Glenn Beck hosted Ted Cruz PAC controller and historical liar, David Barton, on his show recently. Barton took the opportunity to “whitesplain” why blacks owe everything about not being a slave to white people because they “couldn’t have saved themselves.”
What was that about a war fought over slavery? No that didn’t have anything to do with it at all. Right?
Barton credited two-thirds of the white congress voting on amending the Constitution and make slavery officially illegal. Yes, it’s ALL because of the awesome white people who made black people slaves in the first place, that black people aren’t slaves anymore. This is not an exaggeration, he literally is saying this! It’s like saying a wife owes a debt of gratitude to her husband if he decides to stop beating the hell out of her every day. No, you don’t get to congratulate yourself for choosing to stop committing crimes against humanity.
Barton went on to suggest that “black against white” is not an idea that is historically accurate, due to this assertion he made. He suggested that “white against black” is a new phenomenon, with the silent subtext that “liberals” invented this idea to divide people. Right. Liberals invented racism. Is this guy freakin’ serious?
Republicans constantly claim history is lying to you in order to excuse their white heritage for its own generational responsibility for slavery.
We didn’t have what we have today where we have to break you into groups somehow. Yeah, there was bad and ugly down in the South, but my gosh, why not teach the good?
Yeah, why not teach the good? Like when the Confederacy was founded on a single principle of black people being inferior to white people, and that their natural place in the world is as a slave race.
Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition.
Cornerstone Speech – Vice President Alexander Stephens of the Confederacy. 1861
Watch your average Republican swear that white people actually rescued black people from slavery below:
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