American Revolution Caused Racism Worldwide?

2020 July 6
by bc3b

People who have been paying attention realize that CNN, the New York Times, Washington Post and the “Alphabet Networks” have long stopped being objective news sources. They have become propaganda organs that would make Joseph Goebbels and the 1950s Pravda editors blush. In fact, we’re shocked on rare occasions when they slip and actually tell the truth. Jake Tapper slips up about every six months.

They keep pushing the envelope. The New York Times, home of Walter Duranty and Jayson Blair, is trying to push Project 1619 on our public schools – revisionist history, whose chief writer is a racist black woman, that claims the American Revolution was fought primarily over slavery.

Not to be outdone, the Washington (Com)Post published an op-ed by Elizabeth Klosky, an associate professor at Villanova, which claims the American Revolution was the  genesis for the British increasing colonialism and spreading racism and slavery around the world. While the NY Times writer is a black racist, Kolsky suffers from white guilt. I’m sure she denounces so-called white privilege as long as it doesn’t adversely affect her cushy job.

The first is the central paradox in U.S. history: The nation’s democracy was founded as a slave society.

The second is that after cutting political ties with Great Britain, Americans doubled down on the British Empire’s project of colonial domination. The American Revolution inspired freedom movements in other parts the world. But it also contributed to the worldwide spread of white supremacy.

In the century after independence, the United States went from being a province of Britain’s empire to building its own empire “from sea to shining sea” and then overseas in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam.

When President Thomas Jefferson set the country on a path of westward expansion, he imagined an “empire of liberty” that would spread freedom across the continent and protect the nation from the “dangerous extension” of British power. But the growth of slavery and the “removal” of native peoples on the mainland were achieved by force, not consent.

Across the Atlantic, Britain responded to the loss of the 13 colonies by developing a “second,” much larger empire in Asia, Australia and Africa. Both the American and the British Empires post-1776 were structured by racial hierarchy, violence and a systemic devaluation of black and indigenous lives.

Consider, for example, the case of India. In the decades after U.S. independence, the British East India Co. conquered most of the subcontinent. British colonizers embedded racism in the law, political economy, geography and culture of British India from the late 18th century.


Britain’s settler colonies in Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Africa caused the violent dispossession of indigenous peoples and frequently justified the idea of black extermination. In 1825, for instance, a white settler in Australia publicly proposed: “The best thing that could be done would be to shoot all the Blacks … the women and children should especially be shot as the most certain method of getting rid of the race.” Despite self-aggrandizing claims to the contrary, Britain’s abolition of slavery in 1833 did not stop racism. In fact, colonial expansion intensified colonial racism.

Genocidal violence was a foundational pillar of the British Empire, not an accidental or unintentional outcome. As a consequence of colonial policies, as many as 30 million Indians died of starvation during three major famines that ravaged the subcontinent in the last quarter of the 19th century.

After America declared independence from Britain, both countries maintained powerful traditions of racism and violence that were distinct and interconnected.

As the article points out, the British were in India 20 years prior to the American Revolution.

Rather than being honest academics on honest journalists (how’s that for a contradiction in terms?), today unscrupulous people are working to rewrite history to fit their narrow political beliefs and get really upset when called out. But remember, if you’re white or even Oriental and you don’t take a knee, you’re racissst.

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  1. 2020 July 6 3:09 am
    bc3b permalink

    Tuition and fees at Villanova are $57,000 (not including room and board). It’s more expensive than Harvard, but it has a better basketball team.

  2. 2020 July 6 5:16 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “It’s more expensive than Harvard, but it has a better basketball team.”

    Yeah, but can they count by 2 the number on their shirt?

  3. 2020 July 6 5:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    Very emotional press conference with Atlanta’s mayor and police chief:

    The mayor does tell people they must take responsibility, but also blames Georgia’s open carry law. Things like this don’t normally happen outside black neighborhoods.

  4. 2020 July 6 6:03 am
    Eph permalink

    3. Second look at Warren for VP??


  5. 2020 July 6 6:49 am

    When I went to Vegas to celebrate my birthday a few months ago, I ended up with an older woman at a bar the last night of my stay. She looked pretty good for a 60-year-old and in fact, she wasn’t too bad at all, and I found myself thinking she probably had a really hot daughter.

    After a couple of cocktails, and she asked if I’d ever had a Sportsman’s Double?’

