by Lou Binninger
Frequently those seeking political office portray themselves as they want people to see them rather than who they really are. It’s called hypocrisy.
Candidates are often successful with this scheme since voters rarely have time to vet them and if candidates are liberal the media is complicit in the scam. Such is the case lately with Kamala Harris and her desire to be President of the United States.
Harris, an attorney, was appointed to two paid state commissions by her boyfriend and Speaker of the State Assembly Willie Brown while Brown was married to Blanche Vitero. Harris then served as San Francisco District Attorney, California Secretary of State and now U.S. Senator.
In 2014, she married white Jewish attorney Douglas Emhoff and they raise two children from his previous marriage. It is assumed they are heterosexual since we must know how popular people are having sex nowadays -- hetero, homo, bi, or fluid. It’s way more important than character.
Recently, at the first debate of democrats hoping to be president, Harris sought to discredit Joe Biden on his “friendship” with segregationists and pick apart his record on busing. She said she was personally hurt by his stances in the past. Crying yet? Of course, his votes and positions were cherry-picked and taken out of context by Harris.
The persona Harris displays in her support of reparations, civil rights, and the busing fiasco is that she is an African-American, she suffered some kind of busing trauma and that she is one of “her people.” That is a stretch.
She comes from wealth and privilege, the daughter of a Jamaican father Donald Harris, once a leftist economics professor at Stanford University and an Indian mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a breast cancer researcher with a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley.
White folks would call this a blessing. Leftist blacks would call these people if white, 1%’ers and the elite, maybe even racist. “Blacks or browns,” like the Harris family, get a pass being perceived as “serving in the struggle” though basking in luxury.
Harris wants to have it both ways. Pretend she’s been harmed by racism and the slavery’s horrors, but far from it while enjoying extreme wealth.
In fact, the Harris family paternal ancestors were slave owners in Jamaica. Donald Harris revealed in 2018 that his grandmother was a descendant of Hamilton Brown, the namesake of Brown's Town in northern Jamaica.
"My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town)," he wrote in a post for “Jamaica Global.”
Hamilton Brown was not only a slave owner, but also an engineer of mass Irish migration to Jamaica after the British Empire abolished slavery in 1834.
A Jamaican Family Search recorded: “Hamilton Brown owned several plantations over the years 1817 to about 1845. According to the 1818 Almanac which can be found on this site, (Jamaican Family Search), he was the owner of Minard (128 slaves) which he must have acquired from its previous owner (John Bailie) in 1815 or later. The other register (86 slaves) cannot be assigned to any estate, although he is listed in Almanacs for subsequent years as owning several, (Antrim, Grier Park, Colliston, Little River, Retirement and Unity Valley).”
“Hamilton Brown was instrumental in the importing of several hundred labourers and their families from Ireland to Jamaica between 1835 and 1840,” according to University College London’s project “Legacies of British Slave-ownership.” The project describes Hamilton Brown as a “Major attorney and resident slave-owner in Jamaica.”
However, this is where liberals like Kamala spin and twist rather than be honest and transparent and quit playing the race card tune. Slavery back then was a nasty part of the world and all kinds of ethnic and religious sorts owned slaves. In fact, black and brown Muslims still have slaves today.
American white Christians were mostly abolitionists and tens of thousands gave their lives to stop the dastardly practice of owning humans. Blacks can gold-brick on history-lite because the government schools quit telling the truth a long time ago. Democrats supported slavery just like they manage the abortion holocaust today.
Kamala claims to be anti-slavery now but she hails from a wealthy elite slave owning family. She should come clean, own up to it and for once get real.