2020 Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is working hard to rise in the polls and appeal to black voters. Apparently, O’Rourke believes that successfully achieving these goals requires him to ramble about slavery, white privilege, and a supposed need for reparations, as documented by Fox News.
Now, obviously there are countless errors within O’Rourke’s assertions, but they do provide insight into where the Democrats of today stand and just how unhinged they have truly become.
A Close Look at O’Rourke’s Statements
O’Rourke appeared in South Carolina on Friday for the purpose of outreach to black voters. The presidential candidate went to a Baptist church and following a tour from residents in the community, O’Rourke delivered a speech.
According to O’Rourke, white Americans are unaware of the full extent of slavery. He then went on to chatter about so-called white privilege and assert the need for reparations. To be clear, O’Rourke provided the following case for the provision of reparations in America:
“We must repair this country from its very founding, kidnapping peoples from West Africa, bringing them here in bondage to literally build the wealth of the United States. The path there, though, has to come through learning and telling this American story with everyone. Then, I think, we define what reparations look like.”
At tonight’s Columbia town hall, we talked about fighting to ensure that we finally have equity and opportunity in every part of this country including in education, health care, our democracy, the economy, and the justice system. pic.twitter.com/b00jTv4d7R
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 16, 2019
The Repeat of Disproven Left-Wing Talking Points
The commentary of Beto O’Rourke is nothing new and moreover just regurgitates talking points which have been disproven time and time again. At the end of the day, no person alive today is a slave in the sense which O’Rourke is talking about. Therefore, this idea that people should be paid for wrongs which were never inflicted upon them is quite literally absurd.
Of equal absurdity is the assertion of white privilege and this notion that anyone who isn’t white is a poor oppressed victim in the United States. The fact of the matter is that people in various racial categories are doing both well and poorly for themselves. At the end of the day, race is not a determining factor in whether or not someone succeeds in this country, but their choices, decisions, and outlooks on life very much are.
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