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Imagine the uproar if someone drew up a list of how black people all over the world could become “less black.”

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Yesterday, my significant other, known as a girlfriend, before the wokesters took over, sent me an article. It was about a bill being passed in Florida that, according to Leftists, represents an attempt to alleviate ‘discomfort’ for white people.

In Every Sentence

I read the article closely, denoting the bias in virtually every other sentence, and was perturbed. We had long ago agreed that we would not send triggering articles to each other, especially in the morning, without some kind of prior notice. I reminded her of our plan to explore issues one by one, together, sitting at the same computer, showing each other our sources, and intelligently discussing matters.

She wrote back to me, “So, are you saying that we cannot simply send information to each other when it becomes available?”

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Well of course we can, but merely sending random articles early in the morning, on a variety of topics, each time one of us is triggered by something we encounter, was not my idea of methodically, sequentially approaching each issue and allowing for both sides to present their views.

CRT is Crap

As a case in point, I explained, sending me an article with the title “Re: Florida Discomfort Bill,” does nothing to dissuade me that Critical Race Theory:

1) Represents bigotry towards whites in general (i.e. renown bigot Ibram Kendri is making a small fortune with his ‘lectures’ and ‘training sessions.’)

2) Is harmful to children, both black and white, essentially pitting them against each, and will cause decades of damage.

3) Polarizes an issue while leaving out other groups such as Hispanics and Asians, and first generation Africans and West Indians — who do rather well in America.

4) Ignores vast segments of history. For example, 1200+ white abolitionists were lynched for supporting Black rights and freedom issues.

5) Will historically be proven to be racial grift on a mass scale.

Just Imagine

Suppose a movement was afoot that characterized American black culture as detrimental to society and, indeed, the Earth, and that Black people in general were at the root of all of social problems, not merely in the U.S, but worldwide.

I concluded by sending her an excerpt from a previous article I had written for Politicrossing: “Imagine the unending uproar if someone drew up a list of how hundreds of millions of black people all over the world could become ‘less black.’ The absurdity of regarding white people, hundreds of millions of them, as having a general set of characteristics, let alone having those characteristics be detrimental to society, is the grand facade of the ages.”

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The Left Is Fueling a New Racism

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It’s my firm belief that the number of Americans holding racist views is small, whether white, black, or Hispanic. At this point in our history, the vast majority of Americans try to live up to the challenge delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. We keep moving toward the hard-fought dream he envisioned of an America where a citizen’s character would mean more than the color of their skin.

We are a different country today. I’ve presented leadership programs to hundreds of companies over the last 40 years. I’ve seen the work they’ve done to embrace diversity and advance capable employees and leaders from all races. Many minority members have advanced and earned their rightful place in making this great American economy work. At a time we should be celebrating and furthering our progress, our American culture is under attack from the left. Angry race-baiters are doing everything they can to increase our racial divide through pushing the 1619 Project, CRT, and BLM. They make extreme racist claims with a clear goal—to expand the government gravy train that only racial “victims” can justify.

I lived in pre-civil rights Atlanta where there were separate schools, separate bathrooms, and the baseball team was the Atlanta Crackers! Today, it’s more likely that leftist blacks are the ones who want separate schools, separate rights, and special reparations for their race.

As one anonymous post asserted, “Only in America can an ethnic group of black awareness month, black holiday, black only colleges, black only dating sites, and black only bars and clubs…and turn around and call everyone else racists!” You don’t have to look far to find evidence of extreme black racist demands.

In California, the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee released a report calling on the city to pay every qualifying black California resident $5 million and absolve them of their outstanding personal debt. This is madness. California was a free state and did not condone slavery, but the committee is doing all it can to justify reparations: “While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement.” To the left, this “failure” warrants millions of innocent California citizens being forced to pay higher taxes to fund exorbitant benefits to one race they haven’t abused in any way.

In Washington, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is proposing a law that could codify black racism in America. There is a common mantra in her political speeches: White America is defined by institutional racism, systemic racism, white supremacy, and white nationalism. She attacks “white” America and seems to see the clan in the face of every white citizen. Such general attacks are evidence of a new racism—black racism.

Read for yourself Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s proposed law, the Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023. The legislation promises to criminalize criticism of any minority that is subsequently used to incite anybody else to commit a hate crime. The law reads: “A conspiracy to engage in white supremacy inspired hate crimes shall be determined to exist between two or more persons, at least one of whom published material advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based on ‘replacement theory,’ or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-White person or group could, as determined by a reasonable person, motivate actions by a person predisposed to engaging in a white supremacy inspired crime.”

