By now, this headline shouldn’t be a surprise. We all know that the Democrat Party has a significant racist past. From being founding and active members of the KKK, to Jim Crow laws designed to prevent African Americans from fully participating in the economic life of the nation (remember—they came about because in the early 1900s black entrepreneurs were beginning to corner the market on city bus lines. So, state legislatures in the South “socialized” those bus lines in order to dilute the economic power of the black community).
So, we know those racist threads are woven into the fabric of the Democrats philosophy.
However, it seems that people in the media and chattering class have chosen to ignore some inconvenient truths. Whenever a Democrat makes a slightly racist comment, or even a comment that could be interpreted as racist, no one pays attention. It’s like it never even happened.
During the Democrat debate on Thursday (Sept 12), Joe Biden, who has a complicated history with racial comment—he worked with segregationists, he thought school bussing did a disservice to black communities, called Barack Obama a “clean and articulate” dream candidate—said the following in response to a question:
“Well, they have to deal with the- look, there’s institutional segregation in this country,” Biden said. “And from the time I got involved, I started dealing with that. Redlining, banks, making sure we are in a position where- look, you talk about education. I propose that what we take those very poor schools, the Title I schools, triple the amount of money we spend from $15 to $45 billion a year. Give every single teacher a raise to the…$60,000 level.”
“Number two, make sure that we bring in to help the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. The problems that come from home, we need- we have one school psychologist for every 1,500 kids in America today” he said. “It’s crazy, the teachers are, I’m married to a teacher, my deceased wife is a teacher. They have every problem coming to them.”
“We bring social workers into homes, parents to help them deal with how to raise their children,” he continued. “It’s not want that they don’t want to help, they don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio, make sure the television- excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night, the, the phone, make sure that kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school- a very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time we get there.”
In short, Joe Biden, under the guise of concerned and caring politician, implied that people in the black community are incapable of raising and educating their own children.
Yep. He said that.
And this got me to thinking. Joe Biden is unconsciously echoing the words of the anti-abolitionists in the late 1700s and early 1800s. You remember those times, the founding of the United States, the moment we committed our original sin of slavery.
Leaders like former Vice President John C. Calhoun of South Carolina said that slavery was a good thing for Africans-- "Never before has the black race of Central Africa, from the dawn of history to the present day, attained a condition so civilized and so improved, not only physically, but morally and intellectually."
Under Calhoun’s worldview, Africans were incapable of civilization without the firm hand of slavery.
Calhoun was a Democrat, by the way.
Other Democrats would argue that slavery was already a natural condition of mankind (not wrong, by the way, slavery has been around since the first band of humans took the territory of another band of humans, and forced the vanquish to provide uncompensated labor for the victors); and that the version of slavery practiced by people in the West was more enlightened than that practiced in African. In fact, they would argue that slaves in the New World were better off than the poor in Scotland and Ireland.
Again, because it’s the white folk who are enlightened, and only they can take care of these poor wretches who had the bad luck to be captured or born into slavery.
The only difference between modern-day Democrats and the OG Democrats is the fact that instead of saying that only the individual slave owners could provide high minded care for the slaves, the new Democrats say it’s only the government who can help them stay on the government plantation.
Why are they so racist? Because if people start thinking for themselves, they won’t need the Democrats anymore. And that means the Dems won’t have the power they have over all of us.
And can you imagine the sh*t storm that would be happening today if a Republican said what Biden did?
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