The Racism Ploy
Posted here October 1, 2017
I think I can prove to you that all the fuss
about racism today has very little to do with racism.
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After dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of years, all of a sudden, anyone, who at any time in history was a slaveholder must be purged from public consciousness. His statue, any likeness, even his name must be erased from existence. It doesn't matter his accomplishments, it doesn't matter the social norms of the time, nothing matters; the sin is so extreme, everything about such evil people must be scoured from all public records and public memory.
So, let's say we finish the job. Let's say we destroy all the statues of slave owners or prominent figures of the Confederacy, we remove every name from schools and buildings and roads, we delete every word about them from our text books and museums. We change our currency, we change the name of our national capital, we burn all the writings (which would include, of course, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution). Would that make things better? Would that satisfy those who wish to stir up hate over the issue of racism?
Remember a little history. If, oh goodness if only we could elect a black president, then there would be racial harmony forever after. That's what we were told for decades. If whites could just get over their virulent racism and vote for a black for president, then racism would end. Well, as we know, whites did vote for Barack Obama -- twice! -- and racism today is arguably worse than it was when he took office. So there's much more to racism in America than the claim whites don't like blacks.
But I digress. If we purge everything that can be construed in even the most obscure fashion to relate to racism, what are we left with? We are left with an empty shell. We are left with a country of people who don't know where they came from nor where they're going. We are left with nothing but confusion and ignorance. Who was our first president? Well, we really don't know. Who wrote our founding documents? What founding documents? What did our country do about slavery? Sorry, that information is no longer available.
That, apparently, is where the Left wishes to take us.
Walter Williams offers some wisdom on the subject. (Source):
George Orwell said, "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history."
In the former USSR, censorship, rewriting of history and eliminating undesirable people became part of the Soviets' effort to ensure that the correct ideological and political spin was put on their history. Deviation from official propaganda was punished by confinement in labor camps and execution.
History rewriters have enjoyed nearly total success in getting the Confederate flag removed from state capitol grounds and other public places.
The challenges of rewriting American history are endless, going beyond relatively trivial challenges such as finding new pictures for our currency. At least half of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were slave owners. Also consider that roughly half of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia were slave owners. Do those facts invalidate the U.S. Constitution, and would the history rewriters want us to convene a new convention to purge and purify our Constitution? [My guess: absolutely!]
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.
So why is it so imperative that statues all of a sudden must be destroyed and history obliterated? So many years have gone by without all these calls.
For thousands of years marriage was between a man and a woman. Then, all of a sudden, it had to be changed to include a man and a man and a woman and a woman.
Since the beginning of time, individuals were born male or female and everyone accepted that, usually with pride. Then, all of a sudden, you had to be able to choose what your gender was regardless of what your gender actually was. Gender had to be something you could change, like your underwear.
We've had men's rooms and women's rooms for as long as anyone can remember. But, all of a sudden, men could say they are women and wander around in women's rooms. Why, after hundreds of years is it now imperative this should be allowed?
Are all these demands based on a realization that society has been wrong from the very beginning? That the thinking and beliefs of hundreds of millions of people have been completely invalid. Or is some other agenda at play?
Is all the uproar over racism really genuine? Or is it a manufactured commodity to achieve something other than racial tolerance and harmony? Is it a means to a different end?
We can answer those questions by simply asking some other questions.
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then shouldn't the Confederate Memorial in Arlington Cemetery be uprooted and destroyed? Shouldn't we remove all the bodies of Confederate soldiers buried there? (Yes, there are 482 Confederate soldiers buried at Arlington.) (Source.)
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what about all the blacks who themselves held slaves in America? Shouldn't they, too, be despised, ridiculed, and condemned? By the way, some of their slaves were black, some were white. (Source.)
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what about those who are actually enslaved today? Aren't all the demands to remove statues of white males who lived in the 1800s a little off beat, when researchers estimate 21 million are enslaved worldwide today? In 1850, an average slave in the American South cost the equivalent of $40,000 in today's money. Now, a slave costs about $90 on average worldwide. Today, when someone in slavery gets sick or injured, he or she is simply dumped or killed. (Source.) How come there aren't any riots about that?
