The way we know that black lives matter more than white lives in America is because when a cop kills a black man, the whole world riots. But when a cop kills a white man, it doesn’t even make the evening news.
In this article, I reveal how the progressive Left pushes “black privilege” in a demeaning, condescending way that is an insult to black people everywhere. I also expose the rank hypocrisy of the progressive Left and how its own thought leaders are the ones who treat black people like low-IQ, sub-human animals who they consider to be incapable of functioning in civil society in a reasoned, intelligent way.
Finally, I explain why conservative thinking is the true tolerance, for it is a merit-based society that sees the world without skin color, or bias or discrimination. When everyone competes on a level playing field based on merit rather than skin color, race becomes irrelevant. But that’s not the world the intolerant, bigoted Left wants to create.
The intolerant, bigoted Left wants to push a world of “black privilege” while absurdly claiming all people should be treated equally. You can’t have equality when the entire left-wing sector of society demands we judge people by the color of their skin.
Black privilege is now so prominent across America that Black Lives Matter groups are free to carry out riots, arson, looting and even assault on innocent civilians without being stopped or arrested by police. When black groups march toward a police precinct, the police evacuate and surrender the entire building to be burned down by rioters. In the rare circumstances when black protesters are arrested, the political leaders of the city universally set them free the next day, without any charges, even if they carried out acts of extreme property damage and theft.
By comparison, no white-inspired protest group would ever be allowed to burn down buildings, loot retailers to their heart’s delight and take over police precinct buildings. These privileges are only reserved for Black Lives Matter. White-looking conservative groups would be immediately labeled terrorists and condemned as “racist” by the media, which would emphasize their irresponsible looting and property damage behaviors, instead of celebrating them like we see with black-inspired groups.
Isn’t it interesting that in our “progressive” left-wing society, white people are condemned for destroying private property while black people are celebrated for it?
That’s because when violent black rioters commit felony crimes of arson, assault and violence, it’s all characterized by the media as “peaceful” demonstrations. But if a group of white people did the exact same thing, they would be immediately labeled “violent extremists” or “terrorists,” or even “white supremacists.” When black mobs carry out crimes of mass destruction, the media covers for them, inverting reality and claiming the entire event was “largely peaceful.”
Black privilege is also evident in academia and finance. As a mechanism that claims to help make up for centuries of oppression, when black people apply for loans or grant money, they get extra special consideration because of the color of their skin — black privilege. When they apply for college admissions, they get extra points for black privilege, even while Asian-Americans are punished by those same colleges and universities for being too academically gifted. (Yes, nearly all the universities in America routinely discriminate against Asians, assigning “Asian penalty points” to their college admission scores.)
Black privilege allows black people to be granted extra consideration on corporate board positions, advances in law enforcement positions and, at times, a relaxation of standards in professional careers that essentially allow many black people to attain professional positions for which they weren’t yet qualified. It’s demeaning and insulting, of course, for an all-white corporate board to seek out and recruit a token black person to join their board just so they can all lie to themselves and claim to be in favor of “diversity.” Yet this is what the Left demands: Token black representation across corporate America, demanding that black people be used as human props to achieve the correct ratios of melanin in positions of power or even in professions of science, medicine and engineering.
The entire process is demeaning and insulting to every one of the very capable black Americans who have rightfully earned their positions of influence or entrepreneurship or talent. There are a great many capable and even brilliant African-American doctors in America today, but thanks to the black privilege demands of the progressive Left, a spell of doubt is cast across all black doctors, effectively labeling them all with question marks that cause patients to quietly ask whether their particular doctor earned his position or was granted it due to black privilege.
This is not helped when we see news of black university students demanding free grades — unearned high marks — because they are black. And universities are agreeing with the demands, awarding black students extra high grades they never earned. This teaches black students that they really don’t need to earn grades at all. They merely need to protest and demand black privilege to get what they want.
That’s party why the process of selecting black people for high positions merely because they’re black continues. How many police chiefs in cities across America were advanced to that position largely because of the color of their skin? There are no white police chiefs in America’s large cities who became Chief of Police because they were white, but there are plenty who were awarded that same position because of their color. Mayors of large cities tell themselves that if the police chief is black, he or she can talk to the black rioters in a way that doesn’t seem condescending. Yet choosing a police chief because he’s black rather than selecting the right person on merit is, itself, incredibly demeaning and condescending to black Americans. It’s telling them that their only contribution to this society is the color of their skin, not the content of their character or the brilliance of their mind. Dr. King would be appalled.
