Skip to comments.Africa’s Sorrow, Obama’s Shame (Arab Slavery)
Posted on 07/09/2013 7:31:34 AM PDT by Perseverando
It was another devastating blow for black Africas most powerless from the worlds most powerful black American. Like in his 2009 African visit when he visited a former European slave depot in Ghana, during his recently concluded 2013 African tour U.S. President Barack Obama again deemed that the defunct trans-Atlantic slave trade was the only past black African slavery worthy of his attention.
While paying homage to the victims of the trans-Atlantic trade is obviously necessary for myriad reasons, the U.S. president failed once more not only to mention Africas other historical slave trade, Arab slavery, that also involved millions of black Africans, but also to speak up against its thriving and equally savage, modern-day version. And what makes this grievous omission on Obamas part even more glaring is that it did not occur through lack of opportunity.
On the contrary. Obamas first stop on his three-country African tour was the West African state of Senegal, where he took time to visit a former slave fort on Goree Island, a World Heritage site located just offshore from Dakar, the countrys capital. In an image that went around the world, he was photographed framed in the forts infamous Door of No Return, through which untold numbers of black African captives went to board the slave ships bound for the Americas. Obama described his Goree Island visit as a very powerful moment.
This is a testament to when were not vigilant in defense of human rights what can happen, said Obama afterward. Obviously, for an African American president, to be able to visit this site gives me even greater motivation in terms of human rights around the world.
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"No liberal ever complains about that." - Especially not Obama.
Liberals are full of it on this slavery issue.
America ended slavery. Yet the most extreme liberals want us to pay reparations for slavery. And these same liberals, who are so concerned about the legacy of slavery and its alleged effects on the black community today, have nothing to say about slavery which still happens in some parts of the world.
The crazy irony is that America is a beacon of liberty and freedom in a world filled with strongmen and dictators. Most countries in the world do not have the political and social freedoms which liberals take for granted here. Yet instead of talking about what’s happening in the world today, right now, they want to castigate America for the fact that we once allowed slavery, denied women the right to vote, and other such ills.
America has evolved so far past these past ills, yet liberals won’t let go of the past. Liberals want to criticize America for the distant past, rather than talk about how far we have come in terms of freedom and liberty.
I just don’t understand the liberal thought process.
Liberals don’t mind slavery if their friends benefit from it... and liberal tend to stand with rich Arabs.
Liberals hate slavery when hating gives them a way to fool blacks into voting for them...
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