Regardless of what the mainstream media and others on the left say, those of us who consider ourselves conservatives aren’t racists. Race just isn’t an issue to us. We look at people to see how competent they are, not the color of their skin.
Of course, that doesn’t stop progressives from calling us racist, as one of their mantras.
Barack Obama and his buddy Al Sharpton wore out the race card during the last eight years, publicly declaring everything from the names of sports teams to the kinds of foods served in school cafeterias racist, regardless of the motivations of the people behind those things. In this, they showed their own racism to the entire world.
Just to be clear, let’s define racism. Merriam-Webster, the gold standard for defining the English language, says:
“A belief that race is the primary determination of human traits and capabilities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
Based on this, it’s clear that to be racist, one must be focused on race, rather than ability. In fact, it says that race determines ability, an idea that is totally foreign to conservative thinking.
It is also an idea that has no founding in fact, considering that we’ve seen people of every ethnic background rise to the tops of their professional fields. This hasn’t been based on “affirmative action” but rather on their ability.
Progressives have used the cry of racism to make America look bad, calling us out as a country for our racism. They conveniently forget that we were one of the first countries to abolish slavery in any form, going to war over it. They also ignore the huge strides that we as a country have made towards eliminating racism on a social level.
While there is no way we can say racism has been eliminated in our country, it is nowhere near what it was during the time of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Wrong Perception that Hurts
But conservatives face a new enemy in the fight against being called racist. From what they say about themselves, the alt-right has racism at its core. This faction consists of a number of white supremacy groups, such as the KKK. While a fringe group, they have become more vocal in recent times.
The real danger to us is to identify the alt-left as being mainstream conservatism. In other words, you and I are part of the alt-right, not part of mainstream America. According to this logic, it was the alt-right who voted Donald Trump into office, so anyone who voted for him is part of the alt-right. This circular argument allows them to label us all as racist.
Granted, it takes some convoluted logic and ignorance of the facts to do that, but those are strengths of the left. They have no problem with them at all. As long as it fits their narrative, it must be true and anything that doesn’t fit their narrative must be false.
This has all suddenly come much more to light, due to the recent attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. A group of alt-right white supremists held a protest march against the removal of historic statues, one of the progressive liberal campaigns of today. This protest, which started off peaceful, was met by a counter-protest, which apparently took umbrage at the white supremists having a public event.
Information about exactly who was part of the counter-protest is still sketchy, but so far the Latin American Coalition, Anarchists and members of the Occupy group have been named.
Unsurprisingly, the two groups clashed and that clash turned violent. Both sides claimed that the other started the violence, citing the use of pepper spray, lighter fluid and clubs. The truth may never be known. Even so, both sides did their fair share of violence to the other, with a number of people being seriously injured.
Video first seen on Trending World.
It just got worse from there. James Alex Fields Jr., drove his car into the crowd, killing one woman and injuring 19 others. The mainstream media is calling him a neo-nazi, which would put him clearly in the camp of the alt-right. The interesting thing is that the information that has been dug up about him, fits the profile of the various mass killers who have plagued the country in recent years.
Let me say here that I condemn his actions, as do any conservatives I know. Murder is still murder, regardless of who is committing it or for what reason. He should face the full force that the law can bring down on him.
Likewise, those who committed other acts of violence were wrong and should be charged, unless they were merely acting in self-defense. They too should be punished, regardless of what side they were on, although their punishment should not be as severe, as their crime wasn’t.
But this brings up the question of how we should react to such situations. How do we keep ourselves from being embroiled in such things?
The answer to the first question is to condemn it, regardless of the perpetrators, like I just did. The idea that one group should have a license to practice violence, just because of who they are, is wrong.
Violent protest is violent protest. No grievance justifies it.
The idea that the left has propagated, where some groups, such as Black Lives Matter, have a right to violent protest as part of their First Amendment rights, is false. The First Amendment gives us the right to peaceful protest, nothing more.
