Brendan Loy is discussing the eruption of a mini race war in the Democrat party over some recent remarks by the Clintons.
One commenter had some nice things to say about this comment I made:
It is time for Obama to have a Sistah Soljah moment.After praising my comment he went on to say that I was the first in the comments to point out that a lot of white men worked hard against slavery and Jim Crow. As we all know a lot of whites worked and died to end slavery. They were called abolitionists. It seems like these days that fact is an embarrassment to the Democrats and liberals who would like to brand whites as inherently racist for political advantage. This was my response to the kudos:
Let him denounce the race hustlers like Al Sharpton that he embraced (not just metaphorically but actually). Let him say that Louis Farrakan - who his church honored - does not represent his views. That such views - that whites are not human - are not his.
Let him denounce all racism - black or white. Let him speak out loud about the Jew hatred that infects the black community.
If we are going to banish race as an issue - we have to speak honestly. The truth. That white racism does not excuse black racism.
It is past time he had his MLK moment. It is time to acknowledge that Jews were the core supporters of blacks before it became the general view that Jim Crow was wrong.
That the Battle Hymn of the Republic was a "white" song. Written by a white woman. Julia W. Howe. That the abolitionists were mainly white men.
Here is a version (wait for it) by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Thanks for that. I think I should give a little history of myself to illustrate how this Republican (I came to it late in life) has always thought.It is time to end the "victimhood confers political advantage" crap. It is time people give up their resents for what happened in the past. As one commenter in a different blog commenting on the same subject said:
I lived in the South when I was 5. One day I saw a "Coloreds Only" sign on a water fountain and thought that was wrong. I went to the fountain and got a drink of water. My mom let me drink for a moment then pulled me away. However, I could tell she was proud of me. I have never had a racist bone in my body and resent to the MAX the idea that "white men" are inherently racist.
Which is why Obama's affinity for people with such views torques me off.
It is a steaming pile and I will not stand for it any more than I would stand for "Coloreds Only" water fountains.
When the only thing in your intellectual toolkit is a bludgeon, everything looks like a skull. - pst314
Nice turn of phrase that.
Cross Posted at Classical Values