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what about all the books that mention slaves or slavery? Shouldn't they all be removed and destroyed? Shouldn't their authors be scorned and statues of them pulled down and trashed? But nobody's calling for that.
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what about the Democrat Party, the party that started the Klu Klux Klan? (You didn't know that?) Shouldn't the Democrat Party be disbanded and all its leaders condemned and subjected to hated and intolerance? Barack Obama. Nancy Pelosi. Chuck Schumer. Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton. Michael Moore. George Soros. Etc. Etc. Etc. Etc. (The Republican Party was formed in 1854 to abolish slavery and challenge other racist legislative acts initiated by the Democrat Party.)
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what about racist Margaret Sanger, founder and first president of Planned Parenthood? She's the one who wrote in a letter: "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population." Shouldn't all those who are outraged by racism clamor to tear down her statues and writings? (Source.)
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what of Planned Parenthood itself, which is largely the reason why black babies are aborted in America three times more often than white babies, and Hispanic preborns are killed 1-1/2 times more often than whites? Isn't that racism worthy of protest and demonstration? The reason Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood was to "exterminate the Negro population." It's hard to get more racist than that. (Source.) Shouldn't there be non-stop protests against Planned Parenthood? (By the way, Hillary Clinton said Planned Parenthood does "really good work," and she is "in awe of" Margaret Sanger.) (Source.)
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then what about all the celebrities who have said racist things? Shouldn't their careers be ended and their lives destroyed? (Source.)
"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" -- Kelly Osbourne
"I don't know if [daughter] Brooke was f-cking the black guy's son. I mean, I don't have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f-cking n-ggers." -- Hulk Hogan.
"You're a coward and a liar and a f-cking n-gger alright, so f-ck you." -- Charlie Sheen (said in a voicemail to Denise Richards).
He appeared in blackface at a 1993 Friar's Club comedy roast in honor of his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg. He made extensive use of racial stereotypes and used the "n" word more than a dozen times. -- Ted Dansen.
"I can't stand black guys. I would never touch one. It's gross." -- Paris Hilton.
In 2010, he allegedly banned "white people" from the VIP section at his Brit Awards after-party in London. -- Jay-Z.
"Sometimes I wish slavery was still goin' on." And: "I don't need black fans anyway. Y'all don't buy albums." -- Kreayshawn (she later denied saying it).
And so, so many more.
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then we'd see marches and placards and cries of outrage over each and every one of these racist manifestations. But we only see outrage over our Founders and the Confederacy. That doesn't make sense . . . unless the issue isn't really about racism at all.
There has been relentless outrage over slavery in the United States. And much of it is justified. But there was widespread slavery practiced by Islamic countries long before slavery ever came to America. Why has there been no outrage over that?
Slaves were owned in all Islamic societies, both sedentary and nomadic, ranging from Arabia in the center to North Africa in the west and to what is now Pakistan and Indonesia in the east. (Source.)
It's ironic that when the Atlantic slave trade was abolished the Eastern trade expanded, suggesting that for some Africans the abolition of the Atlantic trade didn't lead to freedom, but merely changed their slave destination. (Source.)
Islam has never preached the abolition of slavery as a doctrine. (Source.)
According to one of the Muslim accounts, Muhammad had at least 40 slaves, 28 males and 12 females. Some of them were black and some were not. However, we know he had sex with at least one of his female slaves because she became pregnant. (Source.)
Even when slaves were put in positions to lead, they were still considered by Muhammad to be the least of the people. If that was not bad enough, Satan is even depicted in Islam as a man named Nabtal b.al-Harith as a "sturdy black man with long flowing hair, inflamed eyes, and dark ruddy cheeks." (Source.)
Muhammad violated a peace treaty he had with the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe. After ambushing peaceful Jews, Muhammad ordered the beheading of all the men, young boys, and at least one woman. Muhammad is said to have personally participated, beheading some of the 500-900 men and children in a large trench by his own sword. The women and living children were taken as sex slaves for Muhammad and his men. (Source.)
