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Midday Rant - It’s Always About Racism for the Racists

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

by Bill White


[Transcript]



The racists are at it again. Truth is, they never actually stopped.


Tim Wise, who peddles himself as an ‘Anti-racist educator’, argued on MSNBC’s The ReidOut that the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights to stop slave rebellions rather than protect individual gun rights.


Before I begin, just a quick detour on the subject of Wise being an ‘Anti-racist’… or an Anti-racist educator, whatever, I have the same yardstick for anyone who describes themselves as not being ‘Antisemitic’. If you have to tell me that you’re not, then you are. The evidence of you not being an antisemite or a racist is your actions not what you’re saying. So, if you need to tell me you’re Anti-racist, you’re probably one of their leaders.


Anyway, it was just one year ago that Carol Anderson, who is a professional racist currently drawing a salary as “professor” of African American Studies at Emory University, was touting her book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, in which Anderson argued poorly that the “well-regulated Militia” found in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was created to provide states with a mechanism to quell potential slave uprisings.


It’s only a week after the Uvalde Texas school shooting, but these racists are drudging up this false narrative once again. The fact that a majority of the citizens of Uvalde are Hispanic, as were most of the murdered students, AND the nutcase shooter… this obvious inconsistency in their philosophy does not seem to register with these idiots.


In an op-ed for The Washington Post in 2014, Anderson argued that the unrest following the 2014 Ferguson shooting was a manifestation of "white rage", or white backlash against African American advancement. Her resulting book, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, expanded on this ridiculous theory.


People like Anderson and those who peddle this narrative again, like Tim Wise, in the wake of the mass shooting at Uvalde are the true racists. Even a cursory inspection of the historical documents exposes the foolishness of Anderson’s theory and likewise anyone who repeats her nonsense.


James Madison certainly gets credit, in June 1789, for the words “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” and “A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country,” against a tyrannical government.


But Samuel Adams had made the same sentiments a year prior during the Massachusetts ratifying convention, where he proclaimed “the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of The United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms…”


Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay collectively wrote eighty-five essays, known as the Federalist Papers, to persuade people, from those in politics to the average citizen, that the new Constitution would be an aid in the growth of the young nation.


And it was in Federalist No. 29, that Alexander Hamilton wrote that a well-regulated militia composed of the people will be more uniform and beneficial to the public defense of all Americans. He argued that an excessively large militia can harm a nation's workforce, as not everyone can leave their profession to go through military exercises. Thus, a smaller, but still well-regulated militia, is the answer. In the end, Hamilton concluded that the militia, as it is constituted directly of the people and managed by the states, is not a danger to liberty.


Nothing in Adams’, Madison’s or Hamilton’s words could possibly suggest that slavery ever entered into their discussions. It was never about slavery. It was always about a peaceful people protecting themselves from anyone who might wish to violate that peace.


The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was simply never about slavery or race and the truth is that you can tell who’s the racist are because they’re always talking about race.


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