“We’re all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house. Birth ’til death. We travel between the eternities.” — Robert Duvall
By Rich Kozlovich
We're born, we die, we leave whatever we were behind, for good or for ill. But philosophies are like rust. Rust never sleeps, and neither does leftism, it just moderates to accommodate the latest philosophical flavor of the day. At one time the left, always represented by Democrats, promoted extreme racism, from slavery to eugenics.
But when Republicans overturned all that, with the blood of over 600 thousand white soldiers during the Civil War, then passing the Civil Rights Act around 100 years later, and yes, it was the Republicans under Republican Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen who made that happen, all of which many Democrats opposed, including President John F. Kennedy before he was assassinated. Now, all those leftist racists are gone, but their philosophical progeny remains, and has flourished. How? By redefining their racism.
When the tide turned, the left turned on a dime, taking a 180 degree turn by ridding itself of Democrats who were openly racist and then claimed all these civil rights advances were theirs, and it was the Republicans who were racists.
Even Senator Robert Byrd, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, who in the early 1940's became the recruiter and Exalted Cyclops of a KKK chapter he and his friends created, recanted and joined the rest of the leftist march away from their racist past.
While at one point in his life he claimed in a letter sent to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS) saying:
I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. — Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944
"The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation."
Recanting in later years claiming that joining the KKK was:
.........the greatest mistake I ever made."........... "Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don't get that albatross around your neck. Once you've made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena.".........I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions.".......... "I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ............. and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened."
So, was he really converted to realizing racial intolerance was wrong, or did he realize the changes in society made it clear his racist views were not going to promote his alleged "talents and ambitions" for a political future in the Democrat party? I go for the latter. It's my view that if America hadn't changed he wouldn't have either.
Now, has anything really changed for the left, who've been unendingly racist and antisemitic with their positions and policies, all the while proclaiming the opposite, following the pattern of leftist propaganda that's existed forever.
Von Papen quoting propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels:
‘During the many years of struggle, I have learned how to
influence the masses so that they will follow us without question.
Whatever decisions we took during those years, we prepared the ground by
the incessant repetition of suitable slogans, until the party members
believed every word of them. We shall now have to use the same methods
to convince the entire German nation of the necessity for Government’s
economic and political measures.’”
That pattern of thinking and action is still in play, as it turns out Larry Elder, a conservative black commentator running against California Governor Gavin Newsom in the recall election, is racist!
LA Times columnist goes there: 'Larry Elder is the black face of white supremacy'
“He is a danger, a clear and present danger,” said Melina Abdullah, cofounder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles…........“Anytime you put a Black face on white supremacy, which is what Larry Elder is, there are people who will utilize that as an opportunity to deny white supremacy. They say, ‘How could this be white supremacy? This is a Black man.’ But everything that he’s pushing, everything that he stands for, he is advancing white supremacy.”
In this piece of August 28, 2021, The Media’s Racist Attacks on Larry Elder, by Joel B. Pollak, the author pointing out what should be obvious to everyone. The rules are different in the media for accusations against Democrats, and Republicans, white or black.
What if this was reversed, and Larry Elder was the Republican Governor of California facing a recall election, and his main opponent was a rich white male Democrat who the Republican governor nefariously tried to keep off the ballot, and claimed he was guilty of financial irregularities that were criminal, and spewed out claims about sex, drugs and violence against a woman, the media would have gone nuts.
Yet all these things the things Democrats in power threw at Larry Elder because Larry Elder is an ultra conservative, a Republican, and the the Democrats find he's an alarmingly articulate and intelligent man, ergo, he's a racist, and the “black face of white supremacy"! And the media is all on board with that.
Why isn't that leftist racism? Because charges of racism only go one way, and that way has nothing to do with truth, justice and the American Way. It's all about headlines........... L.A. Prosecutors Will Not Pursue Accusations Against Larry Elder — After CNN Gets Its Headline, and the left's pattern of propaganda has history, and that history continues:
".........we prepared the ground by the incessant repetition of suitable slogans, until the party members believed every word of them. We shall now have to use the same methods to convince the entire German nation of the necessity for Government’s economic and political measures.’”
Let's try and get this right once and for all. None of these charges are about racism, inequity or unfairness. It about the acquisition of power, and that's the only moral foundation the left will ever adhere to. Period!
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- All Things Great and Small ....... Are Racist! Part VI