A week ago a wealthy white Hollywood actress of great privilege, on many levels, stood on the world stage and took aim at the majority of the nation that elected Donald Trump as the next POTUS, and she then tried to shield herself and her liberal/leftist ilk as the most “vilified” in society today. Oh, really, Ms. Streep? If Hollywood and the press want to enter the messy arena of political debate they too are subject to being called out and vehemently disagreed with, especially when you/they stoop to demeaning Americans in the manner by which you have adopted in these last several years.
But it really has become the M.O. of the elected class democrats in Washington D.C.. But of course, it is the “Alinsky” method in action.
American Spectator: Special Report – Today’s Blood Libel: A Democrat Specialty
The modern political equivalent of “blood libel” is the incessant claim — sometimes by people ignorant enough to say it explicitly and sometimes by people too cowardly to say what they mean, instead resorting to cheap innuendo while slaying quivering white straw men — that Republicans are irredeemably racist.
The caricature, no better than virulently hateful cartoon representations of Jews over the centuries, rhetorically dresses Republicans in jackboots and puts white sheets over their heads and paints them with pencil-thin mustaches (though perhaps not all at the same time). Of course, an older southern gentleman is particularly at risk of being so attired in the imaginations of too many through the ethically unhinged voices of self-styled champions of the downtrodden.
This race libel has been on full dismal display in recent days from the venomous President Barack Obama, the venerable Representative John Lewis, and the venal Senator Cory Booker.
In his not-a-moment-too-soon “farewell address,” following a remarkably out-of-touch call for economic growth through — wait for it — more unionization and higher taxes on successful individuals and corporations, Obama turned to the issue of race.
He offered this premise for what purported to be a deep thought: “After all, if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and undeserving minorities…” What follows this clause is irrelevant because this introduction disqualifies the statement, if not the speaker, from consideration as a serious or honest person.
In the substantive debate between the American left and right, a debate which really does exist, the basic question is “What is the proper purpose of government?” Those who are not on the political left object to greater or lesser degrees to the redistribution of wealth from those who earned it to those who didn’t.
I do indeed object to a hard-working middle class (or upper-middle class or upper-upper class) having their earnings raided on behalf of the undeserving. But neither I, nor the dollar taken from me, nor my accountant, nor the IRS agent scanning my tax return, gives a whit whether the recipient of my dollar was white, brown, purple, or plaid. (Well, I do have a big problem with plaid, truth be told.)
Obama imagines our national political conversation as one in which “every economic issue is framed” as minorities pilfering whites when in fact no economic issue is framed that way. So what is the purpose of his framing the issue this way? To cause gullible Americans to assume that any objection to income redistribution specifically and big government generally is due to racism. It is the very essence of the “dog whistle” politics that Democrats so often accuse Republicans of.
It is past time for Americans of all stripes to stand up to this outrageous demonization. It is past time to call out the left, aggressively and publicly, for this libel which imputes to good people the unacceptable and politically disqualifying trait of racism.
"Don't perform at the inauguration & publicly denounce the new president or we'll bully you into silence," said those opposing fascism.
— Razor (@hale_razor) January 16, 2017