That’s black privilege, and it dominates law enforcement and many other professions across America, including medicine, science and engineering.
The assertion of black privilege across many professions naturally causes people to wonder how public projects like bridges were awarded. Was that bridge awarded to the most qualified engineering firm? Or was it given to the firm with the highest percentage of black engineers, regardless of whether they have the experience and qualifications to design a bridge that will be safe for the public?
Thanks to the demands of black privilege across the cultural landscape, in many professions now, “progressive” decision makers no longer demand the most qualified person do the job. Merit has been replaced with skin color selection, which is simultaneously discriminatory and demeaning to all human beings. It also harms the reputations of the truly brilliant, highly-qualified black doctors, engineers and scientists across America because it trains many people across society to legitimately wonder whether that black doctor, for example, actually earned his medical degree or was given a pass because of his color. In this way, black privilege harms legitimately high-achieving black Americans whose achievements are suspected of being unfairly ascribed to them.
That’s how the progressive Left creates more racism in society, sowing the seeds of distrust that only lead to more suspicions of black privilege being the determining factors in many politically-motivated decisions. And that’s sad, because one of the most brilliant persons I’ve ever encountered is a black man. I refer to him as having a “beautiful mind.” His name is Alan Keyes, by the way, and he’s one of the America’s great treasures in terms of human beings. Anyone who would question the merit of Keyes’ mind is a fool, and his intellect is that of a giant compared to most people of any race that I’ve ever encountered.
Even the attitude that black people can only speak through violence is wildly insulting, as if the progressive Left believes modern blacks are some sort of sub-human animals who can only grunt and thrash their way across an urban landscape rather than engage in meaningful, rational conversations about the structure of society. The very idea that blacks must be allowed to “communicate” through arson and looting is demeaning and anti-humanitarian, yet it encapsulates the ideology of the progressive Left which treats blacks as sub-human animals who must be “allowed to riot” because that’s the only way they know to communicate.
The very idea is insulting beyond belief. Yet it now dominates the cultural landscape. How many times have we now heard that we must “let them riot” because that’s their “speech?” The message being broadcast to the rest of society, according to the bigoted Left, is that they think black people have not even attained the degree of domestication necessary to participate in a modern society founded upon the rule of law. Black groups, say the progressives, are exempt from the rule of law because they are incapable of the level of rational thought necessary to even operate in the realm of civility. Can you think of a more racist, demeaning insult to human beings?
In essence, Leftists think of black Americans as zoo animals, not capable participants in modern society. And sometimes, they seem to be saying, the zoo animals need to be let loose to run around the zoo and destroy everything because the Democrats think they’re animals. That’s all their capable of, according to the bigoted Left. That’s true “systemic racism,” and it’s perpetuated by the progressive Left.
Live on Fox, a BLM leader just threatened to burn down New York’s Diamond District. If Blas and Cuo don’t engage with us, he said, we will head to the Diamond District, “and thanks to President Trump, gasoline is cheap.”
This is dead-serious. It’s time for a decisive crackdown.
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) June 6, 2020
Further underscoring that twisted, bigoted belief, the progressive Left chooses cultural heroes who are violent felons and thugs, essentially proclaiming that black America can’t find any upstanding, law-abiding heroes to celebrate, as Candace Owens explains in the video below. Instead, they resort to criminal felons, drug abusers and low-life thugs as their chosen heroes.
George Floyd, for example, was a drug-abusing felon and violent criminal who once held a gun to the torso of a pregnant woman during a home robbery. That doesn’t mean he deserved to die at the hands of police, but the fact that the entire left-wing narrative glosses over his own criminal acts and felony prison stint only demonstrates how the left-wing media “blackwashes” black cultural heroes to lie to their own followers about the reality of the situation.
Thanks to the twisted narratives of the Left, even a violent criminal felon can be celebrated as a Christ-like cultural hero, while the entire FBI kneels before him to surrender to the lawlessness of the Left. This particular department of the FBI is a lunchtime fast response team known as Meal Team Six:
Yes, I just fat-shamed the FBI. If you’re going to wear a tactical vest and pretend to be a field agent so you can take part in the brainwashing political theater of kneeling down to left-wing domestic terrorism, don’t have the fitness level of a donut-hoarding desk jockey.
