This morning, a friend shared a random news article about Pat Buchanan. If you don't remember Pat Buchanan, he ran for President a few times. As far as I'm concerned, he's a crazy conservative coot. Anywho, the article headline read:
Buchanan Says America Was Better When Blacks Knew Their Place
I clicked on the article hoping to find video of this statement. Unfortunately, the article just made reference to a print interview, without any links to the actual interview or text of said interview. RED FLAG!!!!
So, after doing a little research, I found that the actual article was fake. The video contained in said article is real however. But the interview never happened. However, Pat Buchanan has made similar statements in the past, and in some cases for worse statements.
Pat Buchanan, who has run for President, and whose platform Trump almost completely adopted, has said such fucked up things as "dismissing President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as affirmative action beneficiaries, and defending the idea of a majority-white U.S. as “an America like the country I grew up in, which was a pretty good country.”
A few thoughts this article inspired:
1) Always check your sources
2) There are people, you may be looking at one sitting next to you, or across the office, you may be married to one, who want to return to the "morals and values that this country were founded upon." Allow me to remind you those values included women having no real place outside the home, and I would be considered 3/5 of a white person, let us not forget when this view was double downed on by the Supreme Court itself:
"They had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold, and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made by it. This opinion was at that time fixed and universal in the civilized portion of the white race. It was regarded as an axiom in morals as well as in politics, which no one thought of disputing, or supposed to be open to dispute; and men in every grade and position in society daily and habitually acted upon it in their private pursuits, as well as in matters of public concern, without doubting for a moment the correctness of this opinion."
3) Let us also keep this Supreme Court decision, as well as the 3/5 Compromise in mind when we discuss the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. The Constitution was not perfect. When I made that statement to a table full of NRA members, their heads damn near exploded. Die mad about it. We "ourgrew" (barely) slavery, and militias, perhaps we've outgrown a gun in every pocket too.
4) If we existed under the values this country was founded upon, I'd be in chains, and half of my Facebook friends would be fighting over who was gonna buy me, because I'm a big strong buck with years of field work left in me.
5) It's for these reasons that if you believe in #MAGA, we're not friends. If you openly tell me you believe in #MAGA, we'll agree to disagree and part ways. You don't have my best interest at heart, so what good are you to me? If you fit in this category, stand up for what you believe in once in your life and let me know, so we can part company umemotionally. Why would you even want to be a friend, or supporter of that "high falutin nigger boy" anyway?
6) Do something good for someone today for no other reason than doing good.
7) Fuck Pat Buchanan
8) Fuck #MAGA. Spoiler Alert: It's best most moments were fleeting at best, because it has always had an ugly underbelly.
9) If this made you exasperated or incredulous...die mad about it.
10) Be good....do good, and have a wonderful Friday!