Political Ships of Theseus | The Party Switch


Knowing Better
Knowing Better

Big thanks to ProfessorPolitics for explaining the lag between presidential and state/local elections. Check him out at http://www.youtube.com/c/professorpolitics And MicahPsych for lending his voice for those (sometimes racist) quotes!

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Ronnie Hopper
Ronnie Hopper

Knowing Better you forgot one thing allegorist dad filibustered and voted against the civil rights act I am the voting rights act

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Chris Ridgeway
Chris Ridgeway

+Bill Carson yep. You are correct

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pbm8264
pbm8264

Samson Knight Yep. One of the most racist people I have met was a Democrat from Maryland.

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pbm8264
pbm8264

MR.Chickennuget 360 Very true and good post. Also, there were 4,743 lynchings between 1882 and 1964 - 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites. That’s right. This racist terrorist organization, which was formed by Democrats whose official mission was to break down the Republican government to pave the way for the Democrats to control Congress again, were not prejudice. That hated and killed both black and white Republicans. And the Democrats haven’t changed. Today they are still haters, they still divide with identity politics, and they are the party of socialism, Antifa and abortion. Evil has many faces. And I have been an active Republican for all of my adult life. Unlike this young professor, I have 54 years of living in the south and 36 years of living as a Republican. I haven’t heard of that idiot Richard Spencer until that Charlottesville thing. Dinesh D’Souza interviewed him. Spencer is no conservative. He did not like Reagan. His favorite Presidents were Democrats. He, unlike our Founders and true conservatives, does not believe in natural rights, in all men being created equal, and says our rights come from the State and not God. He is a leftist. He is not one of us.

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pbm8264
pbm8264

Nadanothin Great point. The CPUSA, Communist Party USA supports the Democrat presidential candidate every 4 years. The Democrat KKK has no power today. The south has become more and more Republican over the last 50 years as they have become less and less racist.

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The Q
The Q

And to think my state named a lake after Sen Thurmond. Also many people down here hate him. So yeah he's left a bad taste in our mouths.

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Matt Kettelhut
Matt Kettelhut

Robert Byrd.

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

Matt Kettelhut There is a reason why Robert Byrd was honored by civil rights groups like the NAACP. Robert Byrd evolved in his political views in the middle 1960's and moved further left. Yes, he voted against the first civil rights act in 1964 but voted for the next one (1964 was not the only one, like so many Republicans claim) in 1968. Facts that people like you who bring him up conveniently leaveout on purpose.

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David Dunphy
David Dunphy

Sorry, but I've been voting since 1960 and the parties never "switched." Democrats have always been the liberals, and Republicans have always been the conservatives. The use of electoral maps in this video is nonsense. Using the logic of this video, 49/50 states were Republican when Reagan was elected. Balderdash.

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David Dunphy
David Dunphy

+nthnpark0 And you wallow in ignorance.

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

+David Dunphy you must have a really, really bad memory.

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David Dunphy
David Dunphy

+nthnpark0 At my age, I remember 1960 better than I remember 2019. You can dance around reality all you want, but that's not how it was.

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

+David Dunphy The parties were also not as solidly left or right as we know them today (still aren't really). Generations ago, *BOTH PARTIES* had politicians who were either conservative, moderate or liberal. There were definitely conservative Southern Democratic politicians who were affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, a fact that Republicans today love to hype up....while *ignoring* that there were also conservative midwestern Republican politicians at the same time in the 1920's who were also affiliated with the KKK, such as the *hundreds* of conservative Republican politicians in Indiana (including the governor, who got charged with bribery) who got into trouble for dealing with the KKK.

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David Dunphy
David Dunphy

​+nthnpark0 It is true that there swing groups whose political affinities do not fit squarely within any one political party, and the loyalties of these groups tend to swing back and forth between the parties over time. HOWEVER, that does not change the fact that the core positions of the parties and their core voters have changed very little over time.

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Dillon Curry
Dillon Curry

2.2k Republicans disliked.

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CB6028
CB6028

Very well done and interesting.

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João Martins
João Martins

23:51 super cute.

