"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 21 August 2009

Friday Post

An article trying to shed light on 'left/right' racism with detail and links galore. Here's an extract:
"I have often argued that describing a political party or an individual ‘extreme right-wing’ because they are racist is wrong, it is a slanderous propaganda that the Left themselves have come to believe. Yesterday Reason Online had an article about the history of violent racism in the American Left.

"That is far easier to prove in the US than in Britain. While Britain was in difficulty coming to terms with the beginning of mass immigration of non-European people, a Democrat Senator was filibustering (talking out) the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Now it is possible to object to rights legislation and not be racist, regardless of what the left will tell you, but Senator Byrd was a senior member of the Ku Klux Klan, an organisation formed in 1865 in part to serve the interests of the Democrat Party.

"In the 1920s it was the Republicans who were trying to legislate against lynching, and the Democrats who prevented that legislation... "
Continues at My Doubts.

5 comments:

  1. Very true.

    I think the use of "Left" and "Right" in political terms has always been a complete joke.

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  2. Dont forget that Stalin hated Jews and the man ( falsly ) accused of being the biggest racist of all time, A. Hitler, was himself a socialist, as was his party, The National Socialist Workers Party of Germany.

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  3. Yes, Left and Right are meaningless constructs; just artificial pegs for people to hang their political beliefs on. I prefer to think of myself as 'anti-authoritarian'.

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  4. You're welcome Richard - you're saying something that shd be said more often, thanks.

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