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Is America Led Today By Anti-Americans?

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How can America unite again to do great things if we are led by people who believe America suffers from a great sickness of the soul, an original sin that dates back to her birth as a nation? 

Consider. After his long night of prayer for "the right verdict" to be pronounced—Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts—Joe Biden stepped before the White House cameras to tell us what it all meant. George Floyd's death, said Biden, "was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism... that is a stain on our nation's soul—the knee on the neck of justice for Black Americans." Astonishing. Biden is saying that when Chauvin knelt on the neck of George Floyd for nine minutes as the life drained out of him, the world, for once, was getting a good, close look at the diseased soul of America. What Chauvin was doing to Floyd, said the president of the United States, is a reflection of the kind of justice America delivers to Black Americans.     

This is no aberration, Biden was saying. This is the routine reality. Biden was introduced by Kamala Harris, who said much the same: "America has a long history of systemic racism. Black Americans and Black men in particular have been treated throughout the course of our history as less than human."     

At Al Sharpton's National Action Network, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivered what The Wall Street Journal called, "a recitation of America's sins (that) could have come from China's Global Times." Said Thomas-Greenfield: 

I have... seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles. ... Racism is the problem of the racist. And it is the problem of the society that produces the racist.

What our diplomat to the world is saying is that our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights are interwoven with white supremacy and that America, to this day, continues to breed racists.     

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at a Congressional Black Caucus event after the verdict, turned her eyes heavenward in gratitude:

Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice....For being there to call out to your mom—how heartbreaking was that ... And because of you ... your name will always be synonymous with justice. 

Implication: Floyd died to redeem America of her original sin of racism.

All in all, quite a commentary on our leaders. For, again, our president and vice president are saying that this people and country still suffer from a sickness of the soul that dates back to its formative days.

The 1960s radicals who vilified our country as "Amerika" were rightly called "anti-American." Today, the difference between what they said about America and what our highest elected leaders are saying is hard to discern.

Our enemies have picked up on this. In Anchorage, after Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Beijing out for repression in Hong Kong and "genocide" in Xinjiang, China's foreign minister was right back in his face. You Americans should look to your own sins and clean up your house before lecturing the world on political morality, he said. Today, that Chinese foreign minister could cite Biden and Harris as his chief witnesses that America is a nation sick in its soul.

We hear our leaders' attacks on America. Where is their defense? What other nation has provided the same measures of personal and political freedoms and material blessings for 40 million black people as has the United States? If people of color are treated "as less than human" in America, as Harris says, why are so many people of color seeking desperately to get across our Southern border to build their future here?

What is the real truth about race in America that goes unmentioned in the mainstream media's endless hunt for encounters between Black men and white cops?

The main perpetrators of violent crimes against black Americans—are other black Americans. Black men, ages 16 to 40, are 3 percent of the U.S. population but commit roughly a third of America's violent crimes. Defund police, restrict police, remove police and you will get more of what the police prevent—crimes, especially violent crimes, in your community.

When Biden and Harris spoke of "systemic racism" afflicting our society, they were not describing their enlightened selves. And it was Hillary Clinton who identified the people the leftist elites have in mind:

You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. ... The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. ... Some of those folks... are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America.  

What Clinton, Biden, and Harris are all saying is that, though the moral sickness of racism pervades our society, we are the vaccinated ones.

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Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever. To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators website at www.creators.com.

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Tionico
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Strong words, but true.. Mr. Buchanan's that is. His comments about today's sick rhetoric being much like that of the 1960's is on the mark. But pause and ponder: far too many of today's redical pawl a tish uns are either survivors of that era's shenannigans, or direct descendants of the "leaders" of that era. So why the surprise? I was alove and of age when those things were happening.. and for a season supported them. but then I began to see past the curtain and realise the powers that were behind the scened and pulling the strings. I separaated from the radical contingent and moved ahead into a different and far better reality. I've known a number of people living and working in many of the countries that underwent the same ppolitical corruption that attempted to take ours down back then. Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, and watched Colu=ombia and vEnezuale, Cuba, Ecuador, Argenitina Chile, Panama, El Salvador, Mexico, all go down that ugly and dangerous road. WHAT will it take for enough Yanks to shake off their slumber, wise up, and take a stand agaisnt the rammpant tyranny. South Africa, Ethiopia, Somalia, Egypt, the COngo, Philippines, IF we don not rise up and insist our Constitution be firmly applied as the Supreme Law of thisLand, we are doomed to a fate such as the naitons I just named have suffered, and many continue to do do as well.
 
 

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Doug
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I am 72 and have never experienced anything really comparable to the last couple years. I feel like I'm living in a Twilight Zone episode, or have tumbled down the rabbit hole or live in an alternate universe. This can't possibly continue, eventually the fluff will hit the fan, where it will go, nobody know.
 
 

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Steve
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It should be noted that, although black males perpetrate a disproportionate amount of violent crime, they prey predominately on their fellow blacks. Since it also predominately blacks who want to defund/eliminate police, I am quite comfortable with that, particularly inasmuch as I live in a community far removed from the problem. I am firmly of the opinion that the residents of the inner cities and black neighborhoods where most of the violence is occurring should, indeed, be left to their own devices to sort things out.
 
 

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mjerryfuerst
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The sentence "Implication: Floyd died to redeem America of her original sin of racism." earned this article a place in the recycle bin
 
 

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Jason123
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They that are well need not a physician--Jesus I think we need a physicia
 
 

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