Desperado sent me this gem from Media Matters:
So… race relations were fine until people started “making it about slavery?”
Was he educated in Texas or South Carolina or something?
I almost feel like I’m insulting my readers if I give you a detailed list of the pre-civil-war race clashes. Of the free blacks that were captured, sold to slavery, beaten, children ripped from them and sold, and on and on and on. These human rights atrocities were absolutely the darkest days America has EVER faced, and to try to spin and justify in this manner is just .. I’m sorry, I can’t come up with a word to express what it is. I shouldn’t HAVE to analyze why this is wrong.
If one set of papers from pre-civil war times prove that there was racial unity in slave-ridden America then I’ve got pre-Columbus writings to prove that the earth is flat. You find proof of one church that wasn’t segregated it means that all race relations were hunky dory? I know of at least one Muslim mosque that denounces terrorism – so, Glenn, does that mean we can now bring home the troops?
When Beck talks of the black soldiers that died of the revolution and were honored as soldiers and not as black men or white men does he even CONSIDER that those may have been slaves sent to their deaths by men who didn’t want to risk their OWN lives (aka that Dick Cheney?)
Beck is saying that if the slaves hadn’t been uppity and demanded to be freed and treated as equal human beings that we wouldn’t have had such a history of race issues.
If only they’d known their place.
Time for Fox News and Premier Radio Networks to show Beck his place. And it isn’t on the air.