Pretty much everyone is aware leftists are obsessed with race. Your average leftist will go to great lengths to prove how seemingly innocuous things are covert acts of white supremacy. Just ask the writers over at The Atlantic. They seem to be suggesting today’s eclipse is an act of racism. Yes, really…
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will arrive mid-morning on the coast of Oregon. The moon’s shadow will be about 70 miles wide, and it will race across the country faster than the speed of sound, exiting the eastern seaboard shortly before 3 p.m. local time. It has been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, and along most of its path, there live almost no black people.
Presumably, this is not explained by the implicit bias of the solar system. It is a matter of population density, and more specifically geographic variations in population density by race, for which the sun and the moon cannot be held responsible. Still, an eclipse chaser is always tempted to believe that the skies are relaying a message. At a moment of deep disagreement about the nation’s best path forward, here comes a giant round shadow, drawing a line either to cut the country in two or to unite it as one. Ancient peoples watched total eclipses with awe and often dread, seeing in the darkness omens of doom.
Who is stopping our African American friends from living in any of these places? Black people aren’t exactly breaking the door down to live in Wyoming. In fact, nobody is. The last time I checked, Wyoming had under 600,000 people in the entire state. That has less to do with white supremacy, and more to do with frigid cold and grizzly bears.
None of this is the slightest bit surprising. Leftists see racism in everything, and I mean everything. Soap dispensers and math class are the second coming of Hitler. Heck, leftists claim white people are racist before they’re even born. The only things missing? Some tinfoil hats and walls covered in newspaper clippings and red yarn.
Now, I’m sure the left-loving dunces at The Atlantic aren’t actually suggesting a hot ball of gas is in the Klan. At least, I hope they aren’t. But, regardless, their article speaks volumes. Even in the face of an awe-inspiring natural occurrence, the left can’t take their minds off identity politics. Not even for five minutes. How they draw a correlation between the path of the sun and moon with African American people of color is beyond me. It’s the stretchiest of all stretches.
Some friendly advice for you lefties. Learn to switch off occasionally. You’re missing all the fun.