Originally Posted by juan valdez
im not defending carson because i haven't paid attention to what he said but what i do know is that the left is hyper sensitive, prone to twisting meaning and peoples motives, and misinformed about history
Probably beyond the scope of this thread, but the reason liberals are sensitive about racism is 1) there is an active racist lobbying block in this country and 2) the camapaign against racism has been so successful that racists have to hide their true beliefs. (e. g., "We hate black culture not black people.") Some people are simply dupes who have fallen for the rebranding of racism as cultural commentary on the increasing sagginess of pants. Others are extremely race conscious and get offended by black characters in science fiction.
slavery is a much bigger part of global history than people realize. in a lot of ways surfs were close enough to slaves to categorize them similarly. its all forms and degrees of oppression. the history of humanity is a history of oppression. thats global, not some localized abomination which it seems to be treated as any time it gets brought up. people are so sensitive to this part of history it seems they haven't really wrapped their head around ordinary it was in recent global history
And here we have an argument that is almost word for word what you would find in a Klan manifesto. Hey, American slavery wasn't so bad. Hey, the Holocaust was kinda bad, but lots of other bad things happened, so why are we talking about this still? Chattel slavery is not so ordinary that I or any other white person reading this can trace our heritage back to it the way that nearly every black person in this country can. The effort to reform the institution of slavery is a telltale sign of white nationalism. It's not even necessary
for white nationalism, but in the race-obsessed minds of the vdare crowd, you MUST defend the virtue of dead white slaveholders. The real "evil" in the world occurs in black ghettos, committed by blacks and their inferior culture. The white race enslaved generations of their forefathers, but that was just peer pressure because everyone was doing it. Those people were good Christians.
So when Carson starts talking about slavery as "immigration" it fits right in with the reclamation program. I don't think that's his intention, but there needs to be pushback against the terrible idea that slavery was no big deal, just white kids blowing off steam. Not like that monster Trayvon Martin who stole something once, the blogs tell me.