Over the last week, we’ve seen liberals make some despicable comments about Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. The same libs who cry “dog whistle” every time a conservative says anything that might be in the same hemisphere as a racial remark are throwing their colorblindness to the wind as they desperately try to cling on to their divisive narrative.
“The really important thing [about] people supporting him,” said L. Joy Williams, the president of NAACP’s Brooklyn chapter, “because it’s ‘Oh, there’s another black man commenting negatively against the president and I don’t feel comfortable in doing so because of the race factor.’ So here’s someone who can do it.”
In other words, white people have been stifling their criticisms of Obama for fear that they might be labeled racists. But here’s the glorious answer – a black conservative who can say all these racist things and be immune to the consequences. Carson’s like a superhero, empowered not by the yellow sun but by his darker shade of skin.
Williams went on to say that Carson represented a “safe negro” that white conservatives could support.
Then, in response to a story in the National Review that pointed out the left’s obvious hypocrisies when it came to racial politics, Brian Beutler of the New Republic made this snide remark on Twitter:
Goldberg genuinely believes that tokens confound the racial critique of U.S. conservatism.
So that’s the other side of it. Whites are enraptured by this free pass to be as racist as they want, and anyone who thinks this proves that America is making progress is delusional.
They just can’t get past the color of a man’s skin. Or any minority classifications, for that matter. This is why Hillary Clinton didn’t think it was ridiculous to say that the biggest difference between herself and Obama was that she was a woman. To her, that is the biggest difference and it would be so even if she had a drastically different take on his policies. To these liberals, nothing can trump these superficial characteristics.
It’s amazing (and a little amusing) the lengths they’ll go to in order to protect their worldview. How vicious they will be to a black man who doesn’t toe the line. They despise any minority who embraces conservatism. It’s the ultimate betrayal.
Why? Well, the Democratic Party can only thrive by preaching a message of division. Blacks vs. Whites. Women vs. Men. They use these divisions because they’re (largely) fixed. Immutable. You can’t change your race, so you can’t get a fair shake in White America. And they gradually spread that philosophy around until it encompasses nearly everything and everyone. Being poor, then, becomes an identity and not a circumstance. The only solution? Change the rules of the game.
So when a black man comes along as the living proof that there are no obstacles that can’t be overcome through self-discipline and determination, they are forced to scramble. They cannot afford to let Ben Carson become the standard. So they insult him and they insult anyone who supports him. Don’t listen, black people! It’s a trick! You can’t succeed like he did! White people are just using him to fool you into thinking they aren’t racists!
This narrative, in an ironic way, actually winds up making Carson an even more attractive candidate. Not so we can prove to these idiots that we aren’t racist, but so we might have a chance to undo the terrible damage this narrative is causing to our country.