When I rail on Democrats and progressives, I come from a perspective of disillusionment and extreme disappointment of their banal ideological corruption. The party pretends to represent people who otherwise lack power, that is, disparate interest groups, which include the women’s rights movement, racial and religious minorities, union workers, radical environmentalists, socialists and communists, among others.
Unfortunately, the party’s path to power relies on making an enemy of everyone else in our society while merely exploiting the people it claims to represent. Hence, Donald Trump and the people throughout our country who supported him are labeled as deplorables, racists, misogynists, bigots, rubes, the filthy rich and xenophobes. The Dems, on the other hand, pretend to represent the victims of all of the above.
Consider last week’s Senate hearings on reparations for black people who are the descendants of slaves. We are supposed to believe that the institution of slavery, which ended in 1865, is still having a disparate impact upon black people in America to this day, and the only thing that is going to make it all go away is an apology and a payment. The truth is, black people in America are not suffering as a result of being a slave to white people 154 years ago. No, today’s problems descend from when they became the slaves of our government in 1965.
That was the year that black men became an official liability as a result of welfare policies that cut off welfare payments to women who were in a domestic relationship. This policy accelerated the dissolution of the black family for, as a result, Uncle Sam became the only man in the house. The family unit was obliterated, and the results speak for themselves.
As noted by Walter Williams, an esteemed black economics professor, in an article in the Daily Signal, “Children from fatherless homes (75 percent of black children are born to single mothers) are likelier to drop out of high school, die by suicide, have behavioral disorders, join gangs, commit crimes and end up in prison. They are also likelier to live in poverty-stricken households.”Alternatively, only 8 percent of intact black families live in poverty.
Isn’t it amazing that so-called black leaders declined to make reparations an issue during the Obama administration? I wonder why? I am also interested in finding out whether the descendants of Union soldiers, especially those who lost their limbs and/or their lives, will also get a check for their sacrifice and suffering to end slavery, or will they, too, have to pay up despite being on the right side of history?
On another front, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would have us believe that people being held in confinement for crossing our borders illegally are being held in de facto concentration camps, a la Nazi Germany. Lost on this ignoramus is that any and all people who break the law, or are suspected of breaking the law, can expect to experience some form of confinement, whereas the main purpose of the Nazi concentration camps was to hold prisoners for forced labor while awaiting execution. My father was in a Japanese death camp during World War II. AOC owes these genuine victims an apology for making this ridiculous comparison.
David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, rightly bemoans these all too common occasions when “some modern-day know-nothing begins comparing the United States to a proto-Nazi state. Maybe it’s because their analogies are embarrassingly ignorant and intellectually lazy, or maybe it’s because people like Ocasio-Cortez, perhaps unknowingly, diminish the suffering of millions of dead. If you believe any of this is morally equivalent to carting away millions of people to crematoriums for execution because of their faith, your moral compass is irreparably broken.”