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Alexander the Greater
Alexander the Greater

16:14 i actually picture a white person

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Titouan Paitier
Titouan Paitier

I wish we could go back to the days where racists and nazis openly identified as such, rather than hiding behind labels like "alt-right" and refuting the racist past of the people they admire. Simpler times.

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Austin Chamberlain
Austin Chamberlain

Everything you said in this video is a communist dog whistle. After all, 16:33 the point of a dog whistle is that you can deny it. Ignorant man. You should know better.

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Matt Williams
Matt Williams

The issue I find with the concept that the Democratic party changed from oppressing minorities to supporting minorities is that the push for (generally) social welfare programs I consider to be a much more insidious form of oppression based on erosion of the family unit, initiative, and independence that were all formerly very strong in minorities.

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JacksonDoesGaming
JacksonDoesGaming

Didn’t PragerU switch to the complete opposite on the political spectrum?

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Bobby C
Bobby C

Prager U is not far right. Yes, ideologies shifted over time. But that's not what is believed when a Democrat says the parties flipped. There is no evidence that the Democrats of yesterday became Republicans. All you are saying is; all of the white nationalists used to be Dems but now they are Repubs🤷

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

Bobby C Looks like you didn't even bother watching two seconds of this video. The South was *ALWAYS* more conservative. The South was *DEFINITELY NOT LIBERAL* Yet the South was solidly Democratic until a generation ago, where it is mostly Republican today. Gee, was that because the majority of people there (white people) were replaced by space aliens, or was it because there were political shifts in the parties (imagine that)???

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Bobby C
Bobby C

You're talking about demographic shift in voting. You've provided no evidence that Nixon used the southern strategy as taught by the left.

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Zman Jace
Zman Jace

So I love teddy but let's be honest, he made national parks because he wanted to make sure he still had places to shoot animals like a real man.

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ARIDIAN KNIGHT
ARIDIAN KNIGHT

I wonder what would happen if you got rid of party ids on a federal level

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Nate Pingel
Nate Pingel

you lost me on the bs Kafka trap of " well if you are denying it is a dog whistle that just PROVES that it is!"

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SyN Spite
SyN Spite

L I B E R A L

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Baccatube79
Baccatube79

I'm from Germany and presently down with the cold - so I'm binging your videos as a passtime. I love the insight they provide - most of the info isn't really accessible from abroad - and your approach. Great. Keep them videos coming!

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XLB
XLB

credentials? hers vs yours?

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Jared Jams
Jared Jams

Eisenhower probably was against big military BECAUSE he was a general, having seen war first hand.

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Chase Dahl
Chase Dahl

I don't think of black people when I hear "welfare queens". And frankly "dog-whistle politics" is a stretch. A racist man suggesting that's how it worked does not mean that's how it worked

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D.C. Gold.
D.C. Gold.

I hope there are K-12 teachers out there incorporating your videos, and videos like yours, into some form of honework or classwork... At the very least they could show them on the days when a Substitute is covering the class.

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Stirrcrazy N
Stirrcrazy N

Kinda weird that discrimination over employment has been illegal since '64, but black people are still hired less often then whites controlling for population and criminal record.

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Hogan Meyer
Hogan Meyer

~11:50 I like how you point out that we shouldn't be listening to hearsay regarding events that allegedly took place decades ago...

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Levi Hull
Levi Hull

LOL is it just me or is that guy your polar opposite. Personally I like your downtone demeanor better. He talks too fast

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rob black
rob black

It is so good to see someone in your age demo gets this and hasn't fallen for the Reich wing bs. A few decades of watching Lee Atwater's strategy in action (a strategy he recanted when he realized he was dieing by the way) is become really depressing of late - for fairly obvious reasons.

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MaskedVigilante
MaskedVigilante

I get in so many arguments on this thank you i am bookmarking this.

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Logan M
Logan M

What about LBJ’s very obvious quotes to manipulate black Americans into democratic voters?

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Birdstar
Birdstar

y'all sleepin on the epic intro on this video

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Scott Reading
Scott Reading

Such a pitiful attempt to refute PragerU.

