Letter: Reviving painful history is a political ploy
Have you figured it out yet? Let’s save it ’til the end.
All levels of the liberal mainstream media — you know, those folks who hate President Trump — are diving off the cliffs with their brainwashed disciples following like myopic lemmings.
Over the last week, race and racism have been smeared across TV sets, the internet and newspapers like the arrival of Judgment Day. Sunday “news shows” like “Face the Nation” and “This Week” beat to death the unhappiness of nut case Omarosa hating Trump. CBS then followed with its disgraceful, race-baiting episode of “60 Minutes,” digging up centuries-old lynchings.
Locally, recent editions of the Post have been saturated with “Reconciliation Resolutions” and digging up other racially sensitive bits of history. Figuring out if that helps soothe souls would send Freud to the rubber room.
Here’s the overlooked fly in the ointment: If rehashing ancient atrocities “soothes the soul” and helps promote good will towards the citizenry, then I suppose there’s something to be said for that. That being expressed, many of us don’t particularly like being implicated in nefarious activities that our ancestors may or may not have participated in.
It’s like this: If the city of Salisbury swept under the rug a double murder of two white people — having been killed by black citizens — would it be fair for white citizens to blame every African American in the city? No, that’s preposterous. Exposing bad behavior from one side can only heal one side.
Back to having it figured out. This avalanche of the media swimming in the disgrace of racial discourse is nothing more than panicking over poll numbers showing that Trump’s approval rating with African Americans doubled in recent months. Can’t have that, can we?
— Randy Biggerstaff