OK, CNN–so we’re all ‘white supremacists’ now, are we? Yep– according to CNN, all ‘ordinary’ white people share the original sin not just of slavery, but we are just born white supremacists. We just can’t help it.
Well, then, let’s take a closer look at the concept of ‘white supremacy,’ shall we?
Contrary to the conservative mindset, which is set in the belief that all people are inherently good and capable of self-determination, regardless of race, it has long been the white liberal/progressive mindset that minorities are hapless and incompetent, and would barely have the pleasure of existence save for the oversight of their progressive intellectual betters.
In the mind of the progressive, minorities cannot independently rise above their station in life without progressive policies and the government programs that stem from them. Hell, in the mind of the progressive, minorities can’t even be counted on to be resourceful enough to do something simple, such as to obtain a driver’s license or an identification card to vote (unless a progressive government program were in place to assist them).
In other words, progressive policies have at their very core the premise that minorities are unable to fend for themselves, save for the good graces and ‘caring’ of those on the White Limousine Liberal plantation.
In summary, CNN, let me respond to your assertions by saying that IF there are any ‘natural’ supremacist sentiments and tendencies, it resides not in so-called ‘ordinary people.’ Rather, from Woodrow Wilson, to Margaret Sanger, to William Fulbright, history has demonstrated time and again that white supremacist tendencies lie squarely in the heart of the white limousine liberal progressive.
This latest accusation is nothing more than another stellar example of white liberal projection.
(h/t PJ Media)
I’m not quite sure where you came up with the idea that conservatives believe “all people are inherently good..”. That is not a component of any conservative thought, idea or doctrine I have ever seen.
I believe that it is part of conservative doctrine that all people are created equal, under God and under the law, and all should have access to equal opportunity. A belief that “all people are inherently good” strays into the metaphysical, which I don’t think is part of the political territory of American conservatism.
But if CNN wants to brand all white people as white supremacists—which, by the way, also brands millions of us as stone-cold liars, as we repeatedly and historically reject and deny the very concept of judging anyone by the color of his or her skin, the very definition of racism—-they are throwing Dems out with the Republican bathwater.
Here is a quote about a book I just ordered. If there is fretting about the lack of a link, I’ll try to find where I copied it.
In his book, “Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,” David Barton details the political history of the KKK, noting that the original targets of the Klan were Republicans, both black and white, and that between 1882 and 1964, 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites were lynched by the Klan.
Barton goes on to point out that the Klan has its roots in the Democratic Party and that the first grand wizard of the KKK, Nathan Bedford Forrest, was honored for his leadership at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. For those who do not believe that the roots of the Democratic Party are racist, one only needs to note that not a single Democrat voted for the 14th Amendment which granted citizenship to former slaves.
Barton states, “Although it is relatively unreported today, historical documents are unequivocal that the Klan was established by the Democrats and that the Klan played a prominent role in the Democratic Party. In fact, a 13-volume set of congressional investigations from 1872 conclusively and irrefutably document that fact.”
While “… it has long been the white liberal/progressive mindset that minorities are hapless and incompetent, and would barely have the pleasure of existence save for the oversight of their progressive intellectual betters..” is has also been an agenda of this Liberal/Progressive (I use capitals for these words to differentiate them from the dictionary definitions of the original uses of these words, as there is nothing wrong with being liberal or wanting progress) to relentlessly curb any effort of any minority to rise above the plantation level of existence. They allow a few tokens, like Maxine Waters and Jesse Jackson, to achieve a certain level of approved and controlled success, because they serve their masters so well, but they deny the basic American ideal of equal opportunity to those they define as inferior and then work to make that definition a fact.
This current racial strife is the most over blown, over hyped, manufactured progressive bull shit I have ever seen and I for one am exhausted by the “hair on fire” political realm the Democrats have us mired in. Someone needs to tell these people to start taking care of their own lives and stop worrying about others. One can only hope that these are the last cries of a dying ideology. Here’s a good article over at AT:
Moral superiority is the lily-white garb donned by progressive true believers to shore up their self-image as charitable guardian angels of lesser beings. It feeds on constant virtue-signaling to keep the image pure, broadcast to an array of identity groups who eat up their public self-reverence.
The archenemy of their moral superiority is the merest hint of moral equivalence (whatever that is!) with apostates on the right. Such a suggestion is an existential threat to progressive supremacy and simply must not be abided. Embrace of their supremacy demands they reflexively label challengers as bigots, racists, sexists, evil, Nazis, homophobes, climate-deniers, transphobes, or whatever else fits the circumstances of the moment.