As Candace Owens explains, informed black Americans do not support a multiple-felon thug being celebrated as a cultural hero. Candace Owens has been branded a racist and race traitor for speaking the obvious:
Black privilege is so powerful in America today that black babies are born the “right” color, to be celebrated as promising citizens who will later lead a progressive society to peace and prosperity. White children, on the other hand, are condemned as being born in sin, full of systemic racism and needing to be guilt-tripped in their early years to make sure they are properly condemned and berated by society. That’s the conclusion of a recent expert on CNN who insisted that the proper role of society is to psychologically terrorize white children because of the way they were born. “White kids don’t deserve innocence,” he says, summarizing the black privilege insanity that has now transformed into a kind of societal mass mental abuse of white children.
Similarly, when black people use social media to organize acts of terrorism or call for the murder of the president, it’s tolerated by the tech giants. But if a white person were to engage in similar behavior, they would be immediately shut down and probably arrested for conspiracy to commit terrorism. This demonstrates how even the tech giants overwhelmingly embrace black privilege, but never similar freedoms to speak for those who society labels as “white” or “conservative.” The oppression of conservative and Christian speech on the big tech platforms, in fact, has reached an all-time high, even as the radical left-wing fascists who run the tech giants claim to be acting out of “inclusiveness” and “tolerance.”
The Left’s stated goal of achieving “equality” is a farce. Equality cannot be achieved when one group is granted privilege based on the color of their skin (black privilege) while another group is condemned and punished at the same time (white guilt). These discriminatory, anti-human actions by Democrats and the progressive Left only serve to worsen bigotry and racism across America.
But of course that’s the whole point. Democrats actively seek division, hatred and violence. Those are their tools of cultural revolutions, and Black Lives Matter has become the left-wing equivalent of the American ISIS — the militant terrorism wing of the Democrat party.
Watch as Dinesh D’Souza explains this on the Dan Bongino Show:
If we all wish to live in a society of equality, we must treat people equally, obviously. If we wish to live in a society based on merit, we must recognize people based on their merit, not their skin color. And if we wish to live in a society based on true diversity and tolerance, we must not psychologically terrorize white babies with “white guilt” indoctrination and demand that whites bow down before artificially-concocted black cultural heroes like George Floyd, a violent criminal felon.
What the Left claims to want — tolerance, inclusiveness, diversity and love — is exactly what they are actively working to destroy. They want none of those things, for their power comes from left-wing bigotry, intolerance and demands for conforming obedience.
All who oppose the tyranny of the Left will be branded racists. Any who attempt to stop the violence and arson of the Left will be condemned as “oppressors.” Anyone brave enough to attempt to take a stand against the lawlessness and anarchy dreams of the radical, extremist Left will be violently assaulted by left-wing militant terrorists who fully realize they now operate with absolute legal immunity because of the color of their skin — black privilege.
Beware of all those who claim to stand for peace and civility as they burn your cities down and declare people are evil because their skin is white. Beware of those who claim to stand for equality as they demand a biased, rigged society that discriminates against babies for being born with white skin. Beware of those who claim to come to you in love and peace as they demand cult-like obedience to their Third Reich-like fanaticism.
The true enemies of human freedom and equality are those who themselves demand that society punish people for being white, conservative or Christian. They do not come in the name of love but rather hatred and destruction. They represent demonic forces, not Christ-like forces, and all good people who truly embrace the divine nature of human beings of all races and colors must stand against the extremist Left and their twisted, destructive narratives.
For it is the radical, extremist Left that’s using black people as their convenient pawns — cannon fodder — while their real agenda is a communist revolution and takeover of America. The high-level authoritarians and communists behind the scenes have zero authentic love for black people and will just as soon kill them all once their political revolution against America has been achieved.
Black lives don’t matter at all to the communists. All that matters to them is the destruction of human life and the seizing of political power at any cost.
Every person “protesting” for George Floyd right now is actually a pawn of the communists who are attempting to cause chaos and social upheaval as a mechanism to achieve the overthrow of the United States of America. That’s why the left-wing protesters literally hate the symbolism of the American flag, because America is their enemy, and destruction is their goal.
