JUST IN: Joe Biden apologizes for remarks on segregationists. pic.twitter.com/A8E8ypATV3— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 6, 2019
EXCUSE ME??? pic.twitter.com/aFgeasFQQh— Ian (@ianisughlee) July 4, 2019
“Joe Biden apologized Saturday for his remarks about working with segregationists during his time in the Senate but again stopped short of saying that it was wrong to work with them amid a defense of his broader civil rights record.
“Now was I wrong a few weeks ago, to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again? Yes, I was. I regret it. I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception that I caused anybody,” the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate said to cheers during a speech to a mostly black audience in Sumter, S.C.
“But did that misstep define 50 years of my record for fighting for civil rights, racial justice in this country? I hope not. I don’t think so. That just isn’t an honest assessment of my record,” Biden continued. “I’m going to let my record and character stand for itself and not be distorted or smeared.”
Biden prefaced his apology by saying the Senate “was full of segregationists” at that time and he did not believe he was wrong to work with “those who we find repugnant to make our system of government work for all of us.” …”
I hope more people are finally able to grasp where this is going.
First they came for the slaveholders between the 1830s and 1860s who were an easy target because slavery was such a massive conservative and authoritarian counterweight to the perfection of the North’s ideology of free-market capitalism and liberal democracy.
If you are wondering why I am personally so fascinated by slavery, it is because I am convinced that slavery kept the South somewhat balanced, anchored in reality and resistant to the pursuit of destructive liberal trends while the lack of slavery in the North has led that section of the country to be carried away by any number of fanciful utopian delusions over the course of American history.
In the 1950s and 1960s, they came for the segregationists because Jim Crow was similarly a massive conservative and authoritarian counterweight to the place that Northern liberals wanted to take the country. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 destroyed the segregationists and empowered mainstream conservatism which finally removed the brakes on the American experiment that had historically kept American democracy from descending to the level of Jacobin France.
Now, we are prepping for the third act which is the final demographic destruction of the great internal enemy of Americanism which is the conservative and Christian South through a toxic brew of abortion, miscegenation, immigration, political correctness and consumerism. In the long run, the Southern Christians who have opposed gay marriage and transgenderism will be demonized in the same way as the “racists,” “white supremacists,” “segregationists” and “slaveholders.”
There is no possibility for forgiveness either. In the 1970s, Joe Biden and other Boomers had assumed that the country had moved on from segregation as it had moved on from slavery. We’re never allowed to move on though because “sinners” must be constantly punished. Just look at how fast mainstream conservatives have become the new Nazis. Even Joe Biden who was Barack Obama’s Vice President isn’t woke enough for this crowd. Do you think it is possible to live in peace with them?