Racist Country

I don’t know about you guys, but I was NOT impressed with Senator Tim Scott’s speech on Wednesday night. He claims this is not a racist nation, but I see the evidence that it IS every day. Clay Jones of Claytoonz fame has done a sadly apt ‘toon and commentary on the subject … Thank you, Clay!

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Republican Senator Tim Scott was chosen to deliver his party’s response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress. In his speech, Scott said, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”

Republicans, who struggle with race, rallied around this message in hopes that we can finally stop talking about race so they’ll be left alone to create racist legislation.

If America is not a racist country, at the very least, the Republican Party is a racist party. Proof of this is they chose their one black senator to deliver the message that they’re not racist. It’s not like they said, “Hmmmm….which one of our many black members should we choose to deliver this address?” And to be a successful black Republican…

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17 thoughts on “Racist Country

    • The teaching of history must always be factual … then, after the “who, what, when” questions, it must examine the “how, why” ones. We don’t learn from the lessons of history if we whitewash it to make past generations look better than they were! Sigh. Yes, I read about BoJo and his flat, how the renovations were financed, and worse yet, his temper tantrums when it made the newspapers. But, even more concerning to me is hearing that he apparently said he didn’t care if the bodies piled up, he wouldn’t have another lockdown! If he really said that, he should be ousted now! He sometimes reminds me so much of Trump, for that is exactly something Trump would have said.

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  1. If the GOP aren’t racist they’d better look hard at the impression they give people and correct it fast. But the truth is, they are racist to a man (or woman) or the disenfranchisement wouldn’t be aimed as it is mainly at people of colour. By the next election I hope that proportion of Repubs who are not racist have walked from the GOP in disgust.
    Cwtch

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    • Oh, they are not only racists, but also misogynists, homophobes, and any other form of bigotry you can name. My guess is that 99% of them were hoping Greene would get her “Anglo-Saxon Caucus” approved, for they all share that bigoted world view. I think that come election day 2022, I will transport Black people to the polls free of charge all day long, just to ensure as many as possible get the opportunity to vote. I dare a single Republican to try to stop me … I’m out for blood now!
      Cwtch

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  2. I actually agree with Scott, that we are not a racist country. But that’s becau
    se I take “country” to refer to the land and its natural resources. We most cer
    tainly are a racist nation.

    Lately, I have seen many people complaining about “Critical Race Theory”, and pa
    rticularly about the accusation that racism is systemic. Perhaps they don’t und
    erstand the meaning of “systemic”. To me, the systemic racism is glaringly obvi
    ous.

    footnote: I don’t know whether it is my browser, or it is another wordpress “imp
    rovement”, but the reply box has become so narrow that I cannot read what I have
    typed there. I hope this reply works.

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    • Ah, well … when you put it that way … no, the land, rivers, mountains are not racist, but half of the people damn sure are.

      I think you’re right, that people don’t understand the meaning of ‘systemic’ racism and in fairness, some people honestly don’t realize that they are racist. For me, the tip off is when someone says, “I’m not a racist, but …” That ‘but’ says it all. Rather like an apology that starts, “I’m sorry, but …” Sigh.

      Yes, WordPress in all their ‘improvements’ has screwed around with the comment box, but your comment came across just fine. Thanks, Neil.

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  3. Jill, our history says the unfortunate opposite – we are racist nation, we just have hidden it better at times. We need to guard against our worse instincts and Scott knows this. By the way, Mitch McConnell wants to defund the 1619 project which teaches a correct history of when slavery started in America. This is two days after Scott’s speech. It would be funny with its hypocrisy, if it were mot so sad. Keith

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  4. Nobody likes to admit that a country which their own party co-governed has drifted so negatively. I understand, even if I don’t share his opinion. Politics is a dirty business. Have a nice weekend, Jill! Please don’t get angry too much! Michael

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    • Our nation is in a mess, my friend, in so many ways. Racism, guns, political corruption, income inequality, poverty … sigh. You have a nice weekend too, Michael, and I shall try not to get angry too much, but I cannot promise. 😉

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