Cry, my beloved country

Yvette Clarke channels her sister in oppression, Elizabeth Warren

Three-term Brooklyn congressman Yvette Clarke insists that the Dutch were enslaving her fellow blacks as late as 1898. There must be something to add to this but every once in awhile, stunning stupidity and ignorance just leaves me in breathless awe.

UPDATE: Back from where I was and it turns out I do have something to add to this. Think of what this stupid person’s comments reveal: she has no idea of local (she represents Brooklyn) or even American history, an ignorance so profound that she clearly doesn’t know who fought in the American Revolution, if she’s ever heard of that rebellion at all, no idea when the Dutch were driven from power in New York, by whom, and apparently believes that her grandfather was a slave. This lady actually represents the United States of America and plays a powerful role in deciding how your life will be governed and run. Keep your powder dry.

UPDATE II: And read this and weep:

United States Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a product of the New York City Public School System, Rep. Clarke received a scholarship to Oberlin College and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAH/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis.
Everything you need to know about public schools, the value of a college education and the worth of a Sloan Fellowship, all in one sentence.

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  1. Chief Sachem

    What? You think slavery was outlawed by the British King in 1776 (for the benefit of the Amerian colonies), and it stuck?

    Slavery is alive and well. The Greenwich Academy student paper of 1980 ran a series, reviewed by the Greenwich Time editor from Belle Haven, Michael Sweeny, on local white slavery in practice in your very locale.

  2. Inagua

    This poor woman was off by a few years. So what? She doesn’r even begin to compare to the Congressman who worried that Guam would tip over or to Senator Patty Murray who said of Osama bin Laden, “He’s been out in these countries for decades, building schools, building roads, building infrastructure, building day-care facilities, building health-care facilities, and the people are extremely grateful. He’s made their lives better.”

  3. hmmm

    it’s all whitey’s fault!

  4. CatoRenasci

    affirmative action admit

    • Admit rhymes with nitwit but I suppose that’s redundant. But at least the lady is just a congressman – imagine the disaster that would occur should an affirmative action hire ever become, you know, the President of the United States!. At least that hasn’t happened!

  5. Peg

    Color is irrelevant for stupidity in the Democrat party. As but two examples, I give you Joe Biden, just a heartbeat away from the presidency, and that loopy lunatic, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

    Maybe the Republicans should simply run ads with these two, asking “is this the representation you want in Washington?!”

  6. Townie

    I don’t think it has anything to do with race or education. The conversation talked about Brooklyn being independent from the rest of NYC. I think she was referring to Brooklyn being part of NY.