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Tue Oct 17, 2017, 05:52 PM

The Age of Trump: Where Even Slavery is Given a Pass

There was a previous Oped on Marc Faber--think it's still up in the news section--regarding his provocative statement about thanking God the US was founded by white people. But it wasn't until I went to Salon and read the entire piece that I found another equally appalling but pertinent nugget, a ghastly apology for Confederate monuments. Precisely this (boldface mine):

"In his newsletter, Faber also praised the Confederate monuments that have become a national debate in the wake of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Faber said the monuments were "statues of honourable people whose only crime was to defend what all societies had done for more than 5,000 years: keep a part of the population enslaved."

You cannot make this crazy shit up. In fact, if you mentioned this to one of the wing-nuts, the Confederate flag/monument lovers, they would swear you were lying through your teeth. Though I suspect many feel the same way, the sentiments are frequently couched in words like . . . tradition and honoring the historical past. Like Faber they would no doubt argue that they were not racist.

No sir, not an ounce of racism in those words.

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