Perpetrators of pathological racism in America

Efforts to seek and identify racism in America have become pathological with some people—a deviation from normalcy manifesting behavior that is habitual and compulsive. An unknown mental affliction seems to drive them toward irrationality. They find racism in every nook and cranny of American life and culture: in speech, personal associations and even historic symbols. They resent the very existence of white people.

Columnist Cynthia Tucker, and many other racial agitators, recently used the occasion of a deranged white man who wantonly, and cowardly, killed unsuspecting and unarmed black church-goes in Charleston, South Carolina to heap blame on the Confederate States’ flag. Unfortunately, State politicians, eager to grovel in guilt and pander, quickly gathered to publicly condemn and discard their own heritage to appease a few haters of all Southern history— they obviously didn’t understand or care about it, but fecklessly accepted the haters’ version.

Some parishioners—suffering unspeakable losses— but with Christian spirit in their hearts, forgave the killer his evil deeds. But outside perpetrators of hate can’t forgive those who honor a symbol of Confederate unity and the cause of fighting an invading Northern army and its oppressive government.

An unforgiving, vindictive Ms. Tucker wrote that the “battle” for removing the “Rebel flag” from public spaces appears over. “Progressives won in a rout,” she gloated. Then, she wrote something strange and revealing: “But the war has just begun.” What war? How much more retribution does she want to satisfy her black anger at the South? (link below)

A century and a half after Lincoln’s war that forever fractured unity in America, killed hundreds of thousands of American men, destroyed the economy of the Southern States and started the federal government on a path to uncontrollable central power, why does Tucker promote another war?

Because, says she, “America has yet to come to terms with its original sin: slavery.” If she implies that the War Between the States wasn’t fought to “come to terms” with slavery, she’s correct. But none of Lincoln’s War has any relevance to most modern Americans. Current generations don’t know that history, nor do they care about it, except as a reason to express their prompted irrational anger and hate.

If the new war Tucker suggests will be fought on the basis of “we” being “in denial about the foundations upon which this republic was built,” she jumps her position to another level of pathology. Cynthia and others clearly resent the history of America from its very founding. Now that the “battle” to remove the Star and Bars is won, apparently her war will start to purge the Stars and Stripes from its historic places—and all vestiges for which it stands.

As with all political issues, this comes down to money.

Tucker winds herself tight around that: “Much of the wealth that the United States acquired early on was build on slavery.” She recognizes that “wealth was not confined to the slave-owning South.” But Cynthia pushes her version of history for which “we” must atone: “The building of America was a violent, oppressive and racist undertaking,” she writes. So “we” must continue to pay for the sins of our fathers.

Could it be that the war she predicts might be bought off with a one-time “reparations” of cash to the descendents of slaves in America? I doubt it; blackmailers always come back for more.  Anyway, as I recall, the benevolent federal government paid the freed slaves for their troubles, each with forty-acres and a mule (by confiscating other people’s property).

Ms. Tucker presses on with the underlying reason for her next internal war: “our failure to acknowledge a turbulent and cruel history is a hindrance, a barrier to a richer future.”

Yes, Cynthia, Uncle Sam may someday hand over more cash to you blacks, although it’s not likely to make you richer—he (we) has already spent trillions of dollars on political patronage; civil rights social justice projects;  poverty, education, housing, health and affirmative action benefits. In addition, some of your so-called leaders extort millions of dollars from Americans. Still, you continue to demand more, and we are told that your people are worse off than ever.

I think that “we” are tired of your obsessive demands that “we” account for the past, and are fed up with never-ending racial extortion and pathologically, compulsive black racism.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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