This is in part a response to Linda Athen's letter, "A bad week for the U.S."
I'm not sure what month it was, but the year was about 1619. A massive sailing ship arrived at the first White Colony in North America. It was the Colony of Virginia. About 20 African slaves were unloaded to work as "involuntary servitudes" for the white plantation owners. They worked the tobacco, cotton, sugar cane and coffee fields. I would say that was "a bad week" for what would be the U.S. in 1776. This practice of slavery flourished mostly in the south until the First Reconstruction Amendment was passed in 1865 as the 13th Amendment to the Constitution by then-Secretary of State William H. Seward. As president of the United States, Abe Lincoln, enacted the Emancipation Proclamation to end slavery. It flourished in the south until the Civil War sought to put an end to it. As I recall, the United States beat the South, so the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was the law of the Southern states as well. So if you are a believer in the Constitution, slavery was abolished throughout the United States of America. But the deep-seeded hatred for man of color, blacks in general, continues as of today.
On Jan. 15, 1929, a man of color named Michael (Martin) Luther King Jr. was born. What a "great day" for the United States of America. A man born and designed in His likeness, to peacefully lead all men from the repression of non-acceptance from segregation and hatred no matter their color. Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his teachings of integration through tolerance, love and respect. Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech is still relevant today. He gave his life for that cause so men of all color could stand together as one, in a nation known for freedom and justice for all. A black man named George Washington Carver created the creamy texture of the peanut butter we as Americans love so well. I bet if the truth was known, a black man invented the cotton gin, so he could get that damned bag off his back.
Some today say black children were better off living as
slave children than they are today because as slave children they had both a mother and a father. Really, Mrs. Bachman? Slave children got to see their fathers hung from a noose and their mothers whipped and raped by their "servitude" owners. They were whipped like dogs if they showed any human emotions to the lives of suppression and servitude.
Then in 2008, a black man was overwhelmingly elected as president of the United States. Could this really be? Had America as a nation finally realized the fact that a man of color is just as noble and fit to serve in this capacity as he was as a cotton picker? Oops, along came a black minister by the name of Jeremiah Wright who preached Black Christian Theology to his black parish. He even had the nerve to say something a white minister such as the Rev. Pat Robertson had said before him, "God damned America." Shame on Barack Obama for sitting in this Black Theology Christian church for 22 years! Why, Arizona John even called him "the other" when he ran against this black man in 2008. The Other! Could be because a black man has lived in that "involuntary servitude" side of society where the other man ruled. So, for the first year of his presidency he was damned for sitting in the Rev. Wright's church and having his two daughters baptized there. Shame. Hmmm. That didn't stick with the electorate. Let's call him a Muslim! Yes, a born in Kenya, not a Christian, not a citizen, illegal, not a true president. A fraud! You know how we hate illegals. Let's hang these two "not paid for" Bush wars on him too! Then we can be assured that Barry will be a one-term president. America will be all hunky dory again. 9.1 percent of whites unemployed, 15 to 18 percent of blacks unemployed. But we all know the blacks are clingers and sap the nation's rich in mandate from the president. All those hip hop artists and ganstas at the White House! Shame!
Oh! To be proud of Michele Bachman today, wished Elvis Presley a happy birthday on the 34th anniversary of his death. Such a talented lady. Bet she'll make a hunky dory POTUS.