In other words, the alt-right march was legal, up until violence broke out. As much as I personally don’t like the idea of people marching with torches, because it conjures up images of the KKK lynching people, they had a right to do it.
Likewise, the neo-nazis had a right to use their flag, even though 6 million of my relatives were killed under that banner. As a conservative, I will fight for their rights to free expression, just as long as they don’t hurt anyone.
However, while I will fight for their right, I won’t take part in their fight. Not only do I not agree with their white supremist views, I don’t want to become embroiled in their mess. The best protection you and I have, is to stay away.
With the state of the country the way it is, and the massive political divide that we currently have, any public political protest is likely to end in violent confrontation. While many have skirted around that, without open conflict, the risk is just too high. It is not wise to participate in potentially inflammatory situations, just to make a political statement.
That’s not to say that we should be quiet. We should make our voice be heard. That is our right and no amount of political correctness or other form of censorship should stop it.
So while I would not personally put myself in the position of being part of those acts, neither would I back down from saying what I believe. The balance between the two can be tricky to uphold.
Let me put it this way. If I was invited to speak at a college campus, I would go, even if there were going to be protesters. But I would do everything I could to avoid those protesters, entering in through a back door, if I could. I would be there to exercise my First Amendment rights of freedom of expression, not there to take on the world in a fist fight. If any violence were to take place, I would not be the one to start it and I would try to ensure that I was not where it occurred.
This is survival on the most basic level. Being subject to violence does not guarantee one’s survival. So it is best to avoid it when we can.
We don’t need to prove that we’re macho or that we are tougher than the next guy. Rather, we need to prove that we have more wisdom and understanding than he does.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
P Werner | August 16, 2017
So even the author has convicted the driver of murder. Here’s the problem. The video above does not show the 10 seconds preceding this event. In those 10 seconds, a member of Antifa swings a bat at the driver’s car and the mob closes in on the driver’s car. That sounds more like self defense to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWt1vFNGORs
Jim Wilson | August 20, 2017
Sir, I’m not from the USA.
In the past I would have laid claim to being on the “left”. These days, i don’t really care too much for any side of politics.
that said, this is an excellent piece of writing… There are some portions where i have slightly different views (largely the start;; e.g. obama and playing race cards),
those pale in comparison to the overall message you have put here. you absolutely nailed it.. thank you.
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LINDA | August 28, 2017
IN THE USA LESS THAN 10% OF ALL BLACK AMERICANS HAVE ANY ANCESTRY THAT WERE SLAVES TO BE PRECISE IT IS MORE LIKE LESS THAN 5%. THE REST CAME TO USA AS IMMIGRANTS WHICH MEANS THE USA WAS A HECK OF A LOT BETTER THAN THE COUNTRIES THEY LEFT.
TODAY WE ALL HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES. THAT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH, YOU HAVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION WHICH IS A FORM OF RACISM (SEPARATING A GROUP ACCORDING TO RACE, COLOR, SEX FOR SUBSTANDARD OR SPECIAL TREATMENT IS RACISM. EVERYONE IS EQUAL NO ONE IS SEPARATE OR SPECIAL AND THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON. COLLEGES ARE PRACTICING RACIM WHEN A STUDENT DOES NOT GET INTO THE COLLEGE ACCORDING TO THEIR ACADEMICS OR ABILITY BUT BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN WHILE OTHER QUALIFIED STUDENTS ARE DENIED BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE AND COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. TWO WRONGS DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT. IN THE JOB MARKET THE SAME RACISM IS TAKING PLACE. ONE RACE IS GIVE JOBS THEY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE BEST CANDIDATE STRICTLY ON THE BASES ON THEIR RACE AND SKIN COLOR. THIS IS RACISM! THE ABILITY TO FIRE A PERSON BECAUSE OF THEIR BELIEFS IS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AND THE FREEDOMS WE HAVE IN THE USA WITHOUT THE FEAR OF RETALIATIONS AND BEING FIRED WITH THE STATEMENT THAT IT IS NOT IN KEEPING WITH THE COMPANIES POLICIES IS RETALIATION AND AGAINST THE LAW!
