When I was younger, I used to think that smart asses were in fact actually SMART! But, the more I live my godforsaken existence as a privileged white male Jew who is painfully undersexed and drinks too much, the more I realize that being a “smart ass” is actually a substitute for being smart. Case in point: in an attempt to both assuage our fears and concerns about letting in 10,000 Syrian “refugees” into the United States and to shame the people who don’t want to let 10,000 Syrian “refugees” in the country, John Oliver “pointed out” that “there was once a time when a group of people let immigrants into their country and were wiped out, and we’re celebrating it this Thursday.”
Naturally the smart asses on my Facebook friends’ list and many others thought this was so clever and astute that they posted it on their newsfeeds, patted themselves on their collective backs, rejoiced at the double digit “likes” they received (as if what they posted was an original thought and not pulled from a meme) and went about their days in a collective self-righteous haze.
Aside from disguising their self loathing under a veil of “human rights interests”, their whole premise is both completely a.)untrue and b.) ironic.
Let’s address point a. The commonly held belief among Social Justice Warriors, ignoramouses and self-loathing leftists is that, on November 26th, 2015, Americans are once again celebrating a holiday built on a lie, one that makes a light hearted celebration on backs of a bunch of peaceful, dead Indians that the white man slaughtered for his personal and financial gain. It’s obvious; they gave them a bunch of small pox covered blankets to kill them off and take their land. On top of that, whoever wasn’t killed by small pox was simply shot dead.
As Steve Crowder’s amusing video points out, Native Americans were not a peaceful people going about their lives before the white man invaded and gave them war. I mean, it would make sense since, I assume tomahawks are used for something OTHER than chopping trees and the practice of scalping wasn’t invented in the west. But, even if they just warred among each other, does that give the white man rights to usurp their land? No, of course not. Pilgrims made deals with different groups of tribes who were fighting with other groups of tribes for mutual benefit. And besides, all world history is shrouded in bloodshed on all sides. What makes this different?
But what about those pesky small pox? Unless microbiology labs existed where groups of white men created deadly microbes deliberately designed to kill people in the 1700s, I think of this as an exaggerated myth, one with maybe 10% truth. White men probably brought diseases that did kill a bunch of Native Americans unintentionally. That fucking sucks.
Are American Indians an oppressed group? You tell me; if you can prove your Cherokee heritage and someone gives you a free college tuition or you are killing it in the casino business, are you going to complain? Also, no Indians care about a football team called the Redskins just as much as I wouldn’t care if there was a football team called the New Jersey Hook Noses.
But let’s address point b.
Assuming everything I said about how the white man really wasn’t on a genocidal rampage against the Indians isn’t true and the white man came to the new world, saw a bunch of savages and slaughtered them willy nilly to get the gold, don’t you find it ironic that they’re using THAT as the example of why we SHOULD bring Syrian refugees into the country?
The gap of logic is insane here! The Indians were wiped out, so as a result, we, the American people deserve a little bit of the wiping as well. I’ve said it before; the influx of Muslim immigrants into European countries is not a good thing! Sweden is officially the rape capital of the world and the people raping those fine, buxom broads are not vikings! Similarly, one only has to look at the no-go zones in France to see that this whole multiculturalism thing doesn’t work.
I honestly think leftists hate themselves so much that they’re willing to cut off their noses to spite their faces. Sorry, but, I like my big, Jewish nose, so NO THANK YOU! I’m going to enjoy my post-Thanksgiving hangover in the hopes that I will continue to do so for many years in a country that I still recognize as the United States of America.