Here we go again. Politicians and pundits are falling all over each other trying to condemn President Trump yet again for some insensitive, allegedly racist Tweets.
As Hong Kong teeters on the brink of mass insurgency against the fascist mainland government, and Iran’s brutal theocracy accelerates their nuclear weapons program, the top story this week is “Trump is a racist.”
How do the news anchors and commentators who spew this Trump-bashing pablum, day after day, year after year, do so with a straight face?
If we must obsess over race and identity, and apparently we must, it is the American Left where you will find the racists, not the White House.
First of all, since the Tweets were deleted, here is their exact text:
“So interesting to see how ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose government are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly…
…and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how…
…it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”
Three Tweets, posted at 5:27 a.m. on July 14th, 2019
The one inaccuracy, in these tweets, the implication that all four of these congresswomen are immigrants (only one of them is an immigrant) should not blind anyone to Trump’s message: There is no evidence whatsoever that the nations from which these “progressive Democrat Congresswomen,” presumably AOC, Tlaib, Omar and Pressley (or their families or ancestors) originated, offer anything that the United States might emulate in order to become a better nation.
These women are invited to visit Latin America, the Middle East, or Africa, and find even one nation where they would rather live.
Democrats are the Racists
More to the point, however, it is not President Trump, but rather these congresswomen, and by extension, the entire extreme Left wing of the Democratic Party, who have made RACE the currency of their political careers.
Among her countless gaffes, inaccuracies, and astonishingly ignorant proclamations, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that “Latinos must be exempt from immigration laws because they are ‘Native’ to US’.” Nothing racist about that.
Ilhan Omar, who among other things has claimed that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” and that “may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” also said “This is not going to be the country of the white people.” Nothing racist about that.
As for Ayanna Pressley, she’s on record as saying “I’m not naive. All politics is about identity.” Along with “We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.” Nothing racist about that.
And what about House Speaker Pelosi, the white-bashing white aristocrat who said that “her grandson’s birthday wish was to have brown skin and brown eyes”? Does anyone respect this pandering nonsense?
Meanwhile, the racist, anti-white rhetoric of the Democratic Party, echoed by the leftist media and leftist “woke” corporations, is matched by policies that harm the very people of color these Democrats supposedly champion.
Does anyone truly believe there isn’t a causal relationship between fifty years of welfare spending and the destruction of the black family, where only one third of black households with children have a father and mother? Ah, but the “traditional family” is obsolete!
Does anyone really think affirmative action – an explicitly racist practice – does “people of color” any favors, when it lowers academic standards to admit them into universities where they lack the academic skills to compete with their classmates? Ah, but create undemanding “ethnic studies” majors and turn them all into left-wing activists!
The biggest crime committed by the racist Democrats is the destruction of America’s public schools, where the leftist teachers unions have stifled innovation and accountability. The worst impact of the union grip on public education has been felt in low income “communities of color.” Ah, but don’t fix the system, just demand more money from taxpayers!
President Trump is Not a Racist
What President Trump has done is to challenge the narrative, built up over the last 50 years and getting worse all the time, which claims white people can’t say anything critical to “people of color.” All white people can do is be sorry, hand out more benefits, and do whatever else they’re told (by Democrats) to do. To object to anything coming out of the mouths of Democrats “of color” is a “racist” transgression that ends careers and destroys reputations.
The problem with silencing an entire generation of white people in the name of fighting racism is that while they have been silent, extreme environmentalism, anti-white racism, and creeping socialism have swept across American culture, taking over our schools, universities, entertainment and media industries, our corporations, and government at all levels. Unchecked, this will destroy the country.
It’s not racist to point out that mass immigration of unskilled people who are overwhelmingly non-white will result in social and cultural turmoil, so long as the entire culture is now geared towards teaching them a leftist lie that they are victims of white oppression.
It’s not racist to point out that the reason for disparate educational outcomes, where Whites and Asians outperform Blacks and Hispanics, is more likely caused by the destruction of the traditional two parent family than by racism.
It’s not racist to explain that affirmative action was an indulgence we could afford when “protected status groups” only comprised 10 percent of the population, but is something that will destroy our institutions when “protected status groups” comprise more than half the population.
It’s not racist to assert that the racist use of racial quotas in hiring, promotions, academic admissions, and contract bids, will exclude the more qualified in favor of the less qualified, sowing bitterness and cynicism into the hearts of everyone affected by it, at the same time as it undermines the capacities of every school, business, and government agency in America.
It’s not racist to question why the overwhelming majority of immigrants to America for the past several decades speak Spanish, when we are supposedly trying to “celebrate diversity.”
And it’s definitely not racist, or condescending, or inappropriate, to condemn in the harshest terms the socialist drivel and ignorant vitriol that passes for policy agenda, simply because it comes from congresswomen “of color.”
One of President Trump’s greatest gifts to the American people is that he doesn’t care if socialist demagogues and their allies call him a racist. He has given voice not to racism, but to a long overdue pushback against Democratic demagogues who shut down debate by screaming “racism” at anyone who questions them.
It is the Democrats, in their divisive and racially obsessed rhetoric and in the impact of their supposedly well-intentioned policies, who are the real racists.
This article originally appeared in American Greatness.
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Edward Ring is a contributing editor and senior fellow with the California Policy Center, which he co-founded in 2013 and served as its first president. He is also a senior fellow with the Center for American Greatness, and a regular contributor to the California Globe. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Forbes, and other media outlets.
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