As part of this recent race reconciliation “dialogue” we have been having, “Juneteenth” has gotten publicity, so I looked into it. Juneteenth commemorates June 19th, 1865, when slaves in Texas were proclaimed free. Earlier that year the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery, was passed, and it was ratified in December, 1865. Since then it has been illegal to buy anyone in America who is not a U.S. Congressman or a state representative.
Tumult grips our country. We are about to fight another civil war — over our last Civil War.
Americans do love to fight. With no football on TV, which usually distracts us from watching political squabbles, we are at war over all of this mess. Psychologists say, and politicians know, that football satisfies man’s primal thirst for war. But just to be on the safe side, they have us in a bunch of real wars, too.
Somehow this racial strife over slavery is portrayed as just a U.S. problem. But almost all countries on Earth have been involved in slavery at some point in their history. America has not had slaves for 150 years, unless you count Amazon employees and CNN interns. Now,