I HOPE THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL STEP IN AND PROSECUTE THESE TERMINATIONS ON THE BASES OF A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION THIS IS WRONG AND AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION. THAT IS NOT HAVING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH OR THE FREEDOM OF BELIEFS IF YOU CAN BE PUNISHED FOR THOSE BELIEFS. THE LEFT DEFENDS BURNING OF THE AMERICAN FLAG AND HATE SPEECH AS FREEDOM OF SPEECH BUT FIRES A PERSON BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN GOD OR VOTED FOR A CANDIDATE THAT THEY ARE NOT BEHIND. THAT IS NOT WITH IN STANDING OF OUR CONSTITUTION. THAT IS ADVERSE TO OUR LAWS!
THE IRS WAS FORMED WITH BROAD SWEEPING LAWS AND THE AMERICANS STOOD UP AGAINST SUCH POWER FOR ANY ONE ORGANIZATION TO HAVE OVER USA CITIZENS. THE GOVERNMENT PROMISED THE PEOPLE THAT THE IRS WOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO USE THOSE POWERS TO GO AFTER AN AMERICA CITIZEN IN ANY WAY OR USE THE POWER TO PUNISH AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. WHEN OBAMA WAS IN OFFICE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE AND THE IRS DID REPEATEDLY. HE AUDITED EVERY CONSERVATIVE GROUP THEY COULD IDENTIFY, DENIED THEM NON PROFIT STATIS AND PROSECUTED THEM. IF A PERSON LIKE BEN CARSON SPOKE OUT AGAINST OBAMA HE TO WAS ATTACKED BY THE IRS AUDITING WHO HIM FOR 3 YEARS WORTH OF TAXS BECAUSE HE DARED TO SPEAK AGAINST OBAMAS POLICIES. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE AGREEMENT MADE AT THE FORMING OF THE IRS (NOT TO BE A TOOL TO BE USED TO ATTACK AMERICANS).
THE BLACK AMERICANS CAN HAVE SPECIAL GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, UNIONS, SERMONIZES, PAGEANTS, COMPANIES, NON PROFIT GROUPS, GRADUATIONS THAT ARE JUST FOR THE BLACK AMERICANS BUT GUESS WHAT THAT IS RACIM. IF IT IS RACISM IF WHITES HAVE THESE THINGS FOR JUST WHITES THEN THE SAME APPLIES FOR THE BLACK AMERICANS. THE LAWS OF AMERICA ARE FOR ALL THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA. THE BLACK AMERICANS WANT TO BE EQUAL THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE FOR EVERY RACE NOT ONE GROUP NOW WANTS TO BE SEPARATE AND SPECIAL. ERIC HOLDER MADE THE STATEMENT TO HIS STAFF THAT THE LAWS ON PROTECTION AGAINST RACISM ONLY APPLIED TO THE BLACK AMERICANS AND NO CASE OF RACISM COULD BE FILED ON BEHAVE OF A WHITE AMERICAN. THAT IS NOT AMERICA IN AMERICA EVERYONE IS EQUALLY PROTECT UNDER THE LAW AND NOT DENIED BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOR.
BLACK LIVES MATTERS AND THAT IS TRUE BUT WHEN THE STATEMENT IS MADE THAT ALL LIVES MATTER THEY BOO THE PERSON OFF THE LECTERN AND TRY TO SILENCE EVERYONES VOICE BUT THEIRS. NO ALL LIVES MATTER, ALL AMERICANS ARE EQUAL, ALL HATE IS BAD FROM ANY GROUP. ANY GROUP THAT RIOTS, DESTROYS PROPERTY OF ANOTHER, OR ATACKS OTHERS FOR THEIR BELIEFS OR SKIN COLOR IS WRONG. SENATORS THAT INTRODUCE A BILL THAT WILL TAX WHITE AMERICAS MORE THAN BLACK AMERICANS IS WRONG AND HATEFUL. ANY JUDGE THAT REDERS A DECISION THAT A BLACK AMERICAN SHOULD GET 6 VOTES TO EVERY WHITE AMERICAN IS WRONG!! THIS IS RACISM AND HATE!
