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The Left is Lying About Racism

The Left is Lying About Racism

During her presidential campaign, former First Lady Hillary Clinton traveled to the primarily Black Howard University and told the students that they were victims of a rigged system.  She was peddling the false narrative of pandemic racism in America.

Convincing Blacks that America is universally and systemically run on a philosophy of white privilege has been part of the Democrat political playbook since they discovered that lynching was no longer a viable means of controlling the Black vote – suppressing it in those day.

The ability of Democrats to convince Blacks that they face a uniformly hostile white supremacy culture – except for white liberals of course – is the means by which they maintain an 80 to 90 percent vote majority with Black voters. That and keeping millions of Black folks segregated, dependent and uneducated.  That is why Democrats use the race card at every opportunity.  In fact, they maintain a full deck of race cards.

The extreme dishonesty of their false racist narratives is directly proportionate to the Democrats desperate need to maintain those unnaturally high vote margins among blacks in order to succeed as a political force.

There is racism in America, and we will get to that further down.  But it is important to understand that (1) it is NOT endemic to the contemporary American culture . (2) it is NOT pervasively systemic. And (3) it does NOT reflect the hearts of the vast majority of Americans – including White Americans.

In a previous commentary, “America Ain’t Racist,” I reminded readers of one irrefutable fact.  To wit:

“If we take a fresh look at America, we might just discover that we are not a nation of racists after all, but rather the victims of racial baiting by politicians and the mainstream media.  We should keep in mind that billions of times every day … yes, billions … black and white Americans smile and nod to each other as we pass on the streets.  We serve each other in restaurants and stores.  

We work side-by-side in factories and offices.  We do favors for each other.  We come to each other’s aid. We cheer alongside each other on both sides of every sports arena.  We play on the same teams.  We chat on social media.  We die alongside each other in battle.   We become lifelong friends. We adopt each other.  We fall in love and marry each other. We laugh together at the same movies and we weep together at shared tragedies.”

Again, that is billions of times every day all around us – at work, at play and in our homes.  When all those so-called civil rights leaders cite the need for “a dialogue on race,” they mean a monologue.  Not only do they not consider the diversity of opinions regarding racism, they deploy their cancel culture to silence or malign those who do not agree with their scripted narrative.

As Booker T. Washington once warned, there are those who will work to maintain the narrative of Black victimization for profit.  He said:

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

They are actually not “another class of coloured people,” but more like a privileged class within the Democratic Party who gain their fame and fortune from perpetrating the left’s false narratives of pandemic racism.  They are the Al Sharptons, the Jesse Jacksons  of the world. And the many other Black panelists and contributors who are paid handsome fees and provided position of power and prominence in return for spreading the left’s false narratives in the media.  They are the ones the Booker T. Washington warned against.

So, the first great racist lie of the leftwing is that America is a deeply racist nation.  And upon that great lie is predicated a galaxy of racist lies on almost every aspect of American life.  The deceit is given an undeserved imprimatur from the media by promoting the specious claims of academicians like Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude and Vanderbilt’s Professor Michael Dyson. They suggest that ALL questions of election fraud are based on White supremacy and racism.

And that is not where it ends. 

If you want only legal immigration, you are both xenophobic AND racist.  If you are unwilling to defund the nations local police forces, you are a racist.  If you oppose abortion-on-demand or government funding of Planned Parenthood, you are racist.  If you want investigations of vote fraud, you are racist.  And on and on.

These folks lie about voter suppression – claiming that there are systemic efforts to keep Blacks away from the polling booths.  They incredulously make this claim even as Black citizens vote in record numbers in the very places that they claim the suppression occurs.  And at the same time, these Democrats sweep under the rug their own history of brutal Black voter suppression in the 100 years they controlled the former Confederacy.

But it does not stop there. 

Since the Great Migration of Blacks to non-southern cities, Democrat political continued to impose de facto racist policies against Blacks. They do this by forcing them into under-served segregated ghettoes – that still exist to this day.

Convincing the Black population that the Democratic Party has been the benefactor is perhaps the greatest successful political fraud in American history.

Lincoln once noted that you can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time.  It is time for Blacks to stop being fooled by the snake oil of Democrat beneficence.  It is time to get outside the echo chamber of pandemic racism and see America more fully for what it is.  It is time to transform that dialogue on race into a debate and not a one-sided monologue.

It is time to focus on those places where the residual of systemic racism still exists.  And when we do, we see the Democratic Party exclusively in charge.  Let’s start there with a dialogue on race.

So, there ‘tis,

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.