegee and Macon County has been arrested and convicted of bribery, embezzlement, and corruption.
In 1972, Tuskegee sent Fred Gray and Thomas Reed to the Alabama House of Representatives. Reed went on to become the head of the Alabama NAACP and led the agitation to pull down the Confederate flag in Montgomery.
Thomas Reed, the first African-American to serve in the Alabama state legislature since Reconstruction, previously the owner of a fried chicken restaurant in Tuskegee, was found guilty of bribery and extortion. He was later reelected after going to prison.
The only thing that has sustained Macon County this long is state and federal spending: as Mayor of Tuskegee, Johnny Ford boasted that he had brought over $50 million dollars in federal spending to Tuskegee. In all likelihood, over $100 million dollars in federal spending has been spent there, but you would never know it.
The State of Alabama props up Tuskegee University. The federal government subsidizes the existence of Tuskegee with EBT Card and TANF welfare. In 2009, 34 percent of Macon County was on EBT Cards.
The only private business in Macon County to boast about was Victoryland, an electronic bingo casino in Shorter, where Whites from out of town would to go bet on dog races, but Victoryland was recently shutdown in a massive criminal probe into illegal gambling and bribery that has made headlines across Alabama for months now.
Don’t get me wrong.
Macon County hasn’t completely collapsed. It can’t descend to the level of Haiti because the state and federal government have jurisdiction over that area.
Thus, the state and federal highways in Macon County are patrolled by Alabama State Troopers, the roads throughout the county are still paved, and many of the most important decisions about public policy are still made in Montgomery and Washington.
If Haiti were an American state, it would be Macon County, Alabama.
As this article goes to press, Tuskegee and Macon County are finally collapsing in the wake of the closing of Victoryland, which propped up the school system on life support for 25 years.
Tuskegee is bankrupt and owes the IRS millions of dollars in payroll taxes. The Rib Shack and KutAbov are on the verge of going out of business. Unknown to OD and SBPDL, when we drove through Tuskegee, the few remaining businesses we saw there are teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy.
With a straight face, The Tuskegee News prattles on about building “a self sustaining economy” – a line HNIC Barack Hussein Obama ought to consider trying, instead of “Win The Future,” or the implausible “New Foundation.”
In the 1960s, ownership of The Tuskegee News was handed over to Neil Davis, owner of the Lee County Bulletin, as the previous editor, Harold Fischer was seen as a reactionary who was, “hindering the white community’s acceptance of change.”
In 1964, the DWL Neil Davis took over and began preaching “racial liberalism” at The Tuskegee News, which today is surrounded by abandoned stores. Apparently, he is still doing that in 2011, although I doubt anyone is still listening.
The black hole in Macon County is devouring its surroundings. MLK was right, but not in the way he intended. It really won’t be long now. No amount of DWL spin can hide what is now in plain view.
As MLK said in Montgomery, no lie can live forever, as truth will rise again. Indeed, the moral arc of the universe has come full circle. Now black people really will reap what they have sowed.