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Even those in the racism industry are finding it difficult to point to examples of modern racism. So they have declared their battle won, and have moved on to other things. Ha! Just kidding, of course. The Black Lives Matter movement does not agitate against lack of voting rights, or educational rights, or any other civil rights, because those battles were won decades ago, before most of them were born. Lacking a clear modern villain, they have created their own, like microaggressions and white privilege. Since these concepts are more abstract & subtle, and lack the emotional impact of, say, Bull Connor’s fire hoses, they have shifted their gaze even further, away from modern, subtle, implied racists, to historical figures who may have really been actually racist. So rather than drafting legislation to give black people voting rights, now they are destroying statues. Even statues honoring the black soldiers that fought bravely in the Civil War, like the one in the picture to the right. Oops. Eh, whatever. It’s the thought that counts, right?
It may seem odd, at first glance. The guy in the statue has been dead for a long time. Even if he was racist, he is of no threat to anyone now. You would think that if they wanted to destroy historical evidence of racism, they might choose to destroy something with a history of racism that is still functioning today and remains a threat to blacks. Destroying a statue doesn’t help. The statue is just sitting there. Destroying Aunt Jemima syrup doesn’t help. It’s just syrup. But I have a suggestion for a more practical and important target for Black Lives Matter. If they want to destroy something with a horrifying record of racism, and that still poses a threat to blacks, they should consider destroying the Democrat party.
How the party of Woodrow Wilson, Bull Connor, Robert Byrd, etc etc etc has escaped the ire of the Black Lives Matter movement is a mystery to me.
And until they do go after Democrats with the same viciousness that they are going after statues and pancake syrup, it will be difficult to take this movement seriously.
Racism in the United States is obviously better than it was, but it remains a serious problem. It should be discussed seriously, by serious people. This is important to us all.
Those who vilify Aunt Jemima but vote for Joe Biden (even after the Clarence Thomas hearings) are not helping America address a very real problem. They’re playing a silly game. Which would just be silly, except for the deadly serious subject matter. The importance of our common battle against racism moves their tactics from silly to destructive.
If you want to talk about real problems and real solutions, call me.
If you want to talk about pancake syrup, you can leave me out of it.
Call me when you’re serious.Published in