Please Don't Take Away My Oppression!
As one egregious incident of racial oppression after another turns out to be imaginary — the Duke lacrosse players didn't rape Crystal Magnum, George Zimmerman didn't murder Trayvon Martin, Darren Wilson didn't murder Michael Brown — the purveyors of the racism narrative are getting desperate. The facts may be wrong, they seem to be saying ala Newsweek's Evan Thomas, but the narrative remains right! It's all about the white privilege, explains one group of Big Thinkers. You don't need racists to have racism says another. It's all about the micro-aggression says yet another.
You can almost hear them begging: "Please don't take our oppression away! It's all we have!"
Well, quite. America is the least racist multi-cultural society since the Roman empire. There's really never been anywhere on earth where so many different peoples live together so well. The trouble that besets us is not white against black, and it's not black against white either. It's the left against liberty.
Leftism — by which I mean the end of liberty through forced "equality" — by which I mean the absolute power of a ruling class over the unwashed many — by which I mean tyranny — by which I mean leftism — uses race as a ploy, uses the poor as pawns, uses violence as a means, but has only one purpose: power; the power of the elite few. As valid excuses to exercise that power (slavery and segregation) fall away, it creates false excuses (Duke, Trayvon, Ferguson). When the false excuses are exposed, it creates make-believe injustices (white privilege, micro-aggression). When the make-believe is laughed off, it seizes the next moment of high tension to spew lies, gin up emotion, and engineer violence. Then, in the aftermath of the wholly unnecessary turmoil, rage and destruction, we're all supposed to wearily agree: "Something must be done."
The only thing that needs to be done is to boot the leftists out of power and off TV.