In the world of the so-called “anti-racist,” there’s no tolerance for anyone who believes in individual freedom. You must accept his Marxist definitions and political positions. Otherwise, you are a racist.
We have seen a bizarre distortion of reality and truth lately. Far-left ideologues have captured the public imagination and have claimed the moral high ground. They have redefined words in ways that mean you are a hateful racist unless you accept their views.
And the political and social success of these radicals has overwhelmed the reasoning of otherwise-intelligent people — to the point that far-left political ideology is sneaking its way into the mainstream. This leaves many educated middle-class white people accepting collectivist ideas and rejecting individual freedom.
Some of us have shown for years that the existing coercive structures of society were inherently oppressive to the individual. We’ve also repeatedly shown that this coercion — exercised by armed agents of governments — has been most harmful to those in society who are the most marginalized.
But now these modern Marxists have suckered a lot of people into believing that these very agents of oppression — the politicians and their coercive allies — are the ones who should be given even more power over every individual.
This is madness — and many decent people have fallen for this con game without realizing they are leading us straight into a form of evil which is worse than you can now imagine.
Genuine racism has always been evil. The real solution to racism has always been found in learning to treat every single person as an individual, regardless of his or her skin color or religion or other group identity. But the Marxists of the modern left teach group identity. To them, there are only oppressor groups and oppressed groups.
And if you happen to have been born with pale skin, you are an oppressor, no matter what you’ve done. If you happen to have darker skin, you are oppressed, not matter what you have done.
There was a time when we realized that it’s racism to treat people differently according to the color of their skin. The Marxists of the new “anti-racist” movement have redefined the term now. They say that only someone from an “oppressor group” — a white person — can be a racist. This new way of defining the word is both dishonest and evil.
I’ve spent time with genuine racists, so I know there are plenty of them. I’ve been around what I call “hard racists” among whites — those who openly hate blacks or Hispanics or pretty much anybody who doesn’t look like them. I’ve also been around what I call “soft racists,” those who don’t openly hate anybody, but who assume that almost all black folks are evil or stupid or untrustworthy.
But some of the most racist people I’ve ever spent time around were certain black politicians and their supporters when I worked in politics. At one point in my political career, I was consulting for all three of the white members of the Birmingham City Council. The mayor and the other six council members were black, and they held all of the power.
Birmingham City Hall was a hateful and racist cess pool — and I was on the receiving end of the hate and the racism when I walked the halls there doing my job. In this respect, it was very little different than the days when a mostly white city council had been filled with racists who hated the black minority.
In the far-left conception of “anti-racism,” we are expected to embrace a new form of racism — as whites slowly become a minority in this country — and we are expected to support Marxist ideas of group identity.
We are expected to give up merit-based systems and accept quotas of all types. We are expected to give up the last remnants of the free market system which created wealth and prosperity at a scale never seen before in history.
All of this is evil, but the trendy “anti-racists” are accepting these ideas without question, failing to understand that the way to fight oppression is to take power away from those who would use force to compel others to obey them.
I am an individual. I am not a token to represent whatever group you choose to fit me into. I will treat you — and every other person — as an individual who deserves to be treated according to his or her own actions and ideas.
I’m not going to treat you according to the color of your skin. I’m not going to accept the idea that I deserve to be treated in certain ways according to the color of my skin.
The Marxists are winning today. Their evil ideas are spreading. I believe their miserable policies will become widespread in the coming years — and I believe what they’re doing is going to bring about unspeakable misery and pain.
I won’t be a part of what they’re doing. If you have the intelligence and decency and morality to recognize that all humans are naturally free and equal individuals — who deserve to be treated according to “the content of their character” — you will reject this monstrous deception, too.