The cult of victimhood
The woman commissioned by the Democratic Party to direct its presidential nominating convention in two weeks espouses the same black liberation theology pursued by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose church presumptive nominee Barack Obama was forced to leave because of its controversies.
Now a profile in the New York Times reveals Rev. Leah Daughtry, a Pentecostal minister who leads a congregation of 20 in Washington, embraces "black liberation theology" beliefs such as the "debt" the U.S. "owes" all blacks for slavery.
If I was a black man in America today, I'd be embarrassed by these so-called leaders who keep bitching and moaning about how the country owes them a debt for something that happened centuries ago to my ancestors. I know whereof I speak. Being French Canadian, my ancestors were at times very badly treated by the English conquerors who took over New France and made no qualms about wanting to assimilate the remaining French population.
Oh boo hoo, poor me, my life would no doubt be SO MUCH BETTER today if some Englishman hadn't mistreated my ancestors 250 years ago. English Canada must be forced to pay for the misdeeds of their ancestors...because money will, huh...make all those perceived slights go away. I guess.
Listen up. Yeah, slavery is bad. Yeah, some English soldiers probably did some very nasty things to the French. But the truth of the matter is that most of us have no clue who are ancestors are, no clue what happened to them, and quite frankly most of us don't really care because it affects us EXACTLY NOT AT ALL on a daily basis. No black person living in the U.S. today was ever a slave. No one's parent's were ever slaves in America. No French Canadian nor his parents or grandparents were ever abused by English soldiers.
So this rush to be labeled "oppressed", by both African-Americans (most of whom have never been to Africa) and French Canadians (most of whom have never been to France) betrays more a lack of character and integrity than any true suffering. No one owes anyone a living so get over it. Life is hard for EVERYBODY regardless of your skin color or cultural background, and I deeply resent anyone demanding compensation for something they themselves never suffered, especially when they demand it of ME.
Seriously, are such people just stupid?
And the fact that this woman claims to be a minister of the gospel of Christ...
Do not even get me started.