Through all the progressive’s rhetoric about “democracy” and “equality” and “social justice” and “diversity,” theirs is a political philosophy and public policy ideology of elitism, hubris, and authoritarianism.
Black people die far more often at the hands of other black people than at the hands of white people.
Let’s talk about the origins of progressivism.
Before we invest resources into worrying about such matters, we might focus on language corruption, because it is polluting our thinking, resulting in inept and dangerous social policies.
The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.
Capitalism, in its quest for profit drives out concerns with irrelevant factors such as race, gender, and so forth.
Random thoughts on the passing scene…
Blacks in positions of political power has not lived up to its billing.
Fear is a friend of the state. When people are frightened, they willingly give money and power to politicians and bureaucrats.
Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, “I mean, if we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear.”
Western civilization did not originate slavery, racism, warfare, or disease–but with America as its exemplar, that civilization created the antidotes.
Among the many reasons for gross disparities in many fields, and at different income levels, is that human beings differ in what they want to do, quite aside from any differences in what they are capable of doing, or what others permit them to do.
One of the best-kept secrets is the fact that the poverty rate among black married couples has been in single digits since 1994.
Williams’ sickness resided in his inability and unwillingness to look at people as individuals, and instead to view everything through a collective lens.
“Black Lives Matter” is about as non-racist an organization as any white supremacy group.
The civil rights division of the Justice Department has turned the same blind eye to similar voter intimidation and corruption of the voting process by other people and other organizations in other cities and states — so long as those being victimized were white and the victimizers were black.
From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed.
If America’s diversity worshippers see underrepresentation as probative of racial discrimination, what do they propose be done about overrepresentation?
After six years, the report card is in. The grades are not pretty. By every key economic measurement, blacks are worse off under Obama. In some cases, far worse off.
Williams pokes fun at racial fakery.
Rachel A. Dolezal, the recently resigned president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP, has come under a bit of controversy.
The vast majority of people who own guns for their own self-protection are in no way responsible for a criminal, terrorizing person’s choice to harm others.
The NAACP and Rachel Dolezal stand for the same things: Victimhood above individualism; racial identity above personal identity; and collectivist socialism above private property and capitalism.
Only socialism could take an oil-rich nation and turn it into one where people wait in line for hours for survival rations.
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