Don’t Forget These Guys!

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It’s been a wild few days in the media with a story coming out of Washington, DC, related to the March for Life. For those unfamiliar with it, the March for Life is a demonstration for those of a pro life persuasion, and for the most part, it’s not that controversial except for those who think abortion is a right that should be preserved. Let’s call them…the pro baby death movement. Anyway, a group of Catholic school students attended the March for Life when they were riddled with insults from a group called the Black Hebrew Israelites accusing these students of being racist, gay, and potential school shooters.

Now, this is the part where most people start paying attention. A Native American elder walked up to the students as they were trying to sing their school spirit song and started drumming in one student’s face. Someone took a picture of a student wearing a Make America Great Again hat smiling/smirking at the elder, and that has been the focus of the discussion. We can debate who was in the wrong and what should have been done (and, believe me, it’s being done to death right now), but there is one question I have that few, if any, people are even discussing.

What about the Black Hebrew Israelites verbally attacking the students?

Contrary to popular Leftist rhetoric, words aren’t violence (although listening to them for any length of time makes my head feel like it’s been battered by an ANTIFA mob). Yet, I have yet to see a Leftist come forward to condemn the Black Hebrew Israelites for their use of racial and homophobic slurs. I guess they’ve been too busy trying to dox the students at the behest of fellow Leftists to actually bother with such an issue, but their silence is still worth noting.

I have two ideas as to why the Left is silent about the racist and homophobic statements made by the Black Hebrew Israelites, and a combination of the two is just as likely as the two ideas separately. First, the Left doesn’t want to condemn them because of their race. White people in particular are scared to call out racism from non-whites because we’ve been conditioned that any such criticism is racist, even when the criticism is legitimate and warranted. We can thank the Left for this. To the Left, racism is power plus race, which means non-whites cannot be racist because they lack power. (The racism of this concept breaks my Irony Meter 9000.) Ah, but the Black Hebrew Israelites had enough power to hurl insults at the students, and many of those insults were specifically about their race. Kinda destroys the “racism is power plus race” dynamic, doesn’t it?

The other possible reason for the Left’s silence is they agree with the Black Hebrew Israelites attacking the Catholic school students. Lately, there has been an increase in the number and frequency of anti-Catholic sentiments coming from the Left, including some of their 2020 Presidential hopefuls. Reasons for this abound, but they may all be based in general disdain for people of faith. Leftists look at people of faith like zoo animals, but don’t necessarily go into depth about why they are people of faith. Even some Leftists profess to be people of faith, but they seem closer to Unitarians (Do What You Want and Let God Sort It Out) than any actual faith. Just look at Nancy Pelosi. Her Catholicism is looser than her facial skin before a botox injection. Ultimately, Leftists don’t like any faith that involves an entity higher than government.

The Right isn’t off the hook on this, either. They’re spending their time and energy to defending the students, which I get, but in doing so, you’re taking your eyes off those who are the real and verifiable bigots in this situation. The Black Hebrew Israelites deserve as much scorn as anyone in this situation, but they’re being allowed to skate because of what the media are telling you is the real story. Yes, I know the media are spinning this story, but that’s what they do. Just because they tell you what you should be focusing on doesn’t mean there isn’t another angle to consider. And I would say the Black Hebrew Israelites acting like bigots is an angle to be delved into more deeply than an aside in a New York Times article.

There are other ways this matter could have gone down, and these, too, will be debated ad nauseum, but unless we hold all bad actors here accountable, we aren’t going to get anywhere. What the Black Hebrew Israelites did, even if provoked, was unacceptable. If the students provoked them as has been claimed, that is also unacceptable. And what the tribal leader did by banging a drum in a student’s face is also unacceptable. Right now, we’re only trying to hold 2/3 of the entities involved accountable, which leaves one party free to continue to be racist and homophobic without fear of condemnation by those who claim to want to rid the world of racism and homophobia and by those most often accused of both without merit.

Screw the optics and do the right thing.

