I have correctly noted that leftists like Chirs Matthews are the PRIMARY racists in this country today, because they are the ones who want to DEFINE people, as well as their rights and responsibilities, in terms of their "membership" in a racial GROUP--rather than treating people as individuals.
MSNBC and Chirs Matthews were obsessed with race as they TRASHED Hillary Clinton--being an arm of the Obama campaign both in the primaries and the general elction.
Even for Chris Matthews, however, what I saw last night was revealing. Yes, I again made the MISTAKE of surfing MSNBC briefly, which I should never do. In fact, I never do it--modifying that policy only to get a feel as to how the leftist media is treating this campaign. I can usually stand no more than 30 seconds, which is about what I saw last night.
There was something in Hillary Clinton's speech last night, or at least that is what I understood from this 30 seconds since I did not listen to the speech, about the old Underground Railroad which transported escaped slaves north, and about Harriet Tubman. Somehow, MSNBC morphed that reference into the idea that Hillary Clinton UNDERSTANDS the "original sin" (I assure you I am not making up that term--it was the term used) of slavery which carries down to today (the implication being it carries down as a sin of WHITE PEOPLE--again, a racist concept).
Somehow, in this context, Chris Matthews made a statement suggesting that African-Americans still visualize "slave catchers with torches in the woods, where the only ting the black fugitives can do is run"--while Obama represents a partial expiation of this "sin".
Say what? Those people are all DEAD. Obama's ancestors were NOT even slaves, although some of his WHITE ancestors may have been slave owners. But every slave owner is DEAD. Every slave is DEAD. It has been almost 150 years since there were "slave catchers". It has been more than FORTY years since it has been illegal to discriminate on the basis of race. It is only racist leftists who believe that "white people" today--many of whose ancestors were not even in this country at the time, and some of whose ancestors DIED to eliminate slavery--have a racial GUILT for slavery.
yes, the NATION is "guilty" of allowing slavery. However, a nation is composed of PEOPLE. Every person involved in slavery, whether as a slave or slave owner, is DEAD. This idea that a nation's "sins" follow it through all eternity is actually the EVIL concept that resulted in never ending WARS in Europe, as "grudges" were kept going down the centuries. It is also the same principle as the endless BLLOD FEUD, like between the Hatfield's and the McCoy's.
That is why I say MSNBC is acting as a provocateur of a racial BLOOD FEUD for all eternity.
Now, you can argue that slavery, and later discrimination, still have an effect on African-Americans today. That is true, but irrelevant. The people are still DEAD who were involved in the evil of slavery--DEAD a LONG TIME. At what point do we have to get beyond the blood feud mentality, and start treating EVERYONE as individuals?
Does it really HELP African-Americans to suggest that they should STILL be looking behind them for "slave catchers", and STIL be looking for assurance that we are only an Obama defeat away from RETURNING to the days of slave catchers? Give me a break. There are few things that HURT Africna-Americans than that kind of paranoia.
Yes, we are back to Reverend Wright, which is why MSNBC defended Revered Wright. If you treat this all as a WAR between "white Euroopeans" and "people of color", you are merely a RACIST fomenting RACIAL HATRED.
That is a perfect description of Chris Matthews, and the other people at MSNBC.