The ceaseless racist narrative of the Left commands more and more of the mainstream media with each passing day. It has a destructive and divisive effect on the public – and that is its purpose.
To believe that ‘ignoring’ all the racist nonsense ‘will make it go away’ is false. To ignore it is to enable and encourage the continual media onslaught of racist irrationality. Benignly referred to as ‘identity politics,’ the collectivist notions behind that collectivist term belie an evil of immense proportions.
Once again, as always, CNN continues to be a network that broadcasts “all racism all the time,” as Danielle has repeatedly observed in conversations with Robert. Consider CNN’s anchor Don Lemon, who is gay, black, married to a white man, and who on October 29 called for action against white men:
“So we have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the Right. And we have to start doing something about them. There is no travel ban on them – you know, they had the Muslim ban, there is no white guy ban. So what do we do about that?”
While such public figures on the Left openly preach racism from their various pulpits with minimal public pushback, someone like Megyn Kelly (Today Show) caused a major controversy by rightly pointing to the absurdity of it all. In reference to the policing of Halloween costumes, on the October 23 broadcast of the Today Show commented:
“You do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on black on Halloween or a black person who puts on white face for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was okay as long as you were dressing up as like a character. There was a controversy on the Real Housewives of New York with Luanne. She dressed as Dianna Ross and she made her skin look darker than it really is and people said that was racist, and I felt like, who doesn’t love Dianna Ross? If she wants to look like Dianna Ross for one day, I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween. I can’t keep up with the number of people we are offending just by being normal people these days.”
Citing other hypocritical examples of the Left’s racist manipulation of racial stereotypes, Danielle and Robert contrast the proper use of racial stereotypes as a source of satire, comedy, and simple good fun – as a uniting cultural force, not a divisive one.
CNN’s Don Lemon suffers from believing in a false a political stereotype: that ‘racism’ is a phenomenon of the Right. Yet both in theory and in practice, racism is always demonstrated to be a phenomenon of the collectivist Left. Individualism, freedom, and capitalism are the unique and singular characteristics on the Right of the political polarity, and individualism is opposed to identity politics at its very root.
It must always be remembered that to the Left, the ‘white race’ represents Western culture – a culture built on individualism – a culture that morally rejects tribalism, collectivism, and identity politics. Thus in so associating ‘white’ Western values with the Right, Lemon ironically may have gotten one thing right himself.
What the Leftist Lemon must always continue to deny is that racism simply does not exist under a political philosophy that is truly Just Right.