    ‘What’s that?’ I asked.

    ‘It’s a mother and daughter threesome,’ she said. As my mind began to embrace the idea, and wondered what her daughter might look like, I said, ‘No, I haven’t.’

    We drank a bit more, then she said with a wink, ‘tonight’s your lucky night.’

    We went back to her place and as we walked in she put on the hall light and shouted upstairs…

    ‘Mom, you still awake?’

  6. 2020 July 6 7:11 am
    drdog09 permalink

  7. 2020 July 6 7:13 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Sportsmans Double”?

    More like a Mortician’s Melee.

  8. 2020 July 6 7:43 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    The coin shortage is affecting super markets nationally. Meijer was just the first:

  9. 2020 July 6 7:46 am
    bc3b permalink

    Ip is afraid to contact one of his former stewardesses for a grandma/grandaughter “sportsman’s double” for fear he might be the grandpa.

  10. 2020 July 6 7:55 am

    So much for even obeying house arrest …

    9 – I smell bs on said “shortage”, my nose says it much more being about forcing people away from cash and coinage and taking this opportunity to do it. Watch this “shortage” will never end.

    6 – lol

    3 – Anything but blaming herself for letting it all happen, by restricting the popo from doing anything that created the situation in the first place. Fk her, she’s got just as much blood on her hands as everyone else. No different than Jenny in Seattle.

  11. 2020 July 6 8:24 am
    fight on permalink

    Wishing everyone a belated Independence day. Checked out for awhile went to Texas hill country no computer. Felt good to go offline for a bit.

    Took the scenic route back to Dallas tons of Trump banners everywhere which was encouraging.

    Welcome back MPT.

  12. 2020 July 6 8:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    7-year old girl shot and killed in Chicago while playing outside her grandmother’s house:

    CBS local coverage in Chicago. You can bet this wasn’t covered by CBS nationally or CNN.

  13. 2020 July 6 8:34 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    More pipeline related stuff.

    Warren Buffett would like to thank all those environmental protesters and activist judges who needlessly delayed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project which would have brought cheap energy to the Eastern Seaboard.

    These self-righteous, self-appointed defenders of the Earth helped Buffett acquire Dominion Energy Inc.’s natural gas assets for a song.

    Buffett bought once the company’s partner threw in the towel on the pipeline project.

    The story also said, “In a separate statement on Sunday, Dominion, along with partner Duke Energy Corp., said they were canceling the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project due to ‘ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project.’

    “The pipeline has been abandoned even after the favorable United States Supreme Court decision last month. The project has faced major protests from landowners in the pipeline’s path and environmental activists.”

    Luddite environmentalists succeeded in stopping the transmission of clean energy in the safest way possible. This created a problem for Dominion. Buffett swooped in.

    While everyone else was hunkered down, Buffett was circling and circling and waiting to find some roadkill for supper.

    This is the second time that Buffett has made billions from a delay in a pipeline.

  14. 2020 July 6 10:18 am

    10 You got that right. bc3b

  15. 2020 July 6 12:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Put all the statues back up! Frederick Douglass has been torn from his pedestal. These riots have nothing to do with race and everything with erasing history.

  16. 2020 July 6 1:44 pm

    Bronze nacht.~~

  17. 2020 July 6 5:01 pm
    bc3b permalink

  18. 2020 July 6 5:37 pm
    bc3b permalink

    In case you still had doubts the NFL has gone mad:

    He’s likely the best QB in the league, but …. I presume the Chiefs have some kind of injury insurance, which likely adds another $50 million.

  19. 2020 July 6 5:42 pm
    Eph permalink

    BC. 23


    What happens if he gets hurt?

  20. 2020 July 6 5:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    See Something, Say Something — — “He demanded to know who they were and they replied they were from the New England Aerial map society – it was totally fictitious. The problem the FBI had was that the guy is an expert in maps and geology. It’s what he does for a living.”

    What are the chances???

  21. 2020 July 6 5:42 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Clearly sensible but ALSO politically terrific.

    ICE just put down a notice to students in the US on student visas that they must leave the United States if their classes are going to be only online this fall.
    If they want to stay, ICE says they must transfer to a school with in person instruction.

