On A Roll

Mike Hendrix, over Cold Fury way, is on a roll.

First, he let’s us know that he not only met June Carter Cash, but played with Johnny Cash, June, Waylon Jennings and had Robert Duvall on stage with him. He even has a picture to prove it, though he doesn’t say when it happened.

Second, he links to an article about a speech Margaret Thatcher gave in New York — she’s not supposed to do public speaking engagements because of health, but made an exception — where she hands the French their heads on a pike as well as calling the UN the spineless turd it is.

Third, he links a post by Darmon Thornton quoting Booker T. Washington, well ahead of his time, criticizing the black people of his day for playing the victim. To wit:

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.”

He was also ahead of his time in another sense: the fullness of the 14th amendment hadn’t been realized during his time, though playing the victim card is still a sure way to loser status. He was right but the law was nevertheless unjust at the time and needed to be fixed. That happened, and then some, with the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act — 15th amendment.

Even so, truer words have never been spoken. In fact, they’re more true today than ever, when people look to their victomhood as a claim against others. It’s all a part of the race to the bottom that is modern Leftist politics.

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