For years, sanctimonious leftist politicos have gotten away with defining racism and bigotry as something practiced exclusively by their opposition. Mainstream propagandists perpetuate this ugly myth at every turn; Democrats have turned “playing the race card” into a professional sport.
Conservatives have developed a thick skin to the unwarranted name calling; they count on the truth and a “turning of the cheek” when the slanderous vicious cascade of despicable character assassination is routinely and increasingly hurled at them. In the hope that the hate would be halted by a failure to engage, Conservatives tried to develop immunity to the unrelenting and unfair epitaphs spewed at them. Rather than minimizing the hate speech of the Race Card racketeers, this strategy was taken as validation of the left’s ruthless accusations and became the justification for amping up, not tempering, the bogus bullying by the professional race baiters.
They have gone too far. Their faux narratives have become more dangerous by the hour; and their “bodyguard of lies” knows no boundaries. Each accusation strives to be more profane as they “up the ante” to get more media attention while causing maximum harm. If the innocent are unfairly accused; if the Left’s words motivate more hate and downright violence…they chalk it up as a “victory” for their depraved sense of social justice.
This week, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his noble aspirations; including “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Did the Democrats seize this opportunity as a day to come together, lower the temperature of the bitter divide they have long enabled for maximum political gain, and take an overdue break from their unrelenting hate of all things “Trump”? No, they threw gasoline on the fire of their eternal witch-hunt.
Bernie Sanders called the president and his supporters racists; Joe Biden accused Donald Trump and his “Deplorables” of spreading unbridled bigotry and division; the Democrat head of the Congressional Black Caucus defined President Trump at the “Grand Wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”.
Transference, accusing your opposition of what you do, has become a spontaneous staple of the Left. They spew their deceptions while their mainstream propagandists fertilize their seeds of deceit without a tinge of conscience or historical accountability.
Their “ends justifies the means” (no matter how reprehensible) mentality excuses them from whatever they do to win; and if a group of Catholic High School students, who attended a peaceful MARCH FOR LIFE demonstration wearing “Make America Great Again” caps, become the targets for “deserved” violence based on completely false accusations of racist behavior, bring on the smears and the calls for retaliation.
Hollywood has-beens and leftist haters immediately demanded every imaginable outrage against the boys, who were simply waiting for a bus to take them back home, when they were confronted by a group of militant hater mongers who lodged obscenities, vicious homophobic slurs, accused them of being “future school shooters, and worse. Nathan Phillips, a member of the Omaha tribe and a Marine veteran, joined the confrontation beating his drum. Later, he would lie about what happened and described the boys as belligerent antagonists; but initially the young men perceived him as coming to their rescue and joined him in his chant. When Mr. Phillips became menacing and chose one of the boys to face down as he beat his drum in his face; the situation intensified. But the boys did not respond in kind.
When the story broke, these boys were portrayed by the propagandists as Trump supporting white supremacists who went out of their way to assault an aged American Indian and agitate a group of civil rights protesters while bellowing “build that wall.” Fortunately, there was ample tapes of the entire incident; and when the truth was exposed, some, but not even close to all, apologized for their cruel rush to a hideous misjudgement.
Even though the left’s false account has been exposed; these boys still face public threats of violence, expulsion, and a lifetime of being labeled as bigots. Their school was forced to temporarily close due to an avalanche of hate. The truth will not set them free; the lies for many will eventually morph into a “hands up don’t shoot” version of historical fact. The bigots will become the victims and the victims the racists. Lies become reality as truth is belittled and undefended. That’s how the left plays and wins the game.
These tactics have worked well for them. They claim it was Republicans underneath those vile sheets and hoods worn by the Klu Klux Klan; when it was hooded Democrat bigots who carried those torches and burned those crosses. It was racist Democrat Woodrow Wilson who fought equality for African-Americans; it was a Democrat administration that wiretapped Martin Luther King; the only former KKK Wizard to be elected to the U.S. Senate was a Democrat; and it was Republicans who passed the civil and voting rights legislation that the Democrats now take credit for doing all on their own. In truth, President Lyndon Johnson, realizing his party had lost much of the Southern voting block, pragmatically decided that they needed African-Americans to bolster their base (much like contemporary Democrats who support open borders to add Latinos to their voting block). Johnson, who was adamantly opposed by many powerful Democrat senators such as Al Gore, Sr., turned to the Republicans to champion his legislation.
At the turn of the last century, Oregon was the home of the second largest KKK in the country. The target for their bigotry was not Blacks (at the time, Oregon didn’t have very many in that demographic), it was Catholics. Today, liberal Democrats are openly claiming Catholics can not be judges because of their religious doctrine. Some bigotry evidently doesn’t die easily.
This last weekend, the anti-semitism of the principal organizers of the Trump loathing feminist “pink hat” brigades March was exposed. One of them proclaims the “greatness” of the world’s best known anti-semite and hater of all Jews (known by him as “termites”) Louis Farrakhan and the other organizer supports Sharia Law, a code that endorses mutilation of women, and misogyny, and violence against homosexuals. To their credit, once this rampant bigotry of these leftists organizers was exposed, many liberal groups, including the Democrat Party, felt pressured to pull their sponsorship. But many prominent Democrats have had no problem being on a stage with Farrakhan and the animousity of many Democrats toward Israel is well documented.
Being labeled as a bigot can be a serious and life destroying event. It sets a stage to do anything to and say anything about that individual. Yet, in these times, there isn’t a day when President Trump and those who voted for him are not routinely called racists who deserve to be shunned, shamed, and assaulted.
In today’s reality, most Americans of all political persuasions are not racists or bigots. Are there some haters who still hold on to their antiquated antipathy with close minded zeal? Yes, but thankfully they are few in number.
It’s time for the race card to be retired as a dangerous, over used, and abused political tool. But if the left insists on pointing fingers at everyone but themselves; it is time for the truth, not the leftist revisionist version of history, to be told. And it’s time for those the liberals wrongfully accuse of being bigots to not take it any more.
Jayne Carroll hosted a daily talk show in afternoon drive time in the Portland, Oregon metro area for more than 20 years. She wrote a popular conservative newspaper column for over a decade. Her live shows and podcasts can now be heard at TheJayneCarrollShow.com in addition to her political commentary, “Jayne Says“. Jayne and her Producer Jeremy Scott can be contacted here. Guest appearances and speaking bookings can be arranged via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.