The word racism is cast about incessantly in attempts to inflame, incite and anger, mostly by those who lack an understanding of its definition. What is usually defined as racism is actually just simple bigotry. True racism is the belief that one race is inherently superior to another. Oddly, the most striking example of actual, textbook racism is embodied by the political left.
The modern world is filled with examples of ethnic detestation, bigotry and actual racism that apparently do not sell copy, as they are rarely mentioned as more than a footnote to another story. As with most problematic issues, we are treated by society to a great debate over whom to blame and how best to correct the problem. And, as remains the norm, the solutions are mandates, theft and more bigotry postulated by the most egregious offender: the state.
In the alleged spirit of equality, government, most notably the self proclaimed liberals of the Democratic Party, has claimed compassion, fairness and a sort of social-reparation as their motivation for continued government intervention into the racial arena. This sad pretense truly guiles the majority of the populace in general, and the supposedly assisted minorities in particular. The reality is that these collectivists who admit a hatred for the free market are engaging in simple, capitalistic barter. They are exchanging money and programs, or the promise of both, for the votes of the “victimized” and “disenfranchised” minorities.
What follows is a designed perpetuation of the problems government insists it is solving. By taking money by force from a largely Caucasian tax base and gifting it to minorities, bigoted and hateful feelings are deeply worsened. Add to this the anger felt by business owners who are forced by government to comply with racial quotas in hiring practices and it is plain to see that government policy can easily create discrimination and prejudice where it never existed before. Intolerance, force-fed by the omniscient state cannot help but grow in size and magnitude.
Much worse is the effect on those these policies allegedly help. It is the repugnant and unreported fact that those who demand and legislate “affirmative action” and minority set-asides are unrepentant racists of the highest order. The clear and concise message that government has been sending to its black citizens for years is that they are far too stupid and lazy to do anything on their own and that without the assistance of people with guns, they cannot compete or even survive
The culture of this becomes one of belief and expectation. The chains of slavery are replaced with heavier chains of dependency. As the allowance to overcome adversity does not need government assistance, it cannot possibly suffice, we are told. Lyndon Johnson did his best to dispel the accurate notion that despite the past, left alone any free man can control his own destiny:
You do not wipe away the scars of centuries by saying: ‘now, you are free to go where you want, do as you desire, and choose the leaders you please.’ You do not take a man who for years has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race, saying, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe you have been completely fair . . . This is the next and more profound stage of the battle for civil rights. We seek not just freedom but opportunity -not just legal equity but human ability – not just equality as a right and a theory, but equality as a fact and as a result.
By contrasting freedom with opportunity, this nauseating euphemization attempts to hide the racist message that the recipient of government “help” is a mindless sloth wholly incapable of performing a task unassisted. “You can’t do anything” is the clear meaning of those fork-tongued pretenders who care nothing about but minorities but their vote.
Let us imagine, for argument’s sake, that government is not afflicted with the inverted Midas’ touch and is somehow capable of legislating away racial inequality and feelings of bigotry and prejudice. If the state had the magical formula, would it be used? Would government exercise such power, if it could? Certainly not. Government needs the prolongation of what is ugly, unjust and problematic. Only by a situation’s perpetual worsening can government combat it with more money and less freedom. Such is it with the state’s war on drugs, poverty, racism, etc.
And so the boot must remain on the head of the minority. They must be kept down. They must be satisfied with that which government gifts them. They must only enjoy an occasional foray into the world, the one that government decides — the promotion and uplifting never the result of freedom or toil, but of a state directive. You can’t. Failure is inevitable, government insists. Society will chew you up. But we’ll avenge you. We’ll take from them and give to you. Here, our gift. Take it. And vote on Tuesday. It’s the name with the “D” next to it.
It is difficult to imagine a more racist sentiment than a powerful association of people ensuring that ethnic groups they don’t like remain kept down, segregated, and out of polite society by the insistence that they lack the mental capacity and work ethic to survive on their own. The means may differ from those of robed horsemen burning crosses, but the desired outcome is frighteningly similar.