Pat Buchanan must have been huffing bleach and/or starch when he wrote this post on his blog. I usually reserve my inner monologues for posts in response to a comment. However, PJB’s post deserves a bit of commentary. (I’ve clipped only a portion of his white supremacist musings.)
First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. Umm. So by best, would that mean that it’s good to be discriminated against? I think that must have been a typographic error on the part of PJB. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. Yes, tickets were sold for those boat rides. I love how he makes it sound so pleasant and the loss of language and culture must have been so awesome. It makes me wonder why the folks on the Amistad rebelled… Can he really be serious…?
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Seriously??!! Can I have some of that bleach because it must do wonders for erasing history. Pat must gives his hood a double dose of spray starch. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. So what I hear you saying is that the boat rides, slavery, murder, discrimination, and religious salvation were maybe not so good? And if this is the “best” country in the galaxy for black folks, why are all these “extra” services necessary?
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants. Yes, it is well known amongst aficionados of bleach and starch that white people have long endured centuries of oppression. That’s why there are so many Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities (PBCU’s)…oh wait, there aren’t….sorry the fumes were getting to me.