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OPINION: Why do whites belong to a party that defines them as racist?

June 1, 2021 at 9:50 a.m.

To my white Democrat friends, in sincere kindness, I must ask: "Why do you belong to a party that defines you as racist and thus society's enemy?"

"Even more amazing, why are most of those defining you as racist because you are white, also white, as for example Joe Biden? If racism is systemic, isn't he also a racist because he is white?"

There is some evidence to support this. Over his nearly fifty-year political career, he has made many racist statements and has supported racist policies like forced busing. Kamala Harris exposed this in the 2020 presidential primary debate. Both Biden and Hillary Clinton characterized KKK clansman, Senator Robert Byrd, as their emulating model.

Most of the news anchors that talk of systemic white racism are also white. So again I ask, why do you belong to a party that defines you as society's leading enemy which can only be eradicated by mostly white politicians mandating, and white teachers teaching, a critical race theory that teaches racism? Are you racist? Of course not! So, why do you not speak out against them and cease voting for them and funding them?

As Senator Tim Scott, himself Black, said in his rebuttal to Joe Biden's first state of the Union Address, "America is not a racist country."

So, a white man who has never experienced racism says that we are a racist country, and a Black man who has experienced racism says that, as a country, we are not. He might have added, if so, Barack Obama would not have served two elected terms as president and, today, Kamala Harris would not be Biden's vice president.

In America, race-baiting to perpetuate racism is a vastly bigger problem than actual racism. Blacks are only 1/13 of the population. You do not get to the White House without the white vote.

If the majority were racists, slavery might still exist in the South because the white "racist" Northerners would have believed the "negro to be already in his place."

Remember it was almost entirely the whites of the north -- 360,222 of them -- who gave their lives to free the slaves; and thousands more lost limbs. It was whites that established and maintained the Underground Railroad at considerable risk to themselves, and it was white author Harriet Beecher Stowe in her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, who brought attention to the moral issue of slavery. And it was the whites that ended any possibility of the return to slavery in the South with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, the 14th to extend to former slaves due process and equal protection under the law, and the 15th the right to vote -- all opposed at the time by the Democrat Party. Today Blacks have the same rights as any other race, no less and no more, because whites recognized injustice and worked to end it.

Notice also that Antifa members who incite violence on the street, supposedly for Black causes, are overwhelmingly white, as are the journalists who promote this lie. Antifa certainly makes no effort to be inclusive or diverse; therefore, it too must be racist. Those attending Black Lives Matter marches are at least half white. But BLM never talks about, or publicly opposes, Black-on-Black crime all around them, as in Chicago where a person is shot every two hours, but only the rare instances of white police "violence" on Black "victims."

Yet another crazy oxymoron to consider: If all whites are systemically racist (it is in their genes) and most Blacks in today's society have some proportion of white blood in them, aren't they in that proportion also systemically racist? In other words, Barack Obama, whose mother was white, and he, therefore, half white, would be half systemically racist? So his followers should hate, and he also, the half of him that is white. Absurd! Systemic racism does not exist. If present, it sadly was learned.

Noticing racism everywhere, isn't that racist? Since the Democrats are the ones who believe everyone else except themselves is racist, and whites especially and genetically so, isn't this the very definition of racism? And if racism is everywhere, why isn't it widely known and acclaimed outside their political party and media? By their very definition of racism, would the Democrat Party then be the party of racism?

If most Democrats are white and therefore the enemy, of whom are they the enemy? Themselves? There may be something to the old adage, "The enemy is us."

Chicago's Democrat mayor, Lori Lightfoot, recently announced that she would permit interviews only with Black or brown journalists. Even the white journalists pushing the critical race theory nonsense are now excluded as being racists on the basis of their skin color. There exists nothing more racist than this.

Years ago, I observed that those who saw racism in everything were the most racist. The Democrat Party seems intent on purging the stain of whiteness from itself. So why do so many whites remain members?

Unless the Democrat Party turns from such absurdities, the day will come when no one will admit once having been a Democrat. Democrats will destroy their own party. But it is even worse. They are promoting violence on the basis of race and are therefore race-baiting.

Most Americans already know this racial propaganda to be untrue. But it is still very dangerous. If Blacks succumb to this Democrat lie and come to believe that armed resistance against the white systemic race is necessary for their survival or to make things right, who do you think will win? Certainly not 1/13 of the population!

The Democratic Left and the Party are promoting racial violence. That this violence, so long promoted by the Left, is still rare and not universal or common itself attests that America is not a racist country.

Harold W. Pease, Ph.D., is an expert on the United States Constitution and a syndicated columnist. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He taught history and political science from this perspective for more than 30 years. To read more of his weekly articles, visit www.LibertyUnderFire.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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