“HUGH HEWITT: Let’s go to policy now. A very blunt question because you talk about going to every Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Indiana when you were running statewide. Should Jefferson-Jackson dinners be renamed everywhere because both were holders of slaves?
MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG: Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I think it’s the right thing to do. You know, over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor. And I think we know enough, especially Jackson, you know, you just look at what basically amounts to genocide that happened here. Jefferson’s more problematic. You know, there’s a lot to, of course, admire in his thinking and his philosophy. Then again, as you plunge into his writings, especially the notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew that slavery was wrong. …”
I find this hilarious.
It just goes to show how culturally unmoored these people are from both ordinary people and Western culture in general that a homosexual in a gay marriage is going around calling Thomas Jefferson immoral for being a slaveowner. In their view, “homophobia” is the real sin.
Note: The term homophobia was non-existent before the mid-1970s. We’re watching these people casting aside and making up new moral values as they go. As the argument goes, we’re all terrible people for not believing in their values which were made up like 4 years ago.