Seems like somebody’s feeling some white guilt, to which we’ll simply add, speak for yourself, pal.
I’m not saying that it is up to White Saviors to rescue black people. The #Blacklivesmatter movement has produced a number of powerful leaders — and not just famous ones like Deray McKesson and Johnetta Elzie. In Baltimore, where I now live, I watched as cousins and neighbors of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who was killed by police, grew into leaders of an organic neighborhood movement, which is still struggling to improve the community. But it is up to white people to rescue white people from our own worst selves, from the distorted monsters we have allowed ourselves to become. It is time to stop making excuses. We have to stop hiding from the truth of race — that this country, and the state of South Carolina in particular, were created on the idea of white supremacy. We’ll never overcome that history unless we acknowledge it.
All credibility is lost when you have some clown praising this racial arsonist punk McKesson. And if you want to address so-called “white supremacy,” why is it Roof couldn’t find anyone who agreed with him before his murderous rampage? Weird, huh? And if the South is so plagued with white supremacists, why are northern blacks flocking to the South? As Jonah Goldberg notes:
Can anyone argue that the South hasn’t done likewise? White Northern liberals explain how the South is an irredeemable cesspool of hate, while ignoring the fact that blacks are abandoning the Northern blue states in huge numbers to move to the South.
Demographer Joel Kotkin found that 13 of the 15 best cities in the country for African-Americans to live in are now in the South. Over the last decade, millions of African-Americans have been reversing the Great Migration of a century ago to live in Dixie.
A big part of that story is economic, of course — the “blue state” model has failed generations of minorities — but it’s also cultural.
Word’s gotten out that while the flags may be around in some places, the Old Confederacy’s gone.
The Confederacy is gone, yet still lives on the the minds of Democrats, the ones who created it. Back to this boob from the Washington Post:
Still, I knew I needed to get out of South Carolina, because it was “backwards,” by which I meant it was racist and sexist and homophobic and full of hate. I left and got as far away as I could and only went back when I absolutely had to. While Faulkner’s Quentin Compson claimed, “I don’t hate the South, I don’t,” I proudly proclaimed my hatred of my home state, as if that would somehow absolve me of its sins.
How is it a states “full of hate” elected an Indian-American woman as governor and an African American, Tim Scott as one of its senators? This he doesn’t explain? Instead with get the full panoply of cliches — racist, homophobic, blah blah blah. So tedious. And as for the people who had nothing to do with this mass murder, well, they’re guilty, anyway.
Of course, 99 percent of southern whites will never go into a church, sit down with people and then massacre them. But that 99 percent is responsible for the one who does. We white southerners — those of us who left, the others who stayed, and even those millions who have migrated to the Sun Belt — are all Dylann Roof. We are all responsible.