Left Supremacist Spin -Traditional Values Are White Supremacy?

By David Limbaugh

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Does the political left — which dominates the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and the Democratic Party — really believe its ubiquitous charges of racism against conservatives, or are they a sick ploy to discredit, ruin and defeat its political opponents?

During President Obama's tenure, a conservative could hardly oppose Obama on policy grounds without being accused of racism. It didn't matter that conservatives had fought Hillary Clinton's health care plan in the '90s because they opposed socialized medicine. It didn't matter that they had opposed Bill Clinton's tax hikes. Their opposition to Obamacare and Obama's proposed tax increases had to be motivated by race.

If you repeat an absurd claim often enough, it becomes believable to some people. And the left has been hammering away so long against the supposed racism of political conservatives that many people, hordes of whom know better and multitudes of millennial political neophytes who apparently don't, have bought into this toxicity.

I have always assumed that one of the main reasons racism is sinful is that it involves judging people and discriminating against them not on the basis of their individual character or behavior but on their group identity. Among other things, this robs people of their human dignity and equal worth as being created in God's image.

It is noteworthy that the left — in its categorical condemnation of conservatives as racists — engages in the very type of discriminatory judgment it decries, i.e., says conservatives are racist because the policies they support allegedly hurt minorities.

But conservatives reject that their policies hurt minorities. We think history has shown that they help all people and that liberal policies are consistently destructive. Moreover, our policies, by definition, aspire to colorblindness. We believe in equality of opportunity for all and oppose policies tailored to race in application or result.

Conversely, policies driven by identity politics perpetuate tensions among different races. The damage done to race relations by an entire political wing bearing false witness against the other on race is incalculable.

Can you imagine, for example, the harm that would befall my children and others if I poisoned them daily with the lie that certain people hate them?

It would be easier to understand this insanity if it could be explained simply by the left's cynical desire to exploit race for political gain. After all, liberals' constant agitation of minorities, with their 24/7 crusade against conservatives as racist, has to be primarily responsible for blacks' disproportionate support for the Democratic Party when the latter's policies have demonstrably harmed the plight of blacks.

But there seems to be something even more disturbing at play in this nonstop leftist slander. Look at the kind of poison emanating from universities throughout the United States.

Witness the recent brouhaha over a jointly penned op-ed by two law professors (Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania and Larry Alexander of the University of San Diego) who suggested, essentially, that America's decline can be traced to a rejection of traditional values (or, in the authors' words, “the breakdown of the country's bourgeois culture”) and advocated a return to those values.

The professors argued that America did better when we had traditional values and therefore should return to this “cultural script”: “Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.”

Significantly, the authors were careful to note that these “basic cultural precepts … could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities.” That is, the benefits of these values and practices transcend race.

Precisely on cue, however, leftist robot — aka University of Pennsylvania Law School dean — Ted Ruger charged to the student newspaper with an op-ed denouncing Wax's piece as divisive and noxious and rejecting “emphatically … that a single cultural tradition is better than all others.” Charges subsequently poured in from faculty members, students and alumni accusing Wax of white supremacy, misogyny and homophobia. Some demanded that she be barred from teaching first-year law courses.

Alexander experienced a similar backlash when University of San Diego School of Law Dean Stephen Ferruolo disseminated a schoolwide memo denouncing the piece, as well.

Regrettably, the left, in academia and elsewhere, increasingly equates traditional values (and political conservatism) with white supremacy. The norms that were formerly accepted almost universally are not just under systematic assault but also being indicted as racist.

Let me ask you sincerely:

Do people really believe that these innocuous notions of hard work, virtue, marriage, respect, friendship, civic-mindedness, charity and patriotism are unique to certain races or groups of people? That they are not constructive goals for individuals, groups and the nation? That they are somehow rooted in bigotry of any kind?

The answer has to be “yes.” Some really believe this nonsense, which means the left's propagation of these ideas is more than just a calculated ploy for power. And that's probably more alarming, because it means it is more deep-seated.

These corrosive ideas must be fought in the most aggressive terms. We simply won't be able to return this nation and its people to greatness, much less make strides in racial harmony, if we can't even try to improve ourselves without being accused of racism.

If we think we can ignore these cockeyed ideas as fringe and insignificant, then we are in denial. They are everywhere; they're no longer the stuff of radical anecdotes.

We'd better wake up — and stand up for the things we believe in, lest their very advocacy convict us soon of hate crimes warranting societal censure. At the risk of being falsely accused of white supremacy, may I suggest that we all become more civic-minded and charitable and promote the time-tested traditions that have made this nation great and that are designed to improve the lot of all people, irrespective of race, creed, ethnicity or gender?

David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com.

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    Hardy Spires
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    Hardy Spires

    Anything that the left doesn’t like they scream racism and turn their paid hounds loose to create havoc. The left is trying to create a society of the type that is failing in Venezuela. Nobody is entitled to anything except a chance to better themselves by hard work and making your life better by being a contributing member of our society instead of waiting for a handout from the demoRats. We have to stop being afraid of somebody accusing us of racism. We know our own inner selves better than they do. What somebody else says or accuses us of… Read more »

    James Higginbotham
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    James Higginbotham

    Leftist are INSANE and a DANGER TO THE REST OF WE THE PEOPLE
    and LIBERALISM IS A BAD MENTAL DISEASE.

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    What needs to happen is for us to take a page from their playbook “Rules for Radicals” by Alinsky – every time they open their holes we need to label, isolate, polarize, intimidate them into silence.