Aside from sex slaves, Muhammad owned and traded a number of his slaves, including black Africans, whom he insulted with racial slurs. Even though he had the power to be a powerful abolitionist, his words and actions justified the world's largest religious slave market and justify it to this day. (Source.)
Presently, over 14 million blacks remain slaves to Muslim masters emulating their prophet. Ironically, blacks are the largest ethnic group converting to Islam. (Source.)
Muhammadan Islam institutionalized slavery. Muhammad began to take many more slaves after he moved to Madina, and began what can only be described as the first organized crime syndicate in history whose base and centre of operations was the Madina. Slaves were usually taken in raids on his own Quraysh tribe, on Judaized and Christian Arabs as well as any other Arabian tribe that he chose as a victim of his plunder. (Source.)
The Quran allows the taking of slaves as "booty", or "reward" for wars of aggression against any and all unbelievers. This has led to an enormous number of so called "Holy Wars" called "Jihad". There is and was absolutely nothing "holy" about these wars which are primarily to plunder, slaughter, rape, subjugate, and rob other human beings of their wealth and property. Muhammadan Muslim states and tribes attack other non-Muslim groups to achieve these objectives. (Source.)
While the European involvement in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Americas lasted for just over three centuries, the Arab involvement in the slave trade has lasted fourteen centuries, and in some parts of the Muslim world is still continuing today. (Source.)
While almost all the slaves shipped across the Atlantic were for agricultural work, most of the slaves destined for the Muslim Middle East were for sexual exploitation as concubines, in harems, and for military service. While many children were born to slaves in the Americas, and millions of their descendants are citizens in Brazil and the USA now, very few descendants of the slaves that ended up in the Middle East survived. While most slaves who went to the Americas could marry and have families, most of the male slaves destined for the Middle East were castrated, and most of the children born to the women were killed at birth. (Source.)
Muslims were enslaving black Africans long before any slave ships sailed for the New World. Muslims were taking and making slaves all over the lands they had conquered. Later, when slave ships were loaded with black slaves, often, a Muslim slave broker had the human cargo all ready to go. American slavers rarely had to go inland into Africa to capture slaves because they were already waiting for pickup, courtesy of many Muslim rulers, and/or slave brokers. (Source.)
More than 200 years after the British outlawed the slave trade in 1807, slave raids and the sale of slaves in Muslim markets continued in countries like Sudan. The slave trade remained legal in Saudi Arabia until 1962, when under international pressure it was finally abolished. However, there are persistent, credible reports, that slavery persists in Saudi Arabia, and even that slaves from Sudan are ending up in Saudi Arabia. (Source.)
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then we would be seeing massive demonstrations and riots protesting Muhammad.
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then we would be seeing calls for the removal of all things connected in any way to Muhammad and to Islam. We would be seeing calls for abolishing Muhammad's writings. We would be seeing calls for destroying anything with his name on it. We would be seeing calls for abolishing Islam itself.
If all the fuss today is really about racism, then we would seeing massive outrage over all forms and expressions of racism, not just our Founders and various Confederate leaders.
But we aren't seeing any such outrage, demonstrations, or protests except for our Founders and Confederate leaders.
We have to conclude the issue really isn't slavery. The issue really isn't racism. Slavery and racism are simply pawns in the deadly-serious game of controlling public opinion and stirring the public to action. Stirring the public to hate its beginnings. Stirring the public to hate its founding principles. Stirring the public to hate the very country itself. If the Founders must be demonized, certainly what they gave us must be demonized as well.
That's what the Colin Kaepernick display was all about. When you disrespect the flag, you disrespect the country. He may say it's to protest racism, but he's not kneeling and showing disrespect for racism. He's kneeling and showing disrespect for the flag, for the country.
The demonstrators and rioters roaming the streets aren't engaged in tearing down statues. They're engaged in tearing down America.
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