The New York Times, that bastion of lies and wrongness who went from justifying Holodomor and sweeping it under the rug, to claiming that America was founded to BE a slave state, had a headline that obtruded on my attention when I finally sat down at my computer today (Sorry to be so late, I’m catching up on things left undone the last couple of weeks, including the Everest of laundry.)
It said “America was not a Democracy until Black Americans fought to make it so.”
There are so many errors in that as to make me want to march into the Times offices in full Portuguese mom mode, my slipper in one hand and ask them if they’re proud of themselves and the lies they tell. (Probably, as a “journalist” tweeted yesterday, journalism is not about making friends. It’s about agitation. That right there should get all her colleagues to drum her out in a chorus of disapproval, but they won’t. Among the many things our ladies and gentlemen of the press are ignorant about it’s what they’re actually SUPPOSED to be doing. Which is telling what happened with neither favor nor malice.) But if we started up a team of moms to wash the mouths (and fingers) of NY Times
Jornolists Journalists, we’d never be done, because they are so far steeped in lies you can tell they’re lying because their fingers move.
Let’s start with the idea (there was a line underneath about the ideals of the founding) that America was SUPPOSED to be a democracy. Our founding fathers had seen the effects of democracy. There is a reason we’re a democratic republic. A democracy is three wolves and a sheep voting on what is for dinner.
A democracy: one man one vote, and the result being counted that way is exactly what the left wishes for America. They want the president to be elected by popular vote. To the extent that they’ve managed to implement it in the states (is there a constitutional lawyer in the house? Are we not granted a republican form of government in the states as well?) we have seen how that works. Not only do the cities with higher population get to elect the governor and representatives — which means the interests of the country side and rural populations are completely forgotten — but also, because it’s much easier to fraud the vote in the cities, the party of fraud tends to have a lock on the vote and be able to experiment with their terror techniques and such brand new ideas as a Committee of Public Safety instead of the police. (How long do you think till the tumbrils roll? Look, I have issues with the mentality of a lot of big city police departments of us vs. them not to mention the militarization of the police. However abolishing the police force all together, in a city already riven by division and agitation is going to end badly.)
Furthermore, a democracy over a country the size and diversity of ours would not work. It would devolve into a shooting war within days if not sooner.
That’s number one, against the New York Times. The second part of their insanity is “Black Americans fought.” From the Civil war to the civil rights movement, black and white people walked together and fought together against injustice.
But what the
agitators journalists of the Times are doing, as well as what the whole left has been doing — for generations now — is convincing black Americans that a) The US is the most racist place ever. b) slavery was invented to enslave black people because white people hate them so much. c) there is this invisible “systemic” racism that causes white people to treat black people in ways that force black people to commit crimes, and/or live in poverty. d) there is some magical, beautiful place where everyone gets along and black people assume their rightful place of superiority to all. A lot of black people in the US have been told this is Europe (snort giggle) Others have been told the Arab countries are that place. In fact, many of them are told that Muslims are much less racist than any other religion (it would be snort giggle, but I’m too busy choking on vomit.) And then there was — though it seems less widespread now — the idea that Africa is a magical paradise because of the lack of “racism.”
All of these, ideas that there is a perfect land for American people who happen to be black, btw, last until a black person from the US moves to this supposed paradise, to live as a LOCAL. Then it blows up spectacularly.
The others hold up for various levels of holding up simply BECAUSE the lies are so all pervasive, disseminated not just by “journalists” but by entertainment, by education, by casual conversation, and by EDUCATED white Americans. If everyone tells you the same thing you believe it. At least unless you’re a cross patch and insist on believing your lying eyes over what they tell you.
These lies have destroyed the black community in America and the lives of countless Americans of all skin colors.
Back in the late eighties at a party I was witness to an argument between a black lady about my age, and a gentleman my dad’s age. He was an historian and he asked her why so many black Americans convert to Islam, when it was Muslim traders who mostly captured and sold slaves to America.
The young lady erupted in the kind of irrational name calling and screaming that was (besides being very atypical to her) the sign that something she believed without examination was being challenged and she didn’t know what to do, because it formed part of who she thought she was. To challenge it was to challenge HER and what formed the center of her identity.
Prompted by this I started evaluating what they taught people in school about African slavery and found that they were taught no other race had ever been enslaved and only whites inherent racism (no other race being racist) caused them to create it, to enslave the black man.
I have no intention — this is for the skimming trolls — of defending slavery, a revolting practice as is any practice that infringes on the natural rights of man (and woman, since the skimming trolls are too stupid to infer.) I hate it as much as communism, which I consider a sub-branch of the practice (and if you don’t I enjoin you to study history.)
