Although the majority of black Americans think they know what racism looks like, sounds like and feels like, the truth is that their hue and cry for âjustice and equalityâ is enough to make a rationally thinking person, black or white, writhe in frustration.
These âcivil rights demonstrators,â after their looting sprees, then loaded up their cars with stolen goods and fled, after setting more than 150 fires, as of this writing. Others burned and trashed police cars and other vehicles in Baltimore, no doubt expressing âmutual sympathyâ with the Gray family. You know, kinda like those âmournersâ who rioted, looted and burned in sympathy with the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
If you donât know what something is, you canât appreciate it. So it is with many young Americans. They have no idea of the cost or value of the freedoms they are abusing today. They criticize, abuse and disrespect basic liberties and disregard the cost of these freedoms. Since they have never spent any time in any place where total freedom is not the standard practice for all citizens, they cannot appreciate the liberties they enjoy as Americans.
Despite her remarkable progress and continuing attempts to make peace with her neighbors, Israel is still the only country that not only must consistently defend to the international community of nations her right just to exist, but it is the only nation actually threatened with extinction by other countries, most notably Iran.
Homosexuals are not seeking acceptance as people, but for a particular lifestyle. In every published instance, the only cases of rejection experienced by homosexuals have been based upon rejection, not of the person, but of a lifestyle. In every case, the issue has been that their demand conflicted with the moral standards held by the owner of the business. They were rejecting not the homosexual as a person but a lifestyle that conflicted with their deeply held moral and/or religious beliefs.
Most people have either a mistaken version, or no concept, of what it means to be free. Freedom is the essence of what makes America different from practically every other country that ever existed. This is what makes America a beacon of hope and has made it, essentially, the promised land for practically every person seeking the freedom to achieve.
What was that â a rare black Democrat? Yes, the facts of the matter are simply that from Lincoln to FDR,Â blacks voted exclusively for Republicans.Â The reason was very simple. In 1854, a political group calling itself âDemocratic Republicansâ was formed specifically to prevent the spread of slavery into new federal territories. Later, they changed the name to âRepublicanâ and selected Abraham Lincoln as their candidate for president. Seven of the planks in their platform, directly or indirectly, called for the abolition of slavery. No question, the Republican Party was founded and rested squarely on its opposition to slavery.
One would have to be from outer space or totally brainwashed by a liberal left-leaning learning institution, and/or media, to believe that America has not come a long way in the past centuries. There are few countries â democracies or otherwise â that can compare to the progress made by the U.S. in the last 100 years.
In point of fact, according to British law, every Christian was equal before the law, and judgments were based upon being Christian or non-Christian, not race. If blacks served out their indentured periods or became Christians, they were, as other Europeans, granted their freedom.
History should be an accurate, truthful presentation of factual events. In other words, we expect historians to tell it like it is. That would include the good, the bad and the ugly, as long as it is what actually transpired. Anything more or less is propaganda:Â Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.Â An unbiased overview of black history should, therefore, include the accurate, truthful presentation of factual events.