Against the backdrop of the most racially divisive trial since O.J. Simpson, we are for the umpteenth time, told we need to “have a conversation about race,” when in reality, we talk about little else.
The President then holds an impromptu press conference to announce, in essence, that he is the President of those who share the genetic makeup of his black ancestry, not his white. That he identifies only with the struggles and dreams of black America+. The rest of us? Well, we’re the problem, and because of our skin color, we are incapable of understanding just how evil we are.
Race hustling is an industry in America. Stoking the fires of hatred is an avocation in which many on the left have excelled. It is no accident that politically conservative blacks see past the ignorance of the hate-pimps; they see past all of the deceits of the left, and find themselves succeeding accordingly.
You see, it isn’t racist to point out cultural deficiencies. It isn’t racist to decry the celebration of the thuggish, know-nothing culture of violence and failure that presently haunts much of the black youth of our nation. It’s just hard for some to hear.
There is nothing racist about detesting a set of social mores that values misogyny and “street cred” over honesty and a solid work ethic. Cultures, and the societies that spring from them are not equal, and never have been. I know I’ll likely catch hell from those seduced by the myth of cultural equality, but it must be said; not every society is worthy of emulation.
Of course, there are bits and pieces of every culture that hold value and merit, just like there are good things occasionally done by evil people. Nothing in this world is ever all one thing, or none of another. But it is a disservice to those mired in perpetual, generational squalor to tell them they’re doing just fine.
“Diversity is our strength,” is both a rallying cry for the multiculturalists and a tool by which the left isolates us from each other. However, there is a kernel of truth in their pap. America has become the greatest nation, society and culture the world has ever seen because we were free to pick and choose the diverse elements of culture we wished to adopt from each immigrant group.
We took the good and dumped the bad. We re-invented ourselves, as Americans, drawing from the best in all of us, from around the world.
The point is, the “race problem” in America isn’t insoluble, its merely thorny and will require something more than simply not hating folks. It will require telling those folks the truth.
We should begin by insisting on an accurate definition of racism. Racism is hatred of an individual based upon their race, regardless of their behavior or demonstrated character. That is racism and that is deplorable.
Criticizing elements of a group’s popular culture that are unwise, destructive and counterproductive to the individual and society as a whole is not an expression of racism, it’s just an expression of wisdom, borne of experience, in other words, its good advice.
Anger over being called out for foolish anti-social behavior is not the same thing as righteous indignation over being racially targeted, and should not be characterized as such, nor granted legitimacy whenever used by some aggrieved group to holler for more funding.
Multiculturalists have succeeded in making that particular form of discernment – the assessment of societal utility – into a bad thing, when it is really the foundation of our national identity, and the only reliable ladder by which others may ascend to the heights of economic success. While there is more than one path to success, some paths lead only to failure. It is not racist to inform someone of that.
Neither is racism is the exclusive province of the white race, despite the fact that black studies programs in high schools and universities around the country have been teaching this pernicious concept to our youth for the better part of three decades.
Black people aren’t capable of racism because they don’t possess the societal power to act on those feelings, or so the lesson goes. Of course, this is nonsense, but it is the dominant mindset of even the most educated leftist blacks, most notably our Attorney General who mouthed this precise bit of foolishness in a recent news conference on the Zimmerman trial.
Racism is an evil of human character. However, trading on racism, by stoking the fears surrounding it, is even worse, because it lays blame for a detestable evil at the feet of the innocent and creates division and animosity where none existed prior.
Racism, as truthfully defined, is a rare thing indeed among white people in America, but trading on racism is not only accepted, but even encouraged among the left. So ubiquitous is this tactic, we have even given it a name: playing the “race card.”
How do we fix the race problem in America? The same way we fix virtually every other problem in America; through the application of constitutional conservatism to the daily lives of people. Tell blacks the truth. Hold them to the same standards of conduct, responsibility and discourse as we hold ourselves.
The reality of this nation is a far cry from the twisted portrayal trotted out by the media elite. Show black people where the media is wrong, the race-hustlers are corrupt and do it person by person.
When they eventually see through the lies of the left, they will begin to embrace the freedom of the right, and the scales of racism will fall from their eyes. The power of the left to divide and conquer will be broken. Make conservatives out of them, and the “race problem” will be no more.
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