Now and again I venture on to the Guardian website, just to keep an eye on the crazies. At the moment they are in full on meltdown over Trump and Brexit, but I also noticed a video that told me that the West was built on racism. And it’s time we faced that! (especially you over there in the corner, you closet racist).
I will not lay it all out word for word but essentially in it we are told: the dead white men that won the West, were all in fact horrid slave owners and oppressors who butchered the innocent.
Now it is true that the Founding Fathers of the US were slave owners. But the story did not end there did it? The statement in the Declaration of Independence that was written by ‘white men’ that all men are created equal (by God) was the spark that lit the fuse towards the abolition of slavery.
What is so easy to forget is the slavery was historically universal and it still dominates many non-Western countries in the world.
The abolition of slavery in the West is unique. It was the dead white man Abraham Lincoln who fought a war against his own people that ended slavery in the US and it was the dominant white men in Congress having being persuaded by their fellow black citizens, following a long and hard fought campaign, who ultimately ended segregation over a hundred years later.
It was the dead white man William Wilberforce who campaigned tirelessly to end the international slave trade in Britain, and it was the brilliance of Western science that meant economically speaking the abolition of slavery was possible.
The video goes on to tell us that it is the “Myth of an enlightened Europe that helps us sleep tonight.” Ah yes – this is the subtle way of telling us that you, dear Sir, are not enlightened, and that in fact you are more interested in the colour of someone’s skin than the content of his or her character. It is telling us that to this very day we are racist bigots.
It amazes me though that despite this racism, so many ‘people of colour’ flee their countries to come to the unenlightened West – both out of complete desperation to survive war but also for economic reasons. It seems that despite all our terrible racism hundreds of thousands of people risk their lives to come to Europe, and Britain in particular, in the hope of a better life.
Even if the President builds a wall, the migrants will simply tunnel under it to the get to the US, we are told. Now what type of person would do this, if they think they are in for a life of oppression? Honestly where is the logic to that?
Why would so many risk so much to come to a country that will treat them as second-class citizens? It is nonsense – it is myth-making and leftist bullying of the worst kind.
The video ends with a rallying cry to ‘decolonise our universities.’ That means removing white male philosophers from the curriculum solely because they are white.
Erasing someone solely because they have the wrong skin colour? Now that’s racism.
(Image: David Holt)