This will be the first time I’ve written an article in response to another without reading it in its entirety. I’m not a fan of reacting to anything without knowing all that was said; this is why I don’t engage as much as I should on social media. Too often the responses are based on a snippet description and the title of a link. What ever happened to reading a story that someone posts before telling them how wrong they are?
In this very rare (like I said, I think it’s the first one for me) situation in which I didn’t read the whole article, it wasn’t because it was too long. I’ve been known to read 5,000-word articles to know how to properly respond to a Tweet about it, so this relatively short article in TIME was not too daunting. But around halfway through, I realized I could probably finish the article in my mind. The story was a tired one; voter suppression, gerrymandering, racism, bigotry, Trump bad, GOP bad, GOP racist, Trump bigot… you’ve probably read similar stories from the opposition. But those stories are usually found on leftist news outlets like Vox or Buzzfeed. This is TIME. This is supposed to be the mainstream.
And the mainstream wants you to believe there’s no room for minorities in the party of old white men.
As Thomas Sowell once noted, “A higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was Republicans whose ‘Philadelphia Plan’ in the 1970s sought to break the construction unions’ racial barriers that kept blacks out of skilled trades.”
I am a minority. I am a legal immigrant. I am very familiar with the history of racism in both political parties, though the left likes to pretend slavery, the KKK, and opposition to the Civil Rights Movement aren’t part of the Democratic Party’s DNA. I am also acutely familiar with which party’s policies work against minorities as well as the downtrodden. One needs only look at the disastrous results of decades of Democrats controlling broken cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Detroit to realize the Democrats protect the elite and let the poor suffer in their own quiet little corners of the city.
On the flip side, we see minority unemployment rates hit record lows for minorities under Republican policies. This isn’t just luck of the draw. It isn’t an oppressed people rising up to prove their Republican masters wrong. This is a matter of good policies empowering minorities and all Americans to do more. But the philanthropic aspect of capitalism and fiscal conservatism are also in play, which is the biggest weakness of progressive Democrats. Charities can and should bear the burden of helping those whose families and communities cannot. Government should be the last line of defense helping people from falling through the cracks. But under progressives, government is the dominant driving force to help people in need. This is why so many in need aren’t getting the help they require.
If all this is true, then one might wonder how the Democratic Party has been able to maintain a false narrative for so long. Why is the GOP predominantly Caucasian? To understand this, we have to go back to the two primary sources of information for Americans: media and education. Both mainstream media and collegiate-level education are industries absolutely dominated by progressives. This is not a rumor or something based on anecdote. It’s demonstrable that this is true. As a result, younger Americans are educated with a bias in favor of Democrats and older Americans have this bias reinforced by mainstream media. It’s indoctrination followed by constant doses of propaganda that make minorities believe the GOP is bad for them and the Democrats are good for them.
History shows the Democrats work against minorities. Current statistics show Democratic policies keep minorities down by design. Logic shows the narrative is clearly driven by progressives up and down the educational and informational streams. This is why one of the most important fights we have with the rising American Conservative Movement is countering these false narratives so more minorities will realize they’ve been conservatives all along.
The GOP doesn’t want a “white republic.” We want to cut through the aggressive lies of the left to help minorities see the truth that conservative governance is what benefits them the most. Articles like TIME’s suppress this truth.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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