Among the several towering defects of public education is its compulsion to convince America’s children that America is a hellhole of Social Injustice, and certainly not a country worthy of anyone’s respect or loyalty.
So they’ve cooked up this series of online games called “Mission US,” all of them focusing on the sufferings of poor downtrodden minorities at the hands of, well, white people in America, because they want kids to grow up thinking their country really sucks and a place like Venezuela would really be just so much nicer…!
One of these games, “Flight to Freedom,” portrays the evils of slavery, which ended 150 years ago and now only exists where it is practiced by Muslims. But when they brought it into the classroom at Phoenix Elementary School, the lesson backfired (http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-education/2017/10/10/phoenix-parents-slavery-simulation-game-elementary-schools-unacceptable/751732001/). Parents got terribly upset, claiming that the game is “potentially traumatic” for their children.
One of the accomplishments of the Left’s incessant yawping about slavery is to have made me just not care about it anymore. The Romans enslaved some of my ancestors, and who cares? I mean, why doesn’t that count? Was it just too long ago? Well, then, what is the shelf life of injustice?
There is hardly any group of people on the earth that has not been enslaved at some time or another, and certainly no group–if we insist on talking about groups, instead of individuals–that has not suffered injustice at some other group’s hands. It’s called history: and if God the Father didn’t work overtime to preserve us from our own deeply sinful selves, we’d have no history.
“MissionUS” is nothing more than another tiny cog in a vast injustice-collecting industry run by liberal power-grabbers hoping to grab still more power by fomenting racial discord.
Because if racial harmony were ever allowed to flourish here, they’d all be out of work.
8 comments on “Libs Outsmart Themselves with Slavery ‘Game’”
I think that it’s having that effect on a lot of people. I understand that the institution of slavery was a horrible thing which destroyed lives and wrenched families apart. There’s no doubt about it being truly evil. North American slavery is relatively recent, at a little over 150 years ago, but what no one seems to remember is that the fight against slavery started well before the Civil War. From the earliest days of the United States, there were calls to end slavery and it began to be formally abolished in 1800, starting in Massachusetts, IIRC, and spreading. When the issue reached the agricultural south there was a war which cost many northern lives, but ended up in ending the institution of albert in the US. The conscience of many Americans could not bear the thought of slavery and they were willing to sacrifice their very lives to end it. I’m not proud of the record of slavery in the US, but I’m very proud of how it was finally ended.
“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” -Booker T. Washington
The only way to move forward, is to stop looking back. It’s the principle of
“Forgetting those things which are behind (Phi 3:13)”.
Saw a funny internet meme that said white people abolished slavery only to get blamed for it for the next 150 years.
The NFL team owners are slave masters is the latest meme. I didn’t know plantation owners paid the slaves millions of dollars to throw an egg shaped pigskin around.
When I moved to western Arkansas in 1976 from southern California, I thought i would find a lot of racial prejudice. I was dead wrong. It was like everyone in the South was glad the Jim Crow laws were eliminated. I worked at many jobs and never once heard the “N” word. At one job I was in a prayer group who met on breaks consisting of 11 blacks and me. In tolday’s public schools I see kids of all stripes getting along just fine – no oppression. That’s been my experience.
yes, yes, yes! The kids do get along just fine. It’s the educators’ job to turn them against each other along racial lines.
Another thing people forget — or deliberately ignore — is that at a time when all countries of the world took slavery for granted, only England and the USA took legal steps to end it in their domains. (I use “domains” rather than “countries,” because England in particular governed many countries outside the UK at the time.) So America should be lauded for being in the vanguard of outlawing slavery, not lambasted for having once gone along with the universal custom of having it.
But that would go against the cultural Marxism of the present age, wouldn’t it? Each age has its own tyrannies.
Slavery in the US was a relic of the British Empire. Britain eventually rejected slavery, in 1811 IIRC, by which time the US had already started to eliminate it, state by state. Both Britain and the US took the lead in abolishing slavery with Britain actively interdicting slave trade on the high seas.
In the US, the challenge was complicated by the fact that the country was composed of states which could choose to leave the Union. By the time of the Civil War, it was a balancing act between retaining as many states as possible and forcing the holdout states to end slavery. Thus came about the Missouri Compromise, which tolerated slavery in Missouri in order to keep that state from defecting to the Confederacy.
While that compromise has been criticized from day one, it also allowed the North to retain enough military strength to defeat the Confederacy. It was yet another example of the perversity of war. But the North did prevail and at that time, slavery was ended legally, via an amendment to the constitution, and not just by the Emancipation Proclamation, which was essentially an Executive Order and by design of temporary nature.
The road away from slavery was a strange one, with many twists and turns, but the final result was all that matters at this point. No one has been allowed to keep slaves in the US for over 150 years now and there are many things in which we can take pride, especially the fact that this nation was so adamant about abolishing slavery that it was willing to sacrifice the lives of many young men to bring this about.
The fixation on slavery is nothing more or else than a tool of the leftids’ campaign to discredit America, alien her from the affections of her people, and trick the people into thinking they need some other kind of country–one designed and ruled by the Far Left. Like Venezuela.
Even just by discussing the non-issue of slavery, which exists in America no more, we dance to the race hustlers’ tune.
I have seen this in the schools. I see it in the culture. The whole idea is to convince people that America is some racist, this-ist, that-ist hellhole that doesn’t deserve to exist.
These people must be totally defeated.