On April 12, Shelley Garland posted this article, "Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?"in the Huffington Post saying:
"Some of the biggest blows to the progressive cause in the past year have often been due to the votes of white men. If white men were not allowed to vote, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Union, it is unlikely that Donald Trump would now be the President of the United States, and it is unlikely that the Democratic Alliance would now be governing four of South Africa’s biggest cities."
(Note: The Democratic Alliance is not a white party. The leader is Mmusi Maimane. RK)She goes on to claim the Great Recession of 2008 was the the result and influence of reckless white men, and she's right. It was caused by the white far left President Jimmy Carter - the second dumbest man to ever sit in the White House - and his signing of the Community Reinvestment Act sponsored by another white leftist Senator William Proxmire in 1977.
She feels the world is afflicted with white male toxicity and the only way to fix it is to disenfranchise them for 20 or 30 years in order to redistribute the world’s wealth, which in her opinion is long overdue.
She goes on to say:
Over the past 500 years colonialism, slavery, and various aggressive wars and genocides, have been due to the actions of white men. Redistributing some of their assets will go some way to paying the historical debt that they owe society.While it's true slavery was part of our national history and shame - and America was involved in aggressive wars - and no one can say the destruction of the indian tribes wasn't genocidal - and if one wants to condemn them as Christians - they have an argument because the people of that day professed to be Christians and believed in a philosophy that says you don't do those kind of things.
However, if she wants to condemn them as white people - which she is - then she has some problems. "You hear from your professors that white people were guilty of colonization, slavery, and oppression. This is true. What your professors will not point out is that such behavior was, and is, universal. Human beings are a sorry species, given to murder, torture, genocide, thievery, looting, conquest, and slavery. This has been, and is, true of Africans, American Indians, Latin Americans, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Japanese, Chinese, and Europeans."
They didn't do anything the rest of the world wasn't doing. They just did it better than everyone else.
Her argument is the same logical fallacy tactic consistently used by the left - use our own values against us. Values they don't believe it.
Slavery was practiced for centuries everywhere, including Africa, and it's still being practiced there, but not by white people. Where's her condemnation? And whites didn't enslave African blacks. Black Africans and Muslim traders enslaved black Africans and sold them to whites. But who stopped the African trade to America? It was those "terrible white men" who stopped that by making it illegal to transport slaves to America with the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves of 1807.
Then those horrible British white men began the "Blockade of Africa in 1808 after Britain outlawed the Atlantic slave trade, making it illegal for British ships to transport slaves. The Royal Navy immediately established a presence off Africa to enforce the ban, called the West Africa Squadron. Although the ban initially applied only to British ships, Britain negotiated treaties with other countries to give the Royal Navy the right to intercept and search their ships for slaves.
Although America didn't agree to this - America went one giant leap beyond England - America sacrificed over 600,000 young white men in a horribly bloody Civil War to end slavery in the Land of the Free, also created by white men. Who's going to pay reparations for those lives?
All the while slavery has continued to this day in Africa. Where's her condemnation?
The indian tribes hated each other more than they hated the white settlers, at least until the end, and all through their history they were more than happy to butcher each other and steal the other tribe's lands. In Texas the Comanche were so aggressive they drove the Apache out of what was known as Comancheria.
She rants on saying ideologies that focus on individuals and individual responsibility rather than the group allow for whites to ignore their "debt" to society, as their wealth came from theft and violence. That may sound rational to leftist loons, but in American society no one is excluded from participating in the American Dream. And what debt is it exactly? How much is that debt? Who does that debt need to be paid to? And for what? Remember we're already working on a deficit for those 600,000 young white men who died to free the slaves during the Civil war, violently.
She demands the elimination of individual responsibility, but doesn't explain how that lack of responsible behavior will work for the "group". In short - she tells the non-white and female world to take on the philosophy that nothing is their fault and nothing is their responsibility because they're owed, and someone had better take care of them with their money, or else.
It seems to me we're already doing that. How well has that worked?
What fascinates me is the absolute arrogance of this woman, and the lack of universal condemnation for her irrational views. What if conservative news sites demanded the repeal of the 15th or 19th Amendments? The hue and cry from the left and the media would have been deafening. If there wasn't an alternative media - the public would never have heard of this - yet this is who they are - this is what they want - this is the kind of thing they scheme for and talk about among themselves.
Yet history shows the real pain that's being inflicted on others, including blacks and women, is being inflicted by leftists and insane people like this woman who want us to adopt policies which have been proven failures all through history. In short - they want us to "Feel the Bern" as they are in Venezuela.
Well, by disenfranchising white men for 20 or 30 years that's sure to happen since it's those terrible white males who've created this stunningly wealthy, healthy, long lived, comfortable society in a country where she can spew out insanity and have it published. Not to mention this absolutely would lead to a second civil war. I just had a thought. Why hasn't she moved to Venezuela?
If what's happened in South Africa and Zimbabwe is an example of the consequences of disenfranchizing the white male population - it seems to me - so goes the white American male, so goes America.
While back here on planet Earth in this horrible capitalist nation called America - Larry Elder declared noted that “if black America were a country, it would be the 15th-wealthiest country in the world.”
It's been claimed his math proved incorrect, However, I'm willing to bet he's right based on living standards. It's claimed American blacks would actually be the 44th richest nation, and of course there's the logical fallacy, even if it's true. Where would the blacks of Zimbabwe fall? Where would the blacks in any African nation fall? Is there even one other nation on this planet blacks come close to that? Or the opportunities that exist for blacks here?
His invocation of “black America” was followed by a refutation of the concept by a fellow black conservative: "Shortly after Elder’s remarks, the Republican strategist Ron Christie argued that there is no such thing as "black America" and, further, that the very notion of it is antithetical “to our national motto of E Pluribus Unum.”
Well, tell that to the NAACP and all the other race hustlers who make their living by making sure there's a "black America".
Let's get this right once and for ever. Nobody owes!
The only owing we have to do is to obey the law. That's what these groups she claims to represent have to grasp if they want to fix their problems and failures. No one owes you!
Here are the keys to a successful life? Get a job, go to work everyday, don't come in late and leave early, do your job without giving the boss five hundred pounds of attitude, don't steal from your boss, marry the women you've impregnated, or marry the man who impregnated you, pay your bills, don't do drugs and stop being criminals. It's really quite simple, those are foundational to a successful life in America. And nobody owes! And blaming others for not sharing the wealth they've created isn't the answer - that's the doom of every successful society.
The only consistent moral foundation of the left is the willingness to adopt any philosophy that will give them the power they so insanely crave, and that's always molded with greed, envy and hate.
As a final thought: I hereby nominate Shelley Garland to membership in the Club For the Galacticly Stupid.
Update, 4/26/17 - It appears this "woman" isn't even a woman. See my post Club For the Galacticaly Stupid: Meet Shelly Garland
Update 4/27/17 - The editor at Huff and Puff has resigned.