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cirrus
cirrus

nice counterargument, shitstain

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

Scott Reading give one example.*crickets chirping*

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TheHoppeHour
TheHoppeHour

While the topic is a bit more complicated then Prager U makes it, Knowing better had to make giant leaps to prove his points. I would suggest he try to be more honest instead of trying to prove discredited theories. Even more liberal universities have recently debunked the Big Switch and the effect of the Southern Strategy. I would really like to see a debate between Knowing Better and any knowledgeable person of the other side of this issue.

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TheHoppeHour
TheHoppeHour

I fixed it. It was a typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

TheHoppeHour " Evil more liberal universities" ???

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TheHoppeHour
TheHoppeHour

I love how Knowing Betters racism is someone's else fault. Regan said welfare queens which made me think of black women, that's means Regan is racist.

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Peter L
Peter L

Geez, that guy from about 18:00 to 20:00 was obnoxious. :I

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Ben Replay
Ben Replay

4:39 The second amendment gave people the right to own guns. It didn’t create organized militias

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Zhan
Zhan

Hahaha holy shit that was a really well time used of Outkast, you get a like for that.

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Robert Aderholdt
Robert Aderholdt

Addressing the "welfare queens" I would like to hear you explain why more than 80% of blacks are on some form of government assistance wile being only 13.5% of the population. This is also true of Hispanics.

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Jenny Sleabi-Lyons
Jenny Sleabi-Lyons

Robert Aderholdt How about offering affordable higher education just like in Germany?

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Robert Aderholdt
Robert Aderholdt

+Jenny Sleabi-Lyons dear Jenny, it has been over 170 years since slavery was abolished in the US. Education is the best way to move out of poverty and minorities have many options. Unfortunately this is never glorified in rap music videos.

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Jenny Sleabi-Lyons
Jenny Sleabi-Lyons

Robert Aderholdt The free slaves after the civil should had gotten that land since they already knew how to far at that point and former slaves weren't allowed take part in the push westward. On Average black American inherit 12k from their parents while the average white American inherits over 100k. you are twice as likely to be born in poverty if you are black American. It is still the heritage of slavery and discrimination that played the major part in what you describe as a welfare state.

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Robert Aderholdt
Robert Aderholdt

+Jenny Sleabi-Lyons I really don't get the connection between the 'welfare state' and the state giving land to settlers? (Mostly to control the native populations to almost extinction. The buffalo hunts for example.) if the settlers didn't farm the land (work) ... maybe there is a connection, controlling the population?

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Jenny Sleabi-Lyons
Jenny Sleabi-Lyons

For the same reason why the midwest was given for free to white settlers.

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eaterofgrayons
eaterofgrayons

I dont disbelieve in the party switch, it clearly happened i just dont think it is evidence to paint any of the parties as more racist. Either you weren’t racist or you were it didn’t matter what party you were apart of, then or now.

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Thomas O'Malley
Thomas O'Malley

The concept of "dog-whistling" is complete nonsense. By claiming they are "dog-whistling" you can accuse your political opponents of being racist without having any evidence to back it up. And the only evidence for the GOP "dog-whistling" is a single quote by Lee Atwater. Does one person represent the entire GOP?

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cirrus
cirrus

+Thomas O'Malley Yes it does. Being subtle about racism is the exact same as being outright racist.

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Thomas O'Malley
Thomas O'Malley

That has nothing to do with dog-whistling.

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Alex Kao
Alex Kao

That must explain why Republican state lawmakers asked for racial demographic data when they were planning out voter ID laws. Why would race matter when it comes to "fair voting".

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balzon dawalz
balzon dawalz

Isn't hypocritical to say that a flight attendant didn't hear that 30 years ago when people out here believing a woman who was at a party 30+ years ago and is only now accusing a man of rape.

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Claystead
Claystead

Her story was fucking verified. The house plan, the other guests, they all confirmed she was there at the party. Problem is the only two witnesses to the actual assault are the assaulters themselves, and they back each other up. The FBI was only allowed to interview four people, none of which were the victim, and they were not allowed to access the house where it took place. Top notch non-meddling from the AG right there. Expect Kavanaugh to get a proper investigation once the Dems regain the Senate.

