One of my favorite passages in Gone with the Wind involves a moment of realization on Scarlet Ohara’s part—that the real racists are the abolitionists. It’s worth repeating here:
What damnably queer people Yankees are! Those women [Yankee women who had just told Scarlett they wouldn’t trust a “negro” to be a nurse to their children, and who had insulted Scarlett’s black chauffeur, Uncle Peter, to his face] seemed to think that because Uncle Peter was black, he had no ears to hear with and no feelings, as tender as their own, to be hurt. . . . They didn’t understand negroes or the relations between the negroes and their former masters. Yet they fought a war to free them. And having freed them, they didn’t want to have anything to do with them, except to use them to terrorize Southerners. They didn’t like them, didn’t trust them, didn’t understand them, and yet their constant cry was that Southerners didn’t know how to get along with them.
Yep. Here’s another case in point from New York City. The Taxi and Limo Commission fined a man and his wife and confiscated their car because they were sure the man was operating an unlicensed taxi cab company. Why did they think that? Well, he was black and she looked white to them (she’s actually biracial). And she was sitting in the back seat (which was probably the main reason for the supposition).
But when the TLC showed up and gave the black man a hard time, he called his wife back out from work. They tried to clear things up, but couldn’t. Their car was still taken, and they were still fined. He said she was sitting in the back because the front seat was wet from a storm.
I’m thinking this doesn’t happen if the man is white. And no one would probably care at all if this happened in the south, by the way. For one, we don’t have a bunch of Little Hitlers running around fining people for having unlicensed taxi cabs. And for another, we’re used to interacting with black people down here.
Leftists haven’t changed much. They like to tell us about how we’re a bunch of racists. Then you go to their communities, and they don’t even have black people in them at all. So, there’s that. And then they treat what black people there are like this. Sheesh. Physician heal thyself.