The False Narrative of Systemic Racism in the USA A pandemic of blatant lying has infected national discourse in the USA
Radical groups ANTIFA and BLM spread vicious lies about the state of race relations in the USA, tainting everyone. Claiming the USA suffers from "systemic racism" and commingling such rhetoric with nonsensical notions of "White privilege" and "social justice," the radical racist Left seeks to destroy civility while cultivating a revolutionary fervor. Their cultural depravity is manifested by insults scrawled on placards and slogans chanted by mind-numbed children masquerading as adults. This isn't protesting, it's demonstrating... ignorance.
We're all familiar with the depraved murderous act of a Minneapolis policeman. The overwhelming reaction to seeing the llife of George Floyd deliberately snuffed out was one of horror and anger. Horror for the brazen act of murder; anger that the other police officers did nothing to prevent that senseless murder.
As horrific as that murder was, it is no justification for organized terrorist thugs to commit riotous acts of looting, beating, murder, and arson in Minneapolis and other urban areas across the country.
Evidently, some people view every act in life as tinged with racist motivation. Because the victim was a Black man and the murderer was White, troublemakers immediately assumed that the murder was racially motivated. But does any evidence exist to support that belief? Or do racists simply assume it to have been racially motivated?
Who fanned the flames of racism? The usual suspects and likely the most racist element in our nation, cable news TV's Leftists and the editorial staff of major Leftist newspapers. Quick to join the chorus were Twitter bots, know-nothing Millennials play-acting as adults, and, of course, the modern-day equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan, those thugs of ANTIFA and BLM. Despite their pretenses, most of these people didn't give a rat's behind about George Floyd. He was a Black man and that served as the only excuse they needed to create civil disorder and destruction.
What is the common thread woven through areas where acts of looting, violence, and arson were wantonly committed?
They're all in Democrat-controlled urban centers in very Democrat states.
Ironically, the Democrat Party postures itself as the natural home for Black Americans and the champions of ridding our culture of bad actors in police departments. But let's think about those claims.
The Democrat Party has controlled Minneapolis politics for a very long time. Other than "Mayor for a day" Richard Erdall in the early 1970s, no Republican has been Mayor of Minneapolis during the past six decades.
You'd think that over that time the Democrat Party might have created a system whereby there was no chance for a rogue policeman to murder anyone while being videoed as three fellow officers stood idly by and did nothing but watch. It is mind-numbing to think that anyone on the Minneapolis police force would be that depraved, but to realize that three others did nothing to prevent the murder, it makes one reconsider whether Democrats actually mean anything they say.
Consider the following facts. Derek Chauvin is a registered Democrat, working for a Democrat Police Chief, voted into office by Democrat voters, in a Democrat controlled city, in a Democrat controlled state. Chauvin had 18 prior complaints against him and was let off multiple times by Democrat former prosecutor and now Democrat Senator and failed Democrat presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar.
What's wrong with this picture? Democrats claim to be Black America's best friends, yet this is how they behave.
Do Democrats ever tell the truth?
Democrat politicians were quick to nod agreement with implied racism as the motive behind this murder. Yet six decades wasn't enough time for Democrats to create a police force that would never commit such a crime! Really?
So, are Democrats grossly incompetent? Or are they habitual liars? Or both?
What happened in Minneapolis is not an instance of "systemic racism." We don't even know if racism played any part. But it is a classic example of the Democrat Party pretending to be what it is not. If that knee on the neck is an accepted act of restraint in Democrat Minneapolis, just exactly how do Democrats explain that away? It's their police department in their city in their state.
Whenever a weak mayor allows peaceful protests to become violent riotous insurrection complete with looting, arson, beatings and murder, more than likely that mayor is a Democrat. Why is that?
Rather than denounce the arson, looting, and assault, the elected Democrat officials in heavily Democrat urban centers in Democrat-controlled states either looked the other way or issued "stand down" orders to their police forces to allow the mayhem to go on and destroy businesses and people's lives. No matter. Above all, Democrats blame President Trump for "systemic racism" while they sit idly by and do nothing to stop the destruction and race-baiting by ANTIFA and BLM. This state of civil unrest is being encouraged by Democrat partisans across the USA.
