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AND SHIFTLESS WHILE 6,000 WHITE AMERICAN FARMERS ARE PAID $25,000 EACH
A YEAR NOT TO WORK, AND WHILE OIL MILLIONAIRES RECIEVE AN AUTOMATIC
27-1/2% TAX WRITE OFF EVERY YEAR.

IN SHORT, WE ARE IN BAD SHAPE. THE GAINS MADE YESTERDAY ARE
VANISHING TODAY. THE VICTORIES WON IN THE WARS OF 1954 AND 1960 ARE
BEING NEGATED BY THE WINNER OF THE BATTLE IN '68 AND THE ROUT OF '72.

THE QUESTION REMAINS FOR THE FUTURE - WILL IT HAPPEN AGAIN?

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW HAPPENED ONCE BEFORE IN AMERICAN HISTORY
IN THE YEARS AFTER RECONSTRUCTION. IN BOTH CASES, A PRESIDENT MADE A
CYNICAL DEAL, NOT JUST WITH THE UNRESTRUCTURED SOUTH, BUT WITH THE
NATIONAL UNRECONSTRUCTED MENTALITY THAT BELIEVED THEN AS IT BELIEVES NOW.
THAT THE AMERICAN SOCIAL AGENDA MUST NOT INCLUDE THOSE AT THE BOTTOM
OF THE LADDER.

THE PROMISES MADE THEN THAT BLACK PEOPLE WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE OF THE NATION WERE REPUDIATED. INSTEAD OF
FUFILLING THE DREAM, THEN AS NOW:

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