Friday, June 19, 2009

Senate Apologizes for Slavery.......!?!?!?

Just when I thought things couldn't get any more ridiculous in Washington, the Senate goes and unanimously approves a resolution apologizing for slavery. (Unanimously only because if someone voted against it, they would be asked to resign on the grounds of being a "racist.") Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said, "It is important to have a collective response to a collective injustice." Now I have a two things to say about that:

1) His use of the term "collective injustice" is, quite plainly, moronic. I did not own slaves; my parents did not own slaves; my grandparents did not own slaves; and my great-grandparents weren't even born here, so I'm pretty sure they didn't own any slaves either (heck, my ancestors further back could have been slaves themselves). I'm sure this goes for most Americans out there.
2) We already had a collective response to slavery - the Civil War. 360,000 Union soldiers died in that war - I think that's reparation enough. (Even though the Civil War was more about keeping the Union together than about slavery, the point is that, ultimately, the slaves were freed.)

Carol M. Swain, a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, called the Democratic-controlled Senate's resolution "meaningless" since the party and federal government are led by a black president and black voters are closely aligned with the Democratic party. "The Republican Party needed to do it," she said. "It would have shed that racist scab on the party."

1) Our black president is not even 100% black, AND his father was from Kenya. So I'm not really sure what his being black has to do with it.
2) Racist scab? I don't know any racist Republicans. Sure, there's some crazies still in the South, but there's also some crazies in the Democratic party. See: Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Bill Ayers...

Look, if the Senate is going to apologize for slavery, I want it to apologize for kicking out the American Indians (I loathe the term "Native American") - oh wait - it already did that by giving them free college. Ok, then I want it to apologize for other social "injustices" - Medicaid, Welfare, ABORTION, and every other stupid, vile, heinous resolution or law that it has ever passed.

While we're on the second Apology Tour, how about the South apologizes for Jim Crow laws, Germany apologizes for Hitler, Rome apologizes for Nero, Greece apoligizes for Alexander the Great, and God apologizes for Eve, mosquitos, and carbon dioxide.

Martin Luther King, Jr. did not spend his life fighting for equality (and eventually dying for it) so that we could have some elitist Senators apologize for slavery some 144 years after it was banned.

My point is, apologizing for slavery and saying that we should all be sorry for it is nauseating.


bluepitbull said...

Eh, it was a setup. It's like the whole global warming crap. One of those 'raise your hands if you believe' situations.

This will be forgotten in a few days. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, this has been apologized for many times in congress.

LL said...

I apologize, here on this blog, for President Barack Obama, Vice President Slow Joe Biden and their entire cabinet.

I didn't vote for Obama/Biden, I had nothing to do with the appointment of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, however I apologize to the world for them all.

(are any of you happier now?)

Obama Nation said...

bluepitbull - I'm also sure that it will be forgotten, but it made me so mad I had to rant about it. :)
And yes, it has been apologized for before.

LL, so much happier.

LL said...

I feel unburdened now that I've apologized for the lunacy that gripped the American public. Thanks for giving me the forum and allowing me to be penitent.

I'd also like to apologize for the Swine Flu. I didn't get it, spread it, nor did I have anything to do with it, but I know people whose ancestors lived in Mexico and feel profound sorrow. I'm not sure what I'm sorry for, but please accept my apology for that on behalf of me, my community, my state and my nation.

While I'm on a roll, I want to apologize for the Detroit auto industry and for the labor unions which destroyed it.

bluepitbull said...


Obama Nation said...

So I saw a video on youtube where a guy mentioned this, and I did a video response to him because he asked viewers to tell him what we thought about the issue.

Apparently I'm an "ignorant fool," a "pinhead," and a plethora of other inappropriate adjectives.

Makes my day. :D

Anonymous said...

Doh! My wife is black. Do I still have to apologize after sex?

Silent_Majority said...

I also felt it necessary to rant against this idiocy. The only reason race is still an issue in this country is becuase the left can't let go of the political capital they generate by calling the right racist. I think the average citizen wonders what universe these elitest idiots live in. Sure there are still radical racist fruit loops wandering around out there but they are now the minority. But just for the record I do not, have not and will never own a slave. To the best of my knowledge my Cuban/German ancestors were not slave owners. But I would like to apologize for Castro and Hitler; they have irreperably tainted the agenda of the left.

Anonymous said...

This sort of thing shows just how far off track we've gone as a nation. We've become a nation of silly people represented by silly elected officials debating silly things. Things like this just shine further light on how much of a joke our government is becoming.

Anonymous said...

No matter what, we will always be a racist party to the Demobats!

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

ARGH... I didnt see this one.

What a load of crap. Great Post.