White privilege, microaggression and racism! Oh, my!
Back last July, Father Michael Pfleger noted that his belief that racism is in America’s DNA – not really a new idea – Time magazine pitched that in the heat of the election season in October of 2007 . MSNBC’s version of Pajama Boy, Chris Hayes, says that conservative political views should disqualify people from office. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post says that tolerance only applies if a person agrees with the “progressive” agenda.
But now comes the ribbon that ties it all together in a neat little bow.
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo writes that not only are you racist, ANY opposition to ANY Democrat is based on racism and therefore invalid. Doesn’t matter what race or ethnicity, opposition to or otherwise impeding the “progress” of the “progressive” agenda is based on nothing but irrational hatred.
What a crock.
It couldn’t possibly be that Obama and Clinton (and his wife) all share a commonality – they are statists. It couldn’t be that every Democrat policy contains a provision for growing state power over the individual. It couldn’t be that these statist programs are failures.
No, that couldn’t be that – because if it were, that might mean that the left would have to debate their policies based on whether they actually work or not.
Don’t want to do that? Just try to redefine your opposition as sub-human, knuckle-dragging troglodytes, incapable of reason and motivated by their four basic needs – food, clothing, shelter and racism.
Apparently those on the American political left have the three second recall of a goldfish – since they can’t remember the vitriol (personal and political) hurled (and still hurled) at Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. While Reagan was a lying, “amiable dunce”, Bush was simply a lying dunce (despite having better collegiate grades than ManBearPig).
The Democrats are treading a dangerous path. The are about a half-step away from declaring any opposition as enemies of the state and forcing anyone with conservative leaning tendencies and views to have a large scarlet “C” sewn onto their clothing. The Democrats are indulging in fantasies of Hitleresque style pogroms against classic liberalism.
In In 1919, Adolph Hitler penned a letter to a a Herr Adolf Gemlich. This letter is recorded as his first written expression regarding the “Jewish problem”. In it, he wrote:
“Through thousands of years of the closest kind of inbreeding, Jews in general have maintained their race and their peculiarities far more distinctly than many of the peoples among whom they have lived. And thus comes the fact that there lives amongst us a non German, alien race which neither wishes nor is able to sacrifice its racial character or to deny its feeling, thinking, and striving. Nevertheless, it possesses all the political rights we do. If the ethos of the Jews is revealed in the purely material realm, it is even clearer in their thinking and striving. Their dance around the golden calf is becoming a merciless struggle for all those possessions we prize most highly on earth.
The value of the individual is no longer decided by his character or by the significance of his achievements for the totality but exclusively by the size of his fortune, by his money.
The loftiness of a nation is no longer to be measured by the sum of its moral and spiritual powers, but rather by the wealth of its material possessions…
In his effects and consequences he is like a racial tuberculosis of the nations.
The deduction from all this is the following: an antisemitism based on purely emotional grounds will find its ultimate expression in the form of the pogrom. An antisemitism based on reason, however, must lead to systematic legal combating and elimination of the privileges of the Jews, that which distinguishes the Jews from the other aliens who live among us (an Aliens Law). The ultimate objective [of such legislation] must, however, be the irrevocable removal of the Jews in general.
For both these ends a government of national strength, not of national weakness, is necessary.”
The “progressives” never hesitate to frame conservatives as Nazis (while ignoring that they were the National SOCIALIST German Workers Party). In reality, “progressive” shills like Josh Marshall, Chris Hayes, Jonathan Capehart, Father Pfleger, the so called “academicians” who are pushing the idea of “white privilege” and every Democrat who claims that opposition to Obama is based on nothing but racism are all guilty of promoting the same desired end result against their opposition as Hitler’s “antisemitism of reason” produced against European Jews.
It seems that while not every “progressive” is a Democrat, every Democrat is a “progressive”. In earlier times, I have called these people dangerous. I have been reluctant to call them evil – but given that they are covertly and overtly supporting pogroms aimed at the extinction of classic liberalism by any means necessary, I don’t have to define them as evil.
They are doing a mighty fine job of that on their own.