This is a chilling attack on freedom of speech against one race—caucasians. In short, if you criticize a minority and another person states that your statement was all the motivation needed to do a hate crime, you may be jailed because your criticism “motivated” a hate crime you did not commit. Get the message—be silent and conform or we will put you away.

Black racism is real and just as evil as white racism. Both must be soundly rejected by responsible citizens. As a Christian, I affirm my Savior’s claim that all God’s children matter! No responsible citizen should be shamed into silence by the irresponsible racist attacks of the left. Be proud of yourself and of America. Whether black, brown or white, success as a small business person or advancement as a good employee had to be earned by hard work, long hours, and diligent sacrifice. As with Americans for generations, it was not handed to you. You didn’t depend on government handouts to get ahead, you had to find a way to earn your own American Dream.

Reparations will never happen! Politicians can’t even afford to fund the entitlements they’ve already promised. Special black racist demands are unethical, divisive, and risk fueling a new racism backlash. Politicians from the left keep making the promises to fuel racist anger and secure special interest donations and votes.

Don’t fall for their racist rants and demands. Depending on government entitlements is never the answer. Instead, get busy following the models and learning from citizens of all races who have made America work for themselves and their families.

Let’s reclaim the American Dream Martin Luther King, Jr. affirmed. Do not judge a fellow citizen by the color of their skin. Celebrate the character of the vast majority of good American citizens you meet. Keep rejecting racism of any kind. It’s time to stand proud and applaud hard work and success wherever we find it, no matter what the race. May it always be so in this great republic we treasure…America!

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Biden’s Call for Unity Rings Hollow

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It’s true that at Christmas we long for peace and a united voice of joy for the blessings we have as a country. The Christ child calling from a manger calls for love not division. In this season of joy, President Biden’s Christmas address called for unity and optimism for the year ahead.

He hoped his message would connect: “So, my hope this Christmas season is that we take a few moments of quiet reflection, find that stillness at the heart of Christmas, and look really look at each other, not as Democrats or Republicans, not as members of Team Red or Team Blue, as who we really are, fellow Americans, fellow human beings worthy being treated with dignity and respect.” Biden said that he wanted to “drain the poison” from “our politics.”

His words ring hollow at a time when he has repeatedly demonized his political opponents. Does he remember calling MAGA Republicans “domestic terrorists?” Is this the same president who last Christmas attacked those unvaccinated Americans who would usher in a “winter of severe illness and death.”

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If President Biden truly wants to bring more unity, he will need more than a Christmas speech. He will need to demonstrate a change of heart by reversing some of his divisive policies and hateful comments that are contributing to America remaining so divided:

Unite Americans by caring enough to secure our borders to protect us all from the drug infestation, the rampant human trafficking, and the influx of millions of undocumented aliens overwhelming our border cities. Help us be a welcoming country to those who legally earn the right to immigrate to this amazing country.

Unite Americans by caring enough to support an “all of the above” energy policy that capitalizes on both new innovations and our amazing natural resources to provide low-cost energy and fuels to help lower inflation, create new jobs, and stimulate our vibrant free-enterprise economy.

Unite Americans by focusing on the common rights and gifts of all our citizens refusing to divide us into special groups that divide us and allow any special treatment to any group. Demand that all Americans receive the same rights and privileges a free country must ensure to truly be fair.

Unite Americans by bringing back personal accountability and law in order to our cities, once again ensuring that those who do crimes serve time as required by law. Take a stand to protect and support the law-abiding citizens while ensuring that criminals are held accountable.

Unite Americans by caring enough to limit government spending, to cut unnecessary government programs, and ensure that hard-working Americans keep more of the money they have earned instead of facing higher taxes.

Unite Americans by calling for a return to the voting system that has served this country for 200 years—help build renewed trust by ensuring only citizens vote using paper ballots on the same election day America has always set aside to decide elections.

Unite Americans by renewing a commitment to free speech by protecting every Americans right to express their criticism of those in power, no matter what the party. Instead of silencing criticism, invite and honor healthy disagreement and vibrant debate. Let hate speech by an invitation to more speech to counter its divisive voice.

Unite Americans by challenging every citizen to be a caring neighbor who supports local charities and gives from their own pocket to help friends, family, and neighbors instead of expecting government to take money from their wealthier neighbors to fund their “charity.”

Finally, unite Americans by honoring and celebrating excellence in every race and gender by sharing stories of diverse people making a difference in every area of our lives. Instead of fostering government dependence by creating more entitlements, encourage people to learn from the millions of citizens who are still living their American Dream. Let them know that you believe America can work for every citizen willing to make it work!

Do these things Mr. President, and you just may have a united country in 2023!

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