Keep in mind that before any of these terms—-bigots, racists, sexists, evil, Nazis, homophobes, climate-deniers, transphobes, etc….can be used, they must first be redefined according to the revisionist Leftist dictionary. This is where the Left reigns supreme. They redefine a term, or make up a definition, they hammer us with it constantly, and then their terminology becomes part of the general lexicon where it can be used at will.
So on the Left, racists don’t just believe that certain characteristics of character, intelligence, ambition, etc. are tied to skin color—-the true definition of racism—-they redefine it to mean even noticing that a person has a different skin tone, and expand it to cover an apparently limitless range of everyday actions and ideas. So suddenly washing human excrement off sidewalks is “racist” because it implies that the excrement of black people is offensive. The Left, while squealing about “racism” indulges in it, promotes it, and benefits from it, in its goading of black people into frenzies of hatred and retaliation against white people.
The same kind of semantic manipulation followed by semantic infiltration is used to wield those other terms, as well. So “bigotry” covers everything a white person on the Right might think or say, while it never applies to the carefully nurtured institutional bigotry of the Left. They manage to find “evil” while denying the concept of objective wrong and right. They redefine Nazism as being a right-wing construct. They use the suffix “phobe”, which means “fear of” to mean dislike of, and then slap it on anything they can spin to be discriminatory toward homosexuality or “gender fluidity”. They blithely hurl the word “science denier” at those who question the extent of human influence on the climate and what can be done about it, while denying the science of gender, or the scientific proof that unborn babies are human beings who can experience pain and who show signs of self-determination.
Every single word the Left uses in its incessant attacks on its opposition is inherently false, rotten to its core, and often used in blatant contradiction of its original, true, meaning. We have seen that these terms are also malignant, as they are used to express disdain, hatred and even a desire to eliminate those “Others”.
Re: the pardon of Joe Arpaio who keep in mind was in held in contempt of court for doing his jobs and enforcing federal immigration laws. Imagine that!! But our POS Senator John McCain said that this was a dangerous precedent for the rule of law. Really Johnny? First of all, most Arizonans that I know could not care less what you say or think anymore, nor are we very happy that after 8 years of “leading the charge to repeal Obamacare”, you were actually the one vote that saved it, so please do us all a favor and just STFU, retire, and go away.
Well, “the Right” has not addressed the pardon by pointing out that the sheriff had a job to do, had taken an oath of office which he, at least, thought to be binding, and was honoring it by upholding the existing laws—and that being punished for doing so amounted, in the eyes of many, to judicial misconduct and abuse of judicial power.
These are powerful arguments. I haven’t heard them made. No, Trump does the right thing, he gets dragged across broken glass for it, and “the Right” stands around with its collective thumbs up its collective …..donkeys….. and watches it happen.
Have we had anyone point out to McCain that refusing to uphold federal law would have been an actual violation of the rule of law? Of course not.
We have met the enemy and it is us.
We have met the enemy and it is us.
So true. Trump has exposed the progressive underbelly of the GOP to the point where I question whether or not they were ever with us from the beginning. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are a joke and an embarrassment, and people like McCain, Graham, Collins, Murkowski, etc., are nothing more than elitist liberals packaged as conservatives every election cycle.
Yet I predict that campaigns against them will be feeble, impotent and based on issues instead of ideology. This is where we tend to lose, and this is where the Left excels.
I think the most important and viable tool we have to deal with these people is to hammer, constantly, the fact that we, as Republicans, have achieved the ability to do great things, and are being held back by a few, whose legacy in history will be that they are personally responsible for throwing away this opportunity.
We have the ability to send them this message. Aside from some alterations to internet content (such as the scrubbing of the original wording and title of the Certificate Of Live Birth statute in Hawaii, which identified it as being only for “people born out of the state”) most of what is on the Net stays there. The Congressional Record is not, as far as I know, revised to comply with current political goals.
We on the Right bleat about the need for “accountability” yet we constantly pass up the chance to impose it. In the last election, Darryl Glenn, opposing a weak Michael Bennett for his Senate seat, never once mentioned that without Bennett’s vote we would never have been saddled with Obamacare, and that Bennett never even read the bill before voting for it, simply meekly following the ass in front of him in an obedient line.
So we could start to have true conservatives make speeches in Congress about the great opportunity achieved by Republicans which is being squandered by a few, and then naming those people and pointing out that their legacies will be that they were responsible for ongoing gridlock in Congress when there is no reason for it. We can have conservative guests on talk shows do the same thing. We can flood the internet newsletters and blogs with this, naming names.
