The idiot who would have been one heartbeat away from the presidency had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election proved this week that he’s more interested in appearing woke to Virginia voters than he is in doing even the most basic research about the history of slavery. In a Senate floor speech to support the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, Sen. Tim Kaine made a slew of claims that ranged from intellectually dishonest to just plain wrong. Those claims included this whopper: “The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody; we created it.”
“We need to ban racial and religious profiling,” Kaine said in his speech. “We need to hold police officers and police departments accountable for violent, reckless behavior. We need to promote better training and professional accreditation of police departments. Madame President, why do we demand that universities maintain accreditation to receive federal funds but make no such demand of law enforcement agencies?”
Kaine then indulged himself in a litany of dubious history facts.
“And we need to do more,” he said. “Within the criminal justice system, but also within all of our systems, to dismantle the structures of racism that our federal, state and local governments carefully erected and maintained over centuries.
“We know a little bit about this in Virginia,” he continued. “The first African-Americans and into the English colonies came to Point Comfort, Virginia, in 1619. They were slaves; they’d been captured against their will but they landed in colonies that didn’t have slavery. There were no laws about slavery in the colonies at that time. The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody; we created it. It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states; it got created by the court systems in colonial America (unintelligible) that enforced fugitive slave laws.
“We created it,” he insisted. “And we created it and maintained it over centuries. And in my lifetime, we have finally stopped the practices but we’ve never gone back to undo it. Stopping racist practices after 350 or 400 years but then taking no effort to dismantle them is not the same as truly combating racism.”
Well, we can see that Kaine’s knowledge of history has been corrupted by the woke revisionism of the 1619 Project and other such modern nonsense. He may want to check his facts and learn, for instance, that there was no such thing as the United States in 1619. He may also be interested in reading up on this history of the early Spanish colonists and how they used African slaves long before the first British stepped foot on North American soil. Indeed, he may want to go all the way back to Biblical times and read about the Hebrew slaves of Egypt.
Or he could simply shut up and stop trying to prove to the world that he is one of the Good White Men who knows that his skin color is synonymous with evil. You don’t look virtuous, Tim. You look like an ass.