So let me get this straight.
The Dixie Chicks had to change their names because “Dixie” has a historical association with slavery.
Confederate flags are banned because of a historical association with slavery.
A fraternity can’t have an “antebellum” party because of a historical association with slavery.
Statues of Robert E. Lee are being toppled because of his historical association with slavery.
So … why can people still vote for the Democrat Party, when Democrats were the core of the Confederate south, the founders of the KKK, the creators of “Jim Crow” laws, the people who did their best to prevent black people from voting, the people who kept segregation going for decades, the people who elected KKK Leader and 10% Joe Biden’s good pal Robert Byrd to Congress, and the people who have a stronger historical association with slavery than the “Dixie Chicks” could ever have?
Seriously, if we’re busting people for “associations”, how about Democrats?
Now, please don’t post to say something like “But the Democrat Party didn’t found the KKK”. You’re right, the Party didn’t … but I didn’t say that. I said DEMOCRATS, not the party but Democrats, did all of those things.
Jon Grinspan , the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History:
It would be wrong to say the Democratic Party started the Civil War. It would be right to say some Democrats really contributed to the start of the Civil War.
The KKK is almost a paramilitary organization that’s trying to benefit one party. It syncs up with the Democratic Party, which really was a racist party openly at the time.
From the fact-checkers:
Experts agree that although factions of the Democratic Party were responsible for the South’s secession and the rise of the KKK, it is inaccurate to claim the party is responsible for either. The Democratic Party was undoubtedly the party of racism and white supremacy during and after the Civil War.
Which is exactly what I said.
So I ask again … if it’s OK to bust Robert E. Lee for what he did during the civil war, why is it OK to vote for the Democrat Party, which was “undoubtedly the party of racism and white supremacy during and after the Civil War.”
Me, I say either bust all of them or none of them, and my vote is, none of them. Not one.
A quote from one of our greatest modern minds is apropos here:
And here’s another comment on the question of historical responsibility …
Finally, an earnest plea. Like an old book says, “Let the dead bury their dead”.
So how about we all let go of this historical madness and leave the sins of our ancestors behind?
Or to quote Thomas Sowell again:
My very best regards to everyone, white, black, or green, Democrats, Republicans, or Independents.