An Inconvenient Truth.Documentary 2006

An Inconvenient Truth (Documentary Film 2006)

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. “It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely,” said Gore.

Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party. Donate today to help us reach more people with this video! http://l.prageru.com/2eB2p0h

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Script:

When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats?

Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.

Since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination.

The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.

In contrast, the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an anti-slavery party. Its mission was to stop the spread of slavery into the new western territories with the aim of abolishing it entirely. This effort, however, was dealt a major blow by the Supreme Court. In the 1857 case Dred Scott v. Sandford, the court ruled that slaves aren’t citizens; they’re property. The seven justices who voted in favor of slavery? All Democrats. The two justices who dissented? Both Republicans.

The slavery question was, of course, ultimately resolved by a bloody civil war. The commander-in-chief during that war was the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln – the man who freed the slaves.

Six days after the Confederate army surrendered, John Wilkes Booth, a Democrat, assassinated President Lincoln. Lincoln’s vice president, a Democrat named Andrew Johnson, assumed the presidency. But Johnson adamantly opposed Lincoln’s plan to integrate the newly freed slaves into the South’s economic and social order.

Johnson and the Democratic Party were unified in their opposition to the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery; the 14th Amendment, which gave blacks citizenship; and the 15th Amendment, which gave blacks the vote. All three passed only because of universal Republican support.

During the era of Reconstruction, federal troops stationed in the south helped secure rights for the newly freed slaves. Hundreds of black men were elected to southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the US Congress by 1900. The Democrats did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

But after Reconstruction ended, when the federal troops went home, Democrats roared back into power in the South. They quickly reestablished white supremacy across the region with measures like black codes – laws that restricted the ability of blacks to own property and run businesses. And they imposed poll taxes and literacy tests, used to subvert the black citizen’s right to vote.

And how was all of this enforced? By terror — much of it instigated by the Ku Klux Klan, founded by a Democrat, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

As historian Eric Foner – himself a Democrat – notes:

“In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.”

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21 thoughts on “An Inconvenient Truth.Documentary 2006”

  1. History is awesome isn't it? However, why do klansmen and racist TODAY support and vote for Republicans? Hmmm this video is for the weak minded.

  2. funny thing about a one sided political bias cuckservative channel, there is a lot of "inconvenient truths" about the Republican party ;D

  3. Wasn't Robert Byrd of WV a member of the KKK? Of course he was an icon in the Democratic party.

  4. it's so sad at how they have manipulated public education to bleach their old image and create mindless slaves

  5. A well made video and easy to follow . Sadly though…the target audience will never click on this video. Should be mandatory viewing at all election polls BEFORE you can cast a vote !

  6. By this logic are all white people in the south racist for stuff that happened hundreds of years ago?

  7. So democrats absolutely did all this when nixon was president republicans.became the party the democrats were she declines to mention that.

  8. I do not consider the Democratic party racist for what they did years ago. I consider the Democratic party racist because of what they do now. and yes it's not all of them but here we go.
    Most 3rd wave feminists are Democratic. we in the last decade have seen a rise of woman who want to see the downfall of man. instead of trying to equal the playing field like the original reason for feminism was. now we have women who go as far as trying to get rid of father's day and think all men are a piece of crap. trying to take children away from their fathers. literally hitting men because they know you can't do anything about it (until they hit the wrong person who doesn't care) and then whine about being treated unfairly when in reality they have more "privilege" then men easily. whining about a wage Gap that only exists because men tend to take more dangerous jobs that pay more. But set in the same field it doesn't exist. then you have the black community as a whole who has been played for years. thinking that the Democratic supports equality when you really have them yelling about racism that usually isn't, and fighting that suposive racism with actual racism. I see this day after day and it doesn't change.

  9. JFK who proposed the civil rights act was a democrat. LBJ managed to psss the civil rights act and was also a democrat. During the mid-19th political parties were pretty bipartisan and eventually were switching platforms as time progressed.

  10. lincoln didnt actually care bout slavery, he was ALL about conserving the union, with slavery or not.

  11. from the PragerU FAQ:
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    No. PragerU is not a university and we do not offer degrees. But we are the most influential online resource for explaining the concepts that have made America great.

    They bank on the reputation of the institution of the "university" in a concerted effort by Dennis Prager to paint a positive light on the Republican party. They deflect this issue in their own FAQ. Paraphrasing: No, we're not a university but we're important and educational. It's the problem when people are trying to get both sides of the issue that places like PragerU and people like Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh feeding misleading info to the masses. Ridiculous.

  12. What you republicans forget is that yes things like segregation and slavery were supported by democrats however those democrats were CONSERVATIVES and the republicans who tried to stop segregation and slavery were LIBERAL. Today Liberals are represented by Democrats and conservatives by the Republicans. No I'm not saying conservatives and Republicans are all racist I understand that was a long time ago things are different now. However I find this video to be very misleading.

  13. There is one point I'm going to make about this: NEITHER PARTY GIVES A DAMN ABOUT THE BLACK MAN, WHITE MAN, NATIVE AMERICAN OR ANY ETHNICITY IN THIS COUNTRY!!! They're too busy trying to play the blame game, yet do more to run our nation, founded under a Constitution ordained under Biblical principle, into the ground! Both parties are to blame, and if they spent less time creating a race war and more time doing the will of their constituents and what matters most to US, we'd be far better off.

  14. Except for the part where the parties were basically switched over time, the "democratic party" of the past is the modern equivalent of rebublicans

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