I was over at atheist Ranting about Politics and Religion’s blog. He had a 4th of July quote from former slave Frederick Douglass:
““What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.”
This, obviously to support the leftist screed that America is a horrible, racist country founded on the backs of slaves.
I caused an absolute uproar when I stated the fact that the slaver South was Democrat and the post Civil War Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow were all Democrat all the time. Their counter argument, once obviously taught to them in the public schools was that the the Democrat and Republican parties exchanged beliefs. That makes as much sense as you and I exchanging beliefs, I replied to them. I called the notion that two people or factions with ingrained diametrically opposed beliefs magically changing positions, stupid.
I also caused an uproar by stating the fact that Senator Robert Byrd who served in the Senate from 1959 to 2010, was a member of the KKK. In fact he was a Grand Wizard in the KKK. This bit of damning evidence proved that the Democrat Party has always been racist. And since Senator Robert Byrd was the most prominent Democrat Senator of his time, he represented the racist Democrat Party establishment.
The demands for evidence of my outrageous claim reached fever pitch. So I provided a link to an article about Senator Byrd published in the leftist, Salon. That article told about Byrd’s time in the KKK and the various leadership positions he held. For my trouble I was called a liar and a stupid ass, no further argument on their part necessary.
What became evident during my conversation with the leftists at RaPaR’s blog is the irreconcilable divide in the United States between those who accept the primacy of knowledge and those who fanatically believe a set of myths programmed into them by the media and the public education system. I think it is evident that for all practical purposes, the United States is in a state of civil war.