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Welcome back, my friends, to the blog series that never ends…

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, especially if you had to spend it with Left-leaning relatives. I know they mean well, but hearing diatribes on the current rise white nationalism in America over Grandma’s stuffing is enough to ruin just about anyone’s appetites.

The Left has figured out a way to turn a holiday meant to celebrate the good things in our lives and turn it into a Whine-A-Palooza where everything is problematic, political and ideological stands must be taken, and the worst possible thing you can do is spend time with family who might have different beliefs than you do. It’s almost as if they can’t count their blessings because they don’t see them (while simultaneously being able to see white privilege everywhere even when it doesn’t exist). Why does the Left hate Thanksgiving so much? I’m glad you asked!

Thanksgiving

What the Left thinks it means – a racist holiday based on the subjugation and near extinction of Native Americans at the hands of white people

What it really means – a holiday based at least in part on the fact socialism sucks

We’re going to go into a bit of history here, kids, so make sure you have a beverage and some truck stop speed for this one. After the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock (and exchanged insurance information afterwards), they had an idea. They decided to share everything they had and produced on their own. This idea was codified in the Mayflower Compact, and it worked great for a while. Then, winter came, along with numerous illnesses, and the Pilgrims had to make a choice: continue to live in abject starvation and limp through, or change their approach. Considering we still have stories about Pilgrims today, I think we can safely assume they chose the latter.

The Thanksgiving tradition came about after that rough first year and was meant to commemorate their survival and to acknowledge the divine providence that helped them survive and keep the peace with Native American tribes. Not to mention the Dallas Cowboys played the Green Bay Packers that year, so a good time was had by all.

Since that time, whites and Native Americans haven’t always been the best of friends, due in part to bad treaties, worse diplomacy, and the wholesale slaughter of people on both sides of that divide. These events are a part of our history and should be acknowledged. Having said that, Thanksgiving just isn’t the time to bring up that sort of history, mainly and especially because the Pilgrims had nothing really to do with what their descendants did generations later.

So, why do Leftists bring up the entire sorted history at Thanksgiving? Grievance politics and white-knighting, to put it simply.

The first is easy to understand when you think like a Leftist (not that I recommend it, mind you). A Leftist is in a constant state of outrage, depression, and general bad spirits because they see the world as unfair due to powers well beyond their control. So, when they see something that causes offense, they feel they have to speak up about it, whether it be through marching and wearing ridiculous hats that look like female genitalia or screaming at the tops of their lungs or destroying public and private property because reasons. To them, the fact they’re upset overrules any and all other perspectives. In other words, Leftists act like toddlers.

As for the white-knighting, that stems from the aforementioned grievance politics and gets mixed with a major superiority/savior complex to create the idea only Leftists can speak for Native Americans. And, by extension, they are the only ones who can take offense on behalf of Native Americans. Remember the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins a few years ago? Guess who were primarily the ones taking offense. That’s right: white Leftists. Sure, there were some Native Americans who parroted the Left’s talking points, but they were outnumbered by whites trying to “help” them. Hmmm…isn’t that what got Native Americans and whites to hate each other in the first place?

With the current political environment, we may not be able to stop people from putting white people on trial every Thanksgiving, but we can do a few things to lessen the stress these folks bring to the holiday. First, make sure you know the facts. Leftist arguments work primarily on emotional reactions, so if you stick to the facts, you won’t be persuaded. Second, decide on how you want to respond. If your family enjoys healthy discussion over cranberries, don’t be afraid to speak up. If not, let the Leftist in the family speak his or her mind and look like the asshole. Finally, stick to your plan, no matter what. Leftists will try to rattle you so you’ll engage and make mistakes because you let your feelings run away with you. The easiest way to counter that is…just ignore them. Leftists hate when they’re ignored almost as much as they hate being mocked. By refusing to fall for their bait, you deny them your emotional response to their emotional tirades and you ultimately win by not playing their game at all.

In the meantime, enjoy your leftovers!