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