I can tell you're not from New York:I agree he's gonna lose in Nov.
I don't think he was letting it interfere with the future so much as it is that he realizes full well he's got 3 months left, and it's putting him in an introspective sort of mood. It happens to Presidents, too.The past is the past. You should not forget the past, and the wrong that was done. And I do find it distgusting that there are revisionists out there trying to wash away the crime of slavery. BUT! You must not let it interfere with the future.
You dont also have to celebrate the founding of the country that put your ancestors through hell either. You can accept that America today is a better country then it was in the past, and still honour your ancestors by not celebrating the country's past that put them into slavery or massacred them during expansionarly warsMany groups of people didn't have total rights in 1776. Women, gays, blacks, Natives....
If you're going by what your ancestors went through, I guess I shouldn't celebrate it since my great-grandmother was full-blood Choctaw. Doesn't seem like many people would be celebrating.
I think it's all silly. I love the 4th of July and I don't see myself as a victim simply because of what my ancestors went through.
Damn, boy. Don't be ignorant. Search the word "Juneteenth".He is right.. the Black American Independence days should either be the 6th of December (day the 13th Amendment was adopted) or maybe the July 2 for the civil rights act that finally got rid of the last part of slavery (segregation in this case). Or how about the day the racists Confederacy was defeated?
One thing for sure.. 4th July did not give equal rights too all "men" in the US.. that did not happen till at best 1964, and at worst the late 1980s when the last segregation law on the books was finally removed.
So again.. he is right.
Then again, only a damn fool of a black man in America would rather be a black man in Africa today. Just like we Irishmen are damn glad our ancestors moved here some time back.You dont also have to celebrate the founding of the country that put your ancestors through hell either. You can accept that America today is a better country then it was in the past, and still honour your ancestors by not celebrating the country's past that put them into slavery or massacred them during expansionarly wars
Oh come on now, be fair. There's no reason on the face of the Earth that PeteEU should be expected to know that one off the top of his head.Damn, boy. Don't be ignorant. Search the word "Juneteenth".
yes being black in the US today is better then living in Ethopia today.Then again, only a damn fool of a black man in America would rather be a black man in Africa today. Just like we Irishmen are damn glad our ancestors moved here some time back.
Now you're just splitting hairs. Whether the document granted those rights to "men" or said they came from God, the fact of the matter is that our nation at its birth (and for many years thereafter) did not recognize the rights of the people who were treated as chattel.The Declaration of Independence gave no rights to any man. You could at least read the document sometime to see what it claims the origin of rights are.
Oh, big deal. Terms such as "liberal" and "conservative" and "Republican" and "Democrat" have changed places enough over the course of our history that that ugly little fact is mostly meaningless now.And the racists who held the freedoms away from the blacks in America after the civil war were the Democrats. If you wanted to know.