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Doeray
Doeray

As the businesses flood south, the Party of Business flooded south. As poverty and finical ruin flooded north, the party of poverty flooded north. Once upon a time Virginia was the commercial capital of North America, a couple of hundred years ago New York took that prize from them. These days its California, Texas, Florida and others gaining. Not the Empire State (New York), or the Old Dominion (Virginia). Those are the past, not necessarily the future.

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Alexander Bradley
Alexander Bradley

How did you vote in 2016?

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Dawn V
Dawn V

"They get so abstract with their dogwhistling that we generate meaning even if there isn't any" -- Congratulations, that's cultish behavior intended to influence your opposition. I really don't understand when they became so dastardly hidden and then switched parties on you. I smell psyops.

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Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson

Yes and denocrats align themselves with illegal immigrants

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Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson

This guy is a dbag. Tries to make out he is a moderate. When he bashes the right in every video.

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Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson

+cirrus What? Assassinates left wing rulers?

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Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson

+nthnpark0 We have Democrats now saying babies can be killed after they are born. Eventually progress leads to the train going over the cliff.

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cirrus
cirrus

+Andrew Olson *assassinates left-wing rulers in South America* "SOCIALISM IS CLEARLY DEAD"

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Andrew Olson
Andrew Olson

+nthnpark0 You dont know what conservative means. Socialism is dead, a backward ideology.

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

Andrew Olson Truth doesnt not lean toward regressive conservatives..

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America Gaming
America Gaming

I live in the south, the deepest of southern states, Alabama, and almost no one is racist. I know a single white human being in my highschool class of 600 that is legitimately racist, no one else. Racism doesn’t define my state anymore than manual factory labor defines the northern states.

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cirrus
cirrus

+Doeray "CARING ABOUT THINGS IS BAD" - you

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Doeray
Doeray

You can't reason with these folks, they are completely brain washed by their morale belief they are superior and better than you. Just continue to take their factories and businesses and leave them to stew in the superior morality and hatred, and increasing poverty.

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Joakim Jansson
Joakim Jansson

Well, it's Prager U, so what else to expect?

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syncpan77
syncpan77

I continue to be a registered Republican but the last time I voted Republican (or voted at all) was Reagan. After Bush Sr. and Clinton I'm very skeptical about choosing a candidate from either side. Maybe next election I'll muster up the cojones to do my civil duty once again.

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LGBTQ Conservative
LGBTQ Conservative

both sides are wrong about the parties "Flipping" isn't true if people look at both parties neither party cares about black people because to both of them blacks are just for votes. Modern day democrats see a black person whereas from my experience many Republicans see someone who happens to be black. Also fuck LBJ that guy destroyed the black family with his "Great Society" plan because during the 50's and 60's the black family was stronger than the white family

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LGBTQ Conservative
LGBTQ Conservative

+nthnpark0 Republicans and Democrats don't suppress votes as voter IDs don't suppress votes neither side can agree what constitutes a valid voter ID

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nthnpark0
nthnpark0

LGBTQ Conservative "Modern day democrats see a black person whereas from my experience many Republicans see someone who happens to be black. " is that the reason why modern day conservative Republicans try to suppress votes and regress civil rights?

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DankBladeDirk
DankBladeDirk

That Prager U video is the most disgusting sham of a propaganda piece I've ever watched.

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jdlech
jdlech

I rather appreciate when people claim the Democrat party today is somehow the same as the Dixiecrats and the Southern Democrats of the Jim Crowe era. They are informing us that they are too stupid or blind to have an honest conversation with. There's simply no point in casting pearls before swine. The rest of us understand reality as it is - no revisionism required.

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Steven Anter
Steven Anter

KB should systematically refute many more of PrageerU's videos. Nice beginning!

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Bear Bear
Bear Bear

Knowing Better Doesn't Know Better!

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Dan t.
Dan t.

Johnson was one of the best president. he stayed the course on Vietnam and increase the scope as nessasary to stop the flow of communism.

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Edward Oberon
Edward Oberon

Glad to see Prager U refuted. They are desperately trying to keep the world stupid, racist and religious. Thank you KB

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Jerrystolk
Jerrystolk

I am curious......how can a subject be called political science if politics is completely and utterly devoid of any scientific notions? Politics is nothing but appealing to people's emotions...........hardly any solid arguments....let alone evidence ever makes it way into politics. How do you come to scientific conclusions in politics and economics if the best those fields can come up with are speculation and hypothesis?

