In 1870, the 15th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Ever since, the most important political concern in the state of Georgia is keeping Afro-Americans out of politics.
Violence perpetrated by secret militias (often existing within local law enforcement), such as the Ku-Klux-Klan, has always been a mainstay of Georgia's Euro-American culture.
By the early 20th Century, Euro-Americans realized that they needed legal procedures to obfuscate the use of violent terror against Afro-Americans.
Disfranchisement Laws were soon passed in Georgia and in states all across the USA, preventing targeted populations from voting. Georgia was the leader in Disfranchisement Lawmaking.
The people that made and supported disfranchisement laws knew that these laws were tricks for breaking the 15th Amendment. They hoped that eventually the 15th Amendment would be repealed.
William Henry Fleming (1856-1944) was a rare Georgia statesman who fought against disfranchisement laws.
Don't expect any public figure of Euro-America's early 20th century to be the Afro-American's friend. The Honorable William Fleming stands against disfranchisement laws simply because they are unsustainably bad governance.
Euro-American culture is an intricate caste system of which race is the foundation.
Euro-Americans of the early 20th Century can no more imagine a world without slaves than we, in the early 21st Century, can imagine a world without “high dividends created from captive markets” (Marxism not intended).
In this article, written at the peak of disfranchisement fever, Fleming has sufficiently flattered his audience of elite Euro-American men, so that they not only listen, but praise his reasoning.
Fleming boldly explains what everybody in his audience understands. He first assures them of the intellectual and numerical superiority of Northern European ethnicity.
He then describes how disfranchisement laws are enforced at the polling places.
William Henry Fleming then addresses his audience as would a benificent but dissapointed professor or parent, asking them to reconsider the consequences of their actions.
For this time period, this is the only Athenian news article I could find questioning voter disfranchisement. One year later...
This is a long article, worth reading in its entirety.
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It is a crucial news item because it is meant as an explanation to all of Georgia, Euro and Afro-American alike; WHY Afro-Americans must be eliminated from the vote. It explains HOW disfranchisement might best avoid Federal Scrutiny.
Most of all, the article is plain in it's language that Georgia's government is dedicated to a policy of OFFICIAL FRAUDULENCE.
Would such people, rare as the Honorable William Henry Fleming, who had honest faith in NATURAL NOBILITY, admit their error?
Who, both then and now, and under what circumstances, readily accepts the NOBILITY of TRUTH rather than craving the IGNOBILITY of LIES?
The preceding article is a horror.
The raw hate of these lawmakers is unintelligible through objective history because it now reoccurring.
Millions of people across the USA now rally around patent untruths.
As I write this at midnight PST Nov. 5, 2020, we know, as a nation, that perhaps half of the USA population supports aggressively fraudulent governmental intimidation, lies, and violence against its citizens.
The FRAUD perpetrated ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN YEARS ago by powerful, educated people fecklessly working with all their energy for a RETURN to institutional, legal slavery... this FRAUD is now resurrected and evangelized by the most powerful people on the planet.
No matter what any election results yield, nothing will stop their efforts toward FRAUD. These efforts cannot be fought.
Fraudulence CAN be rendered irrelevant and kept close at hand by TRUTHFUL GOVERNANCE.
What is Truthful Governance? Nature demands more than expecting politicians to tell the truth.
By 1909, as the following article shows, The federal government knows full well what's happening across not just Dixie, but other states, with voter disfranchisement laws.
Threats are made by some US Congressmen to reduce congressional representation of States that have disfranchisement laws.
Technically, Georgia's disfranchisement laws are written to apply to all citizens. According to the law's defenders, it JUST IS happening that Afro-American don't qualify to vote. Records show that some Euro-Americans are also unqualified.
Despite published statements from lawmakers expressing the true intent of the law, court cases have not proven that the law is specifically written to exclude Afro-Americans from voting.
Describing the logic that the US Congress and Supreme Court might use to invalidate disfranchisement laws, the article's author hints at new tactics to manipulate voter qualification through the process of Primary Elections.
In the concluding paragraph of the above article, Justice Harlan of the US Supreme Court (celebrated for his strong dissents against segregation and his insistent application of The US Constitution's Bill of Rights to all State and Local Laws) is quoted as reserving judgment on the intent of disfranchisement laws.
The importance is how Harlan's closing quote mirrors the righteously fraudulent statements of Georgia lawmakers.
How better express their alternative truths than have their bitterest US Supreme Court enemy echo their lies?
For a century, the tactic that we've come to call gaslighting has grown sophisticated and ubiquitous.
In 1912 appears an isolated report of a Federal Lawsuit against disfranchisement laws.
