Sensible Americans mourned when Liberian Thomas Duncan passed away. Not because we knew him on any personal level, but because it demonstrated how truly powerless we are in the face of a viral enemy like Ebola. If we couldn’t manage to save a guy at the epicenter of the national spotlight, that tells us all we need to know about our chances in a widespread epidemic. The CDC can claim it’s all under control till the cows come home; Duncan’s death proves otherwise.
Or maybe it’s all about race.
For some reason, Jesse Jackson found it necessary to drag his race-baiting entourage down to Dallas in the wake of Duncan’s death. He’s got his own theories about why the man died, and they are predictably wacky. According to Jackson, Duncan died because he didn’t have health insurance and was turned away because of the color of his skin. While there’s no question that the hospital could have done a better job treating Duncan when he first arrived at the ER, I find it absurd and sickening to try and turn this into another thing about race. Are there no depths to which this man will not sink?
That wasn’t the only story about race last week. We also heard that many in the black community blame racism for the Secret Service’s failure to protect the president. Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings told CBS’s Face the Nation that “eighty-five percent” of African-Americans he spoke to believe that the Secret Service would do a better job protecting a white president. Though Cummings emphasized that he didn’t buy into that storyline, it shows how prevalent his party’s propaganda has become.
Liberals never miss a chance to make things about race. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Columbus Day, Obama criticism, the Redskins, Halloween costumes…it’s all about race and racism. It’s gotten to the point where whites must watch their every step, fearful that they might accidentally offend someone with their actions or speech. It’s gotten wildly out of control, and liberal politicians are profiting off the division.
You see, liberals want to make sure that black people – no matter their numbers – are forever a minority. The same goes for women, Hispanics, and anyone else who isn’t a white male. Forever a minority and forever a victim. By showing them that they can never overcome institutional racism, they can ensure generations of votes from people dependent on Democrat dollars.
People like Jesse Jackson are even worse. He should truly be ashamed of his life. He came up at the side of Martin Luther King, Jr, but he won’t leave near the legacy. Since the end of the civil rights era, Jackson has built a financial empire off of race-baiting, and he never misses the chance to stir the pot.
Ultimately, discussions of American racism will continue far into the future. And so they should. But unless the left can come up with better examples than they have recently, don’t expect to see the dialogue progress much. We have actual problems to deal with.