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Gurusmurf
Gurusmurf

So I was going to this party and just as I was walking up to the door there was an altercation down the street at this other party. I decided I was gonna be nosy and peep. Well there was this one guy shouting about how they weren't letting people smoke crack in the house any more and this crackhead who just kept screaming "Imma smoke my crack bro. Imma smoke my crack!" I wasn't the only one peeping and a guy next to me in the crowd shouted "You can come down to our party and we'll let you smoke crack!" That was all the crackhead needed to hear. After a few long minutes of shouting "That's right! Imma smoke my crack! Y'all are weak!" and stuff like that off he goes to the other party. The crowd starts dispersing and the guy next to me says "You commin to the party?" I said I wasn't sure cause I don't like being around crack. Well he starts getting offended and why would I suggest that there's crack at his party? I said what about that guy not one minute ago who went over there specifically so he could smoke crack? He looks me dead in the eye and says all matter of fact "He didn't go over there to smoke crack, he went over there because the music is better." But he was just shouting about "crack for eva!' like it was Wakanda I said. He tells me well that was while the crackhead was at the other party. I said sure that's true but now the crackhead's at your party and that's the present. He then proceeds to tell me that crack doesn't exist anymore and that his party has done the most to stop crack which is why it doesn't exist anymore. Besides, where did I just see all the crackheads come from? Not his party, it was the other party. I agreed because it was true, at least in part, but I asserted again that regardless of what happened in the past the place where the crackheads were right then was at his party. In fact I could see the first one and five others standing on the porch smoking crack bold as you please while we were talking. They were standing next to the tiki torches all lit up plain as day and I pointed them out to him. "They aren't smoking crack they're vaping." he says. I asked why they were using a lighter to vape. He told me it was a new kind of vape and that the only reason they were vaping is that the other party tried to get them hooked on crack because that's what they do at that party. He gave me a graphic description of being held down by polar bears while robots force a crack pipe into your mouth. Then I noticed that what I had originally thought was a pen in his shirt pocket was actually a charred glass tube. I asked him if it was a crack pipe. He just starts freaking out and accusing me of being an agent for the other party. He accused me of planting it and then cleanly transitioned into claiming it didn't exist without missing a breath. I just walked away. If there's one thing I know it's that you can't argue with a crackhead. Crack will always come first for a crackhead and they won't see they got a problem til they hit rock bottom. Maybe not even then. Then I went and got some tacos. They put limes on the side. It was good.

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AndyOfSandy
AndyOfSandy

So older voters passed on and newer voters voted what they wanted... what do I win?

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delcapslock100
delcapslock100

When the policies you want to implement don't have popular support, you have to resort to dishonesty and deception. that's the predicament of the modern Republican party.

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Juicy Blue Will
Juicy Blue Will

I almost thought this was a good video until I heard "far-right" get dropped in there.

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Jocelyn Bokano
Jocelyn Bokano

I keep trying to play this as background noise for my drawing and games, but it keeps drawing me in... I'm so conflicted on whether it's annoying or if I'm actually genuinely interested in what you're saying.

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Joachim Murat
Joachim Murat

everything is a dog whistle *speech 100*

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RedXlV
RedXlV

The one thing I take issue with is the idea that neither party is openly racist anymore. The Republicans are getting increasingly open about their racism.

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Rohan Saxena
Rohan Saxena

This shows how PragerU distorts facts and feeds us the wrong information

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naz bol
naz bol

Did you call Eisenhower anti military industrial complex? Didn't he stage a coup in Guatemala because United fruit co told him to?

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Zailon Xwadastet
Zailon Xwadastet

All the mass confusion that could have been avoided if we had more direct-issue voting and ranked choice voting along the lines of Condorcet criteria. The two party dichotomy is an absolute trash-fire and always has been because you've got many different people who believe in different policy decisions lumped up in just two parties. Either we fix our voting system and fix party politics or this mess will simply perpetuate ad infinitum.

