We all know that racism is nothing new in human history!
But have you ever stopped to consider how subtle and insidious it is?
Kanye West’s meeting with the President has led to some pretty backhanded and sinister commentary from the Democrats. But in order to understand this a little better, why don’t we take a quick hop back to the 19th century?
Frederick Douglas is am exceedingly spirited chap, who has presented some of the most revolutionary ideas of the New World we have had the pleasure to perceive thus far! Nevertheless, it would appear that Mr Douglass is very much inclined to perpetually babble on and on, and to incessantly speak in (if you will forgive me the liberty of saying so!) a consummately wild and foolish manner. Well, perhaps there is something to be said for helping this otherwise talented young man to formulate his thoughts in a somewhat more rational and scientific manner?
Fellow establishment career politician Benjamin Disraeli drily noted:
No doubt, there is no real harm in the fellow, and Heaven knows his heart’s in the right place! All the same, it is not entirely clear he possesses any true comprehension of the consequences of his speech; not least for all the youth, who are easily misled and seduced by the shallow demagoguery and the idle ravings of street corner tub-thumpers! Every people of the world have their own talents: it is worth considering whether this highly esteemed Mr Douglass would profit from a profession more befitting to his station, and cease from disseminating idle words, that only serve to manifest and exemplify the lamentable ignorance of his cause.
How was that?
That was pretty racist, right?
Now, what if I told you it was actually a Democrat who spoke these horrendous words?
Or at least, words to that effect.
Kanye West is a very creative young man who has presented some of the most revolutionary material in the African-American community. But we also think that sometimes Kanye West talks out of turn and perhaps sometimes he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts. We don’t think that he actually means to do harm, but we’re not sure he really understands the impact of what he’s saying, at the time that he’s saying it and how that weighs on, particularly the African- American community — and for young people in general. And I think maybe he should think twice about politics, and maybe not have so much to say.
Compare and contrast.
Is this in any way better than the (entirely fictional) quotes from the two 19th century racial paternalists above????
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