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WHO IS REALLY THE RACIST HERE?

Posted by Tim Bryce on January 30, 2019

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– The Left is counting on our weak sense of history.

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The Far Left insists the famous Trump “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) baseball cap is an overt sign of racism, very much akin to the wearing of white hoods by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). In fact any hat in support of the president is considered racist from their perspective. This surfaced again recently with the confrontation in Washington, DC between students of Covington Catholic and a Native American, where one of the students wore his MAGA hat and stood his ground without provoking any action. The main stream media and the Left considered this outrageous behavior by the student and called for disciplinary action or to cause harm to him. The truth is, of course, the student did nothing wrong and didn’t try to provoke the incident, but the Left and the news media would have us think otherwise.

This is obviously not the first time the Far Left has freaked out over a MAGA hat. There are numerous instances of meltdowns documented on Youtube alone (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

So, why are they doing this? Two reasons; first, they have been conditioned by the media to react this way (see my column on “Pavlovian Politics”), and; second, they are worried by the political in-roads President Trump has made with blacks and Latinos in terms of the economy, e.g., unemployment for these groups are down, and if they lose these groups, they will likely lose the next presidential election. However, there is certainly no basis to indicate Republicans are racists, both today and in history. The term is simply being used to condition voters as we approach the 2020 election.

The Democrats should be very familiar with how racism works as they have considerable experience with it:

Filmmaker and conservative political commentator Dinesh D’Souza frequently points out the American Civil War was fought not just between North and South, but between Democrats (representing slave owners) and Republicans (representing the anti-slavery movement). Interestingly, he contends no Republican is known to have owned a slave, yet Democrats used them extensively.

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) emerged shortly after the Civil War and was intended to promote resistance to Reconstruction of the South as led by the GOP. Their intention was to secure white supremacy against blacks and undermine white Republican state governments. Not surprising, the KKK was led by Southern Democrats who fought and lost in the war, particularly former Confederate soldiers. To this end, noted Reconstruction Historian Eric Foner observed, “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic party, the planter class, and all those who desired restoration of white supremacy.”

Closely related to this were the “Jim Crow” laws enacted by white Democrat-dominated state legislatures after the Reconstruction period and enforced until as late as 1965. This led to the segregation of public schools, public places, public transportation, restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains for whites and blacks. Even Democrat President Woodrow Wilson, who was the first Southern-born president of the post-Civil War period, initiated segregation of federal workplaces in 1913. He also appointed many Southern Democrats to his cabinet who also pressed for segregated work places.

Despite all of this history, the Far Left wants us to believe Republicans, and President Trump in particular, are guilty of racism. This is Pavlovian Politics at its worse, all being touted by the main stream media.

There are three things the Democrats fear and are determined to destroy, which I refer to as the “3 Cs” – Christianity, Capitalism, and Conservative principles. What we are witnessing today is a frontal assault on all three by the Left. Christianity is under attack for the moral values embodied within it; Socialism is being pushed to replace Capitalism (Socialism has regularly been proven to be a disastrous form of socioeconomics), and; Conservatism is being portrayed as a heartless set of moral values along with a belief in an antiquated document known as the U.S. Constitution. This is the real reason they call Republicans “racists,” to undermine their sense of values and interpretation of America.

The fact young people have lost sight of history, civics, and the Constitution, which are seldom taught in public schools anymore, makes them prone to programming by the news media. They may call Republicans racist, but they cannot change historical facts. What a minute, maybe they can! After all, Democrats have been tearing down a lot of historical statues lately haven’t they?

Using racism as a political weapon is a nasty business. It should not be used frivolously as it has serious repercussions. It should be based on facts, not innuendo or conditioned response. Having the Democrats reflexively call Republicans “racist” is like the pot calling the kettle black. Calling someone as such is slanderous and should be taken to task.

Let’s be clear, wearing a MAGA hat is certainly not racist. In fact, you should wear the hat with pride.

By the way, you can purchase the MAGA hat in many places on the Internet; here are but a few:

The Official Donald Trump web site – $25

Amazon – $12.99

Walmart – $11.99

(Prices shown are as per the date this publication was produced).

Keep the Faith!

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Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb1557@gmail.com

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3 Responses to “WHO IS REALLY THE RACIST HERE?”

  1. Tim Bryce said

    A J.T. of Dunedin, Florida wrote…

    “Thank you, I did not know some of the facts. Very interesting.”

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  2. Tim Bryce said

    An M.W. of Virginia wrote…

    “Great article Tim. I got into it with a few of my relatives who posted inflammatory crap on FB about the Covington teens, calling them racist. As a former high school teacher, I can attest that those kids acted very mature, considering all the crap that was thrown at them. Dems have shown that they like to rewrite history according to their crazy viewpoint. I can only imagine how history will be “rewritten” about the Obama administration.”

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  3. Tim Bryce said

    A G.W. of Idaho wrote…

    “Very true and very timely Tim. Americans need to wake up and start teaching the youth the things the left wants to prevent them from learning.”

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