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deadmanandermanRBLX
deadmanandermanRBLX

the south aren’t stupid (unless it’s Florida) the south ISNT RACIST I’d like someone from the south to speak in this WE HAVE CHANGED we realized racism isn’t bad when the a group of people related to the kkk came to my town they were pelted with stones and forced to leave WE DONT CARE YOU HAVE A PHD let someone in the south speak

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03clarkkent03
03clarkkent03

Very well done Sir!! Your videos are becoming a daily watch for me. Thanks! Subscription earned! Roll credits!

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Techno Viking
Techno Viking

I disagree with this. When I was a young boy in the 90s and early 2000s, I remember how whimsical my teachers would make this "switch" out to be. It never really felt genuine when reading about it. A party that was racist its entire existence has suddenly changed sides. Im not saying its actually false. However, prageru didn't do a bad job at highlighting some of the hippocracies that rarely get addressed. The way it was taught to everyone in grade school is it was pretty much a sudden switch right after the civil rights movement. They never really talked about how or why. Nor did they state how long it took the switch to actually take place. You'd have to do the research yourself. However, It almost feels like the same scenario as the miss information and flat out lies regarding Christopher Columbus in schools. Also, its not exactly a new thing for history to be lied about. Its happened alot throught history. Also, the way you decided to chuckle at 14:55 is pretty telling about yourself. It shows your audience you are very biased. I grown up in NY and have been to many states in the south. What you might find funny my chuckling friend is Its laughably overstated how "racist" they are. My general perception of alot of these country boys are they judge you on your work ethic more than anything. Regardless, I do not blame the American public for questioning this. We've questioned many things that have been considered "fact" that turned out to be wrong.

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Kolby Mitchell
Kolby Mitchell

I got a Parger you ad while watching this

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Glaciated Luxray
Glaciated Luxray

Wouldn’t you say that the switch is more so a change, there are too many conflicting details to say that the parties switched their ideals completely. The parties have changed on issues even from the end of the civil war to before FDR. If you’re being honest, both parties are against racism today, so to call one party the racist one and one party the tolerant one is a bit inaccurate

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Justin Green
Justin Green

Yeah, you're reaching here.

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Jon Orsay
Jon Orsay

The question is an accusation in disguise. The accusation is that modern day Republicans have the same mentality as slaveholders; that they are evil racists. The reverse claim by Prager U is an attempt to defend conservatives from the vicious race bating by demonstrating that the Democratic Party has closer ties to slavery than the Republican Party. "How did the country go from looking like this (1916 political map of US), to looking like this(2012 political map of the US)?" The entire premise is ludicrous. The issues of 1916 did not resemble the issues of 2012. US citizens, their norms, their values, and their daily lives have changed so much in those 100 years as to be unrecognizable. Few citizens, Republican or Democrat would have supported abortion in 1916. Few would have opposed nationalism. Few could have supported women in men's bathrooms. Few would have supported gun control or higher taxes. Nearly all believed in the racial and gender differences. Wilson was a former President of Princeton who viewed Birth of a Nation at the Whitehouse and tried to start the League of Nations! FDR refused to support anti-lynching laws and created the largest government programs in history. Hoover was a business man. Yet, the guy in the video claims "The Switch" happened in the 1960s, thereby equating Wilson and FDR to Republicans and Hoover to Democrats. Really? Does anyone buy this? As far as political philosophies of Party members today, neither Party represents the North or the South of the 1860s. The entire premise is shameless race bating.

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Jon Orsay
Jon Orsay

+razumfrackle I would agree that the left tends to view things with respect to race. However, I wouldn't want to equate that with negative views of race (at least non-white races) or positive views of slavery. I think it is quite different from the racial views held by Democrats in the 1860s.

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razumfrackle
razumfrackle

@Jon Orsay, very good comment. However, I would argue that the far left Progressives of the Democrat Party today view the country through a prism of race not unlike the Progressives of Woodrow Wilson's era. They're still looking for special privileges for one race over another. Even the supposed moderates of the Democrat-run media routinely make overtures to tribal instincts of the Ocasio-Cortez and Maxine Waters crowd. I'd like to believe we've moved beyond all that, but every time some Democrat politician calls ICE agents Nazis, or shows up at an event with Louis Farrakhan I know there may not be a 'good' party, but there most definitely is a 'bad' party.

