Closing Thought–22Jul21

Another from the files of ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’………

It seems that there is a black conservative that thinks that slavery was not about racism…..

A Black conservative YouTuber who went viral late last month slamming Critical Race Theory during a school board meeting appeared on Fox News this Tuesday and gave a questionable perspective on the history of slavery.

“Nobody wants to get the real history of [slavery],” Ty Smith said. “America was not founded on racism.”

Smith did acknowledge that slavery was a real thing — but he insisted that it wasn’t about racism despite the fact that all slaves in the United States were Black.

“Don’t get me wrong — there was slavery going on, but slavery itself initially was not a racist thing,” he said. “It never was about race initially, so to sit there and take it like America was founded on racism is a complete lie. Yeah, there was slavery going on, but slavery was going on in all the world. It never was a race thing, so why are we making it a race thing now?”

(rawstory.com)

Seriously?

How much does he make from the GOP and the RNC?

It has got to be a money thing for him to deny history…..he can be bought.

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That Texas Education

If you want to feel good about your white privilege then Texas will be the place for you and your children…..if ever there was revisionism in our educational system then look NO further than the state of Texas.

Where to begin with this?

The Texas state Senate has passed legislation that would repeal requirements to teach the history of white supremacy and the ways “in which it is morally wrong,” among other lessons pertaining to prominent people of color and women.

The Republican-led upper chamber passed the measure, known as Senate Bill 3, in a 18-4 vote on Friday.

The legislation now awaits consideration in the House, also led by Republicans, where Democratic lawmakers left earlier this month to deny their colleagues on the other side of the aisle the quorum necessary for a special legislative session in an effort to block a sweeping elections bill.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/563618-texas-senate-passes-bill-that-would-nix-requirement-for-teaching-white

This bill would also tackle the KKK …..

In a new political low in Texas, the Republican-dominated state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate a requirement that public schools teach that the Ku Klux Klan and its white supremacist campaign of terror are “morally wrong.”

Critics say the state is promoting an “anti-civics” education.

 

Senate Bill 3 — passed last Friday 18-4 — drops most mentions of people of color and women from the state’s required curriculum.

That includes eliminating a requirement that students be taught the “history of white supremacy, including but not limited to the institution of slavery, the eugenics movement, and the Ku Klux Klan, and the ways in which it is morally wrong.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-senate-education-bill-white-supremacy_n_60f50cf6e4b01f11895b2dc3

But there is so much more in Senate bill 3……

The Texas Senate approved a GOP-backed education bill backed on the moral panic against the so-called critical race theory that eliminates any requirements for public schools to teach students about Martin Luther King Jr., the Ku Klux Klan, women’s suffrage, and a number of topics related to the Civil Rights movement. 

Presently, Texas law requires that public school teachers adequately instruct their students on “the history of white supremacy, including but not limited to the institution of slavery, the eugenics movement, and the Ku Klux Klan, and the ways in which it is morally wrong.”

However, the bill, advanced on Friday along with an 18-4 vote in the Republican-led Texas Senate, will effectively give school districts the choice to shape their own history curriculums. S.B. 3 falls in line with the broader conservative push to abolish educational mandates on what history teachers can and cannot teach in the classroom. 

https://www.salon.com/2021/07/20/texas-republicans-are-ramming-through-legislation-to-ban-teaching-about-mlk-jr-in-public-schools/

In case anyone would like to read the entire bill then look no further than here…..

Click to access SB00003F.pdf

Granted this has not become law yet….but there is an excellent chance that Abbot will have this bill on his desk soon.

Sorry but this is pure revisionism….and basically teaching hate….

I am so glad that my child graduated before this type of bullsh*t became the norm.

Plus this will be a template for other Red States and their brand of made-up history.

I heard an ad for something that states the “you cannot re-write history”….that is pure BS….some one should tell Texas and other idiot Red States…..

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Clown Show Cancelled

The House Select Committee on the events in and around 06 January will proceed without GOP participation. The Speaker refused to emit two members that were instrumental in the attempt to deny Biden the count and Minority leader McCarthy saw the jig was up and pulled all names for the Committee….

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy submitted his picks for the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack Tuesday. But the Republican included two congressmen, Reps. Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio, who vocally supported objections to finishing the electoral vote count and formalizing President Biden’s election. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi objected, McCarthy said he would pull the rest of his picks, too, NBC News reports. Pelosi was set to approve the other picks, including Texas’ Troy Nehls, who also supported objections on Jan. 6.

“How people voted on the president—affirming the election of Joe Biden—is not a criterion for service,” Pelosi said Tuesday, per the Hill. Pelosi’s picks for the committee include Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who was one of the few GOP House members who voted to impeach Donald Trump. Pelosi can veto any of McCarthy’s picks she doesn’t like. She said the selection of Jordan and Banks would damage the “integrity of the investigation.” The committee is scheduled to meet July 27. McCarthy said that unless Pelosi seats all five of his nominees, ” Republicans will not be party to their sham process and will instead pursue our own investigation of the facts,” McCarthy said, per the AP.

Not to worry these GOP sycophants may not be featured in the Center Ring they will have ample time and opportunity to spew their hatred and chaos from the side rings.

The Hearing will not be as amusing without the mental midgets in the GOP…..but they are not going away.

The GOP theater of the absurd is alive and well….and should provide the media with endless reports on the antics of the sidelined clowns.

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