I do know however, partly because I read a lot of archeology and history, that slavery has been part of the evils that mankind has been beset with and beset others with since the dawn of mankind. If you have homo-sapiens blood (and even though I have way more Neanderthal than most, I still have a lot of homo-sapiens) you’re descended from slaves and slaves. And those were all colors. Both of them. And even though there can be no proof, I bet you there were slaves stretching back to when there were five or six human species.
At the time I first realized the mal-education black (and indeed all) Americans were subjected to on that point, I thought they were trying to do it out of kindness. Yes, I was naive. I thought teachers were trying to say “this is an aberration, and it wasn’t your ancestors fault. They might have been slaves, but they were without evil, and now you can start anew.”
I was wrong. It has since become clear I was wrong. The purpose of obscuring that there had been slavery since always, as well as that there is still slavery notably in Africa (and not all by Chinese overlords) was the contrary. It was to convince all young Americans that America was uniquely evil and therefore to convince them to destroy this, the last hope of mankind.
I presume the destruction of actual black lives was part of the plan as well. If you tell people that they alone are descended from people who allowed themselves to be enslaved, and that they are so hated that STILL there is this invisible “systemic racism” destroying all their attempts to better themselves, you’re going to keep them mired in despair and poverty. Which are fertile ground for hatred.
(And yes, I know poor people get treated differently than the rich by the police. If you look back through my posts, I posit that replacing punching someone who offended you with taking them to court as a societal practice inherently favors the rich and diminishes the dignity of the individual. But there are also pathologies of being poor in America which are a discussion for another post. And poor is by no means by skin color.)
Look, I’ve told before on how, first arrived in America, I associated mostly with other immigrants. And because assimilation is HARD we often hit our nose on the wall. And told each other just-so stories about how everyone else was keeping us down. I realized the stupidity of this, severed links with these people and started trying to ignore “discrimination” as a cause. Is it a cause? Oh, in some cases. But we’re all discriminated against for various things, sometimes stupid things like “I don’t like your face.” It’s best to do what we can and ignore THAT. Because if we have a ready-made excuse for failure you’ll never succeed.
Now imagine that the entire culture and all the mechanisms of society, including those supposed to help you, do nothing but tell you that you can’t succeed and that no one will let you….
And with all that the funny thing is that black Americans, by and large, are no more resentful (let alone hateful) than people their age and economic standing. In fact, the riots tearing America apart — while another thing to convince black Americans that they can’t just live like other Americans — are mostly fueled by white college students taught the same nonsense and filled with rage and hatred, because they’re convinced they live in the worst country in the world. (And the rich ones having gone on vacation to Europe “know” how much better it is. … because they’ve never lived there as locals, and don’t understand enough of the language to know what is said of them behind their backs. Never mind.)
The technique being used was used to flip the colonial powers out of Africa by the same people using it here. And while I’m not going to defend colonialism as a whole and even the BEST colonial regimes were still awful in some ways, let me tell you that what came after in every circumstance was worse. The worst colonialism did to Africa was allow socialists and communists to infiltrate it.
But in Africa black people were a majority. Here they are a small minority, and frankly not all of them — not even most of them — are collaborating with the left’s attempted revolution. Because most of them are sane.
However if the “agitators” continue their work, all black people will suffer for it. And people like me who can be confused for black, if we have a tan (I’ve been working in the yard) and their hair is worn a certain way will suffer for it as well.
The left is no more going to get their revolution than they were when they thought that OWS would cause the “grassroots” to revolt. Their fundamental disconnect with reality causes them to act in ways that make no sense and then be bewildered when their sacred texts don’t come true.
But if this goes on, they’re going to get something. And they won’t like what they get. But neither will I or most of my readership, even the lilly-pale ones because Odds don’t fare well in a society that enforces mass conformity. And as for our children and grandchildren…. Well, I have no idea what my biological grandchildren might look like. We’re such a mixed lot as a family Dan and I had no clue what our children would look like. They might be blue eyed blonds, or look half-African or…. anything in between. With the grandchildren, at least of the married son (we have no idea what the younger son will find or drag home 🙂 ) even more so. Though we’re fairly sure they’ll be large, muscular and smart.
Black Americans didn’t “fight for democracy.” That would be a stupid thing to fight for, and as all other collectivist bullshit the left has tried to push on them.
ALL colors of Americans fought and bled and died together for the ideals of the Founding. From the beginning.
It’s time to start calling the liars on their lies. It’s time to find out what they taught our young and correct it. It’s time to remember who and what we are.
Color? Who the heck cares. It correlates poorly to either intelligence or character.
It’s time the irredeemable racists of the left stop painting all whites (and white in America is a very fluid thing, mind you) as racist and all blacks as victims.
It’s time to remember we’re Americans. We’re born in a country that grants us our natural rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Anyone selling a paradise that infringes on those for any of us of ANY COLOR doesn’t come in peace and doesn’t want what’s best for us.
And they should get no foothold here. Anywhere.