From Breitbart.com: Democrats Embrace the ‘Four Stages of Ideological Subversion’
“Progressive” ideology always rests on a conviction that the current “regressive” system is comprehensively unjust and must be destroyed by exploiting its weaknesses.
The most famous proponent of such tactics in recent years has been the late Saul Alinksy, the intellectual godfather of the modern Democrat Party, but former Soviet journalist and KGB informant Yuri Bezmenov laid out an even more concise strategy for subversion in a 1984 interview.
Alinksy’s seminal book specified 13 Rules for Radicals, but Bezmenov had only four “stages of ideological subversion,” and they will sound very familiar to anyone following the current wave of left-wing riots, or the politicized final stages of the coronavirus panic before it: Demoralization, Destabilization, Crisis, and Normalization.
Bezmenov defined ideological subversion, or “active measures” as the KGB preferred to call it, as a “slow brainwashing process” to “change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite their abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.”
Stage 1: Demoralization
Bezmenov said the first stage, Demoralization, could take 15 to 20 years to complete because “this is the minimum number of years it takes to educate one generation of students.”
“Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism, American patriotism,” he warned in 1984, judging that the demoralization process had been “basically completed” by that point.
“Actually, it’s over-fulfilled, because demoralization now reaches such areas where previously, not even Comrade Andropov and all of his experts would even dream of such tremendous success,” he added, referring to former KGB head and Soviet leader Yuri Andropov. “Most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to a lack of moral standards.”
Bezmenov explained that demoralization is important because it robs the targeted population of its ability to process valid information. Even when demoralization targets are “showered with authentic proof” of contrary positions, they simply “refuse to believe it.”
Demoralization is quite obvious among today’s young people, whose faith in their country has been systematically destroyed throughout their lives by the education and media establishment. To take a recent high-profile example, the New York Times’ fraudulent “1619 Project” argued that “American history” actually began with the arrival of black slaves in North America and the Revolutionary War was fought by the colonists to preserve slavery. Although comprehensively debunked by actual historians, and even the original author has admitted her core thesis was not true, the 1619 Project is now part of some school curricula.
Another word for demoralization is guilt. Americans are routinely compelled to feel guilty about their society and national history. Guilt is the most powerful force in left-wing politics and academia. People will not accept the radical expansion of punitive government power unless they feel guilty and deserving of punishment.
Stage 2: Destabilization
The second stage, Destabilization, is much faster, requiring only two to five years under KGB doctrine. In this stage, the fundamentals of the targeted population’s economy, political system, and culture would be attacked, while the demoralized population could not mount much of a defense.
Bezmenov in 1984 found it “absolutely fantastic” how much influence Marxist-Leninist ideas had developed in the American economy and military. In essence, a demoralized population becomes willing to believe the worst criticisms of its own society, while learning to see defenders of that society as their enemies, while avowed enemies become natural allies. The defenders are held to strict standards, while anything goes for the most strident critics.
Whatever Bezmenov saw in the destabilized American society of the early 1980s with respect to the Soviet Union, it’s easy to see how the American Left has destabilized entire segments of modern society after demoralizing them. They see enemies everywhere, while no pro-American authority can be trusted. It’s hard to imagine a better illustration of demoralization followed by destabilization than hordes of anti-capitalist activists texting each other on their iPhones.
Not coincidentally, hostile foreign powers like Communist China and Iran are reaching out to destabilized American communities and offering themselves as guides and allies. Their sales pitches aren’t exactly smooth, but they definitely are making an effort.
A destabilized population becomes obsessed with hypocrisy as the ultimate political sin. They believe the best ideas – individual liberty, sovereign rights, capitalism, even the rule of law – are presented insincerely by sinister powers who seek to exploit and manipulate them. The precious resource of goodwill disappears from society as everyone comes to believe their neighbors hate them and cannot be trusted. Demoralized people lose faith in their nation, history, and ideals; destabilized people lose faith in each other.
Stage 3: Crisis
Once a society has been destabilized, Bezmenov said the time would be ripe to create a Crisis, which he estimated would take six to eight weeks in the Eighties. With turbo Internet speed, the modern era can punch out a crisis much faster than that.
