Wolf Howling, who has taken a break from his own blog, wrote me an email and acceded to my request to publish it here:
We live in a world where the only things holding back American blacks are progressives and their own complicity with the progressive clarion call of oppression. It is amazing to think today that our nation began with a President who was a slave owner and we now have a President whose ancestors may well have been slave sellers in Africa. At least his wife hails from ancestors who were slaves in this country.
It is equally gratifying to see scholarships bearing the name of Cecil Rhodes, a virulent racist, going to objectively deserving minorities. The world has changed.
For the progressive Left, though, these positive changes mean that they need to hold even harder onto the ancient sins and try to direct all attention to those sins, not the modern world. As we come ever closer to the point that the melting pot should be the norm, the Left is working overtime to balkanize our society in every way possible, including race, sexuality (I am convinced the word “cis” is employed to denormalize heterosexuality and put it on the same plane with all other deviancies) and gender.
At any rate, let’s turn attention to the play Hamilton, written by a black man and, for the most part, starring blacks in most of the roles. Hamilton’s story — and the story of our young nation — are told in rap. Slavery plays almost no role in the play — although, one would think that the fact that the play is a hit and that blacks play all the leads comes with its own message. To the extent there is such a message, it is not a message the progressive Left wants to hear.