Random Thoughts... Race Baiting Biden
I saw a video cli[ of Joe Biden today and it like so many things do nowadays, it triggered my BS meter over into the red until it started bouncing.
This is what he said.
"Why in God's name do we not teach history in history class? A black man invented the light bulb, not a white guy named Thomas Edison"
I believe he is referring to Lewis Howard Latimer who was indeed a black man and he did work with Edison on both the lightbulb and the telephone.
He is mostly credited with inventing a more sturdy and longer-lasting filament. He certainly deserves and is given credit for his part in things. Just look his name up, and you will see that.
Here is the problem though and what pegged out my BS meter.
Latimer was born Sep 04, 1848
Edison Patented his version of the light bulb in 1879.
In 1800, Italian inventor Alessandro Volta developed the first practical method of generating electricity, the voltaic pile. While actually a predecessor of the modern battery, Volta's glowing copper wire is also considered to be one of the earliest manifestations of incandescent lighting. Volta was white
In 1840, British scientist Warren de la Rue developed an efficiently designed light bulb using a coiled platinum filament in place of copper. He was white
And in 1848, (the year Latimer was born) Englishman William Staite improved the longevity of the conventional arc lamp light bulb. He was white.
My point is this.
Anyone who has actually put forth the effort to research the invention of the light bulb
knows that Edison did NOT invent the light bulb, and neither did Latimer because light bulbs existed before he was even born.
Edison, and with his contributions, Latimer, improved the already existing light bulb designs and made them more efficient, cheaper, and more reliable light sources. Their light bulb was a final design, not the first light bulb so they did not invent it.
We have not even broached the whole Nikola Tessla involvement in this either. And we won't because it would take too long.
By Biden completely ignoring this fact and by focusing on Latimer (a black man) with no mention of the white people who invented the lightbulb before he was even born is an obvious attempt to create division, hatred, and outrage.
This statement is race-baiting, plain, and simple.
People like Biden's handlers know that the majority of Americans have never even heard of the people I mentioned earlier.
They also know that the majority of people who listen to them are not going to do any research to find out if it is true or not.
What will happen is that all of these ignorant people will start spreading this around like wildfire claiming racism against Latimer and to them, it will become the truth.
Even though it is not.
This is the tactic that fascists and communists use though.
It does not matter to them if the truth comes out later, the damage is already done and it in most cases, can not be undone.
Even if you present a mountain of evidence to dispute what the misled masses believe to be true, a great many of them will not change their belief.
This is of course usually because of a combination of groupthink and cognitive dissonance.
Two mental processes that liars and manipulators like the modern left use to their great advantage.
They (the left) know how to use these to control people because they have studied under the masters.
Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Lenin, and the one who started it all, Karl Marx.
These are very old, tried, and true methods of controlling the minds of the ignorant.
And today the left who are in fact in my mind an unholy union of fascism and communism called progressivism are using it relentlessly in their pursuit of power and control.
Just like the monsters mentioned above who came before them.
Ignorance is the tool of tyrants.