Is the Confederate Battle Flag Racist?

Short answer: no. It’s an inanimate object. It’s not racist. Whelp. That was easy. But wait, there’s more. Perhaps some better questions would be: Did the Confederate battle flag stand for racism and slavery to the Confederates? The short answer to this is also no. Most if not all of the people who fought under the Confederate battle flag were not fighting for racism. They weren’t even fighting for slavery. Simply put, they were fighting to protect their homes, families, land, and way Read more […]

Why The Notion of Slavery Reparations is Ludicrous

Professor Lawrence Brown of Morgan State University tweeted out some interesting ideas last week. Brown has since shut off the tap to the public, but luckily, Steven Crowder screen-grabbed several of his tweets before that happened. On June 1, 2015, Brown tweeted: “My new criteria for white allies is gonna be: How much are you using your whiteness to LITERALLY eliminate the racial wealth gap?” He also tweeted this gem: Even if Brown is writing facetiously, his tweets being up a much greater Read more […]

Cliven Bundy Speaks the Truth, GOP Turns and Runs

Rancher Cliven Bundy, who became an overnight hero of conservatives when the feds swarmed his ranch (which was on federal land and for which he had not and has not paid grazing fees in twenty years), has stepped into some cow pie with the remarks me made to a New York Times reporter. To the non-thinkers, his statements sounded horribly racist. To the cowards, his statements made sense but required fierce, public rebuke. Here’s an excerpt from The New York Times: “I want to tell you one Read more […]

My Ancestors Were Slaves, So Give Me Money

“Stupidity has a knack of getting its way.” – Albert Camus It’s sometimes difficult to evaluate the validity of an argument. Once someone has laid out a argument to be analyzed, there are so many possible angles that it can become very difficult to come to a concrete conclusion as to its value. Recently, it has been talked about in the news that the Caribbean wants several European nations to pay reparations. These reparations would provide financial support to the country to offset the damage done Read more […]

Oscars: If “12 Years a Slave” Doesn’t Win, America Is Racist

Oscar season is upon us, with the official list of nominees having just been released and the 86th annual awards show airing on March 2. I stopped watching the Academy Awards ceremony a few years ago, when my love for movies finally failed to outweigh my loathing for the politics of movies. Still, it is always interesting to see the list of nominees, to see if one’s predictions are correct. The only movie I bothered predicting would be nominated for the Best Picture award was 12 Years a Read more […]

Black Unemployment Blamed On Slavery

William James said: “Thinking determines life. It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment. Environment modifies life but does not govern life. The soul is stronger than its surroundings.” Can we ever move past blame? Everybody blames everyone and everything else for their problems, while taking no responsibility for themselves. Even worse, we analyze situations with the drive to assign blame. Liberals blame Conservatives, even when Conservatives have nothing to do with the situation Read more […]

American Slavery and Racism

The story of slavery and racism in America is a complicated one. Most people assume that a pre-existing racism supported the institution of slavery, but more than likely it was the other way around. As Eugene Genovese said: “Race relations did not determine the pattern of slavery in the New World; the patterns of slavery… determined race relations.” Have you ever heard of Anthony Johnson? He was the first true slave owner in colonial America. Prior to 1655, all “slaves” in colonial Read more […]

Forced To Work For The Government 61 Days Without Pay!

Now that the uncertainty has abated that surrounded whether or not our taxes would be going up in 2013, I decided to do a little calculating to figure out how much of my money the government will involuntarily confiscate from me this year. Because I am part of the lower income level (I will not play into the liberals’ class warfare by using such Marxist language as to refer to it as the lower “class”), my taxes are, unfairly, not as high as those of a higher income level. No, let me rephrase: Read more […]