Earlier this week, Black Lives Matter protesters showed up to protest defenders of a monument to former Vice President John C. Calhoun, who was an advocate for slavery in a time when it was being heavily debated and his dedication served as the ground work for the South seceding from the Union (though Calhoun specifically did not want the South to secede, ironically).
Amidst all of the chaos and vandals destroying and tearing down statues of various historical figures, from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson to Cervantes (who was, himself, a slave at one point in his life), a group of people sought to defend the monument dedicated to Calhoun from people who might target it and further seek to destroy our nation’s history.
This defense of Calhoun’s monument was discovered and BLM activists showed up to (actually) peacefully protest the defenders and the monument itself. However, at one point, a group of white people showed up pretending to be slaves, carrying signs that read: “Cracker for Sale”, “Hang that Cracker”, “What if this was your (white) history?” and “What if the roles were reversed?” Some of these white protesters even had put on make-up on their bodies that made them look like they received whip lashes.
Before I get to the funny part about this where some BLM protesters were outright ticked off, let me say the following: these white people are disgusting and dangerously misinformed (not that this is anything new).
For one, simulating being slaves is awful, no matter how you look at it. It’s outright offensive towards those who were actual slaves and who actually had scars due to whip lashes and general abuses. And you know I’m being serious because I don’t often use the word “offensive” without also mocking whomever might be “offended.” This is actually and really offensive, which is probably why BLM protestors were ticked off.
Secondly, let’s discuss the signs, particularly the “what if this was your (white) history?” That question presupposes that the people defending Calhoun are also defending slavery, which is not at all the case. No one in this country today (at least, not sane people) would defend the atrocity of slavery. Not one person who was there to defend the Calhoun monument was there to defend his beliefs.
To give you a very brief history of Calhoun, the guy served as VP to John Quincy Adams in 1824 but switched to the then-recently-formed Democratic Party in 1828 to run with Andrew Jackson against Adams (obviously, Jackson won). Throughout Calhoun’s tenure as VP and eventually as a Senator, he was a strong proponent of slavery, argued that the Constitution didn’t give Congress the power to abolish slavery (this became the basis for “State’s Rights” for the South’s secession), and asserted that the South “cannot remain here in an endless struggle in defense of our character, our property, and institutions,” and that “we must become, finally, two peoples… Abolition and the Union cannot co-exist.”
The guy himself, obviously, was not exactly the best person in the world. Slavery was never a moral thing and the guy was, himself, rather immoral for wanting to protect the institution of slavery. However, tearing down a monument dedicated to the guy does nothing towards making amends for slavery and racism. All it does is further eliminate our history, which is what the Marxists want in order to create an eternal present dominated by them.
But in any case, let’s return to the actual protesters. Like I said, BLM was livid at the liberal white people pretending to be slaves. One of the BLM protesters shouted: “Put that s*** down, sister! Don’t do that! Why are you here? Your attitude! I know you’re f***ing kidding me! I know you’re f***ing kidding me!”
It is pretty evident that the BLM protesters were not exactly fond of the behavior of the entitled white liberals parading around like slaves, supposedly in support of the Black Lives Matter protesters. Not that one ought to expect much else from such people.
This is what white guilt brings to people who subscribe to the idiocy. These white folk are so ridden with guilt over their very skin color (and no one, for some reason, is saying that such a belief is racist and you know very well that if we were talking about black people feeling guilty for being black, there would be an outcry about racism) that they think it is appropriate to showcase themselves in reversed roles to the historical reality: the white people as the slaves and the black people as the owners. How you come to believe this is in any way okay is beyond me, but this is the sentiment brought about by white guilt.
White guilt gets white people to outright feel bad for being white. It gets them to believe they are at any capacity responsible for the atrocities of DEMOCRATS in the past and that simply being white, not even necessarily being related to slave owners, but just being a white person, is enough to condemn someone of past racism.
Do you know who else acts like this? Who else brings up people’s past and puts feelings of guilt and shame in their hearts? Who else makes people believe that any sort of atonement is insufficient and that forgiveness cannot really be achieved? Satan. Only these people are condemning an entire race for what few members of it did in the past.
I’ve already used this example before, but saying that white people today bear the responsibility of slavery from the past is the same as saying that the son of a serial killer bears the responsibility of his serial killer father and ought to be punished for that link. It’s not just in the least.
Slavery is a thing of the past. Not one black person today (in the U.S. at least, since many countries in the Middle East allow for slavery and Libya has open slave markets, but no one is talking about that slavery) has been a slave. Not one black person was owned by another person today. Not one black person today was forced to pick cotton or other plants. And not one white person today has owned a slave. To blame today’s white people in general for the sins of DEMOCRATS in the past is not just. And if you want to blame anyone, blame the actual DEMOCRATS who were a part of it. Blame the Democrat Party which fought for slavery, was split on segregation (and Joe Biden’s best friends were segregationists) and even today is entirely focused on race, only playing things a little bit differently.
Not that I expect white liberals to really be able to understand why this is all so insane. White guilt poisons the mind.
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