There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.Booker T Washington (1856-1915) American educator.
All motion is relative according to Einstein’s General Theory of Relatively. It is an idea that has application in the realm of politics as well. The best way for any individual or group to move to the ideological extreme is by pretending that it is not moving at all; it is by pretending that it is in fact its opponents on the other side that are doing the moving. And thus we have the present spectacle of the political Left using the idea of an urgent epidemic of White supremacy in modern day America as a cover for what is arguably the furthest march to the ideological Left that we have ever witnessed in America.
But rather than debating this matter on subjective terms let us try to arrive at some objective criteria. If the question here is: which side in American politics is rushing the fastest toward its own ideological extreme then a sensible test to use is to pose this question: which of the two sides is actually taking positions that are unprecedented in American history? Let us look at the modern Left for a moment.
1) For the first time in American history, one of the two main American political parties has made a literal Socialist a major candidate and contender for the office of President of the United States. Furthermore, if the choice for the Democratic candidate for president had been made exclusively by the youth demographic in that party (those under 30, who are also the future of the party) that candidate would have become the nominee according to the numbers. Additionally, the biggest political (or office holding) celebrities of this party at present are also Socialists. 2) the modern Left has for the first time lent excuse and comfort to large scale rioting and mob violence which has devastated cities around the country. Compare this reaction to reactions during the L.A. riots.
3) The modern Left has passed laws literally CRIMINILIZING SPEECH on the basis of its new transgender ideology in various localities around the country. In other words, an American can face criminal penalties for calling a man a man and a woman a woman in certain places. 4) It is has indulged the utterly radical movement to “defund the police” (a stance that would have been entirely unthinkable only a year ago). Later on of course it attempted to rework the meaning of that phrase in response to mainstream scrutiny.
This is just a partial list. Now my question is, what are the UNPRECEDENTED political stances taken by contemporary American Conservatives? Can you name them SPECIFICALLY.
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