I would love to see statements, repeated over and over again, that John McCain has a certain legacy as a courageous war hero, but that this is going to be overshadowed by his participation, even his leadership, in blocking Republican efforts to enact the policies they were elected to enact. I’d be very blunt. I’d say that Ted Kennedy managed to overcome his sordid history as a murderer, adulterer and drunk because of his effectiveness within his party,—that to Democrats, at least, he is a hero, because of his service to the party. And go on to point out that John McCain will be reviled by his own party because his actions have never been to advance the goals and ideals of conservatism, and that his legacy will be that of a man who blocked his party’s agendas.
We don’t need mainstream media access to do this. We can do it on TV and radio shows, on the internet, in interviews. Threatening electoral defeat won’t scare a lot of these people—they have locked up enough support to almost guarantee their Congressional seats. But they do care about their legacies, and I think this is where we can hit them. They are smart enough to know that in ten or twenty or thirty years, when their names are searched in the archives, there will be hundreds of references to their obstructionism and harm to their party and its goals.
A Republican dog? That is, not lined up waiting for someone to feed him?
Red State Dog !!!!
You won’t hear about this in the media today:
Members of Antifa were caught on camera driving a man to the ground, punching and kicking him. It’s not clear what the man’s identity is, or whether he was even part of the March Against Marxism — not that that in any way excuses the brutal violence. Antifa claims he was a member of the “alt-right.”
An interesting article “Paradox of Tolerance” helps us understand the ever changing meaning of words and phrases by the left, as Amazona often points out. The article notes that the word tolerance simply means “to tolerate”. The left uses a very different interpretation of this word – to accept and celebrate. But of course, tolerance and anything other than leftist causes is racist, bigots, homophobic, or any other number of phobic, etc…
Full article here.
To give you a great example of just how emotionally stunted our current crop of virtue signaling progressives are, I just heard a panelist on MSNBC, you know the typical 30 year old, Ivy grad “expert” claim that the pardon of Joe Arpaio sends a signal to all police that “it is ok to pull someone over simply because of the way they look.” – and I am not kidding. That was her actual quote. This is the level of reason and discourse now found on progressive tv. The media proves everyday that they have completely lost touch with America.
Great article here by Brent Bozell – and he’s 100% correct:
Come the Congressional elections next year, and the presidential election in 2020, the Grand Old Party will once again bellow its hallowed promises. But this time it won’t work. This time there will be no straw men to blame. This time their voters will know those hallowed promises are not even hollow promises. They are lies………We are watching the GOP systematically committing suicide.
I will only say that I think both parties are committing political suicide. All of them are so wrapped up in their beltway prestige and power that they have completely lost touch with those they are elected to represent.
Just got back from physical therapy for my knee replacement where I had an interesting discussion with the therapist. She had Fox News on the TV above the table where I was doing stretching exercises, and asked if it was OK. It was the first time she had mentioned news or politics, so I had no idea where her politics were. Her boss, the owner of the facility (probably in his late 40’s) and I have discussed politics on several occasions, and we’re pretty much on the same page. His assistant, who I had today, is probably in her late 20’s or early 30’s, and I’m always a little surprised when I run into someone that age who is a Conservative. During our discussion she commented that she never ceases to be amazed how many people seem to go out of their way to be offended by someone else’s words or actions. I couldn’t agree more, and I told her I’m a firm subscriber to the old adage, “stick and stones will break my bones……..”
So I got home, sat down at the computer, and this article popped up at Town Hall. Normally I’d highlight the best paragraph or two, but it was almost impossible to pick just one or two. This lady just nails it.
Words may not hurt you, but surely banana peels do.
What is really funny about that is that it is the Progs being racist thinking that a banana implies certain people…
I can’t imagine living a life in which I would be terrified and living in fear after seeing a banana peel.
And, as Mark seemed to imply, it is the race hysterics who assign certain words to certain races, seemingly oblivious to the fact that THEY are saying those races resemble certain animals for example.
At a recent family gathering, the youngsters were getting pretty loud and rowdy, and my cousin’s wife, whose children are grown, looked at the parents of the hooligans and said “Not my circus, not my monkeys”. It was really funny. But I’m sure we all realize what would have happened if that comment had referred to a gaggle of children including a black child. She wouldn’t have been saying the black child looked like a monkey, or that black people in general look like monkeys, but the race hustlers would have jumped on it, thereby making the claim that to THEM, this is the case, self-identifying in order to create a conflict. With them in the mix, this simple, funny comment would have been ugly and racist and probably cause for a riot and looting.