Most people of my generation are well aware that George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel “1984” was a treatise on totalitarian socialism or, as Orwell put it, “oligarchical collectivism.” In the novel, the all-powerful State was the sole arbiter of reality, even to the stunning degree that cold, hard facts relating to just about anything could be summarily denied. If the State said that two plus two equals five, then two plus two became five.
Sadly, this is what we are seeing develop in the Western world at present, even more insidiously than in Orwell’s time, when this writer and many of his generation feared the encroachment of such a system. Today, the political left is crafting “truth” out of abject falsehoods, and the more people who buy into it, all the better as regards the left’s objectives.
It’s become clear that the left is determined to tag President Donald Trump with the “racist” brand until it sticks, despite there being as much evidence for him being a racist as there is that he’s a 4-year-old girl.
Earlier in his presidency, the left tried to convict Trump in the court of public opinion concerning allegations that he was an abusive misogynist. They weren’t able to do this, despite the fact that he’s been in the public eye for decades and has employed literally thousands of people, many of whom were women.
Trump’s detractors weren’t able to prove that he’s some sort of sexual deviant either. This they attempted with almost as much determination as they did vis-à-vis their accusations of misogyny, handily ignoring the incongruity of their support for sexual deviance in all its forms in most other instances.
The charges of racism against Trump have enjoyed a much longer life, however, probably owing to such accusations being more potentially damaging. The vigor with which the left is fanning the flames of racial tension is very much in keeping with the wholesale sabotage of race relations that began during Barack Obama’s presidency. Turn on any news show, or read anything emanating from the establishment press concerning race relations and Trump’s alleged racial bigotry suddenly becomes front and center.
On last Sunday’s installment of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, was asked by host Chuck Todd about the ongoing controversy over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook photo featuring people in blackface and Klan robe.
Brown responded in utter weasel fashion, declaring that “[W]e have a president who’s a racist,” and then went on to spout a bunch of wholly irrelevant leftist dog-whistle phraseology. Brown also offered a preposterous analysis of the Trump family’s business practices, claiming that these have been inherently racist for decades.
On Jan 29, Jussie Smollett, a young up-and-coming black singer and actor, was allegedly assaulted in Chicago by two white men. According to Smollett, the assailants yelled racial and homophobic slurs (Smollett self-identifies as homosexual), beat him, poured some chemical substance on him and tied a rope around Smollett’s neck. The entertainer said in an interview following the attack that his alleged attackers yelled, “This is MAGA country!” during the assault.
Within hours, leftists came out of the woodwork to condemn the attack and to exploit it as evidence of an emergent culture of intolerance, which, whether they articulated explicitly or not, is obviously a top-down effect of our Racist-in-Chief’s well-known bigotry. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and other prominent uber-libs weighed in, calling the attack on Smollett “an attempted modern-day lynching.”
The ever-intrepid Smollett made a triumphant return to the stage in Los Angeles last Saturday, announcing to a nightclub crowd that “I had to be here tonight, y’all. I can’t let the motherf–kers win.”
Here, I am inclined to ask precisely who these “motherf–kers” are in Smollett’s view. His attackers? Bigots in general? Is it more likely that Smollett’s sympathies lie with those who came out to support him following the attack (excluding the president, who condemned the assault)? Those who have mercilessly excoriated Trump over the last two years have not been shy about extending their condemnation to all Trump supporters, which obviously encompasses at least half the electorate.
In the end, it doesn’t matter if it is never proved that Smollett was assaulted by Trump supporters. In fact, it would be better for the left if the case were never resolved; that way, they can offer up any narrative they like. To those on the left, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown having been murdered by racist white police officers is the truth. From the moment the assault on Smollett became known, the left seized upon white racist Trump supporters as having carried it out, and this will undoubtedly continue.
What’s most disturbing about all this vitriol and wholesale demonization is that when you have large political factions (as opposed to small ones) squaring off in this manner, there is a markedly increased potential for things escalating, even into widespread civil unrest – or worse.
Article posted with permission from Erik Rush
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