Everyday, the phrase “identity politics” becomes more widely used by folks center / right in the political spectrum. You don’t hear it used by the progressives, because they are the ones pushing this crazy agenda. The most obvious example is whites vs. blacks.
The first group of black African slaves arrived in Jamestown Virginia in 1619. Quickly doing the math that’s exactly 400 years ago. The 13th Amendment formally freed the slaves in 1865, 246 years later. That didn’t exactly guarantee that everything was going to be “peachy” for these folks. It would be another five years before they were given the right to vote by the 15th amendment. But it wasn’t until 1954 that the public schools and buildings were desegregated. Following that new law, it was an uphill battle for the blacks to finally take their place in the USA without any type of restrictions on where they lived, worked, worshiped, or played. Remember this key point, the Democrats were the main resistance to the blacks being totally free.
Blacks have been residing in the United States now for 400 years, and I think I could safely say, they are still largely living in a segregated fashion. Blacks have been living in England for hundreds of years, and have melded into the English society, I would say, much better than the US. I’m not sure why that is, because England is ( or was ) predominately white. There is obviously another part to this equation.
I am about as close to being a social scientist as I am a nuclear scientist, but I’m a darn good observer, and understand cause and effects pretty well. My experience growing up in the south, was that Democrats didn’t want black Americans to assimilate into the general society. That didn’t change for about 350 years. When you keep someone from participating in the game for that long, I’m thinking it’s likely to cause some very long lasting effects that probably won’t be all positive.
I think the not so positive effect that came from this, is that black Americans have developed a very strong counterculture. You would certainly expect this to happen as a defense mechanism. This counterculture has been in existence for a very long time, I’m not sure how blacks ever move past it. A perfect example is kneeling for the National Anthem. I have heard more than one black person say, they don’t feel the same about the flag as most whites do. It’s hard to blame them for feeling that way. There are also a lot of people like Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan that make a very nice living out of stoking the fire of racism.
Here are the hard cold facts as I see them. White on black racism is pretty darn rare in this day in age. I’m not so naive to think that it is totally non existent, but I personally have never seen it since I was a kid in the south. As an adult, I have never witnessed it. What I am witnessing now, is open, unashamed hatred of whites. These days, if you are white, you are everything that is wrong with America. Even the white news casters are getting in on bashing whites, I’m having real trouble getting my head around that. When a white person trashes white people, do they imagine they are of another race, or are they just using their words to try an fool people into thinking they’re a person of color. I have never seen anything so moronic as the left constantly preaching against racial hatred, when they are virtually the sole purveyors of it. Every single story of racial hatred has fallen apart and been proven to be a lie. The latest is Jesse Smollett. The lefty politicians and the lefty news media fell all over themselves, attempting to smear conservatives, and in the end made themselves look like total fools ( again )
The bottom line here is that this is not going to get better until people start thinking of themselves as Americans, not native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, just Americans, that care about making America the best place on earth to live. Americans respecting other Americans no matter where they came from originally. The left gains power by keeping us divided and stoking hatred. They are very, very good at placing the blame on conservatives. The mainstream media, and educational system are also big players. The educators stay close to the politicians, who are funded by the unions so they can keep their cushy jobs working nine months and getting paid for twelve, plus a very nice retirement pension that the taxpayers pay for. Don’t ever forget that the unions are a very important cog is this unsavory machinery.
Here are a few of the major groups that are vying for everyone’s attention, constantly airing their grievances; Native Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, LBGQT people, Little People, Handicapped People, Homeless People, Christians, Jews, Atheists, Muslims, Non Vaccine people, Vegans, Animal rights activists, Climate change activists, Women’s rights, Abortionists, Anti Abortionists, Environmentalists, Pro Gun, Anti Gun, and Californians. This is a lot of ingredients to make a perfect hate cake.
I think the real answer is that people need to just live their lives the best they can, and understand that nobody owes you a damn thing. Shut up, and leave other people alone, pick a lane and stay in it. The truth is that if you don’t bother other people with your crap, they don’t give a rat’s behind what you do, or who you do.
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