Yet these claims of "systemic racism" are nonsense on their face.
As a late teen and early adult I learned what "systemic racism" looks like.
I was raised in Pennsylvania, living 13 years in a city of over 100,000 in neighborhoods dominated by twin and row homes. We moved to rural northwestern New Jersey where I lived for five years before going to college in the South.
During high school I had read about segregation in the South, but never fully appreciated what that really meant. Until I travelled to college by bus. The first stop below the Mason-Dixon line was in Washington, D.C. where I first glimpsed what real systemic racism looks like.
It looks like the back of the bus for "Colored" people using public transportation.
It looks like separate restrooms for "Colored" and "White" people in public and private facilities.
It looks like separate churches for "Colored" and "White" people.
It looks like separate schools for "Colored" and "White" children.
It looks like separate restaurants for "Colored" and "White" people.
The expression "White" people did not just apply to Caucasians. It applied to anyone who wasn't "Colored" (meaning: of the Negro race).
So when these armies of know-nothing teens and 20-30's children use expressions like "systemic racism" they really have no idea what that term really means. They're just name-calling. Chanting and screaming bullies who want attention and are willing to say or shout or do literally anything for the attention of others.
No. They have no idea what "systemic racism" means.
In its truest sense, "systemic racism" only existed in the heavily Democrat "solid South."
How many people under the age of 60 have any idea what the "solid South" meant back in the days when systemic racism actually existed?
After the Civil War, the Democrat Party knew it was finished as a political power in the Old South if it didn't do something to deny the vote to freed slaves. Since slavery and plantation slaves only existed in the South (generally north of the Gulf coast, east of the Mississippi, and south of the Mason-Dixon line, the southern border of Pennsylvania), Democrats knew something had to be done to grab onto and hold political power.
Much like the ANTIFA and BLM thugs of today, the post-Civil War Democrat Party created a militant "policing" group of thugs known as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). It's sole purpose was to cower and kill as many former slaves, Catholics, and Republicans as they could get away with. The Ku Klux Klan operated in secrecy, just as have the ANTIFA masked thugs in recent years. Same modus operandi, just switch the white robes and dunce caps for black masks, hoodies, and jeans. Same low-IQ thugs doing what thugs do.
The success of the KKK in keeping former slaves and Republicans from establishing political control over southern states was remarkable. The southern states became dominated by racist Democrats who succeeded in segregating the races for many, many decades.
Right up into the mid 1960s, so-called "separate but equal" facilities were maintained in the solid Democrat South for "Colored" and "White" people. Except they really weren't equal. You might ask, how could Democrats keep such iron-fisted control of southern states? Well, when Democrats control the ballot box by determining who can use it there is nobody to stop them. It becomes very difficult to remove them from power once they've seized it.
In the solid Democrat South officials required "Colored" people to pass a test in order to register to vote. "White" people were not required to take the test. The tests were constructed so that very, very few people of any racial background could have qualified to vote. This is how the Democrat Party operated then and its how they operate now -- by using proxies such as ANTIFA and BLM to intimidate their opposition.
The "systemic racism" of the solid Democrat South was limited to just that part of the USA. A series of wars, recessions and a depression prevented most Americans from focusing on what was happening in a part of the country most had never visited. Most Americans would have been horrified to travel through the solid Democrat South and see the extent of the open racism practiced there.
As the world of television began to give people an opportunity to see far more than they otherwise would have, it became possible in the 1960s to witness some of the racism that was rampant in the solid Democrat South.
It's important to recognize that not everyone who lived in the South was a racist Democrat, nor were all Democrats in most of the rest of the country supportive of southern Democrat racism. Many fine people who were powerless to change things were kind and neighborly to everyone, regardless of race.
