How Progressives Use Race as a Weapon Against Our Country

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by David Horowitz,


Civilizations die when they cease to believe in themselves.

On the eve of his election Obama predicted that, “we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” as though America was so deeply flawed as to require a “fundamental” transformation. In a subsequent statement, near the end of his second term, Obama explained why. In his view not only was America not a beacon of equality and freedom, but was instead a racist society in practice and also by nature. “The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives … casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it.”[3]

This is the ideological conviction of progressives and the political left. With the election of Donald Trump it has reached unprecedented levels of self-condemnation. America it is said, is a “white supremacist society” – a claim that would have been dismissed out of hand as an absurdity during the previous administration when the chief law enforcement officers of the land, the head of the president’s National Security Council and the president himself were black. Today, however, the Democratic Party is home to constituencies and organizations promoting this defamation, however ludicrous and disregardful of the reality.

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