When it comes to the soft bigotry of the Progressive elite, an old post of mine reveals that everything old is new again (or just as bad as always).
Today marked the second time in less than a week that I worked for hours on a post, decided it was garbage, and dumped it. I hate the wasted time, but it’s better to do that than to embarrass myself in front of you guys. As for other blogging, I have to admit to a sense of deja vu when it comes to my writing. Lately when issues have arisen, I’ve thought, “Well, I already blogged on that.” This post is an example of that sense of “been there, done that” that sometimes afflicts me.
I was listening to Dan Bongino today and, starting at about 25 minutes in, he referred to an excellent David French article, The Democrats Have A Rich White Progressives Problem, about the racism that drives Leftist thinking among the white elite Progressives who finance today’s Leftism:
As the white Democratic elite stampedes towards secular progressivism, it’s even moved to the left of black Democrats on key racial issues. As Thomas Edsall notes in the New York Times, white liberals are more likely to believe that racism is responsible for racial inequality than black Americans. For example, 79 percent of white liberals believe “racial discrimination is the main reason why many black people can’t get ahead these days” versus 60 percent of African Americans.
A significant 32 percent of African Americans agreed with the statement, “Blacks who can’t get ahead in this country are mostly responsible for their own condition.” Only 18 percent of white liberals shared that view.
In other words, although they couch it in nice, pretty terms, white Democrats today think exactly as white Democrats in the Jim Crow south thought — blacks and other minorities are inherently inferior based on the color of their skin.
As it turns out, I’d figured out years ago that elite white Progressives hold this view. Indeed, I blogged about it almost exactly seven years ago.
Mr. Bookworm is a very nice person but neither he nor I are the Democrats we were when we met. I’ve become a conservative; he’s become a Progressive. Moreover, the corporation in which he works is a Progressive stronghold, so he’s imbibed its attitudes. Already then that elite Progressive attitude couldn’t conceive of minorities competing on equal terms with white people.
This way of thinking showed up in a conversation we had with the kids way back in 2011. I’m going to reprint the entire post below, because I think it’s as relevant today as it was in 2011, especially in light of David French’s article and Dan Bongino’s podcast: [Read more…]