|Racist President Harry Truman|
|Barry Goldwater: The Anti-Racist|
In fact, both are completely the opposite of the truth. It is easy enough to look up (on your own) that Barry Goldwater's racial desegregation of the Arizona Air National Guard predated Harry Truman's desegregation of anything. Goldwater once opposed one provision of the Voting Rights Act, the Public Accommodations Clause, that told business owners who they must serve. A simple ban on Jim Crow type laws, that existed mostly in Democrat controlled States, would have been a proper solution.
Somehow, all of that is incredibly easy to find. What is harder to find, although familiar with scholars, are the racist words of Harry Truman, written in his own hand:
In 1911, the year he turned 27, Truman wrote to his future wife, Bess: "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's honest and decent and not a nigger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a nigger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman."This was published in 1991. Twenty years later, we hear more about Ron Paul's alleged racist letters than we hear about this.
"(Uncle Will) does hate Chinese and Japs," Truman continued. "So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow men in Asia and white men in Europe and America."
More than 25 years later, Truman, then a U.S. senator from Missouri, wrote a letter to his daughter describing waiters at The White House as "an army of coons." In a letter to his wife in 1939 he referred to "nigger picnic day."
Granted, Truman was not the Soviet Socialism lover that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was. Truman made the mistake of confronting the Soviets on several fronts while the government was packed with Soviet sympathizers courtesy of FDR. He expressed his socialism in completely different ways, like forcing mine and rail workers to work free when they expressed their freedom to strike, a Gulag-lite system.
The bigotry that Democrats condoned and championed became a great benefit to the Soviets for exploitation of minorities and blackmail of homosexuals to gain valuable military and industrial intelligence information during the Cold War.