The Great Unraveling
by J. Kb
There were anti-cop protests at the DNC.
Black Lives Matter are blocking traffic on the highways.
The shooter in Dallas made it clear that he did what he did because he wanted to kill white people.
Since Dallas, there have been several other shootings of police officers, including the ambush of three cops in Baton Rouge.
President Obama has taken to the bully pulpit and making it clear that America and American law enforcement in particular is still steeped in racism.
“I know that Americans are struggling right now with what we’ve witnessed over the past week. First, the shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, the protests. Then the targeting of police by the shooter here, an act not just of demented violence, but of racial hatred.”
Hillary Clinton responded to the Dallas shooting by indicting white America.
The media has gone all in on trashing white people for the state of the nation. The Huffington Post was disappointed that Obama did not use harsher language to condemn white people. Salon has decreed that white people are fragile cowards for not wanting show complete deference to people who want to beat whites over the head with the accusation of racism. Mic published a completely irresponsible and erroneous article titled 23 Everyday Actions Punishable by Death if You’re Black in America which has been turned into a celebrity PSA. Then the media wonders why race relations are getting worse.
Last year and into the beginning of this year, we saw protests across the country on college campuses driven by sensationalized rhetoric about race, micro-agressions, and hate crime hoaxes. These protests have done real damage. Deans and college presidents have stepped down or lost jobs. Enrollment is down and schools are facing budget shortfalls because of it.
The language of racial animus is getting worse. During a debate competition at Harvard, two students aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement openly advocated for white genocide.
This tactic of using racism to win sanctioned debates is going mainstream and is winning. The same media outlets are telling us that this is a good thing for academic debate because traditional standards of debate are racist and favor white privilege.
Elite elementary schools in New York have begun to reintroduce segregation into the classroom, with different classes specific to different races of students. Black Lives Matter tried to reintroduce segregation into the Nashville Public Library system, and protested when they were stopped from doing that.
Elements of Social Justice have perverted the English language by pushing the idea the racism is not hatred due to race, but that “racism = power + prejudiced.” Essentially, this says that a person can’t be “racist” regardless of their beliefs, if they are underprivileged, i.e. minorities can’t be racist. This twisting of logic and human decency was legitimized on CNN when this position was taken in defense of Black Lives Matter by activist Marc Lamont Hill and nobody challenged him on it.
I am not going to say that race relations are peachy-keen, or that there is no racism in America anymore. Of course there is. Have there been bad shoots by police in which black men have been the victim. Yes.
However, what we are seeing is not a movement to address these individual acts, but a deliberate and aggressive move to exacerbate rate relations.
One of the first things that relationship counselors tell couples is to stop dredging up past, in many year old, slights or disagreements. All that does is make each side defensive and resentful. One of the oldest and most important values in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and one translated into the Western cannon of law, is “Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.” So much of the Social Justice/Black Lives Matter movement is: white people today should be made to feel guilty and pay for the sins of racism committed by other white people against other black people far away and decades ago.
This is the “white fragility” that the SocJus media lives to push. It is simply white people not wanting to get blamed for age old racism they took no part in and the desire not to be cornered and mau-maued for it. It is not fragility to want to avoid an unwinnable argument. Yet even calling it “white fragility” is a tool to imply that white people are weak.
And because of one sided nature of this argument in the modern political climate – where in whites are racist for even defending themselves from being called racist – the Left can claim all the way from academia to click-bait that America is no better today then when Jim Crow, or even slavery, was a reality. This is both intellectually and morally dishonest.
The Far Left has used identity politics to fill its ranks. Big Government has always been able to generate support for whatever evil machinations is has by telling one group another group is to blame for their problems and should be punished:
The German people would be wealthier but for the Jews and Communists. The Russian people would be better off but for the Jews, Ukrainians, and Czarists. The Italian Trains would run on time if Italy didn’t have Slovenes.
Of course none of that was accurate, but it really doesn’t matter. The point was to use ethnic differences – identity politics – to drive people to support the powers that be.
The modern American Democrat party has used this tactic ingeniously with the target of ridicule being Republicans/Conservatives. But recently this train has gone off the tracks. The fire of inter-group hatred that the left has stoked has reached California-in-drought-conditions-wildfire levels. They have created a beast they cannot feed.
Now that the DNC has ordained that Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic Candidate for President, the black community that the DNC relies upon as a voting block has come out against Hilary.
Now the DNC is preaching unity, but the people aren’t buying it. They have divided and identity politiced themselves into a position they can’t get out of.
Had only they listened to the great President Theodore Roosevelt, when in a speech to the Knights of Columbus in New York on Oct. 12, 1915, he said:
“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism…. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.“
January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017