I see that somebody (undoubtedly one of those ‘DR3’ zealots) has dug up something indicating that some of Biden’s ancestors were slaveholders. I saw this story on a “conservative” blog.
Does this mean that from now on the DR3 so-called conservatives are going to pore over genealogy sources looking for evidence that Democrats had naughty slave-holding ancestors, to ensure that they can disqualify such people from office-holding?
Honestly, is this a good precedent to set, for any ”conservatives” to follow, to emulate? Is it?
We had to watch, helplessly, while a lot of vandals tore down statuary, defacing them with ugly graffiti, and smashing them? The left wants to deface and destroy even the images of our heroes, especially those who participated in the ‘peculiar institution’. Now that ”conservatives” have decided that they want to follow the footsteps of the left and destroy those who trespass against the PC gods it looks as though they are joining forces by targeting some of the same people for destruction.
And do we now believe that the descendants of someone guilty of a PC transgression are to be held responsible, and made to bear blame for it? How can today’s people be blamed for what happened generations ago?
Maybe we should investigate every office-seekers’ ancestry to see what we can find. It’s an old cliche that everybody has a few horse thieves in their family tree. Do horse thieves count? I suppose the ultimate crime nowadays is being ‘racist’ or one’s ancestors owning slaves. If today’s rules and standards prevailed back then, we would never have had many of our best Presidents and other leaders, who are now condemned for practices that were not illegal or necessarily immoral then. But it seems we can retroactively criminalize people, because the issue at the center of it is now the most heinous and evil of crimes. So they say.
Those people who are always trying to point a finger at someone’s hidden ‘racist’ ancestry are as bad — no, worse, because they should know better — worse than the rabid left who are always creating a hue and cry, pursuing the ”real racists.”
We don’t need two political parties who police everybody for PC offenses. Antiracism is not a valid religion, yet both parties seem under that delusion.
If someone in public life has a hidden record of illegal or criminal habits, by all means, we need to know that and such people should not hold office. But this business of character assassination based on people having slaveholders in their family tree is just wrong; worse, it invites more such behavior on the part of the right, who used to be more principled (once upon a time) than the moral derelicts on the other side.