Thank God Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) did not become Vice President Kaine in 2016. On Tuesday, the man claimed in a speech from the floor of the US Senate that the United States “created” slavery and “didn’t inherit slavery from anybody.”
He sounds like a half-wit gave him an idea and he just held onto it. Folks, this is called gaslighting, where they try to make you start to think that everything you thought you knew and understood was wrong all along, or that you must be the one who’s crazy. It’s done to make you question your own judgment and bring on bouts of cognitive dissonance. It’s what Marxists do.
Kaine did this while addressing the issue of accountability of police departments, and in a bizarre twist brought up the institution of slavery. There’s a reason he did that.
I honestly believe Democrats saw the writing on the wall, and it terrified them. They saw leading up to the Chinese virus pandemic that millions of black Americans were walking away from the Democratic Party.
Being the party of racism they came up with schemes to fight a culture war that they believe will put them in the winner’s circle come November. Democrats always sink to the lowest common denominator: accusations of racism.
This pandering over slavery is but one battlefront among many in their war on truth and American culture.
While talking up the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which Kaine introduced with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) last week, the former failed VP candidate urged fellow senators to “dismantle the structures of racism that our federal, state, and local governments carefully erected and maintained over centuries.”
He means Democrat federal, state, and local governments. Every civil rights bill was created to block the racist policies and laws created by Democrat politicians. That is a fact. The loss of the control of slavery hit them so hard after the Civil War that they formed a terrorist wing called the Ku Klux Klan to terrorize black families. They created what became known as Jim Crow and segregation laws to lessen the blow for them from the results of the emancipation of black Americans. If Democrats couldn’t control black people directly then they’d do it with laws to humiliate them and keep them down.
“The first African Americans sent into the English colonies came to Point Comfort in 1619. They were slaves, they had been captured against their will, but they landed in colonies that didn’t have slavery — there were no laws about slavery in the colonies at that time,” Kaine said. “The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it. It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states. It got created by the court systems in colonial America that enforced fugitive slave laws.”
Settlers purchased slaves from African captors who captured them and sold them to Europe, Arabia, and the American colonies during the African slave trade years. Kaine refuses to mention his party eventually controlled slavery for over a hundred years, because he’s trying to gaslight you into thinking America did it, and in time, the rhetoric will be spun to say that the Republicans were included, even though the GOP wasn’t created until 1854. Remember Biden saying Republicans wanted to put black Americans “back in chains?”
Slavery is a very dark and evil part of our history, the worst. Of all the sins of our ancestors’ slavery tops them all. That is indisputable, and it’s why Democrats are constantly trying to remove themselves from the evil history of slavery.
Too many people caught on that the Democrats ran slavery in America, and were responsible for all the evils done to them since, so they think by pointing to the year 1619 it will absolve them from the stain on our history that they own.
“It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states. It got created by the court systems in colonial America,” he added. “We created it.”
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The Democratic Party owns the history of slavery, and this is yet another attempt at Democrats trying to convince the American public into believing it wasn’t the Democratic Party that is guilty of slavery, but the whole of America.
Here’s the part that debunks their gaslighting. There were no political parties to blame it on when slavery started in the colonies. More importantly, there wasn’t even a United States at that time. You can’t blame a country that didn’t exist at the time something started, but that’s the Democrats’ goal here.
“There was no law mandating slavery on our shores when African slaves came ashore in 1619. Did slavery already exist in the world? Of course. But not in the laws of colonial America at the time,” said Kaine. “We could have been a nation completely without the institution. But colonial legislatures and courts, and eventually the U.S. legal system, created the institution on our shores and maintained slavery until the 13th Amendment. As I said, we didn’t inherit it. We chose to create it.”
If Kaine actually ever read the Constitution he would know that the word slavery is not mentioned in it. Of course, there is the Three-Fifths Compromise, but even that was a move to begin the ending of slavery. Political hacks like Kaine would argue that the Three-Fifths Compromise was so evil it told the world that the United States only thought black people were worth less than a whole human being. The truth of the Three-Fifths Compromise is slave owners were allowed to vote by proxy using their slaves. That meant if a slave owner had 50 slaves he was able to cast 51 votes, his own, and the other 50 by proxy.
The History of Now folks doesn’t understand that during the Constitutional Convention and the ratifying process they were trying to create a new country. There were those who wanted to keep slavery and to expand the institution to new states that would eventually join the Union, but at the same time, there were plenty of Founders who abhorred slavery and wanted it wiped out. The latter knew that the power held in the South at that time, due to the economic system of slavery, prior to the industrial revolution, meant that the South would never concede to ending the practice. So, they compromised to get something done. Declaring that slaves were worth three-fifths of the whole person reduced the number of proxy votes that slave owners could control. It was the first salvo fired by abolitionists to end slavery in America. Don’t tell that to Tim Kaine.
This is political pandering at its utmost worst.
Kaine used writings by the New York Times Magazine’s “The 1619 Project,” that they tout as an effort “to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” Many historians have challenged The 1619 Project of misrepresenting the American Founding, but that would never stop a Democrat from waging war on our history and culture.
In other words, it’s just more bullschtein by the Times.
The Virginia democrat must have never heard of the Romans, the Greeks, or the Egyptians, all who practiced slavery for a thousand years before the birth of Jesus. It was common in those ancient societies and was discussed by two of the three greatest Greek philosophers of all time, Aristotle and Plato. St Thomas Aquinas also talked about the institution of slavery around the world. In fact, every major society throughout history has practiced slavery in one form or another. Does that dilute America’s culpability? Hell no.
The point is America didn’t “create” slavery, and Tim Kaine was sent out, no doubt, by the Democratic Party to sow the seeds of this discussion, because the unruly rioters in many blue cities right now – not the peaceful protesters, it’s vital to understand that’s who we’re talking about – will get even more unruly when they think that the opposition to Kaine’s comments is a justification of slavery. NOTHING can be further from the truth.
Republicans have always loathed slavery. Getting rid of that institution is why the GOP was formed as the abolitionist party. While Democrats over the ages have talked a good deal about the country having to heal from the wounds of slavery – caused by their party – it’s important to point out that wounds don’t heal when you keep picking them open again and again the way Senator Kaine has done here.
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His comments were disgraceful, but they were meant to be. Mission accomplished.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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