Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
America’s second civil war
Posted on September 20, 2018
The call of Obama, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Maizie Hirono and other “social justice” radicals “to define what kind of country we are” is an ominous agenda for America.
“The idea that creates the identity ‘American’ is summarized in America’s de facto motto E pluribus unim – out of many, one.” The idea is for the people in the great American melting pot to meld together, to assimilate as one nation, one language, and one culture under God. It is the antithesis of multiculturalism. The idea is not to “fundamentally transform” the nation or to melt the pot itself, which was Obama’s fundamentally destructive political rhetoric. Studies reported last week that over 50% of the people living in America’s largest cities do not speak English in their homes, and almost all of those cities are being run into the ground by Democrats, are sanctuaries for criminals, and are being destroyed by violence.
“It took a Civil War and two hundred years of sacrifice and struggle to achieve a polity that approached this ideal. If one political faction were now able to redefine the ideal to conform to its own sectarian beliefs, the country we have have known would cease to exist. But that is what the current creed of the Democratic Party – “identity politics” – entails; and it is why the current divisions in our political life seem so intractible.”
“Identity politics is, in fact, the antithesis of the American idea. It is a reversion to tribal loyalties. It regards diverse origins – colors, ethnicities, genders and classes – as primary, and proposes a hierarchy of privilege based on them, which it justifies as a reversal of past
“It is not the proper role of an opposition party in a democracy to mount a “resistance” to a duly elected government and press for its overthrow at the very outset of its tenure. But that is precisely what the Democrats have done in the first months of the Trump administration.”
“For the second time in its history, the Democratic Party has opted to secede from the Union and its social contract. The first time was over the issue of slavery; now it is over the issue of whether Americans are to be divided by race, gender, sexual orientation and class. This time there is not going to be an actual civil war because the federal government is so powerful that whoever controls it will decide the outcome. The passions of an irreconcilable conflict are still present, but they are channeled into a political confrontation over the executive power.”
“The theory behind “identity politics” is an ideology the political left refers to as “cultural Marxism.” This perspective takes Marx’s view that society is divided into warring classes, and extends it to encompass races, genders, and ethnicities. It is a vision that regards one group’s success as another group’s oppression. “Social Justice” – the proposed remedy for inequality and division – proposes to punish oppressor groups by redistributing their incomes and privileges to the “underrrepresented,” “marginalized” and otherwise oppressed. It is a vision that disregards the accountability of individuals and ascribes to group identities the inequalities that are alleged to be unjust.”
“The left has created a term of art – “people of color” – to promote its collectivist views on ethnicity and race. “People of color” is not grammatical English; we do not refer to “crayons of color” or “televisions of color.” It is a French construction, reflecting the way French people speak (gens de couleur). “People of color” is an invention of ideologues; its purpose is to organize the world into the basic dichotomy of Marxism, oppressors and oppressed.”
“I am convinced that the fault-line in American society is not racial but political, and that the great obstacle to a constructive approach to these issues is a leftist agenda that is hostile to America’s democracy.”
All of the quotations above are from David Horowitz in The Black Book of the American Left; Volume IX: Ruling Ideas. http://www.blackbookoftheamericanleft.com/
Examples of hostile communists:
“Whatever eventually happens, Kavanaugh was clearly a smarmy, smirking, entitled and mercenary guy; the odds that he had some kind of skeleton in his closet were pretty good 2/”. 10:59 AM – 17 Sep 2018. Paul KrugmanVerified account @paulkrugman
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D, California): “Now, I am aware that some people would say that what I just said is plain “identity politics.” But, I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, “identity politics.” ‘Cause let’s be clear, when people say that, it’s a pejorative. That phrase is used to divide and it is used to distract. Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize issues that impact all of us. It is used to try and shut us up. Because, think about — think about when you’ve heard it raised: when we’re talking about race, when we’re talking about gender, when we’re talking about sexual orientation, when we’re talking about civil rights. And, yes, we’re talking about those issues. And we won’t be shut up. And we won’t be silenced. We won’t be silent about immigrant rights. We won’t be silent about a woman’s right to control her own body. We won’t be silence about equal opportunity and equal justice under the law.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4743566/kamala-harris-attacks-identity-politics
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” …”I further accept that our experiences as women and people of color affect our decisions,” Sotomayor said. “The aspiration to impartiality is just that — it’s an aspiration because it denies the fact that we are by our experiences making different choices than others.” …”Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences … our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. Justice O’Connor has often been cited as saying that a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases. … I am … not so sure that I agree with the statement.”
“In a released statement, Wendy E. Long, counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network, a conservative nonprofit, said, “Judge Sotomayor is a liberal judicial activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written. She thinks that judges should dictate policy, and that one’s sex, race and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.” …Previously, we have looked at the issue of Sotomayor’s statement about judges making policy . Here we look at the claim that Sotomayor thinks “that one’s sex, race and ethnicity ought to affect the decisions one renders from the bench.”
David Horowitz explains, “Americans generally do not think of themselves as racists or oppressors, and there is no reason they should. America was a pioneer in ridding the world of African slavery, and in establishing the first multi-racial society in human history. During the last half-century, Americans have voted equal equal rights to African American citizens and supported massive compensations to African Americans and others who have lagged behind. To be indicted after such efforts is offensive and unjust.
The reparations claim can only be understood as a hostile, historically ignorant and racially motivated assault on America and its heritage. Its divisive message and fallacious history can only have a profoundly adverse effect on those African Americans who embrace it, making it impossible for them to see the past clearly, or to find their way to an American future.”
“The present reparations movement in Africa – fully supported by its American counterparts – is thus directed at the very parties who righted the wrong, and did not initiate it in the first place.” (ref 1 p.120)
“Thomas Sowell [an African American history and economics professor at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution] has pointed out that the victims of the reparations movement are actually blacks themselves”: “Is anyone made better off by being supplied with resentments and distractions from the task of developing the capabilities that pay off in a booming economy and a high-tech world? Whites may experience a passing annoyance over the reparations issue, but blacks – especially young blacks – can sustain more lasting damage from misallocating their time, attention and efforts.”(2) and (ref 1 p. 124)
The left has determined “…to make race function the way class had in the traditional Marxist paradigm. White males were demonized as an ersatz ruling class responsible for every social disparity between racial groups and genders.” (3)
(1) David Horowitz in The Black Book of the American Left; Volume IX: Ruling Ideas. http://www.blackbookoftheamericanleft.com/
(2) Thomas Sowell, “Reparations for Slavery,” Jewish World Review, July 7, 2000. http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell071700.asp quoted in reference (1) above on page 124.
(3) David Horowitz in Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes. and ref (1) page 206