Skip to comments.The Left’s War on Tea Partiers--Disqualifying humans on the basis of race....
Posted on 04/27/2010 4:43:04 AM PDT by SJackson
Opponents of the popular expression of conservative opposition to big government, the tea party, regularly note that tea partiers are overwhelmingly white. This is intended to disqualify the tea parties from serious moral consideration.
But there are two other facts that are far more troubling:
The first is the observation itself. The fact that the Left believes that the preponderance of whites among tea partiers invalidates the tea party movement tells us much more about the Left than it does about the tea partiers.
It confirms that the Left really does see the world through the prism of race, gender and class rather than through the moral prism of right and wrong.
One of the more dangerous features of the Left has been its replacement of moral categories of right and wrong, and good and evil with three other categories: black and white (race), male and female (gender) and rich and poor (class).
Therefore the Left pays attention to the skin color and gender (not just whites but white males) of the tea partiers rather than to their ideas.
One would hope that all people would assess ideas by their moral rightness or wrongness, not by the race, gender or class of those who hold them. But in the world of the Left, people are taught not to assess ideas but to identify the race, class and gender of those who espouse those ideas. This helps explain the widespread use of ad hominem attacks by the Left: Rather than argue against their opponents ideas, the Left usually dismisses those making the argument disagreed with as racist, intolerant, bigoted, sexist, homophobic and/or xenophobic.
Youre against race-based affirmative action? No need to argue the issue because youre a racist. Youre a tea partier against ever-expanding government? No need to argue the issue because youre a racist.
As a Leftist rule of thumb once again rendering intellectual debate unnecessary and impossible white is wrong or bad, and non-white is right and good; male is wrong and bad, and female is right and good; and the rich are wrong and bad, and the poor right and good. For the record, there is one additional division on the Left strong and weak to which the same rule applies: The strong are wrong and bad, and the weak are right and good. That is a major reason for Leftist support of the Palestinians (weak) against the Israelis (strong), for example.
This is why, to cite another example, men are dismissed when they oppose abortion. The idea is far less significant than the sex of the advocate. As for women who oppose abortion on demand, they are either not authentically female or simply traitors to their sex. Just as the Left depicts blacks who oppose race-based affirmative action as not authentic blacks or are traitors to their race.
In this morally inverted world, the virtual absence of blacks from tea party rallies cannot possibly reflect anything negative on the black and minority absence, only on the white tea partiers.
But in a more rational and morally clear world, where people judge ideas by their legitimacy rather than by the race of those who held them, people would be as likely to ask why blacks and ethnic minorities are virtually absent at tea parties just as they now ask why whites predominate. They would want to know if this racial imbalance said anything about black and minority views or necessarily reflected negatively on the whites attending those rallies.
And if they did ask such un-PC questions, they might draw rather different conclusions than the Lefts. First, they would know that the near-absence of blacks and Hispanics no more implied racism on the part of tea partiers than the near-absence of blacks and Hispanics in the New York Philharmonic implies racism on the art of that orchestra.
Second, they might even, Heaven forbid, conclude that it does not reflect well on the political outlook of blacks and Hispanics that they so overwhelmingly identify with ever-larger government. Leftist big-government policies have been disastrous for black America just as they were in the countries that most Hispanics emigrated from. But like the gambling addict who keeps gambling the more he loses, those addicted to government entitlements keep increasing the size of the government even as their situation worsens.
Finally, if one eschews the racism explanation and asks real questions, one might also conclude that America generally, and conservatives specifically, have failed to communicate Americas distinct values E Pluribus Unum, In God We Trust, and Liberty (which includes small government) to blacks and Hispanics.
Unfortunately, however, no real exploration of almost any important issue in American life is possible as long as the Left focuses on the race, gender and class of those who hold differing positions. And that will not happen. For when the Left stops attacking people and starts arguing positions, we will see what the Left most fears: blacks and Hispanics at tea parties.
Watching the protestors in Arizona-WHERE’S THE DIVERSITY?
It hurts when it come home to them.
Obama is putting the screws to anyone who woks and pays taxes, His BS about only hurting the rich is crazy.
We are all equal opportunity victims of Obama Big Government socialist moves.
Even funnier is that he just bought a new car, went to get the tags and the vehicles taxes have gone up significantly since his last new vehicle. So, he tells the DMV worker, “This is ‘cause I’m black! Wait until I tell Obama how you treat the brothers!” The B*L*A*C*K DMV worker just sighed and said, “I’m supposed to be polite to you, but you need to calm down and pay the same taxes white people pay...and Obama doesn’t give a damn about you or what you’ve got to say. Now pay up or these tags go back into the bin.” I about wet my pants laughing. This guy is getting an education that all that racist brain washing isn’t playing out in the real world. When he was a poor black man working as a cook, long before he went to college and did better for himself, he learned all the liberal racist ideas, but they aren’t working now that he is the “rich, white guy”. I stick around him as he learns about the real world as he is a good guy and is trying. He also has a sense of humor about it all, so there is hope, but man the peek into his world is stunning. He actually thought that due to where he lives, a black community, that the taxes were higher than what might be in a white community. I had to show him my registration and that I paid the same amount he did before he would calm down about it.
I read about this the other day... what’s up with that?! No white people?! Durn! :-)
That’s the funniest thing I’ve read today! THANKS! :-)
The TV hasn't started to argue back, yet. When it does, I'll go get a prescription for some happy pills.
Where I work, I warped a couple of liberal's minds when I told them I voted for Alan Keyes, but not Obama.
They just couldn't understand why I'd vote for a black republican, but not a black democrat.
Like I said in an earlier post, they're just not worth arguing with.
Whatever pretentions they had towards Marxist doctrine, the real operating mode of these newly freed nations quickly descended into tribalism and kleptocracy. Formerly prosperous nations like Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast became slaughter houses and economic wastelands.
Some of the worst mass murders - democides, as Prof R. J. Rummel calls them - were aided and abetted by the French - as was the case in Rwanda.
What is so disturbing is that I can discern some of the same patterns, some of the same language, some of the same memes coming out of the 0bama regime. The Left's success so far in Balkanizing and tribalizing our culture leads to a dark, dark destination.
Thanks. It is amazing the ideas that get into people’s heads.
P.S. The two stories I posted about this guy with the blacks on the other end suggest to me there are plenty of hrrd working non-liberal blacks out there. They are just busy as we are working and living life and are quiet about it.
He’s having to eat crow so much he’s having to invent new recipes, but he’s learning and coming around.
Sounds like you are making a positive influence and having fun with his education! Keep up the good work. Ping me to the good stories too. They are very amusing!