I received a comment from my friend Richard who said that he was “sick to death of Congress apologizing for things that happened generations ago” and that he hopes to see a better world for his grandchildren. The only way to ensure the likelihood of the former coming to fruition would be to forcibly medicate our spineless office holders in the hopes of eliminating “obsequious grandstanding” as a Pavlovian political reflex. The best way to guarantee the latter would be to make the plague of liberalism an executable offense. I don’t feel that it is that far out of the realm of possibility because the majority of liberalism’s tenets are based upon palpably treasonous thoughts and actions.
In the interim, lets take a look at this “apology” thing and let us try to bring it into the world of the rational and let’s take a peek into a few things that Congress should really apologize for.
I think Congress should apologize for Barney Frank’s “Ideological Exclusions Amendment” which was added to the 1990 Immigration and Nationality Act (Sponsored by Ted Kennedy who wanted to ramp up the damage he inflicted with his enthusiastic tub thumping for the 1965 Immigration Act..) Fabulous Barney wanted to augment the exclusion provisions of the legal immigration laws. He wanted to remove the sexual preference exclusion that refused homosexual immigrants legal entry into the United States. Barney demanded a concession for gay rights, which later became a concern for our national security, for a number of reasons..
According to Barney, “people who thought and said unpleasant things about America” should be allowed free and unfettered access to the country that they hate, even if they loudly proclaimed that they wanted to overthrow or destroy this country. According to Barney, these were the First Amendment rights guaranteed to those who were not yet citizens! Barney said that people with “dangerous foreign influences” were NOT a threat and should NOT be refused entry to America. Thus Barney’s “Gay Pride Parade” prancing and skipping through Americas immigration turnstiles paved the way for the Islamofascists and their mesmerized marionettes to enter our sovereign country, then plan and execute the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Still waiting for the formal apology on that one..
Another element of the Act that quietly slipped between the paragraphs was a loosening of the language that allowed for the removal of AIDS from the list of diseases or illnesses that would make an immigrant ineligible for entry to the United States. If you listen to the left, AIDS is a “worldwide epidemic” and that is why more “funding” is needed. Why would they encourage those who already have the black plague of the twenty first century (according to the left), those who, in the vast majority of cases, contracted a disease brought about by their own acts of individual volition and depravity, permanent entry to this nation? Temporary entry for reasons of medical care would be perfectly acceptable as long as they were only allowed to stay at the medical facility where they were seeking treatment. This is the first time that something the size and scope of a health epidemic was magically transformed into a civil rights issue by a “special interest group”. Still waiting for the formal apology on that one, too..
To be totally honest, the total number of “Congressional” apologies necessary, if put on paper, would make a list that would circle the Earth’s equator or Michael Moore’s, whichever is greater, so for the sake of brevity lets just take a look at this latest formal apology from Congress.
Since the (alleged) “distant relatives” of domestic white slave owners and lawmakers have now formally apologized for slavery, why hasn’t anyone demanded an apology or two from the “distant relatives” of the potentates of the countries within Africa? These were the “leaders” who sold their fellow countrymen, and the citizens of the neighboring countries that they repeatedly raped and pillaged, into slavery. These were the Kings and Queens who allowed this horrible practice to take place and quite probably they actively encouraged it. Regardless of the demands of the slave traders of other nations, if they were not allowed access to the “merchandise” (AKA: the people who were sold and traded as slaves) the slave traders would not have had a “commodity” to sell or trade within the United States. In other words, if these Kings and Queens had used the violence that they had used to slaughter and export their own citizens and those of their neighboring countries to rebuke and rebuff the slave traders, the issue of slavery in the United States would have never existed.
Could part of the answer be that slavery was rampant, “socially acceptable” and widely practiced within the African nations during those times? Could another part of it also be that the disgusting commerce of human trading was one of the only sources of income for the poverty-stricken and commodity barren countries and these Kings and Queens had a lot of things that they wanted to buy and palaces that they needed to build? You might recognize some of their names and faces because they are all over the posters, paid for with your tax dollars, that adorn the walls of the public schools when the fictitious Kwanzaa celebration takes place while the rest of America is celebrating Christmas.
In essence, why haven’t the African Americans formally apologized to the African Americans?
Even if that were to be the case, even if everyone in the United States apologized to everyone else in the United States for everything, would everyone accept those apologies? Unequivocally?
This “apology” was nothing more than a hollow and empty gesture done to placate a festering fringe of incendiary instigators who specialize in the intentional separation of the races. What should have taken place when Congress insisted upon “formally apologizing” for slavery and the Jim Crow laws was the so called “leaders” who have repeatedly called for these bogus “apologies” should have been forced to publicly “formally accept” the idiotic vaudevillian apologies. Why is that, you ask?
If the racial separatists had been forced to “accept” those apologies, (and why else would you make the apologies except to garner genuine forgiveness?), it would deflate and devalue any further racist racial rhetoric. When the apologies are accepted, we “move on”. If we as a nation “move on”, the shakedown thugs like $harpton and Jack$on would lose all of their power to divide. Wielding their petty divisiveness is how they obtain their ample paychecks. The “reparations racists” would have no choice but to take their Punch and Judy show somewhere else.
For Americans like Richard and for his grandchildren, when someone “demands” apologies and they get it, we should rightfully “demand” that they accept them and go away.. Permanently..