A crisis has the obvious benefit of panicking demoralized, destabilized people into abandoning their legal protections and constitutional ideals. During the coronavirus panic, people who brought up those ideals were treated like lunatics. The pendulum swung the other way with blinding speed during the riots. In the span of one week, the right to peaceable assembly went from a crazed defiance of common-sense lockdown rules to an urgent matter that utterly transcended the deadly pandemic. Suddenly, angry political demonstration magically cured the coronavirus, or made the projected wave of sickness and death into a purely secondary concern. If you wanted to work at the store so you could feed your family in late March, you were selfishly trying to “kill my Grandma to pad your bank account.” If you wanted to burn the store down in early June to protest white supremacy, nobody mentioned their imperiled grandmothers.
The more subtle benefit of a crisis is that it tends to de-legitimize aspects of the existing system that have already been softened up by the long process of demoralization and destabilization. Those who control the organs of public communication have the power to decide which aspects of the system are supposedly indicted by the crisis.
For example, the dominant media Left will go to great lengths to avoid painting the coronavirus as an indictment of the flabby, blinkered, bureaucratic Big Government that grew over the past few decades, and it will not discuss the failures of left-wing mayors and governors. On the contrary, the pandemic was used to attack the competence of Republican governors who turned out to be entirely correct in their actions, as in Florida and Georgia. During the riots, the media is completely uninterested in discussing the incompetence of left-wing officials who allowed violence to rage out of control with deadly consequences. Somehow the lesson of wanton violence that killed people and destroyed countless livelihoods became “let’s get rid of the police altogether.”
The threat of a crisis is essential for terrorizing the middle class into accepting a political agenda that is actively hostile to its interests, which leads to the fourth stage of subversion: the offer to make the pain and fear go away by accepting political domination.
Stage 4: Normalization
“After a crisis, with a violent change of the power structure and economy, you have a so-called period of Normalization that may last indefinitely,” Bezmenov said, arriving at the fourth stage of subversion.
“Normalization is a cynical expression borrowed from Soviet propaganda,” he explained. Interestingly, it also happens to be the core theme of the 2020 Democrat presidential campaign.
“When the Soviet tanks moved into Czechoslovakia in 1968, Comrade Brezhnev said, ‘Now the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is ‘normalized.’ This is what will happen in the United States if you allow all the schmucks to bring the country to crisis, to promise people all kinds of goodies and a paradise on Earth, to destabilize your economy, to eliminate the principle of free-market competition, and to put a Big Brother government in Washington, D.C. with benevolent dictators like Walter Mondale, who will promise lots of things – never mind whether the promises are fulfillable or not,” Bezmenov cautioned.
As things turned out, Walter Mondale never got his chance to be a benevolent dictator, and to some extent Bezmenov’s four-step model of subversion could be applied to almost any political campaign. They almost all begin with telling voters things are awful, crises have erupted, and normality can be restored only by voting for the challenger (or preserved only by voting for the incumbent).
Bezmenov, however, was insistent that American left-wing professors and civil-rights leaders were deliberately running Andropov’s strategy with a conscious effort to achieve destabilization, the step that truly distinguishes ideological subversion from the usual promises to put a chicken in every pot.
“They are instrumental in the process of subversion only to destabilize a nation,” he said of the academics and activists. “When their job is completed, they are not needed anymore. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power, obviously they get offended. They think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
The American version of this process probably would not end with the mass execution of inconvenient intellectuals, but there is a parallel in what would happen to the intellectual supporters of the current riots if the Democrats win in 2020. They would discover that the victorious Democrat Party is not at all interested in their systemic criticisms of public union employees, such as police officers. Many bones would be thrown to activist groups to purchase their loyalty – and, much more importantly, the loyalty of their leaders – but not the one concession they ostensibly care about the most: a system that makes it easier to discipline and fire government employees.
This metaphorical lining up and shooting of intellectuals is already happening with Lockdown Forever enthusiasts, who only a few days ago were hammering out passionate arguments that American businesses must remain shuttered for weeks or months to come, and anyone who dared to question their dire warnings was a selfish monster willing to kill other people’s grandmothers to pad out their 401k accounts. In the blink of an eye, Lockdown Forever went from the vital engineers of a politically useful crisis to inconvenient obstacles for the new crisis, nationwide riots.