Visitors from the past

Imagine if Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Dubois, Harriet Tubman and other black freedom fighters, civil rights leaders and educators from from the past were to somehow transmit themselves in to 21st Century America.

They were informed about Barrack Obama, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and other black Americans who are in, or have been in positions of power and influence all across the country.

They find out about the major cities that are dominated and run by black Americans and they can’t believe it. They look at the military where blacks are respected and have an equal chance of climbing the Military ranks and it brings a smile to their face. Imagine their surprise when these honorable people find out that a black four star general is in charge of the U.S. Military and international forces in the strategic contingency theater of Korea.

In addition to all of this they learn about affirmative action, and all of the programs that many well intentioned politicians and others have put in place to help lift black people out of poverty and in the effort move them forward.

As these stalwarts of history continue to learn about the modern world, they learn about Brown vs Board of education. They learn that the KKK has been neutered and holds no political sway in the country. Everyone of them is pleased to know that even though white supremacy still exist, whenever these bigots attempt to have a rally or some public display of their evil philosophy, they are always outnumbered by protesters at least ten to one. Our group of visitors are delighted when they discover that lynchings are a thing of the past, and the Civil Rights Act was passed decades ago.

It brings a smile to their face when they realize all of the laws that are in place to protect the rights of all citizens. They find out that the government and businesses can, has, and is often sued for racial discrimination. Human Resouces departments all across the country have rigid anti-discrimination rules in place, not only to deal with dicrimination when it happens, but to avoid it from happening in the first place. Everywhere diversity programs are in place to create an atmosphere of tolerance.

This noble group from our past then finds out about zero tolerance policies and they are truly impressed.

While surfing the internet they find out that one of the easiest ways for a white person to be shamed and ostracized is to be labeled as a racist. In this regard they read about people like Paula Dean and Rosanne Barr, George Allen and others who are now treated as castaways because of their perceived racism.

As these great black leaders continue on their modern sojourn, they continue to be enlightened about life in current day America. Each passing moment, they are more and more astonished. They simply cannot believe that black people can travel anywhere they choose, or live anywhere they wish.
They become overwhelmed with what they see and are in shock when they learn about business moguls like Oprah Winfrey, Bob Johnson, Michael Jordan and successful businessmen like Herman Cain.

Now completely flabbergasted by all that they have seen, they find out about sports leagues like the NBA, NFL and even the MLB that are dominated by black people and other minorities. Upon further inquiry they learn out about Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Simone Biles and others. They just cannot get over all of the opportunities that black people have to improve their lives, and they stop to take in all in.

As they try to absorb it all, along comes Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Kamala Harris, and other black victocrats with their white liberal enablers to enlighten these black champions.

These victocrats and their white liberal enablers’ sole purpose is to let these giants know that they should not get it twisted and be confused by all of these deceitful signs of progress because black people are still suffering at the hands of the white man in America, and that the whole system is geared to keep the black man subjugated.

Beto O’Rourke emphasizes to them that the system is unjust as it ever was for black people in America, and he brings along Colin Kaepernick to help him reinforce the point.

In the ensuing next few hours Kamala, Al and company proceed to give to our distinguished guests from the past, all the examples that show what a horrible nation America is in 2019 because there are evil people and bad things sometimes happen.

What do you suppose the response of Mr. Douglass, Mr. Washington, Mr. Dubois, Ms. Tubman and the whole group of heroes would be?

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