As for the slavery issue, self-flagellation is always popular among unthinking boobs, religious fanatics and those with low self-esteem and, of course, guilt-ridden Liberals.<quoted text>
But I do have to say the most glaring and obvious reality about slavery and our history. The fact that it was, in fact, tolerated by too many for far too long.
It's a very hard thing for me to understand. A moral fault on the part of many which should not have become a black mark on our history simply because of our nation's love of freedom.
It caused me to do some serious soul searching about reaping what we have sown. That, along with our cruelty and treatment of the Indians. And dropping firebombs in Dresden, Germany, at the end of WWII and in Saipan.
But after struggling for a long time with where my loyalty should lie and even my allegiance to this country, I finally came to the conclusion that, in spite of those things in our past that none of us are proud of, this nation has done far more good in the world than bad and Americans have sacrificed much for many.
And I can live with that. It's a matter of recognizing the sins of the past and knowing how far we've come and where we're going rather than where we've been.
Whether or not we will still reap what we have sown is out of my hands. Our callousness towards life and the unborn is where we are morally bankrupt presently in my opinion.
Where in the hell that guilt comes from is a mystery of mysteries. Some Irish immigrant's descendant 5 times removed feels guilty for something done by strangers 200 years ago back in Pennsylvania while they work their tail off building a railroad in California.
But Democrats are good at browbeating innocent people into submission and selling Snake Oil.
Not me. They can browbeat all they will but I will not bend to their shuck-n-jive Magic Negro Show nor buy his Snake Oil products.