Roughly ninety-five percent of racism in America today now either emanates from liberals or is generated by them. The Democratic Party relies on racism because, without the perception of serious ongoing racism in our culture, the identity politics on which the party depends would disintegrate. As presently constituted, they wouldn’t win another national or statewide election. This makes the Democratic Party by necessity a virtual racism-manufacturing machine.
The Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons are not anomalies. They are the motor that drives the car. Barack Obama could in no way be a post-racial president as promised, even if he wanted to be (doubtful). He wouldn’t have had a party anymore.
Do I exaggerate? Actually it’s worse. Because economic policies such as tax preferences for disadvantaged neighborhoods a la Jack Kemp that could have benefited black people are anathema to Obama and liberals, African Americans have little chance of improving their condition. No original ideas are instituted. It’s always the same old, same old from the days of Lyndon Johnson. Result: seventy percent of black children born out of wedlock and all the other horrifying statistics that are only a key stroke or two away for anyone with a computer — numbers on food stamps, unemployed, black-on-black crime, etc. Objectively, Barack Obama has been the worst president for black people since the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, possibly earlier. Also, he and his attorney general — acting like smug, semi-literate undergraduates who just finished reading Howard Zinn and though it was a revelation — have consistently encouraged racial division for the last six years, while pretending they are improving it. It’s a noxious masquerade that is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you raise this with Democrats/liberals/progressives, most of them will not listen or even discuss the subject because to do so calls to question their whole worldview. They live in a bubble bath of self-congratulatory moral narcissism that does not allow them to look at the results of their “ideas” or their conception of themselves as “good people.” They don’t want to know about anything that does not conform. I have experienced this personally, mentioning names of prominent black conservative thinkers like Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, some of the greatest political minds of our time, and getting blank stares. They have not heard of them, let alone read a book by them. And I’m talking about supposed intellectuals, graduates of Ivy League universities (I know – that doesn’t mean that much, but still…), not your average Joe who’s never heard of Joe (Biden). Extraordinary willful ignorance.
And now come the Latinos. After they have decimated black culture, our progressive friends are going after the Hispanics. I say “going after” because the obvious unspoken goal of Obama’s executive amnesty plan is the creation of a yet greater class of dependent voters. It’s actually quite insulting to Latinos in the long term, just as it was to African Americans. One of the most effective ways to ruin someone’s life is to make him or her dependent. Dependency on the state is not all that different from dependency on drugs or alcohol. Sooner or later it dominates who you are and will most likely ruin your life. You will never be free, unless you are that rare strong individual who is able to overcome it. That is what is being done by the Democratic Party in the name of executive amnesty.
What an atrocious, immoral thing to do. We should all be equal under the law in this republic. The idea that the chief executive of our country would want to give special privileges to Latinos above and beyond the wishes of their future fellow citizens is not only morally repugnant, it is highly socially damaging. It drives us apart — and apparently deliberately. Latinos know that too and a surprising percentage seem to have seen that in last week’s election, not voting, as predicted, for the Democrats. They don’t want “brown skin privilege” any more than I want “white skin privilege” or Al Sharpton should have “black skin privilege.”
This positive turn of events should give us courage to call out the Democratic Party for its racism. It’s our civic duty.