Today, everyone on the internet wrote something or other about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech. This includes Conservatism Inc., the well-funded network of professional conmen that exists to secure the precious profits of its disgustingly greedy funders within Corporate America, and that for decades now has played normal White Americans for fools by claiming to stand for various social and cultural values when all it really stands for is the right for George Soros to make even more money.
Conservatism Inc. doesn’t stand for a particular people in a particular place with a particular unique culture. But it sure as hell does a clever job of using racial rhetoric to keep the White base fired up. Talk radio and Fox News are particularly adept at this, specifically Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Billy Cunningham.
The problem with this racial rhetoric, however, is that it’s a huge pile of lies and deceit. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the “I have a dream” speech, herewith are ten myths that Conservatism Inc. feeds on a weekly basis to its White base:
1. Blame liberalism
Here are a list of places where liberal policies, particularly liberal economic policies, work quite well: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon. That’s four countries, five states, and one city where liberalism hasn’t destroyed anything. Norway and Australia, for example, are No.1 and No.2 respectively on the Human Development Index.
Liberalism didn’t destroy black communities. Liberalism doesn’t oppress black people. Unions, public education, high taxes, and other liberal economic policies work just fine in those ten places and many others. Detroit had all those policies and failed anyway. This is a contradiction that can’t be explained by the existence of liberal policies. Something else is going on here.
2. Democrat plantations
This one has got to be insulting to most blacks, not to mention most non-whites in general. There’s a simple reason why blacks vote for the party of social welfare spending and higher taxes: Because it benefits their bottom line. Blacks benefit from food stamps. They benefit from section 8 housing. They benefit from affirmative action. They benefit from the entire cornucopia of racial socialist policies. They don’t have to explain why to anyone. The reasons are self-evident.
So what does Conservatism Inc. see? It sees a Democract Plantation! You may have heard of wage slavery. Well, Conservatism Inc. looks at the social welfare system and sees “vote slavery.” It doesn’t see blacks acting as self-rational human beings, it sees them as being “enslaved” to a party that “promises” them “more stuff.” Or as Rush Limbaugh called it, Santa Clause.
Does Conservatism Inc. actually believe that opposing social welfare will make blacks better off and win black support? Sure seems like it based on the next myth
3. Free market capitalism will save blacks
This is a popular myth for those who’ve been brainwashed into believing the blank slate theory – the myth that humans are mostly if not entirely the product of nurture as opposed to nature. If you assume that humans are blank slates, than all that’s needed are the “right” policies and the “right” environment, whatever that may be.
Introducing the creed of “free markets,” a creed that your humble Examiner is guilty of ignorantly spewing a thousand times over. It’s not only a false creed, it’s an immoral one. Moreover, the “lack” of free market capitalism isn’t why black communities are in such dire condition. Not only does welfare objectively benefit blacks, but it benefits them more than starting a business does. Why would a black person start a business that, from a law of averages standpoint, is more likely than not to fail, when he can get guaranteed money from the government that covers his entire standard of living?
The fact is, blacks are better off under the social welfare state than they are under free markets. The black poverty rate was almost 56 percent in 1959. Today it hovers around 30 percent. Still bad, but not nearly as bad as the glorious era of free markets. Capitalism wouldn’t create prosperity in black communities. It would make them much worse off.
This is where all the stats about out of wedlock pregnancies, the “hip hop mentality,” and crime stats come in. The crime stats themselves musn’t be ignored, but quite frankly, they’re useless if the true cause isn’t accurately diagnosed.
Conservatism Inc. twists itself into a pretzel by freely admitting all these stats and facts that makes liberals highly uncomfortable, but then they ruin their case when they blame it on some amorphous “culture.” They don’t dare place responsibility on the people who created the culture in the first place. Why, that would be “racist.”
It’s no surprise that Conservatism Inc. blames “culture.” This is the same group of conmen that pushes the lunatic notion that Western Civilization is transferable to every race of humanity. You've got to give liberals this: The true believers among them don’t have any hypocritical pretenses about Western Civilization being “superior.”
5. Education/school choice
Once again we’re back to the blank slate theory, only this time with disastrous consequences to White parents who want to send their kids to safe, quality schools. Just like liberals, Conservatism Inc. utterly refuses to place any blame whatsoever on the black students themselves. Somehow those black students are the “victims” of “teachers unions.” Give them a taxpayer-funded voucher to put them in a private school which just so happens to benefit the bottom line of greedy profit-seekers and everything will be hunky dory! (Except when it isn’t).
6. Martin Luther King Jr was a conservative
Remember three years ago when Cenk Uygur of Young Turks claimed on his MSNBC show that Barack Obama is more conservative than Ronald Reagan? This is the other side of that coin. Just ask Martin Luther King Jr.
7. Blacks are natural conservatives
They claim the same thing about Hispanics and Asians. With all these natural conservatives everywhere, it’s a wonder how any Democrat ever gets elected anywhere. Oh yeah, the whole “democrat plantation” thing. Forgot about that. In any case, Ann Coulter and Donald Trump aren’t exactly pro-White activists, and they can see that the “natural conservatives” argument is a sham. No race of people are “naturally conservative,” not even White people (see the existence of the Northeast United States)
8. Democrats are the real racists; Republicans passed Civil Rights
For some odd reason, it seems like liberal commentators are a bit hesitant to say this explicitly, but here it goes: The Democrats were the conservative party in the 50s and early 60s, and the Republican Party was the liberal party. If nothing else, Southern Democrats were explicitly conservative and Northern Republicans were explicitly liberal. As older Southerners like to say: I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party left me.
9. Black leadership
This is another fancy way of deflecting responsibility off the people themselves and instead blaming mayors and city councilmen who supposedly “hold down” black people. Fact is, those mayors and city councilmen are merely reflections of the people who voted them into office. Some black leaders are indeed particularly corrupt, such as Kwame Kilpatrick here in Detroit. But they were all duly elected by black voters. Once again, the refusal to cast responsibility anywhere but where it belongs is a hallmark tactic of the racial rhetoric of Conservatism Inc.
10. America was a horrible, dark, "racist" country from 1776 to 1963
The layman will notice that this claim runs directly counter to all their “take America back” propaganda. How is it that a "conservative" like Billy Cunningham can get on his radio show like he did last Sunday night (August 25), talk all this crap about how America was a horribly “racist” nation between 1776 and 1963, and then claim he is a “great American?” What kind of “great American” or “great (fill in the blank)” trashes the first 200 years of his nation’s history like that and then claims we should “return to the founding era?”
Folks, regardless of what you think of America circa 1776-1963, that kind of contradictory non-sense can only come from the mouth of a paid hack. Or multiple hacks, as it were. Conservatives and liberals share pretty much the exact same view of pre-1963 American history: The same ethos (“America was racist and had to overcome racism in order to live up to its promise of equality!”), and with the recent exception of FDR, the same heroes (Lincoln and MLK in particular).
Pat Buchanan once said Democrats and Republicans are two wings of the same bird of prey. The same is true of conservatism and liberalism in this country. The only rift between the two camps is that one of them is desperately trying to protect its hoard of cash, and the other seeks to pillage that hoard of cash. In the grand scheme of things, such a rift is a pillow fight. If the comment sections at their own websites are any indication, Conservatism Inc. will be faced with the real fight soon enough, and they’ll be faced with it good and hard.