150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation Not Relevant to Today

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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The 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation has become the standard race baiting talking point for lefty articles suggesting that absolutely nothing had changed since the days of human slavery,

The anniversary had been name checked in articles advocating Medicaid expansion, an end to white privilege and the Bill de Blasio inauguration. It may be time to give it a rest.

The failure to expand Medicaid is not just like slavery.

Rich people not paying the amount of taxes that you think they should to subsidize universal preschool is not just like slavery,

People criticizing Obama is not just like slavery.

Nothing in the United States of today is just like slavery except perhaps the progressive presumption that the rights, properties and bodies of the entire country is theirs to do with as they please.

  • Tracy Hubbell-Linden

    typo in the article title.

  • Veracious_one

    to the whacko leftist liberals everything is somehow related to slavery….

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Not only is criticizing Obama not “just like slavery,” its not like slavery at all.
    (How is Obama enslaved by just and deserved criticism? Even by undeserved criticism?)However, the death of free speech certainly qualifies as being a form of slavery. And oh yes, enslaved African-Americans(before the 13th Amendment was ratified) wanted freedom. Today, one can make a strong case for saying that those African-Americans who support Obama want some form of slavery. Go figure it out.

  • carltjohnson

    Hmmm, sounds like Babylon, we ALL were slaves then…no one came to our rescue then…not until a few thousand year later. Lots of parallels to consider here?

  • Anne

    How does this even count as a legitimate article? It’s so short that it has no subsance whatsoever behind it, not to mention the lack of cited examples.