By Carol Rushton
In June 1939, on the eve of World War II, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes of England visited the United States at the invitation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was the first time any reigning member of the British royal family had dared to even think about making an appearance in their former rebellious colonies since 1776. Historic doesn’t even being to describe the visit.
Kate Smith was already by a legend by this time, in part because of the song she made famous – “God Bless America” – one of the most patriotic songs ever written, eventually recorded by hundreds of artists and performed at countless sport events and July 4th celebrations. President Roosevelt introduced her to the King and Queen of England as simply, “This is Kate Smith. Miss Smith is America.”
The recent brouhaha that has erupted over Kate Smith singing a few songs now considered racist, one of which that was meant to be satire and was also sung by Paul Robeson – a black man – HELLO – has to be one of the most insane things that I have witnessed recently, and I have witnessed a lot of insane things occurring in this country and the world over the last several months.
The mass hysteria over songs Smith sang years ago reached such outrageous proportions that the NHL Philadelphia Flyers covered Smith’s statue with a black cloth and then unceremoniously removed it entirely. Paul Robeson, who despite being a mouthpiece for the former Soviet Union, has been honored with numerous monuments in the United States, including a statue, a park, and a center on the campus of Rutgers University. Are those going to be removed because Robeson sang the same song Kate Smith did? Are we going to ban “God Bless America” from our airwaves and public events, no matter who sings it?
Just a few days ago, hundreds of Christians were murdered in Sri Lanka by ISIS terrorists for having the temerity to worship and celebrate Jesus Christ, their Risen Savior. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton couldn’t bring themselves to call them Christians – no, they were described as “Easter worshippers.” But a long-forgotten song that Kate Smith sang almost 100 years ago is what is supposed to be important, what we need to be obsessed over to the point where we need to ban, expel, and erase Smith from our culture and society??!!!
I will give you a real racist: Margaret Sanger, the founder of the organization now known as Planned Parenthood, one of the largest if not the largest abortion provider in the United States.
Abortions are responsible for the deaths of more black Americans than any other reason in the U.S. That is not according to me, that is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As reported by Rebecca Hagelin and TooManyAborted.com, “Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in the United States. More than HIV. More than heart disease. More than cancer. Abortion snuffs out more black lives than all other causes of death combined” (Rebecca Hagelin, April 23, 2017, “Planned Parenthood Founded on Racism, Belief in Protecting Society Against ‘The Unfit,’” The Washington Times, https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/23/margaret-sanger-founded-planned-parenthood-on-raci/,
The reason a 2011 pro-life ad, “The Most Dangerous Place For An African American Is In The Womb,” that appeared in cities in New York and Florida angered the pro-abortionists so much that it was banned is because the ad is 100% true.
The vast majority of Americans have no idea what an absolute monster Margaret Sanger was. Sanger exposed her goal of eliminating black Americans in a 1939 letter. “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members” (Jennifer Latson, October 14, 2016, Time Magazine, “What Margaret Sanger Really Said About Eugenics and Race,” http://time.com/4081760/margaret-sanger-history-eugenics/, accessed April 28, 2019).
It is no accident that Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics are strategically placed in minority neighborhoods. Trust Women abortion clinics specifically state they want to provide their “services and access for those in underserved communities” (Trust Women website, https://trustwomen.org/clinics/seattle/general-information/about-us, accessed April 28, 2019). For example, the two abortion clinics in Oklahoma City are nowhere near the wealthy, well-to-do neighborhoods of Nichols Hills and Quail Creek in the northwest part of town. They are both located in the more impoverished parts of the city, one of which is surrounded by predominately poor black neighborhoods. Imagine that.
Since Sanger believed that blacks should be eliminated, it should not surprise you that she had no problem speaking at a Ku Klux Klan women’s meeting in 1926. On page 366 of her book, “An Autobiography,” Sanger described the event with chilling accuracy. “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan . . . I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses . . . A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered” (Arina Grossu, May 5, 2014, “Margaret Sanger, Racist Eugenicist Extraordinaire,” Family Research Council, https://www.frc.org/op-eds/margaret-sanger-racist-eugenicist-extraordinaire, accessed April 29, 2019). Grossu’s conclusion in her article about Sanger’s willingness to ally herself with the KKK is spot on. “That she generated enthusiasm among some of America’s leading racists says something about the content and tone of her remarks.”
I’m pretty sure that Kate Smith never attended a Ku Klux Klan meeting of any sort, nor would she if she had been invited to one. In fact, the KKK denounced the song “God Bless America” because it was written by a Jewish immigrant, the great Irving Berlin. Smith ended up on the KKK’s hate list simply because she sang a song written by a Jew.
If we are going to ban Kate Smith from our history because of a few songs she sung years ago that no one remembers and most people could care less about, why aren’t Americans demanding that each and every abortion clinic in our country be closed because of Margaret Sanger’s horrifying racism toward blacks and other minorities?
I can confidently state that Kate Smith never wanted to “exterminate” the black race. I can also confidently state that Margaret Sanger did. Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are carrying on Sanger’s racist legacy with resounding barbaric and malevolent success.
You can find more quotes by Margaret Sanger at the Tradition, Family, and Property Student Website, “21 Quotes by Margaret Sanger That Will Probably Make You Sick,” (https://www.tfpstudentaction.org/blog/margaret-sanger-quotes, accessed April 28, 2019).