Jim Antle points out that the Left continues to berate the Tea Partiers and other dissenters from the current regime for the morally reprehensible crime of being White. The comment thread is quickly growing so I am reproducing my comment here.
“We see it every time conservatives have any political momentum whatsoever. The idea is that by shouting “racist,” these liberal columnists can make their opponents shut up.”
This is exactly why it is more important for conservatives to call out liberals for their Cultural Marxist PC grandstanding of this type than it is for us to jump on the bandwagon of condemning fellow conservatives for every perceived transgression from right think. In the current political climate, ideological anti-racism is a much bigger problem than is racism.
The Tea Party phenomenon is a perfect example. That Tea Party protestors are overwhelmingly White is a demonstrable fact that is easily observed by all. The desperate attempts by some Tea Partiers to identify Black or Hispanic protestors among their ranks only produce the exceptions that prove the rule. Whether we like it or not, the constituency for limited government is almost entirely White. Not that all or even most Whites favor limited government (I wish), but that those who do are almost all White. This is a fact. This should be a potentially value neutral fact. Like a disproportionate amount of people who consume Tecate beer are Mexican. But it is a fact that the protestors ignore or attempt to wish away at their own peril. (For example, not openly realizing the problem that demographic change brought on by mass immigration [LEGAL and illegal] presents for their movement and goals.)
But the Whiteness of the crowd, again a potentially value neutral observation, is held against it by the likes of King and Rich and the rest of their PC henchmen. Its very Whiteness alone condemns it. Look at all those White people without the magic dust of diversity. They must be up to no good. They must have malevolent intentions. They are probably … GASP … evil racists. But no one would ever condemn a pro-immigration rally for being monolithically Hispanic. Or a civil rights march for being overwhelmingly Black.
This IS the Cultural Marxist double standard. Everyone else gets to play the game of ethnic self interest, but if Whites do it it is the worst of all possible sins. Well screw that. The demonstrably true “charge” that the Tea Partiers are almost all White should be greeted with a big “Yeah. What about it?” That the constituency for limited government and preserving the vision of the Founders is White should mean nothing more than that Blacks and Hispanics need to drop their support for the nanny state and get on board limited government with us White folk.