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Kyzyl alchemy
Kyzyl alchemy

The bill of 64' states that public schools are federally funded, when only 8% of funds for public schooling come from the federal government, and most of those funds go not to the poorest states, like Florida, or Illonois, where education disparities are the largest, but the #1 benefactors are NY, Washington DC, and Massachusetts, certaintly not the poorest states by far, federal schooling funds don't even go to Special Education programs that are forced on each state, states fund the other 96% of public school budgets. Yet states have little to no control over public schooling and are forced to run as the federal government sees fit, which includes the Reagan movement to force schools to perform to world education standards, which has not made America's children smarter statistically nor prepared them for the workforce. Some Civil Rights bill

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Dominic Guye
Dominic Guye

Prager U isn't really far-right, but other than that I generally agree with this video.

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a c
a c

So your expert source is someone that has a liberal degree that from what he is saying is strongly biased on racism as he is talking about racism on everything. Applying race to things that race had nothing to do with. You too are clearly being racist, you are applying race based decisions instead of using logic. The democrats are openly racist. The fact you use the term "dog whistle" and the fact you see them where they arent, means you are the racist

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aj502
aj502

I generally like your non-partisan point of view on these, but you went a bit Michael Moore here; Poll taxes were indeed racially motivated Although LBJ is credited with the Civil Rights Act this vid (conveniently?) leaves out his main motivation for signing it (which was not Equal Rights for all races). Nor does it include any of the verbiage he used very frequently which would support the above (not referring to the "200 year..." quote, which although "unverified, is believable. re: 1964 vote: 103 (D) against vs 12 (R) against reaffirms that at that time (1964) the Parties had not switched and Democrats in the South were not only the overwhelming popularity, but (still) had racial intent. To clear up the ambiguous question: The persons (i.e. KKK/general white racists) you ask who they support (hinting at "who" they support"), in fact largely support the Democratic Party (Which is odd, seeing how they [i.e. KKK] are considered "alt-right"). Prager U is not far (read "alt") Right. You do state at the end that it is up to "us" to decide, but you opine about these above discrepancies incorrectly (perhaps because you dislike PragerU?). This unfortunately makes you seem like you are pushing your (Left/Dem) opinion/agenda instead of what you usually do - present non-partisan content. There are really only two factors that this "party switch" debate boil down to considering; 1.) What "side" is insisting it happened, and why are they insisting it happened? 2.) Instead of the Parties in these states "switching sides" (read: same opinions, different Party), the people/voters in these states changed their political viewpoints due to historical reasons? IMO, #2 seems far more likely as #1 would be far too large of a "movement" not to have a tremendous amount of evidence. Even if over 1-2 decades as I have heard many Dems suggest. In past and present day, did both Parties have racist people associated with them (Racism has to be the underlying topic of the Party Switch discussion, right?)? Yes and No People are jerks. BUT: In past and present day, did both parties' have a main agenda of racism, then when realizing mainstream racism was on it's way out, manipulate it's agenda to capture a person of minority's vote? No...Only one Party did, and still to this day continues to do so.

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subito zx
subito zx

But it is safe to say that the democrats started the kkk. The group literally used violence to suppress any opposition to the Democratic Party throughout the south. If I remember correctly, it wasn’t until the radical republicans tried to stop the people who held the power in the south (pretty much all democrats) before the civil war from retaking it and along the way established the 15th and 16th amendments and was able to take those states because people were free-er to vote for someone other than the old guard of democrats. Thus, the black vote and alignment with republicans. Black people seem to ignore this altogether nowadays. It’s sad really.

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subito zx
subito zx

+cirrus guessing you're not a history major

Vor 16 Tage
cirrus
cirrus

Who is the KKK in alliance to nowadays? Oh. Right. Stop trying to deceive people, you intellectually dishonest hack.

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SHANE CAUDILL
SHANE CAUDILL

Southern strategy was NOTHING. It still didn't cause 3 dixiecrats make an entire party to stop being racist. Southern strategy worked, because yes, the south changed.

