In an interview by Rolling Stone magazine (due to be released today), iconic singer/songwriter and 1960s counterculture spokesman Bob Dylan says that slavery has forever tarnished America. He believes it is a problem that the nation will never overcome. Mr. Dylan is arguably wrong about some of the details here but his prognosis for America may well be accurate.
Will black Americans ever get past the fact that white Americans used to own black people? Maybe they will, but judging by their constant, widespread (and unjustified) complaints about the “legacy of slavery”, it is doubtful.
From the Associated Press:
Bob Dylan says the stigma of slavery ruined America and he doubts the country can get rid of the shame because it was “founded on the backs of slaves.”
The veteran musician tells Rolling Stone that in America “people (are) at each other’s throats just because they are of a different color,” adding that “it will hold any nation back.” He also says blacks know that some whites “didn’t want to give up slavery.”
[A correction for Mr. Dylan: America was not founded on the backs of slaves. That's something that the race hustlers started saying in the latter part of the 20th century to justify the overrepresentation amongst blacks on government welfare rolls. It is a lie that also serves to lay the groundwork for future monetary reparations to blacks via the American taxpayer; reparations which will at some point also include the confiscation and redistribution to blacks of an unknowable quantity of physical property owned by white Americans.]
Read the full AP story here.