ALL OF THE THINGS I TALKED ABOUT ABOVE THEY HAVE BEEN ACTUALLY EVENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN AMERICA. MOST AMERICANS ARE TOO BUSY TO STAY UP ON EVENTS THAT ARE OCCURRING EVERYDAY SO HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF MOST OF THE EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES.
TEARING DOWN OUR STATUES AND HISTORY IS A TERRIBLE THING. IN EGYPT YOU HAVE THE PYRAMIDS THEY KILED THOUSAND OF JEWISH SLAVES TO BUILD THESE TEMPLES SO WE SHOULD DESTROY THEM. NO! IT IS THE HISTORY OF THE EVENTS OF THE PAST. IN HISTORY EVERY GROUP HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED. IN ROME DURING THE ROMAN EMPIRE THE CHRISTIANS WERE FED TO THE LIONS AND KILLED FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT OF THE ROMAN PEOLE. SHOULD WE DESTROY ALL HISTORY THAT DEALS WITH THE ROMAN EMPIRE OR DO WE LEARN FROM HISTORY! DURING THE BUILDING OF THE RAILROAD THE ORIENTAL PEOPLE WERE BASICALLY ENSLAVED TO LAY THE TRACK. NOW WE SHOULD RIP UP AND DISTRY ALL RAILROAD TRACKS. THIS IS THE MUSLUM WAY OF THINKING. WHEN THEY CONQUER AN AREA THEY DESTROY ALL ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY THAT IS NOT OF THEIR BELIFS. THIS IS SCAREY STUFF. I COULD GO ON ABOUT ALL OF THE GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN WRONGED THROUGH HISTOY. THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA WAS BUILT WITH CHINESE SLAVES SO NOW WE TEAR IT DOWN.THE BLACK SLAVES THAT WERE BROUGHT TO AMERICA WERE SOLD INTO SLAVERY BY THEIR OWN AFRICAN BROTHERS. THE TERM SLAVES IS A WORD THROUGH HISTORY THAT HAS APPIED TO MANY GROUPS OF PEOPLE THE AMERICAN SLAVES WERE NOT THE FIRST TO BE USED IN THIS MANNER. YOU DON’T AND CAN’T LET AN ANARCHIST GROUPS DESTROY ALL OF THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN. SOME GOOD SOME NOT SO GOOD BUT STILL HITORY. THE TERM SLAVE USED THROUGH HISTORY IS JUST THE WORKERS IN THAT SOCIETY. SOME SLAVES WERE TREATED VERY WELL IN FACT WHEN THEY WERE FREED THESE SUPPOSED SLAVES DECIDED TO STAY AND CONTINUED TO WORK THE SAME AREA EVEN TAKING THE LAST NAME OF THE PERSON THEY WORKED FOR. THEY WERE GIVE ROOM, BOARD AND SOME MONEY TO SPEND. WHY IS THIS NEVER PART OF THE CONVERSATION. TODAYS TERM EMPLOYEE IS JUST A TERM AS SLAVE WAS USED IN THE BIBLE TIMES IT IS JUST THE WORKING CLASS THAT PERFORM JOBS FOR COMPENSATION. KOWTOWING TO A GROUP THAT IS DEAD SET ON FILLING EVERYONE WITH HATE ARE JUST WRONG. HISTORY IS JUST THAT HISTORY! LETS WORK ON A EQUITABLE, HAPPY FUTURE FOR ALL WITH NO SPECIAL OR SUBSTANDARD TREATMENT FOR ANYONE.
THE ONES PUSHING RACISM AND HATRID ARE DOING SO FOR PROFIT AND THE BENEFIT OF THEMSELVES. DON’T LET YOURSELF BE USED AND TRICKED INTO HATING OR DESTROYING AMERICA.