Professor Obama: Genocide in Darfur is like American slavery and don’t you forget it
Posted by danishova on July 12, 2009
Fox News reports on the Community Organizer-in-Chief’s latest plan to rewrite history and heed Saul Alinsky’s lesson to keep “rubbing raw the wounds of discontent”:
President Obama says slavery is a terrible part of the United States’ history and should be taught in a way that connects that past cruelty to current events, such as the genocide in Darfur.
During an interview with CNN while traveling in Ghana, Obama compared the legacy of slavery to the history of the Holocaust. He said both are horrible historical points that cannot be ignored and that their lessons must not be forgotten.
"I think it’s important that the way we think about it and the way it’s taught is not one in which there’s simply a victim and a victimizer. And that’s the end of the story," Obama said at Cape Coast Castle, a West African site where traders once shipped slaves to the New World…
Yep, we must find a way to blame America for everything, especially things we had nothing to do with, like Darfur. We must never let the story end, and every atrocity that occurs should be tied to the ‘American Holocaust’ of slavery. However, no attempts to tie today’s “cruelties” to the peace loving poets and inventors of “The Muslim World will be tolerated.
"I think the way it has to be thought about, the reason it’s relevant, is because whether it’s what’s happening in Darfur or what’s happening in the Congo or what’s happening in too many places around the world, you know, the capacity for cruelty still exists," Obama said.
And America is such a mean country.
Here’s a lesson I’d like to see taught, but somehow I doubt it will make the cut:
Christianity was a force behind ending slavery in the U.S. over 150 years ago. Islam is a force in keeping slavery alive in Darfur (and elsewhere in Africa) today.