The American left has increasingly blamed whites for all of society’s ills throughout the past few decades. Now, the idea of ‘white privilege’ is taught in many of the nation’s universities and has become the subject of conferences like one held in Madison, Wis. recently.
While asserting the baseless accusation that white people are inherently oppressive due to the pigment of their skin is outrageous enough, one speaker at the National White Privilege Conference took outlandish rhetoric to a new height.
Activist Lonard Zeskind viciously attacked the tea party movement and its members, not only calling them all racist but concluding that “the longer you are in the tea party, the more racist you become.”
That absurd contention was the basis of an entire session, during which he compared conservative activists to white nationalists.
“Is it racist?” he asked in reference to the Tea Party. “Yes.”
Apparently not content with merely disparaging those who align themselves with the movement, there are a number of other groups he concluded are made up entirely of racists. Among these are parents who send their kids to private school and anyone critical of Barack Obama.
Calling someone a racist without a shred of proof is one of the most intellectually dishonest moves a person can make. This last resort is an incendiary measure meant to bring any meaningful debate to a screeching halt.
If people like Zeskind and his cohorts behind such rhetoric can convince a significant percentage of this nation that all conservatives are racist, they have effectively silenced their opposition. Unfortunately, this method has been fairly effective so far.
Movements such as the Tea Party are interested in restoring liberty to all Americans, regardless of color or creed; and their members are tired of seeing their message bastardized by race-baiters and ideologues. Leftists, however, are preoccupied with race and use any opportunity to disparage their adversaries based on skin color. The entire ‘white privilege’ movement is based on this corrupt concept.
The next generation is being brainwashed with such outlandish theories and, unless patriotic Americans can effectively portray the real cause of their activism, too many of them will fall for the ruse.
–B. Christopher Agee
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