The left will push the idea of “systemic racism” as well as any other topic that will cause controversy and turmoil among Americans in the belief it will give them the power and control they crave.
It looks like it is working quite effectively in today’s society, unfortunately. When will the majority of Americans realize that the government works for them, the people, and not the other way around, as I have previously asked.
Democrats have labeled America as having “systemic racism” to slow black Americans from achieving their success and has been a handy way to exploit a low point in public embarrassment over some recent distorted and misrepresented incidents as well the undeniable legacy of slavery and Jim Crow in America.
The greatest crisis of our time is the continued effort to divide the country by putting a name on everything and pitting one group against another.
“I am afraid that there is a certain class of ‘race-problem solvers’ who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”- Booker T. Washington
Racism and systemic racism create an irresistible drive to blame anything and everything on racial discrimination. Unfortunately, so does everything else, it would appear.
Moreover, it is now used to justify double standards, anti-white racism, restrictions on expression and speech, various forms of discrimination to benefit minority groups, the transformation of the education system into a propaganda indoctrination tool, and related “social justice” reforms, including creeping Marxism disguised as equality.
There are indications that citizens with courage and civic responsibility are rising to oppose this madness. Critical Race Theory, including its purveyors of systemic racism narratives, is pushing rapidly toward a tipping point, where public sympathy and tolerance will collapse. The Law of Diminishing Returns has to kick in soon, if it hasn’t already.
A Much like the #MeToo (which chucklehead came up with a slogan that most over the age of 35 will pronounce “Pound Me Too”?) movement was only offended by sexual harassment by public figures for other reasons, a large chunk of the “systemic racism” brigade is steeped in hypocrisy. I’m reminded of Kamila Harris: During her presidential campaign, she focused on “justice for women and believing survivors.”
Back in 2018, she even tweeted “To all survivors of sexual assault: We hear you. We see you. We will give you dignity. Don’t let this process bully you into silence.” When talking about Joe Biden and his accusers, Harris said that she believed all those women: “I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.”
Okay. Where did this stance go when Biden chose her to be his Vice President? Hint: Follow the money.
The Washington Free Beacon asked all 50 Democratic members of the Senate, as well as the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP, for reactions to the weekend’s revelation that R.I. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, weeping with pride on the adoption of the Juneteenth national holiday, was still a member of Bailey’s (whites-only private club) Beach Club in Newport. R.I.
None of them responded, shockingly enough. Segregated private clubs would seem to be relics of systemic racism. But only if pointed to the white: BET, NAACP, United Negro College Fund (I actually support this one-they seem to be honestly trying to do good work), etc.
Here’s another target: Hugh Jackman stars in the biggest Broadway musical revival, “The Music Man.” Scheduled to open in December, but the “woke” have been mobilized and now whispers have begun that the show (set in turn-of-the-century Iowa) is “too white.”
The LA Times complains that the show’s “sanitized and idealized setting, and its intrinsic value as a quintessential America … is probably as much a sampling of America as the Iowa caucuses are of presidential races: … whiter and more rural than the rest of the country; it doesn’t really represent America in some fundamental ways.” SO now all forms of entertainment have accurate representations of … something. Perspective is going to play heck with this, as well as realism.
How long until someone gripes about The Martian not being filmed on location?
The wailing continues, “Ultimately, ‘The Music Man’ sets forth a sanitized, insular and very white America — a vision regularly exploited by a recent president [Trump-bashing here-hard to believe] It asks audiences to cheer for yet another romanticized fraud. “The Music Man” is selling tickets while the culture is calling for corrective lenses on such white-centered visions of American history and protesting in the streets for a new vision of modern American life.”
A Times activist (Ashley Lee) appears to insist that everything should be political, and that anything that is not in the interests of the movement must be destroyed. “The Music Man,” the winner of the title “The Great American Musical,” seems to be devoid of a political stance for only those who do not detest the United States or find the presence of white people inherently offensive.
Advanced Placement Language and Composition students in Gardiner, Maine will not be limited to readings from a list of 33 books about racism over the summer after all, thanks to an uprising from parents. The list, which includes How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi and White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, can now be skipped by students choosing to read a nonfiction book dealing with science or nature, or a memoir. But this almost wasn’t an option.
The leading candidate in the Democratic Mayoral Primary today is Eric Adams, an African-American with a ‘law and order’ platform. This makes him a bit of an “Uncle Tom” to the woke New Yorkers of opinion, and there have been newspaper columns instructing voters how to defeat Adams regardless of whether he receives the most first-place votes.
Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia have been campaigning together (a voter can have both on their ballot) in an effort to beat Adams because they disagree with his policies presumably. Adams could not hide his racial animosity, claiming that it was the result of racial animosity, as well as intentions to suppress Black voting.
IJust in case one thinks I am exaggerating the severity of this situation, pay attention to the Vancouver School Board in British Columbia, Canada. It is eliminating honors courses in order to “foster inclusivity and equity in the classroom.” “By phasing out these courses, all students will have access to an inclusive model of education, and all students will be able to participate in the curriculum fulsomely,” said the school board. The de facto announcement is that people of color cannot compete in advanced courses. All because of racism, certainly.
It Maoists believe in equality at all costs, and their justification is that the only way to explain why certain demographic groups remain disadvantaged is because of “systemic racism.” The answer, obviously, is that instead of trying to move them forward the only possible answer is to hobble everyone else.
It makes sense to dull the diamonds to ensure equality among the pebbles.