A lot of the hubris, hatred and bile in Western democracies is based on an ignorance of history. The radical socialists that infest our polities shriek “Hitler” and “Nazi” at anyone to the right of full-moon madness – anyone normal in other words. They ignore the inconvenient fact that both Hitler and Mussolini were socialists.
Now, the Democrats are posturing on the moral high-ground and demanding restitution for blacks because of slavery. This also ignores an inconvenient truth. It was the Democrats who were the slavers.
It was Democrats who legislated the Jim Crow laws.
It was Democrats who founded the KKK.
It was Democrats who fought tooth and nail against the civil rights movement – including turning police dogs on protesting black children.
The Republican Party was founded explicitly as an anti-slavery movement. Not one Republican owned a slave; not just a famous Republican, not any Republican. If they did buy a slave, they would have had to renounce their Republican membership and join the Democrats.
So, who is due to pay the reparations bill proposed by the Democrats – for people that were enslaved, but are now all dead, by people who are also now all dead?
Well, if there is any case to be made, and it is hard to see how there can be, then it is registered Democrats who will be due to pay – and no one else.
I think that this is an idea that may just slink off into the night. Though you never know with flaky, foot-in-mouth Democrats.