The Democratic Party has a long history of presenting people and interest groups as victims in order to exploit them for political gain. Accordingly, after Barack Obama was elected, the Dems nevertheless needed to keep alive the narrative that America was a racist country lest they lose the black voting block and thereby perish as a party.
Consequently, they have juiced this narrative ad infinitum as they have sought to portray President Trump as a white nationalist, along with the new narrative that America’s real start came in 1619 when the first slaves arrived, thereby promoting the false charge that each and every institution in America continues as it began — steeped in racism and white privilege.
However unfortunate is it that in the 1600s, the majority of the slaves shipped to the New World, were lily-white Irish slaves. What’s more, the average American is ignorant of the fact that in 1619 you would be hard-pressed to find a place in the world that didn’t have slaves. There was slavery on each and every continent. In some places, such as Central America, the slaves were not just used for labor but for human sacrifice. What could be worse? In other places, the slaves eventually ended up on the menu. Truth be told, if it weren’t for Western Civilization and Christian leaders such as William Wilberforce, the slave trade might have gone on for decades, if not centuries longer, in the western hemisphere.
Of course, outside of the West, to this day, slavery still does exist as an institution, albeit we call it by different names. The caste system is a form of slavery. The “tradition” of bachi boys in Afghanistan also comes to mind. The girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, in order to become brides, are slaves. Nowadays, we use the term “human trafficking” to denote various forms of slavery, but in most cases, that is a distinction without a difference. Yet, the left would pretend that white people in America alone invented and have a monopoly on racism?
Closer to home? My own father was a slave during World War II. After surviving the Bataan Death March and the hell ship transport to China, he was forced to work in a factory in Mukden. After that, he and his fellow Americans were shipped off to Japan to work in a lead mine for the Mitsui Corporation. Just for the record, our family never received reparations.
I am not alone in my opinion that Mr. Obama won his first presidential election, in part, because America wanted to elect a black president in order to put our past behind us. Unfortunately, President Obama instead served to resurrect the ghosts of racial divide in this country. Specifically, with the help of Eric Holder, Mr. Obama’s attorney general, these two black men who, despite having risen to the highest offices in the land, stoked the fires of racial divide even in those instances when the narrative was completely contrived. Instead of giving us hope and change, they gave us the lie that nothing had changed.