Recently, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns was the commencement speaker at a college graduation. As he spoke, he reminded us that liberals are always angry and dissatisfied with America and never pass up a chance to say so.
Here are some random thoughts about his speech.
Among other subjects in a predictable assortment of tripe, Burns essentially apologized for being white as he stood with a smug, self-assured look while hitting his applause lines. His apology represents a favorite liberal ploy of giving away something that they don’t own. My right to apologize or not apologize for something is mine and mine alone.
He insisted that “Black lives matter” while not whispering a word about the majority of black murder victims dying at the hands of other blacks. The make-up of Burns’ audience was revealed by the huge drop off in applause when Burns followed up with “all lives matter.” The brothers and sisters don’t want to hear that.
He used a familiar, liberal line about how “Almost weekly, a black man is killed by the police,” without including a word about the circumstances. He also failed to mention the fact that blacks kill dozens more blacks than are killed by cops. He said nothing about the savagery that is visited upon blacks by other blacks who belong in prison as he bemoaned the number of black men in prison. He said nothing about the fact that his hometown in New Hampshire is less than 3% black–and hundreds of miles from the nearest black ghetto.
Burns referenced the Civil War and told his student audience that he was drafting them into the “Union Army.” He didn’t mention the fact that the Union Army had to free the great-grandparents of his audience at gunpoint from the Democrats who ran the plantations then and still run them today.
He alluded to “plantations” and “company stores” still around today, but never mentioned that it is Democrats, his Party, who hold blacks as captives in nightmarish lives and lie to them about who is responsible for their misery.
He had nothing good to say about America and chose to hold the hands of his minority audience, cautioning about the world outside of family and school being scary.
Burns typifies what is wrong with the Left. They have no understanding of actual human nature and are determined to see the world as they want it to be rather than as it is.
Burns and people like him are eager to convince graduating minority students that their world is essentially the same as the one their slave ancestors lived in. Such is the reason that Burns and fellow race hustlers are the problem, not the solution.
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