Sunday, June 21, 2009

No Apology Necessary...Again

A couple of days ago the Senate passed a resolution apologizing for slavery. The House did the same thing back in July of last year. When I heard the news about the Senate's resolution on "The O'Reilly Factor" I was disgusted and angry. I felt like screaming, as Diane Keaton did in that pivotal scene in "Godfather, Part 2", "This must all end!"


Yes, slavery was a cruel thing, a gross injustice; but America wasn't the only nation to practice it. If apologizing for slavery is supposed to be about atonement and moral cleansing then every culture, nation, and civilization that has practiced slavery should issue a mea culpa. Both houses of Congress should pass resolutions calling on every guilty party to repent.

The Muslim world should be called on to apologize for its millennia long trafficking in African slaves. Africans should be called on to apologize for selling their people to the Arab Muslims and the European Christians. Native Americans should be called on to apologize for their involvement in slavery. Black Americans who are descendants of slave owning Blacks should be called on to apologize for their ancestors' transgression. The Egyptians should be called on to apologize for their enslavement of the Hebrews, and on and on it should go. Of course, this won't happen because apologizing for slavery isn't about atonement or moral cleansing. Apologizing for slavery is about getting power and creating socialism.

Repeated mea culpas for owning human beings perpetuates the myth that White Americans were unique practitioners of that sin. That myth keeps many Whites feeling an irrational guilt. Liberals then exploit that guilt to goad Whites into supporting massive government social programs which often disproportionately benefit Blacks and other minorities. Wealth redistribution is achieved without ever uttering the words "socialism" or "reparations". Marxist mission accomplished.

America, it's time to wise up. Continuing to stoke the fires of racial resentment does America no good. The only people who benefit from that are liberals whose power rests on minorities having a constant feeling of victimhood. It is in the name of those "oppressed minorities" that these liberals seek to establish socialism in America. Most Americans don't want socialism and know it's not needed to overcome racism. This country just elected its first Black president, and whether they love or hate Obama most people understand that his election was a great leap forward on the race front. And that's what we need to do: keep leaping forward. That's the only way to achieve MLK's dream of a society where we are judged by our character and not our color. I want such a society; the slavery hucksters don't. Which side are YOU on?


Anonymous said...

Great post my friend. Pulled off with expert usual.

Seane-Anna said...

Thanks, Robert!

Skunkfeathers said...

I didn't hear the Senate waste more hot air on a non-issue; but with this Senate, I am not surprised. Before long, they'll be passing an apology resolution for the naming of the planet Uranus. What a bunch of PC pantywastes. NOT ONE OF US LIVING TODAY HAD A HAND IN SLAVERY.

Get over it, liberals.

Skunkfeathers said...

Though, liberal Democrat Senator Robert Byrd can apologize for his KKK activities, if he wants to feel good about himself.

Seane-Anna said...

Great point on Robert Byrd, Skunky!

tapline said...

This is a prelude to reparations. Standby for a ram.....Here it comes again.....stay well...

JMK said...

The worst thing about this is that it buys into a number of vile myths; (1) that black slavery handicapped that race,and that (2) black/African slavery was the only or even the most brutal form of slavery in the New World.

Anyone interested in reading about the horrrific and widespread Irish slave trade new only check out:


among other sites.

JMK said...

Suffering is NON-hereditable.

Those alive today do not inherit the suffering (or any compensation derived from that) from past generations.

There are people sold into slavery TODAY!

Those people deserve apologies and compensation. Those whose great-great-grandparents were slaves deserve nothing for their ancestor's suffering.

Why is that so hard for some folks to understand?

Oh yeah, some perceive significant self-interest from guilting others.