Thursday, August 23, 2018

Explaining the Left: Part II

What lies behind the malice and hate.

August 23, 2018 Dennis Prager [To read Part I of this series, click here.]

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, did Americans a favor last week. He provided that which is most indispensable to understanding anything: clarity.

"America ... was never that great," he announced.

In one sentence, the governor revealed the left's true view of America.

This is rare -- because leftists are masters at hiding what they really believe.

For example, the left's low regard for nonwhites is well-hidden under a mountain of "anti-racist" rhetoric. But people who consistently advocate lowering standards for blacks obviously do not think highly of blacks, and people who believe in separate black dorms and separate black graduation ceremonies obviously believe in a pillar of racism: racial segregation.

Another generally denied -- if not hidden -- left-wing belief is contempt for America. On a daily basis, the left describes America as xenophobic, misogynistic, imperialist, greedy and homophobic. And that's on a slow day at The New York Times, MSNBC or your local university. Just last week, a New York Times column added "barbaric" to the left's view of America.

But for some reason, the average American does not see all this as proof of the left's contempt for America.

So, we have to rely on the occasional unguarded and unambiguous statement to know what the left really thinks.

Michelle Obama provided such a statement when, as her husband began racking up victories in early-voting states in the 2008 primary season, she proclaimed, "For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country."............To Read More....
 

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