Hoodwink and Rewrite to rationalize and weaponize

Professor Walter E. Williams has a twofer this month as Something to Think About. Indeed.

Rewriting American History

The job of tyrants and busybodies is never done. When they accomplish one goal, they move their agenda to something else. If we Americans give them an inch, they’ll take a yard. So I say, don’t give them an inch in the first place. The hate-America types use every tool at their disposal to achieve their agenda of discrediting and demeaning our history. Our history of slavery is simply a convenient tool to further their cause.

Democrats’ Hoodwinking of Blacks

Since its founding in the late 1820s, the Democratic Party has defended slavery, started the Civil War and opposed Reconstruction. The Democratic Party imposed segregation. Its members engaged in the lynchings of blacks and opposed the civil rights acts of the 1950s and ’60s. During Reconstruction, hundreds of black men were elected to Southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the U.S. Congress by 1900. The Democratic Party did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

The War Between the States was much more than a war about slavery. If it had been only that, it might have been resolved in a manner similar to how Great Britain handled it a few years earlier. But the Democrats have a lot of guilt on that issue and the rationalizations and history erasures are ways to deny that guilt. It’s like those religious fanatics who parade the streets whipping themselves (flagellants or see Slashing themselves with chained blades, bloodied Shi’ite Muslims including young boys flagellate themselves to mark the death of the Prophet’s grandson). If they were really concerned about slavery, they’d be all over the issue where it exists in current affairs. But no, better to harm themselves, or their own country if that’s too much rather than try to address real world human suffering.

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