I can find no information about how this case turned out, though if Joe Butts had won, it seems there would been indignant reporting.
As we all should know, these laws remained in place until the Civil Rights Voting Act was passed in 1964/65.
It's fearful to imagine, what happened to Joe Butts?
Even when I was a teenager in the 1970s, the cities and towns of that region of Georgia had official signs warning Afro-Americans to keep out. The city of Cummings had a sign prominently posted at the city limits that said “If you're a N----r, don't let the sun set on your ass in Cummings. The singer Bette Midler commented on this in 1973 when she performed at The Civic Center Auditorium in Atlanta, Ga.
Georgia lawmakers do not know in 1912 that disfranchisement will prevail until 1965. They develop other tactics to reinforce their strategy of eliminating Afro-Americans from governance.
The 15th Amendment is understood at that time to only apply to final elections, not primary elections.
The selection of who is eligible as a candidate for election is organized by private political clubs, in concert with but not run by The State.
These Primary Elections, since they are run by private, not state organizations are considered by Georgia's lawmakers as exempt from the 15th Amendment.
Read how the following article ponders the problem of the multi-party system of primaries. Notice how there is great emphasis on uniting voters under a SINGLE WHITE PARTY. There is dissatisfaction with a plurality of political parties.
This is 1909, almost a decade before European politicians begin exploring how to form single-party governments.
In 1909, Dixie leads the way toward what Europe will name Fascism.
Terms like Fascism, Socialism, Communisim, Totalitarianism... are confused in the collective United States mind. We haven't yet experienced these realities. But each of these terms has a very specific techical meaning, aside from the characteristics that are emotionally applied within USA daily discourse.
Fascism means GOVERNANCE BY A SINGLE POLITICAL PARTY, HAVING THE OBLIGATION TO OUTLAW OPPOSING PARTIES OR FACTIONS.
In the 1920s, Fascism was a new concept because it established power by force of unified organization. Fascism does not depend on the force of an individual, as in Dictatorship; nor familial consenus, as in Monarchy; nor with ideology as with Democracy, Republicanism or Communism.
FASCISM grants power according to the ABSOLUTE rules of THE STATE ITSELF. It is the historically logical expression of technically-allegiant, self-perpetuating POWER.
Fascism brings populist comfort because the rules are known by all. Decisions are irrelevant. Individual success is assured through COMPETATIVE obedience to the system.
THE SYSTEM always rewards THE GOOD, because THE GOOD is THE SYSTEM.
THE Good System MAKES Progress.
The winner of Georgia's 1914 US Senate election is Thomas Hardwick. He campaigned heavily on his previous experience as both a Georgia and US lawmaker.
Afro-American disfranchisement is his top policy position. He is, in fact, the architect of Georgia's disfranchisement laws. His life's ambition is to repeal the 15th Amendment.
Read his campaign material and understand how easily the lies of racial hatred and political subterfuge are woven into the pragmatic fabric everyday solutions.
Thomas Hardwick comes from a very prosperous family of a remote Georgia region near the Florida border, known for its mosquito infested broiling climate and endlessly flat agricultural plains. There, the institutionalized fraud of uninterrupted slavery afforded his parents all the privilege of European lords.
Of course his parents lived, whenever possible, away from the hostile and depressive plantations. Thomas passed his youth, for the most part, in the more civilized climes of Middle Georgia.
In 1898, at the age of 26, he takes his brief, initial step in government as prosecutor for Washington County. It was then that he first began developing what would become Georgia's Disfranchisement Laws.
In 1899 Hardwick is a Representative in the Georgia Legislature. His Disfranchisement Bill is favorably received but does not pass.
Notice how the article is defensive “There was no desire... to hide the purpose...” They know they are perpetrating a fraud.
So, they accuse Afro-Americans of fraudulent voting, hence the need for disfranchisement.
The Afro-American, they claim, will sell his vote to the highest bidder and so must be disfranchised. This argument is fraudulent for many reasons.
If crooked politicians are bribing voters, why aren't these politicians investigated and punished? To punish an entire population for the unproven mistakes of a few would not be tolerated by any Euro-American population.
Afro-Americans cannot participate in paid lobbying efforts. They have nothing to contribute other than their vote. For this reason they are profitable as census count resources but too costly as voters (especially if their vote has to be bought with cash payments).
Georgia is a single party state, run by a club of aligned planters and industrialists. To maintain the fraudulent spectacle of a beneficent democracy, politicians must uniformly and systematically interact with their public.
The Afro-American vote, more numerous than the Euro-American vote, is an opportunity for unaligned Euro-Americans to disturb the business focus of governance by focusing all voters on a disunity of difficult to systematize subjects.