[I originally wrote this post for last week, but pushed it because of the bin Laden killing. It's no longer strictly topical, but I think it's still true.]
I have to admit I know some individual right wingers who are racist – but leftism is racism. Only the left, by politics, purpose and philosophy, divides people into racial groups and demands they be treated differently both in ordinary human commerce and under the law. No conservative I know would consent to such an outrage against justice and morality, no matter what his private feelings might be.
So obsessed with race are leftists – so convinced are they that black people especially are unable to care for themselves as men and women must – that they seek to exempt blacks and other minorities from the normal rigors of competence and good behavior. Having then disgracefully and destructively lowered the standards for people with dark skin, they accuse the rest of us of racism simply for treating dark-skinned people the same as we would treat anyone! A world turned upside down.
Questions about Barack Obama’s birthplace have been long resolved and were resolved yet again when funny-haired blowhard Donald Trump bullied the White House into releasing the president’s long form birth certificate. Many on the left then railed against so-called birthers as being racist, of all things. The “racers’” convoluted logic is that demanding Obama’s birth certificate is suggesting that he’s somehow “other” because he’s black.
Like almost all modern charges of racism, this is trash. The silly preoccupation with the president’s birth is not a reaction to his skin color, it’s a reaction to the left wing media’s reaction to his skin color – which was to give candidate Obama a complete pass on issues that would have derailed any other presidential hopeful and most especially any Republican. Twenty years in the pews of hate-monger Jeremiah Wright? Never mind. Old interviews suggesting Obama is an anti-constitutional socialist? Nothing to see here. Cowardly votes of “present,” lies about his associations with Bill Ayres, black holes in his biography? Rather than investigate, the MSM ran interference for the candidate, turning their ire instead on citizens who asked the sorts of questions they should have been asking all along.
They did this because, one, they supported Obama’s leftist policies and, two, he was black and as the press is left wing – that is to say, racist – they felt he couldn’t be treated as roughly as a white candidate would be.
As a result, a huge portion of the country feels, rightly, that they don’t know this man, that he’s been allowed to keep secrets and preserve mysteries as no president in modern times. That’s why they’re obsessed with his records. It’s not right-wing racism. It’s left-wing racism come home to roost.