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SHANE CAUDILL
SHANE CAUDILL

Only 3 idiots from the dixiecrat party went Republican. Meaning the rest of the racist bigots stayed Democrat. You going to sit here and say that because 3 idiots, an entire party stopped being racist? Gtfo

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SHANE CAUDILL
SHANE CAUDILL

Strom Thurmond argument lmao. One guy switching parties, didn't make two parties of how many politicians in the country ,go completely switch a roo . You know how ridiculous that sounds? Look at the Bill's. Look at what party voted for what. That's all you need. Everything else is just to muddy facts.

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BanHippies
BanHippies

I say it doesn't matter the parties "switched". It's all a game of association to people neither side today agree with anyway. It's basically a name smear. Democrats supported slavery back in the day, just own it and move on.

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Adamant Forge
Adamant Forge

PragerU ....yeah strap in your butt cause this is gonna get stupid

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MA GA
MA GA

Cant wait to see how you spin the fact that the first president to openly support gay marriage is republican :) And yes, the dems are the party of slavery, kkk, segregation, lynching, jim crow...

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Uncle Lenin
Uncle Lenin

*When your state has been Democrat even before the Party switch and the Civil War*: haha, I got him!

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ammobunny
ammobunny

Sigh. There was a PragerU ad during the video. :( Any chance you'll be debunking all of the PU (hmm, how convenient an initialism is that?!) videos?

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Chris Ridgeway
Chris Ridgeway

If you simply go by the platforms each party has a clear consistent identity from founding of their party forward until today

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Chris Ridgeway
Chris Ridgeway

+Tactical Bacon no you have to read them. Lol. I pulled an all nighter. It's a true story

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Tactical Bacon
Tactical Bacon

Not at all

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Shawn Noyes
Shawn Noyes

I get a lot of these pop-ups from PragerU... not sure if it is tied to other things I have clicked on or not, but from who I think they are targeting I worry about my Youtube profile! I think I have seen 3 other ones as well... any chance you will address those? -Shawn

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Sungod 1
Sungod 1

You people will do what every you can to save your racist brand.

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Patrick Dyer
Patrick Dyer

PragerU has a huge budget but still didn’t fool you

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Raging Russian
Raging Russian

LBJ was the greatest president ever. He has 3 championships

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Luis Chavez
Luis Chavez

For me the parties never change side they have done always supported,dems support federal and reps support state

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Dillydoe
Dillydoe

Both political parties are controlled by zog anyway. Vote libertarian

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Benjamin Suntrup
Benjamin Suntrup

Coming from central Missouri, when I hear "Welfare Queen," I think of trailer parks...

Vor 2 Monate
David Potter
David Potter

Watched a handful of videos. I think i noticed a pattern. When talking about about historical non-american issues, the talks are more logical. When talking about anything that is current political climate, the talks have opinions that are more emotional based over logical(with dog whistles thrown in). Ike's Military Industrial Speech was his farewell address, it wasn't his stance as an active president. While you touched on the subject, I think an interesting video would be example of what you think are dog whistles in today's society. On twitter you said your test score was Left/Librarian, what are the dog whistles for that group, and then do the other three.

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Ellen S
Ellen S

That PragerU lady is deeeeeeeep in the sunken place

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The Dark Master The Dark Master
The Dark Master The Dark Master

If you think thugs is another word for N#$%^& then you're either lying. filled with white guilt, or moronic

Vor 2 Monate
The Dark Master The Dark Master
The Dark Master The Dark Master

I never thought i'd say it but PraguerU is right

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Jack Macri
Jack Macri

Just because that particular LBJ quote may not have credence, you can't ignore the evidence that the man was an appalling racist. There are multiple accounts from black service workers who dealt with him say he belittled them directly using the N word. To me,t his really is the crux of the issue, because it illustrates the true nature of race in politics. These democratic policies (and often Democrats themselves) disguise themselves in the veil of compassion, while they treat black people like a token at best, and like children more often. Lyndon Johnson was an evil man.

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Angryhedgehog
Angryhedgehog

It dont take a weather vane.......FAIL!

Vor 2 Monate

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