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The Conservative Political Action Conference asks: “Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You’re Not One?” [Ha] A racist answers, “. . why can’t we be more like Booker T. Washington Republicans? His famous statement that ‘Let’s be unified like a hand but separate like the fingers’?” Why not re-segregate society? Fair question. Good thing CPAC exists, how otherwise would America face these questions? The KKK were a spiffy bunch and the Model T was pretty cool, so why not?

But first, another puzzler: Why are conservatives the biggest cowards on Earth?

‘Trump the Race Card’ Panel at CPAC Marred by Segregationists
Rick Moran | Pajamas Media

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion — even when it is shockingly anachronistic.

Slavery isn’t wrong, mind you, it’s only out of date. Unfashionable this year. Racism is, well, musty. For the fuddy-duddy. Like a hoop skirt, or sarsaparilla. Look:

“. . when Douglass escaped from slavery, I think 10 years or 20 years after he escaped from slavery, he writes a letter to his former slave master and says ‘I forgive you. For all the things you did to me.’”

“For giving him shelter and food all those years?”

Very old school. Not technically wrong, per se. It’s all of a free country, and let’s not be too hard on this fellow.

Clearly, there were many conservatives present at the session who disapproved of the talk of segregation and Terry’s take on slavery. But it is equally clear that there is a small, but vocal subset on the right who hold obnoxiously outmoded and outdated views on race.

Which are not wrong, remember. Only “outmoded.” Like grammy’s Victrola.

Sorry, but this kind of tone-deafness on the part of some conservatives — along with the exploitation of scenes like this by Democrats — is why “outreach” to minorities is such a difficult task.

Not that “this kind” of thing is wrong. It’s “tone-deafness.” Like a bad song.

Blacks don’t hear talk of the GOP being the opportunity party, or the party that fights for inner city parents who support the idea of vouchers to send their kids to a school of their choice . . Whose fault is it that blacks and other minorities hear the Scott Terrys and Matthew Heimbachs and not the Smith brothers, or Tim Scott, or Alan West?

Why do they focus on racists like Scott Terry? Maybe because racism? Which is wrong?

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  1. avatar Rev. Howard Furst says:

    To be fair, one must note that Jehovah, via His instruction manual, condones slavery and therefore racism if certain simple rules are followed.

    However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)

    Yes, one must not treat one’s own people this way; let’s see what He means by that:

    If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him. If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. But the slave may plainly declare, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I would rather not go free.’ If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will belong to his master forever. (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)

    Shocking, but certainly Jehovah would not permit things to go further into the realm of sex slavery?

    When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

    That’s Old Testament Jehovah speaking; surely approval of slavery went out the window along with prohibition of eating shrimp during Jehovah’s radical makeover in the New Testament:

    Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)

    Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)

    However, Godly compassion is shown to slaves belonging to Christians; the should be beaten more lightly than usual if their alleged misbehavior was unintentional:

    The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. “But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.” (Luke 12:47-48 NLT)

    We must therefore take into account that the Values Voters and other self-proclaimed adherents to Judeo-Christian traditions at CPAC have Biblical cover for their attitudes, so this will be an even harder nut to crack than say, their doctrines about economics and warfare, which eventually are demonstrated to have certain flaws in the marketplace as took place during the reign of Bush the Younger. The spectacular failures in that era of unfettered experimental testing of conservative policies created at least a sliver of doubt, leading to a little opening including the election of a Mulatto president of a nominally different political persuasion. However, racist attitudes have unambiguous Biblical support, and racist practices, including slavery and colonization and exploitation of lands with indigenous people with more melanin in their skin than the civilized conquerors, have quite a history of successful wealth creation, and therefore be just a tad more difficult to dislodge than other elements of mainstream conservative psychopathology.

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