Joe Biden’s United Nations ambassador claimed April 14 that “white supremacy” is intrinsic to the United States’s “founding documents and principles” and that the entire country is at fault when any individual in it does anything racist.
“I’ve seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield said during an online event for Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, mentioning several personal experiences of racial discrimination. She then went on to blame Americans as a whole for any evil action any American has committed, saying: “Racism is the problem of the racist, and it is the problem of the society that produces the racist. And in today’s world, that’s every society.”
She then touted the deadly Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 as a model for addressing racism like “being made to wait behind white patrons for a table at a restaurant.” Thomas-Greenfield also touted her efforts as UN ambassador to get the United States back on the UN Human Rights Council, “so that we can advance our most-cherished democratic values around the globe.”
There is so much wrong with all of this. Where to begin? How about the United Nations.
The UN Human Rights Council Thomas-Greenfield supported as a forum for advancing U.S. “values” that she had earlier denigrated as inherently racist includes China. The U.S. State Department has determined China is actively engaged in genocide, which includes throwing citizens into concentration camps where women are raped by guards and slavery may produce goods sold in the United States.
The UN “human rights” council routinely includes countries notorious for genocide, slavery, government-sponsored racism, gulags, government-committed torture, indefinite detentions, state-sponsored terrorism, state punishment for religious exercise and free speech, and additional massive human rights violations. Governments guilty of these kinds of appalling human rights violations that currently sit on the UN Human Rights Council include Bangladesh, Cuba, Eritrea, Libya, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, Uzbekistan, and Venezuela.
Asserting a moral equivalence between such countries and the United States is utterly discrediting for anyone who does it. Racism is bad, and it happens here sometimes, but to somehow say that fact means we’re on a moral level with countries that torture religious minorities and host concentration camps is idiotic and immoral. It should erase the person making such a claim from any public or moral authority, because it indicates nonexistent judgment.
It’s also extremely notable that the Biden administration acknowledges the evil and danger that China poses to the United States and the world while adopting many of the major rhetorical and policy positions as that communist country. Pertinent here is that the Biden administration basically agrees with China about U.S. history and our moral position.
Thomas-Greenfield’s accusation against her own country of “white supremacy” “weaved” “into our founding documents and principles” is not only flat-out, 100 percent, lying liar false, it is a word-for-word amplification of Chinese communist propaganda designed to wreck what it sees as its No. 1 competitor for world domination.
This is not only clear from China’s constant use of Twitter and Facebook to foment racial division and other leftist identity politics as a method of cold war, but also highlighted in the recent Alaska summit in which Chinese diplomats hurled critical race lies at Biden flacks while the latter sat, cornered by their own party’s rhetoric coming out of a foreign adversary’s mouth.
When your nation’s controlling political party sounds exactly like the world’s top Communist Party, Houston, you have a f-cking problem.
Next. If today’s American left and their voters knew anything about history or almost any other country in the world, they would be thanking God every day that they live in the United States of America. The poorest person in the United States has more opportunities for happiness than 99.99 percent of those in the entire history of the universe.
Thomas Hobbes put it accurately and succinctly when he described most of human existence as “nasty, brutish, and short.” The millions of people who lived and died through the Black Death would give their arms and legs to be born or time-warped into the United States of America, yes, even in COVID times. We would feed them, clothe them, educate them, and give them prosthetic arms and legs and a free wheelchair, paid by our taxpayers, because that’s the right thing to do and we can.
We all know it’s true, because that’s what we do to anybody who gets here, by hook or by crook or by boat or by train or by Mexican terrorist cell. In the United States, people who break our laws get housed in fancy hotels and given video games and free laundry. After they’ve had taxpayer-paid showers, meals, and security, they are released to make something of themselves and through their kids given Medicaid, food stamps, housing, Social Security, and public education. If anyone did that in China, he would get tortured, killed, and maybe his organs harvested.
I think foreigners who presume on our charity should be firmly but not abusively sent home to fulfill their duty to make their native lands better, but that’s beside the point. When the world’s poor and brown people will ship off their infants to an unknown location all alone in the care of international drug cartels, that destination is not a racist hellhole. It is as close to heaven on earth as anybody is ever going to get.
Every single American worth having in this country thanks God every single day that he or she lives in this country, and nowhere else. It doesn’t even take an educated person, or an American, to know that, for all its real faults, sins, and moral evils, the United States of America is still the best place on earth. Every single person rightfully here has won the lottery of history, and if you don’t know that, nothing can help you but time, scorn, and spankings.
I am, these days, frequently reminded of when Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a former UN ambassador, observed the moral equivalency of America's diplomats and issued a fierce response:
"It is past time we ceased to apologize for an imperfect democracy. Find its equal." https://t.co/tOhO9OFjUJ
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) April 14, 2021
Let me complete that 1975 Sen. Patrick Moynihan quote, because it’s beautiful, and presents a shocking proof of how the American Democrat Party has utterly shifted from American to American hatred. He said: “Am I embarrassed to speak for a less than perfect democracy? Not one bit. Find me its equal. Do I suppose there are societies which are free of sin? No, I don’t. Do I think ours is, on balance, incomparably the most hopeful set of human relations the world has? Yes, I do. Have we done obscene things? Yes, we have. How did our people learn about them? They learned about them on television. In the newspapers.”
Forty-five years ago, a Democrat could say things like this. Now, Democrats say the opposite. They are not fit to lead this great country. They are not fit to lead a garden club. Nobody who hates himself or herself, and his or her own mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, and ancestors that much is fit for anything except maybe scrub toilets in disgusting communist concrete block apartments until he understands why the world has always known the United States is the best place on earth.
The Chinese Communists are just jealous. But if they ever wanted to stop being evil, our founders know the recipe — and we used to like sharing it.