Monday, June 22, 2009

More Liberal Whitewash

Over on Faultline USA blog , J.D.Longstreet wrote the following: “Less than six months after Obama became President of the United States, the US Senate passed a formal apology for slavery. For what it is worth, the act is a non-binding resolution. It is said to acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery. Last year the US House of Representatives passed their own apology for slavery, as well. A number of states have passed apologies including, unfortunately, my own state. There are reports that a huge celebration is being planned for sometime next month. A pathetic gesture, I know, but, hey, these are liberals and everything with them is based on emotion and feel-good politics.”

Of course most of us, at least those who haven’t imbibed in so much of the Zombie koolaide that this can lead to the next step which is reparations, or will it. Evidently the leftist want to apologize for anything and everything it seems these day but when it comes down to actually paying out money can they be counted on as many I am sure are awaiting with bated breath, after all their great-great-great granddaddy was a slave and by dang the guberment owes me. Given the current tone in DC reparations is not so farfetched these days and more of a possibility that it was say 12 years ago or even 8 years ago. It is not unlikely to see the leftist Dems come up with some such bill right before the election in 2010 and hope that the conservatives will vote against it. This way they can advance their argument, which to them is an unchallengeable truth, that conservatives are racist and that is why they didn’t vote for reparations and can say if you know what is good for you , you will vote for us, the party that takes care of you especially when it comes to spending money. We never allow race to enter our heads when it comes to making such decisions as do the conservatives. They will continue to blather that the Republicans and conservatives are nothing more than red-necked bigots and on social welfare, immigration, refugee, security issues and now reparations are anti-black. That line has been hammered so many times it has become a part of leftist ,liberal folklore.

However it is just another one of the liberal lefts great attempts of whitewashing the truth. What, the liberal left would lie to one of their voter bases? Certainly, and research shows that their claims are nothing more than lies to keep the voters down on the plantation.

If you remember the leftist , especially those in the media went on for years that the evil George W. Bush did nothing to help in New Orleans and deliberately so because the victims were mostly black or Hispanic. That old argument continues to this day on leftist website anytime New Orleans, flooding or natural disaster is mentioned. Again it is nothing more than lies of the liberal leftist who use such arguments and statements to inflame that segment of their voters and keep them in shackles just as surely as their ancestors may have been in shackles at some point in history. Liberals and Democrats of course, voted to give more money to hurricane victims and for a longer period. Hardly surprising, since Liberals and Democrats are keen on giving away other people's money and, for them, a natural disaster is as good an opportunity for doing so as anything else. But wait, what's this? Research by Shanto Iyengar, a professor of communications at Stanford University, shows Democrats were prepared to give $1500 more to victims if they were white than if they were black. What, give less money to innocent victims just because they were black? I'm afraid so. Moreover, Democrats would give more money to whites than to other minorities such as Asians and Hispanics.
So it was left-wingers who used race as the big test.

Conservatives, on the other hand, were not influenced by race at all. The Republicans' view, as Iyengar put it, was more principled, as they supported individualism instead of handouts: "Independents and Democrats i.e. leftist liberals, on the other hand, are more likely to be affected by racial cues." Even The Washington Post, on June 23, had to concede that this evident bias was disturbing.

But it gets worse. Iyengar's study matches perfectly with an earlier study by Franklin Gilliam Jr of the University of California, Los Angeles, that shows although Conservative voters support tough treatment of criminals, Leftist liberals and others "support harsher measures when the criminal suspect they encountered was non-white".

Now that's not the way things are supposed to be. But if left-wingers and liberals use race in a way that conservatives on the right do not, in crime and now in something as deserving as hurricane relief, how about their attitudes on, say, social welfare? Surely, the Left would not discriminate on the grounds of race in that essential field?

Disturbingly, to use that ominous word, it turns out that Gilliam has done another study that looks at whether attitudes on welfare bludging are influenced by race and, you guessed it, they are influenced by it, but only if they are liberals. His exact words: "Depictions of white welfare queens also seem to induce whites who describe themselves as having liberal views about gender roles to arrive at extremely harsh views of African-Americans."

This has to stop. Unbridled research such as this will end up destroying all our cherished myths.

Why, before you can say "hope and change", we will be using facts and reality before we make political assumptions.

NOTE OF INTEREST: Hattip to Paula:

Here is a bit of history of slavery and the Democrats. Yep, the leftist libs have a lot to apologize for, not the conservatives.

In 1840, the very first national nominating convention of the Democratic Party adopted a platform which read in part:

Resolved, That Congress has no power ... to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states ... that all efforts by abolitionists ... made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery ... are calculated ... to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union.


GM Roper said...

This is utter nonsense. An apology cannot be for something someone else has done, and it must be to the person that was wronged. So we are left with one of two possibilities: Either 1) The Senate and The House have kept slaves for which they have recanted, freed the slaves and are now apologizing, or 2) The Senate and previously The House has figured a way to go back in time and induce the southern Democrats of the years before 1865, The brits, the Romans, the Muslims (old bygone years and in some cases currently), the Greeks, the Africans, the Chinese, the Indians, the Aztecs, the Maya, the Incas, the Olmec, the other (north American) Native Americans, the Celts, the Norwegians, the Danes, the Russians, the Poles, etc., & etc., ad infinitum ad nauseum to release their slaves and apologize to the freed slaves.