    A lady from Ithaca NY (home of Cornell University) laughs and considers what it would mean if the Federal Gov applied similar reasoning to funding for K-12 grades:
    “This is all over my FB feed, with the locals FREAKING OUT about students returning, but also FREAKING OUT about international students being told to leave (they never left as they weren’t sure they would get back in).

    It looks like checkmate to me by the Administration. Want to hold online classes only? Fine, your students don’t need their visas so send them home. Hahahaha – I love it.

    I think Trump is giving states until the end of the month to decide what to do about k-12 in person classes and then he’ll drop the federal $$ bombshell. So many parents, many of them active voters, want/need their kids in school. This is stepping up to become a huge election issue and I don’t think the teachers’ unions have figured that out yet. They think they have the cards stacked in their favor and the goodwill of parents. Think again.”

    Hey, I’m one of those parents. I don’t want my kid attending a crappy “distance learning” format. And plenty of parents are starting back to work. They NEED to know a schedule so they know where their kids are and that they’re safe.

    Note: in my county of about 2 million, there are ZERO deaths for the 30-and-under age group.

  22. 2020 July 6 5:57 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “King Eyore says Warren”

    Well, they couldn’t exactly go with someone named Lanced Bottom, now could they? 🙂 🙂

  23. 2020 July 6 6:04 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “Hey, I’m one of those parents. I don’t want my kid attending a crappy “distance learning” format. And plenty of parents are starting back to work. They NEED to know a schedule so they know where their kids are and that they’re safe.”

    Think positive, home schooling out performs butts-in-seats indoctrination. Find the right program preferably not affiliated with the K-12 system in place. If child is college bound, the online option gets them prepped. Most freshmen failures is because the learner never developed the skills for self discovery and direction.

  24. 2020 July 6 6:05 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    I was unaware that Warren was black.

  25. 2020 July 6 6:10 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog, Warren is EVERY “oppressed” anything…she is the perfect victim candidate!

  26. 2020 July 6 6:17 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #24 –

    That’ why I said an extra $50 million. Lloyds of London insures such things. It’s like golf tournaments buying hole-in-one insurance.

  27. 2020 July 6 6:30 pm
    justrand permalink

    Tucker Carlson was on fire tonight…and spot on as usual.

    WBF is the only thing he didn’t say. I am sticking by my planning window: June 2021.

  28. 2020 July 6 6:49 pm
    Eph permalink

    33 Rand,

    The King wasnt happy with Tucker Carlson performance tonight

    He will be fabricating a poll showing Biden up 38 points.

  29. 2020 July 6 6:54 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #22 –

    King Eyore says Warren

    Just a few days ago the King it was Harris.

    Here’s what says:

    Translating into percentages:
    Harris: 50%
    Rice: 20%
    Demings: 11%
    Duckworth: 9%
    Bottoms, Mooch, Warren, Abrams: 5%

  30. 2020 July 6 8:12 pm
    Eph permalink

    Harris has way too much baggage.

    Including tearing Old Joe a new one at the Dim debates. Trump would have a field day.

  31. 2020 July 6 8:16 pm
    bc3b permalink

    That’s Vegas odds as of this morning. I converted the payoff to percentages. They all have baggage. Duckworth probably has the least.

  32. 2020 July 6 8:16 pm

    20 – The fact that it was even close says no.
    25 – funny – Not funny however is the last sentence in the piece… “On Monday, a judge ruled that Maxwell will be transferred to the same Manhattan jail where Epstein was held (and where he died) while awaiting trial.”

  33. 2020 July 6 8:20 pm
    Eph permalink

    Demings at 11% is way too low.

    Ill take that bet.

  34. 2020 July 6 8:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

    KH #38 –

    “Maxwell didn’t kill herself.

  35. 2020 July 6 10:27 pm
    mpt permalink

    bc3b: Maxwell didn’t kill herself.

    Shhhhh, you’re two weeks too early…

  36. 2020 July 6 10:40 pm
    mpt permalink

    For my daily commute, I’m currently listening to the audiobook “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All”. Only a few chapters into it, but it’s an excellent read/listen so far. I know that Michael Shellenberger and I have almost nothing in common politically, but his use of facts to take down his fellow leftist and their BS scare tactics is terrific.

  37. 2020 July 6 11:01 pm
    mpt permalink

    drdog09: I was unaware that Warren was black.

    That’s one of the other 0.01%

  38. 2020 July 7 7:37 am

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