The "solution" Democrats tried as a means to deflect attention from segregation was yet another war, the Vietnam War. While the war did divert considerable attention, it was no longer possible to deny the racism practiced by southern Democrats. With Republicans taking the lead, both Republicans and northern Democrats enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into Federal Law collapsing the underpinnings of Democrat Party power in the South.
To hear Democrats tell their story (i.e., lie about it), they were the ones to champion civil rights. But, like most Democrat claims, they simply lied about that. Southern Democrats fought tooth and nail against both of those Federal laws. And President Lyndon Johnson was so filled with rage when he found he had no choice but to sign those bills into law because a veto by him could not have been sustained that he barked he'd have every one of those "ni**ers" voting Democrat for generations. And he and the Democrat Party bosses succeeded.
How? By lying some more. They created the "War on Poverty" that was designed to chain "Colored" people in bondage to the government. This was the strategy Democrats' embarked on. They used "War on Poverty" funds to channel the descendants of slaves into urban voter plantations controlled by Democrats. These urban voter plantations were given poor schools, ample supplies of drugs, and little opportunity for young Black Americans to break the chains of bondage to the Democrat Party.
Promising "hope" and delivering "despair" Democrats could count on 90% of Black American voters to support them. The plan worked like a charm for Democrats. To a large extent it's still working today! Johnson's promise was kept. Democrats and their allies in the news media persistently repeat lies about Republicans claiming they are "racists" who are responsible for the plight of Black Americans. Yet it was Republicans who freed the slaves and to a lesser extent than former slaves, Republicans had also been victims of the early KKK lynchings during the era when the KKK was an active militant arm of the Democrat Party.
Today's versions of the KKK lives on in both ANTIFA and BLM. Both groups are well-funded by Democrat-Progressive-Left seditionists, aided and abetted by Democrat politicians, their Democrat billionaire funders, and their racist Democrat lackeys in both academia and the news media. These groups of Democrat thugs are deliberately allowed to run wild, indiscriminately pillaging, beating, murdering and terrorizing both Black and White neighborhoods. Emboldened by this support, they now have taken over a portion of the City of Seattle as the inept Progressive Democrat Mayor meekly simpers, safely out of sight.
And their real objective? It's not an end to any racism, rather, it is the acquisition and brutal exercise of radical Democrat Party power. That power will never be used by Democrats to increase freedom and opportunity for Americans of all races because that wouldn't support Democrats' real agenda of acquiring and holding total political power.
In true Progressive/Marxist style, the end justifies the means.
The only systemic racism most people will encounter is the racism that is rampant in academia and on MSNBC and CNN (aka, MSDNC and DNCNN) where it is considered a badge of honor to blatantly lie and pander to the ANTIFA and BLM mobs in the hopes of giving them more power that, ironically, they use to kill Blacks, destroy Black businesses, Black jobs, and Black neighborhoods.
Their most pressing objective of radical Democrats is to do whatever it takes to defeat President Trump by using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to torpedo the US economy, destroy tens of millions of jobs, and then add insult to injury by pandering to the thugs on the extreme Left who are determined to create as much upheaval as they can as the election draws near. They will blame President Trump for the upheaval that they have consciously helped create. An important aspect of their plans is to frighten as many people as possible in the hope they will be too intimidated to vote. Just like they did in the old South.
Modern racism is the soft racism of low expectations that sits in the heart and mind of Leftist Democrats and self-styled Woke Progressives. Racism is also actively practiced in academia, but in a bizarrely twisted sense. On university campus, if professors or students do not genuflect to the tenets of radical Left Democrats and their ANTIFA and BLM bullies, they are virtually tarred and feathered as "racists" by the party of intolerance, the modern radical Left Democrat Party. The Left simply cannot tolerate any dissent.
Those who do not stand up to this assault on truth and traditional American values (equal justice, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic) are just as much a part of the problem as are the naive thugs who do the mindless work of conniving Democrat strategists in league with domestic terror groups.
And now you know the rest of the story "the usual suspects" will never tell you.
Author of "Looking Out the Window", an evidence-based examination of the "climate change" issue, Bob Webster, is a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s). He is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.