Not that a Michael Bloomberg endorcement would be anything to desire as a Republican, but in a candid moment when Michael Bloomberg lets slip that Mitt Romney would be a better President than Barack Obama? You know that must have had a few tongues wagging in the west wing! Of course Bloomberg is only saying what a lot of Democrats of thinking, even if they can’t say it publicly. So now can we Republicans start saying to Democrats that if they don’t vote for Mitt Romney that they are Religious Bigots?
It saddens me that it is 2011 and yet we as a country as still so focused on the issue of race that we simply can’t move beyond it. On one side you still do have genuine racism against minorities in small pockets around the United States, but on the other hand you also have racism by minorities against the majority. I don’t buy the common contention from certain minority groups that racism only occurs in one direction and I honestly think that attitude is utter nonsense. Racism is nothing more or less than:
|the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others|
|abusive or aggressive behavior towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief|
What race you happen to be has absolutely nothing to do with it. Frankly there is just as much racism in the black community as there is in the white community, if we want to be completely honest about the situation. Despite progress we as a nation have obtained towards eradicating racism, we will never overcome it completely if what we continue to focus on is race!
For instance, last week Morgan Freeman, a particularly talented actor that I have loved and respected my entire adult life made a completely egregious and ridiculous statement regarding “Tea Party” racism and that political attacks against President Obama are rooted in nothing but racism. Sentiments that are happily carried over the airwaves by the main-stream media without any proof what so ever, and without any meaningful counterpoint. It’s frustrating. Read more…
For 30 years the left has undertaken a jihad against anything resembling “intolerance”, except of course when it was their own. The left, always looking to advance the cause of those who think art includes urinating on religious items, or who cherish burning the American flag, or that government should slowly take economic control away from the people and become the great provider, are now plastering anyone finding the building of a Mosque (called Cordoba no less) at Ground Zero as inappropriate with the derogatory term of ‘Islamaphobic’. Apparently tolerance only works in a left-ward manner because there certainly is no tolerance of traditional values and institutions to be seen from the political left.
In as much as I am disgusted by the complete lack of civility from the left and constant drumbeat to erase our societal and cultural history in the United States, this story brings an entirely new chill to my spine. The slippery slope is starting to look like a cliff, over which there simply is no return. When Supreme Court Justices start publicly opining that burning Korans might just be unconstitutional you can’t but wonder what’s come of our great nation. Of course Justice Breyer didn’t actually say that burning the Koran was unconstitutional, but the very notion of entertaining such a thought should bring everyone to a standstill. Think about what Justice Breyer’s comments could mean. Taken to a logical conclusion what he is saying is that in todays age Constitutional protections might not cover speech or actions that many others might find offensive. Could that not cover just about anything? Especially conservative notions the left finds offensive? But what about what the Supreme Court has already said about offending others with speech (see)? Forget about the Fairness Doctrine, the left won’t need to force business to give free air time to their issues if they can get the Supreme Court to silence vast territory of speech in this manner.
More and more the United States is becoming a government by mob instead of government by law. The word of law means less and less every year as the intent and meaning of a law are so often abrogated by the politics of the moment. Does not the last 20 months show us that we have to rise up and take back our country? Does not the last 20 months show us that it is a mistake to reach out to Liberals? If our history and culture means anything to you at all, then vote in November, and vote for those who cleave to our guiding principles. And never fail to vote in the future. Hot Air has a piece up that talks more about Breyer’s comments.
The main stream media has made repeated comments about the “lack of diversity” at tea party events and recently about Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor event. The insinuation is that the lack of diversity is a sign of racism and dove tails with the claims of racism being made by “civil rights” activists. Odd that the same charges aren’t being made at gatherings held by the likes of Al Sharpen, Jessie Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and for that matter the NAACP.
Glen Beck is another of the “darlings” that the main stream media and other liberal opponents have denigrated, but most especially recently as Glenn Beck dared — DARED I SAY! — use the occasion of the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, to promote Martin Luther King’s racial equality and spiritual ideals to promote — get this — racial equality, and spiritualism in today’s America. How dare he!
I have to say I’m completely lost on the left’s outrage. I simply don’t understand it, as no one on the left seemed to mind Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, from organizing and conducting his “Million Man March” in 1995. I remember well the press coverage at the time when his controversial statements and attitudes were brought out by the right and literally ignored by the left. I remember at the time too the mantra was “judge the message, not the man”. So what’s changed with the left? Why now is all thought of “judge the message, not the man” thrown out the window? Is it because it’s a white man and a Conservative, that is trying to bring the country together? That couldn’t be it, because we all know that those on the left who constantly preach the necessity for tolerance, can’t be racist.
Yet racism is the card the left has turned to more and more often since 2000 when the left begin to lose all of their dignity, and credibility in it’s use running television ads against then candidate George W. Bush, blaming him for the death of James Byrd. And the charges of racism are coming faster and faster, from many on the left. It’s as if the racism charges are being orchestrated, or something.
So heres poor Glenn Beck. Like his politics or not, his August 28th rally in DC — the Restoring Honor rally — was billed a non-political and was meant to be a spiritual and inclusive event. An event that was meant to make people think and to reclaim the memory of not only the founders but also the meaning of Martin Luther King’s dream. The left could not allow someone like Glenn Beck to evoke the memory and message of someone like Martin Luther King, that they claim as theirs, and theirs alone. No indeed, as Al Sharpton of all people launched his own counter-rally called “reclaim the dream” where many claims of racism were made.
Yet in all of this back and forth the one thing I haven’t heard is how, exactly, Glenn Beck is racist. Larry Elder published an enlightening article on the subject that lays the left and these claims of racism on Glenn Beck bare. I say the left, and especially these people making these ridiculous charges, should be utterly ashamed of themselves. If the ideal is to be completely color blind, they are the ones most standing in the way of that.
I never knew Pat to be a conservative, but having read his retort to the recent despicable Frank Rich column, I’m impressed. Two thumbs up to Pat for a very direct response to the dribble coming from the Democrats lately.