The media has been blowing comments made by Gen. John Kelly out of proportion. Kelly said that the civil war was the result of a compromises. This is true.
But liberals felt like he was ignoring that the war was about slavery. MSNBC’s Roland Martin took this further. He attacked all white people for what Kelly sai.
“I’m not going to allow four stars stuck on stupid to simply go on. Here’s a man who’s utterly clueless. For him to say, ‘Well, we could have compromised’—really? We did compromise. It was a thing called United States Constitution, and you know what that said? If you’re a black, you’re three-fifths of a human,” said Martin.
“This is how we normalize white supremacy. Then to say, well, we don’t have an appreciation of history. I love this whole deal about how, you know, he was an honorable man. Really? There were abolitionists during that particular period who did not believe in slavery. Don’t call them men of their time,” he then attacked all people ‘who are white’.
“We have too many people in this country who are white who do not know history and who want to somehow glorify these Confederate leaders,” said Martin.
Check out the video below.