Cronkite died recently and everybody went boo hoo. I didn’t. why should I? Cronkite achieved success at a time when white men were the only ones allowed to compete. a time of racial segregation. suppose some white guy told you that he held the record for the 100 meters, but when he ran the race only white guys were allowed to run. how seriously would you take his accomplishment? that is just how seriously I take Cronkite and a host of other dead white men. their greatest accomplishment was to prevent free and open competition. they gamed the system and then took full advantage. I do not honor them. recently, columnist Pat Buchanan said that white men built this country. what he does not say was how. how did the white men build this country? they biult it by robbery. where do you think the term “robber barons” came from? they built it by murder. genocide. war. conquest. they built it by slavery. Jefferson raped Sally Hemmings and white people honor him. that is how white men built this country. so when some old white man dies, I do not cry.