Worse than Trump Derangement Syndrome, the Democrats suffer from Racial Derangement Syndrome (RDS)—a desire to find racism under every rock and down every rabbit hole.
Recent examples are myriad. A particularly amusing one comes from their presidential candidate Joe Biden who told a (remarkably sparse) largely black audience in Kenosha, Wisconsin that the light bulb was not invented by Thomas Edison but by an African American, Lewis Latimer.
It’s hard to know where Biden—who plagiarized in law school and a fair number of times thereafter and now has, shall we say, issues—gets his information but this would have been news to Latimer himself, a brilliant man with an inspiring story who happens to be the author of “Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System.” [italics mine]
More significantly and less risibly, a cabal of far left-leaning Democrats led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and House members Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) with the choral support of Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) have initiated legislation declaring racism a “public health crisis.”
If this is true—and it’s not; it’s a politically motivated crisis—the “viral load” transmitting this particular illness comes directly from those same Democrats and their media claque. They should all have been wearing masks.
The first spores of this disease appeared during the Obama administration after a black man had been overwhelmingly elected president by supposedly “racist” America not once, but twice.
At first the power of racist accusation appeared to be waning. Many people were forgetting about race and treating each other normally and equally, as the renowned African American actor Morgan Freeman once prescribed (2006) as the solution to racism on “Sixty Minutes.”
No endless protests, no prevaricating celebrations of oppression à la the New York Times’ recent “1619 Project,” just ordinary existence. The best way to end racism, Freeman said then, was to “stop talking about it.” “You call me Morgan,” he continued, “and I’ll call you Mike.” (Mike Wallace was his interviewer.)
Although he couldn’t have been more right, Freeman was pressured by the usual suspects to walk back his statement. And throughout the Obama administrations the opposite approach was taken.
Racism was talked about incessantly from the most minor dustups like Harvard professor Henry Lous Gates Jr’s dispute with a Boston cop to the Ferguson riots that engendered the “Hands up. Don’t shoot,” lie that endures to this day, repeated by Black Lives Matter demonstrators ad infinitum. Racism had to be kept alive.
So here we are in the era of BLM, Antifa and “critical race theory,” that pseudo-intellectual European import force fed into the brains of Yale sophomores for plus or minus $70K per annum, a particularly dangerous “theory” that, played out in real life, has most of our cities in an uproar, stores and businesses destroyed, our citizens at each other’s throats with all white people declared racist because they are, alas, white. In the words of Lady Gaga, they’re born that way.
It’s all the fault of the Enlightenment—or something. Or, speaking of the pseudo-intellectual, academic gibberish like “systemic racism.”
And now we have a racial “health crisis,” just like we have an abortion “health crisis,” but like the supposed abortion crisis, it’s almost always a matter of morality, not of health. Life, and values, have been turned upside down. Again, racism must be preserved at all costs.
The situation has never seemed more hopeless.
Except for something quite interesting. The African American community may be getting fed up with this, as well they should be. We all suffer from this insane nonsense, like defunding the cops, but they most of all.
NBA stars may be wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts, but the less fortunate, non-zillionaire, black man on the street is having less of it. So, too, a growing number of other normal African Americans, many of whom appeared at the Republican Convention.
And lo and behold, a recent poll has appeared with Donald Trump receiving a whopping, practically unheard of, for a Republican, 45 percent approval rating from African Americans.
Yes, this is a Rasmussen (read: Republican) poll, but Rasmussen was among the more accurate pollsters in 2016. He has a reputation to protect, despite whatever bias he might have.
If something even close to these poll numbers holds, African Americans will be in part responsible for a Trump victory in November, but arguably more importantly, they will have the capacity to change the angry zeitgeist dominating today’s USA.
They, our black population, could put Black Lives Matter (upper case) back into lower case where it belongs, right along with all lives matter.
This would honor most of all Dr. King whose desire for all of us to be judged by our character, not by the color of our skin, is currently being stomped on by the left.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning author, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media. He is now a columnist for The Epoch Times. Find him on Parler and Twitter @rogerlsimon. Buy his books on Amazon.
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