Skip to comments.Robert C. Smith On his book Conservatism and Racism and Why in America They Are the Same
Posted on 03/03/2012 11:13:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In a nutshell
In this book I systematically demonstrate the inescapable racism inherent in American conservatism. The argument unfolds in layers.
First, I show that ideological conservatism is everywhere and always the conscious and reflective defense of established institutions and ways of life.
In the United States this has meant a defense of racism and white supremacy. The first conscious conservative movement in America emerged in the South partly as a reaction to the movement to abolish slavery, and the modern conservative movement in America is rooted partly in opposition to the Civil Rights Movement.
Second, the substantive ideals of American conservatismlimited government, states rights, individualism, property rights, and the prioritizing of liberty over equalitywhen applied consistently inevitably result in racism.
Third, I show that the ascendancy of the conservative movement to national power with the election of Ronald Reagan was partly based on the Republican Partys Southern Strategy of exploiting racist and white supremacist sentiments in the electorate beginning with the election of 1964.
I am acutely aware that the argument will strike many Americansand not just conservativesas outrageous. Therefore, I approached the analysis and writing with unusual care. I spend the entire first chapter defining the terms of the discourseconservatism, racism and white supremacy. The remaining chapters are thoroughly referenced and documented. By design, the book combines philosophy, history and political science....
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This won’t stop until Conservatives stop caring about whether a Democrat wants to call us racist. Watch, the Left will dilute the term until it no longer has any objective meaning left.
Touting a book for sale. Yawn, double yawn.
Where did this idiot learn history, Ripleys Believe It Or Not’’?
Close, but no cigar.
Bachelors, UC Berkeley
PhD, “Historically black” Howard
Damn! Where’s he been getting HIS crack?? That’s some potent stuff, whoever’s selling it.
Oh, I’m sorry, was that a racist post I just made?
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