    Mark
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    Mark

    Can anyone provide a link to the paper written by these two professors?

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ VE Vet, 100% true and accurate. That has been my thinking for a long time and I could not have said it better.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    kilLAIRy in a statement in the UK sides with NFL protest AND says the demoncraps should make it a party issue in up coming elections !!!

    Bud
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    Bud

    Liberals have to kling to the white supremest argument to sustain their radical view. Blacks serve in every military group. Some as ranking officers. They serve as teachers, doctors, nurses, school administrators, firemen, policemen, mayors, professional athletes (where they dominate), congressmen/ women, governor’s, professors, police chiefs, etc. etc. Their supremest argument just doesn’t hold water. It is just an excuse to excuse their own racist views.

    BJI
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    BJI

    To the left minorities who follow the traditional values are OREOS, minority on the outside but WHITE ON THE INSIDE!!!

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Strange how people, including this writer, cannot bear to state that all the principles this nation was founded under, strived and grew under came right out of the Bible. “….who suggested, essentially, that America’s decline can be traced to a rejection of traditional values (or, in the authors’ words, “the breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture”) and advocated a return to those values.”” Or that the feminist movement is the root cause of the destruction of the families in this nation that in turn caused the breakdown of the Bibicaly structured families, turning them in to the mother-led households while… Read more »

    Eric
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    Eric

    How typical of the opinionated fool. Did you not bother to read the bio paragraph at the end where it says “His latest book is “The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels.” ” before you went off on your rant?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Eric, Take it easy there partner. We don’t know that the author’s book “The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels” is proChristian or not. No need to so harsh on such a beautiful autumn no hiLIARy day!
    Lets all be a little righteously diplomatic and have some positive waves!

    XX
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    XX

    Old Useless Bill, you are a patronizing old fart at the best of times, but lately you have been extra pompous in telling other posters what they should do and say. You act like your sh5t doesn’t stink or something. Take a day off. Do some work for a change and give other posters a well-earned break from your self-righteous sermonizing you crusty old ball bag.

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Odd? xx… YOUR postings seem to come in squeaky clean and untainted? Almost as if presented as a virgin to her pimp?

    BTW, Thank you, WB! I DID respond to Erica but somehow I was censured? Eruca wouldn’t have liked it and would have ended up in tears anyway?

    oldshooter
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    Actually, if you look more closely, you’ll find that the principles we were founded under come almost entirely from the Natural Law thesis of John Locke and other British “Enlightenment Philosophers,” not the Bible. The founders clearly recognized that establishing a new country that provided for religious freedom for all, could not possibly be founded on principles specific to any one religion. The principles thus, are not specifically Christian, but much more generic, arising from Natural Law, and as such, should be held in common among all true religions. Most of the most prominent Founding Fathers, like Washington, Jefferson, and… Read more »

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    The “tagging” of government buildings in DC and elsewhere with the Ten Commandments.

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    @ GR – I say this tongue in cheek “Thou shalt not steal, the government hates competition.”

    oldshooter
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    oldshooter

    Perhaps you were not aware that, following the Monica Lewinsky affair, the Pope proposed adding an 11th Commandment to address the misbehavior of folks like Bill Clinton (and probably Harvey Weinstein)-

    “11. Thou shalt not comfort thy staff with thy rod”

    (Also tongue in cheek, but I couldn’t resist it).

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    In support of what you are pointing out, the following piece lends eye opening background.

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Founding-Fathers-Deism-and-Christianity-1272214

    Herb T
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    Herb T

    Please don’t confuse me with facts and truth. I like doing whatever I want with no accountability and no responsibility. I also like all the free stuff for simply being left-minded and/or a minority. If you do something I don’t like, I will call you a racist. Just because I have nothing to show for all the years of my life except gimme, gimme, gimme and whine, whine, whine is no reason to pick on me and keep me under the heel of the oppressors. I have right, ya know! (Is this too much truth?)

    David Telliho
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    David Telliho

    The people exist for their own sake, the state exists for it`s own sake. The public school trained fascists, have never been taught real critical thinking. Tho the schools touted to excess, that critical thinking skills were being taught. Never mind how,or what direction. We can see now. Now that the structure is in total flames, we can see there`s a fire. IF this stupidity can be turned around, it will take generations to repair. Be darn well better get off the couch and get serious. It`s nigh on too late, as it is. Go to school brd. meetings,library brd.… Read more »

    BJI
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    BJI

    NOT TO WORRY about leftist scum permanently taking over!!! Seismologists are now thinking that the super volcano under Yellowstone National Park will erupt sometime in the next 20-30 years. When it happens MOST of the US east of the park will be covered by 10 feet or more of volcanic ash thereby killing MOST plant and animal life. The entire world will be plunged into PERPETUAL WINTER for 5-10 years thereby killing MOST plant and animal life and 90% or more of humanity!!!

    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club
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    VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

    The author is right, mainstream Americans’ had better turn off the snooze button and wake up or this Country will descend into a brutal Civil War which will be for the very soul of this Nation. In fact we are in the preliminary stages of it right now! The only way to protect our freedoms that so many of our ancestors fought , bled and died for will be to impose righteous violence upon our fellow Countrymen, the only thing they will understand. American’s have become waaaaaaaaaaaay too complacent about their duties. A lot of us veterans and a few… Read more »

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Well put.