What nonsense. Oh, wait, I've already said that haven't I? I do apologize most sincerely!

Ticker said...

GM , good commment.

Here is a complete article that my friend Paula sent to go with the Note I attached. Yep, I'd say an apology was in order but only by the Democrat liberal leftist. But then Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa doesn't remember his history well and the spineless Republicans allowed him to get away with this nonsense without making the history known.

Interesting history of Democrats' involvement in slavery:

Anonymous said...

Oh Ticker … I have so many things I’m sorry for. Please allow me to list them in bullet style, or else we will never get through it all.

I would like to go on record as offering my deepest and most sincere apology for:

* Egypt’s enslaving the Hebrews
* The Jewish escape from Egyptian captivity
* Athens’ conviction of Socrates
* Sparta’s penchant for homosexual congress
* Rome’s conquest of the ancient world
* Rome’s civilization of the ancient world
* Rome’s untimely demise
* Pope Urban’s decision to begin the Crusades
* The ultimate failure of the Crusades
* France
* Spanish colonization, inquisition, and slavery
(Note: I approve of all slavery up until this point)
* America’s revolution
* Loaning GM my horse
* America’s civil war, which freed the slaves
* World War I
* The Russian Revolution
* World War II
* Korean War
* Vietnam
* Kennedy’s assassination
* Kennedy choosing LBJ as his running mate
* Carter’s election
* Clinton’s election
* Clinton’s dalliance with a fat intern
* Clinton’s ignoring terrorist acts
* Obama’s election

I’d also like to apologize for anything I might have left out. And also, everything bad that happens over the next 150 years … after that, you people will have to deal with it.

Ticker said...

You've apologized almost as much as the occupier in chief, of course for different things and not for being a "bad American".

Great list by the way. I wonder if anyone can come up with more to add to it.

How come you to lend GM your horse?

GM Roper said...

Loan me my butt... I paid a $1.94 for that nag and a future Red Sox ticket. And you got the better end of the deal, at least that's what you told General Washington.

Leslie said...

Mustang, you forgot to apologize for being white, a male, a conservative, and a capitalist.

HoosierArmyMom said...

I would like to point out that your apology is incomplete Mustang. You left out the following...

* Apology for the Islamic tribes that conquered and sold the African people to the Slave traders who brought them to the New World to be sold into slavery.

I think you will agree, THAT is a biggy! No way I can accept your apology without that one in there.
Also... you left out the Iranian Hostage Crisis during the Carter administration. I'm sure you could have done something to stop that and didn't. LOL!!!!!

Great Post/Rant AF Ticker! I think you are quite correct. It is leading up to the ridiculous payment to black people reparations for pain and suffering no one living inflicted or endured. I guess all the affirmative action bennies over the years isn't enough.

Z said...

THIS has been a bunch of great reading.

Mustang might have added internment camps of the last world war. ! But, the list is pretty darned comprehensive!

I spoke to a 9 yr old boy yesterday and he said something about slaves and I said "Do you think America's a bad country for that?" "Yes". "did you know all countries had slaves and some still do and that America was the first to stop it?" "No, I didn't know that.."

BOY, did I give HIM a "STAND UP AND SALUTE THE FLAG AND LOVE YOUR COUNTRY" speech after THAT! I think he listened. Any of YOU hear about our mistreatment of slaves when you were 9 years old? How awful. What are our children learning about our country, in the formative years, when they can't think for themselves and get both sides? WOW (he goes to a Catholic elementary school..go figure)

I felt DIRTY when I heard the senate had passed this bill...SO guilty for something I didn't do. mea culpa mea culpa.

Bryan said...

I would like to apologize to my taste buds for trying some of my wife's food experiments. :0)

Ticker said...

Dang, I don't believe I'd said that if I were you Bryan. You are liable to find yourself in some real deep doo over that comment.

I don't doubt that my wife says the same thing about some of the things I cook up but she sure don't post em on somebody's blog. hahahhaahah.

I can't wait to hear the out come of this one!

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Leslie said...

Bryan: I'm sure your wife would like to apologize for that big black eye she just gave you...but maybe not.

Ticker said...

Leslie said..."Bryan: I'm sure your wife would like to apologize for that big black eye she just gave you...but maybe not."

Yuk ,Yuk, Yuk,Yuk:
I told ya Bryan that you were in deep doo. You need to listen to the words of wisdom from an older and wiser man. NEVER, NEVER say anything about your wife's cooking at any time , any place especially on a blog where the world can read it. You might think it, but you had better be in a very dark and secluded place, preferably on the other side of the moon when you do. Wives have a special sensor in their genetic makeup that knows when a husband has made a scurrilous remark about her cooking, her weight, her hair, what she is wearing and a host of other things. In other words Bryan, DONT EVEN THINK IT!

A word to the wise should be sufficient. LOL

Always On Watch said...

Is health care reform linked to reparations? Please see this.

All this apologizing is self-excoriating and serves no constructive purpose other than to further a mentality of victimhood.

And if anyone is to apologize for enslaving Africans, shouldn't that apology come from Moslems?