When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren’t all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow? I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil-rights hero John Lewis suggested that Republicans wanted to “go back” to the days when black men like him could be beaten in the street by the enforcers of Jim Crow. I thought it an outrageous and disgusting bit of demagoguery. The audience of Democratic delegates cheered in a riot of self-congratulation.
Lewis is an idiot and shameless race hustler who can barely speak English. He should worry more about his hometown being the capital of child prostitution and should worry about the daily shootings and murders in da hood ( South West ATlanta, aka da SWAT, cuz dat where da SWAT team be at)
Lewis is the one who said sharks still swim the waters of trading routes waiting for slaves to be thrown overboard.Rush ran this speech on his old TV show over and over.They´ve even invented a new criteria for the race card now. If you´re not an across the board black,like RGIII,then you fall in the category of being a cornball.
Mental and moral laziness and simple malice account for a great deal of the Left´s incorrigible racism. It´s just easier for them not to have to think, particularly when issues are difficult and complex. Racism is burned into their brains as a default explanation and excuse for just about everything. Those who have not enjoyed the self-righteous ease and certitude of this tactic cannot begin to imagine how gratifying it is. One is automatically on the side of the angels, knows beyond any doubt who the good guys and the bad guys are, and is the more morally exalted the angrier and nastier and more abusive one becomes towards the bad guys, i.e. anybody and everybody one disagrees with about politics. If racism did not exist, Leftists would have to invent it. The same applies to all the other isms. All are modes of fixation of belief, self-congratulation and outlets for the discharge of spleen and malice. But there is more. For the angrier and louder one is in his virtuous denunciations of racism et al., the more latitude he is allowed in the conduct of his "personal" affairs. Every kind of sexual, political, financial and felonious transgression is forgiven those who are brave and boisterous enough to shout slanders of racism and other -isms at the top of their lungs, everywhere, all the time, barely pausing for breath.
Lewis´s view of society is in the 60´s and he is still standing on the Edmund Pettis bridge. He will not ever go forward because racism and the threat of being called a racist is his bridge to power. Mumbles has a difficult time trying to form an intelligent thought as well as trying to articulate it. But he be a civil rights icon, you ´no.
The "race card" has been a powerful manipulative political tool, enabling politicians and members of the "favored group" to win power over their fellow Americans and extort billions (trillions?) of dollars in "reparations" and political/economic advantages such as "affirmative action" (race-based discrimination sanctioned by "the law"). Why would those who have profited so richly by this tool of political and monetary oppression give it up? It has become an intoxicating and addicting drug to the users. It will not be given up by those who crafted the strategy and those who profited from it. Only its victims can walk away from it, thus depriving it of its immoral power. Just say "No" to race-card manipulation.
Spot on, Jonah. Tired is the word. The racists in the room - or racialists if you will - are the delusional liberals obsessed with using race to beat up on the Republicans. And guess what - it seems to work.
And more than justifiably proud Lucianne gets to watch her Jonah hit yet anudda one outta da park!
Liberals are obviously still unaware their race card cupboard is bare. There’s no card there. There’s no longer even any there there. It’s empty, just as are their arguments. The straws they continue to grasp at no longer exist.
“…the nation’s first black president.” Why do they continue to say that? He’s the first half-black president, the first mulatto president. But, who cares anyway? I don’t. Do you? Why do they care? When will they come to the conclusion that it’s just not important? Actually never was.
The race card is tired. So, Liberals, Progressives… whoever you are… inasmuch as your race card is tired, give it a rest. Permanently!
Bravo Jonah for this article. Jonah must have read my many comments in which I´ve stated that the subject has "worn thin" with many Americans and is wearing thin more and more every day.
Personal story but relevant to the article. Years ago, 1967 to be exact, when I was interviewed for a teaching position (West of Detroit but close enough for Detroit attitudes to have some relevance), the principal asked me how I felt about black people. At first I couldn´t believe my ears that someone was asking me such a question. I just remember saying something to the effect that "they are people" and thinking why would I think anything else?
Sadly, I found out once I was hired. The school was infested with Libs, hired by this same weak, whiny white guy. The Lib teachers were proponents of excusing the black kids from their responsibility to learn. If the black kids misbehaved, it was generally treated more softly than the same misbehavior of white kids. The white kids picked up on that, too.
Finally after three plus years of this nonsense I quit teaching.
Now after several decades in the business world, I am back in the teaching profession as a substitute. I only substitute in the county schools which are minimally diverse. There aren´t any racial problems and the kids all appear to get along regardless of their racial heritage. Our part of the county has attracted many Asian families because of the schools. I was delighted last week to have two Iraqi girls in my class - they didn´t wear burquas.
This happens because Republicans have taken personal insults from these knuckle draggers for decades without reaction. There was a day when such insults would result in a calling out in one way or another; sometimes as a dual with swords or pistols. Now Republicans show no self respect and simply bow their head when such disrespectful lies are told on the floor of congress. These people are liars and they know it but bullying works for them politically so they keep doing it.
Republicans should face a few assault charges and confront these liars with a punch to the jaw on the house or senate floor. They might gain a little self respect as well as a little respect from their constituents.
The thing that makes me so very angry about all this is that these race hustlers are poisoning the youth to believe their lies and to support their own version of racism and victimology. They perpetuate the hate across generations. When will it stop? When we put Blacks in charge, so they can create more Detroits, Camdens, Newarks, and Washington DC´s? It has been 150 years since slavery was abolished, and almost 50 years since MLK. Slavery is long dead, and racism would be too if they only stopped playing the racial victim card. SHUT UP about imagined racism. Just SHUT UP !
Unfortunately the wimpy Republicans have gone along to get along with the liberal Democrats who play the race card now for several decades.
The biggest hit so far was the mortgage crisis that was caused by liberal politicians pushing unsustainable regulations and policies on the banks to give home mortgages to people, especially minorities, who could never make their loan payments, an irresponsible public policy that could have destroyed the US economy.
When all that was happening the wimpy Republicans stayed silent, with some claiming to be "compassionate conservatives" supporting those bad loans.
Absolutely the main reasons that the Republicans did that was first to avoid the liberal Democrats calling them out as racists, and second on the side to make as much money, along with Democrats, through all the criminal and irresponsible finagling that the banks did to get rid of as many bad loans as possible.
Until the wimpy Republicans get a pair and respond to every race card played by the liberal Democrats, the race card situation will just get worse, as more and more low information voters are fooled and buy into the race card false claims.
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