Only in America…
marry a woman whose lineage includes both slaves and slave owners,
become POTUS and FLOTUS.
And again, only in America, could a POTUS and FLOTUS with such genealogies employ the benefits of white guilt to their political advantage so successfully.
Do not think for one minute that the
irony privilege is lost on them.
Indeed, only in America could the descendent of Muslim slave traders be elected by a majority of white voters (none of whom ever owned slaves and most of whom didn’t even have ancestors who owned slaves) and continue in ways both large and small to accuse them of harboring racism in their hearts.
“We’ve got no time for excuses. Not because the bitter legacy of slavery and segregation have vanished entirely; they have not. Not because racism and discrimination no longer exist; we know those are still out there.” President Obama, Morehouse College commencement, May 2013
And hey, America! You earned it! Your white guilt, I mean:
The visit will be a somber reminder of a shameful period in U.S. and world history and provide a powerful contrast between Obama's stature as leader of the world's most powerful nation and the historical status of Africans, once treated as property in the country he governs.
"We have moved from a society in which African Americans were not viewed as citizens, in which social, economic equality was not provided, to one in which we could elect an African American president," said Junius Rodriguez, a historian at Eureka College in Peoria, Illinois.
"It's a remarkable transformation that we've made."
Why yes, yes it is.
“Obama has repeatedly returned to the well of racial divisiveness to serve his political ends. His 2008 presidential campaign managed to revive the white guilt that had long since dissipated and then hinted that the one path to racial reconciliation was to make him president. Only then could we stop talking about race – a conversation he had initiated in the first place.
“Alas, since he’s been president, that’s all we talk about.” – Ann Coulter, Mugged
Odd, isn’t it, that progressives, as virulently anti-religion as they are, seem so fixated on original sin?
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