July 29th, 2018

Jacob Towers

Are you a Christian? Are you white? Are you a male? Are you a conservative? Do you believe the part in your biology textbook that says gender is determined by chromosomes? Do you believe there is a problem with the fact that 70% of black children are born into a family with only a single mother? Do you subscribe to the idea that there is an issue with 13% of the population committing nearly 50% of the crime in the United States? Unfortunately, if you answered yes to any of these questions, you are a racist, sexist, bigot, xenophobe, homophobe, and islamophobe. If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are literally Hitler.

That sounds pretty ridiculous, right? Isn’t it racial discrimination to call you a racist, sexist, or anything else just because of your skin color, no matter what that color is? Isn’t it sexist to insinuate that you are racist, sexist, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic, or islamophobic simply because of your gender? Isn’t it obvious that there is a cultural problem with the modern black community when 70% of fathers are abandoning their children and black people commit nearly 50% of the crime in the country yet only make up 13% of the population? The answer to all of these questions is also yes.

This should not be controversial, yet, for some reason it is. The modern political left in America has devolved to the point that identity politics is the root of their philosophy. The idea is if they can make the Democratic party seem like the party that cares about minorities and women, they will earn their vote. As it turns out, the Democratic party could not care less about minorities or women. They purport the idea of a gender wage gap, and claim that police are especially brutal towards minorities. If you challenge these ideas with actual facts, you are ostracized and called a racist, sexist, or bigot. If you hit the jackpot, you get called all three. This practice is dangerous. Liberals surround themselves with people who think like them and vilify people who don’t. This creates an echo chamber, and when you’re in an echo chamber, all you hear is your own ideas, and you slowly start moving further and further to the point of extremism. The same goes for right and left.

This echo chamber has led to the inception of violent groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, and the mainstreaming of extremist politicians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It also has caused a greater problem. The word “racism” has now been bent out of proportion and is almost completely unrecognizable. If a Conservative hears someone call another person racist, they typically assume that the accused is not actually racist. Similarly, if a white male is being discriminated against, the left insists this isn’t possible due to the myth of white privilege. It is now more difficult than it has ever been in the past 54 years for people to put politics aside and unite against real racists and real problems. All because the left wants the minority vote.