Every now and then, someone mentions an Internet discussion of recent news stories involving race, noting that the comments from the ‘general public’ sound ”just like the comments at SBPDL” or AmRen. This is meant, I suppose, to encourage us to believe that people are starting to ‘get it’, or to become realists on matters of race.
But just read some of the comments on this Free Republic thread, discussing a WaPo (Washington Post) article on Rosa Parks.
Many, if not most of the commentators think that it was perfectly fine for Communist activists to stage the famous bus incident, because it was in a good cause. Jim Crow was eeeevil and had to be stopped, because no one should experience discrimination for any reason whatsoever. Never mind that discrimination has not stopped; it’s just on the other foot, as it were. But no matter. Separation was evil, so people had to be forced to associate.
“Just weird to think there was a time these attitudes and behavior were codified, promoted by communities at large and somehow acceptable. No one should be treated differently because of the color of their skin. All man, should always be accorded equal stature and respect. Disgusting period in America and senseless when over 600,000 died over an argument about this.”
“…it’s a shame that communists had to play a role in getting the buses desegregated. For that matter, it’s also a shame that we cede this civil rights territory to the liberals, when in fact, it was a very conservative and patriotic thing to not give up that seat on the bus.” …to Full Article.
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