Rick Tyler is an independent candidate for Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District and he, like Donald Trump, wants to Make America White Again.
Tyler is not quite as subtle as Donald Trump, however, as you can see in the photo posted above.
In Tyler’s own words, America was much better off under Jim Crow.
(via Local NBC Affiliate WRCB)
Tyler told Channel 3, he has no hatred in his heart for “people of color.” He says the sign’s message is that America should go back to a “1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime; no mass immigration.” […]
Tyler posted a second sign on Highway 64 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” quote written over a White House surrounded by Confederate Flags.
While we mock this racist for not being nearly as smart as he thinks he is, I feel compelled to say that the era Tyler refers to — a 1960s America filled with baseball, Wonder Bread, and apple pie, or whatever — is an era that is often idolized by liberals as a shinning beacon of progressive economic policy and prosperity.
It shouldn’t be because it was all a lie. By idolizing that era, you’re also idolizing Rick Tyler’s vision of a White Male America, because that’s what it was. That period of post-war economic prosperity came at the expense of civil rights and gender equality. Early versions of federal assistance programs we hold dear today were originally conceived as racially-exclusive policies and even today in 2016 women are not paid as much money as men.
Don’t help men like Rick Tyler by perpetuating a myth of something that never existed.