Why Are Liberals Surprised to Learn Their Heroes Are Racists?
By Doug Patton
July 20, 2009
The left has convinced many Americans that all political evil is on the right. Liberals revere their favorite socialists, past and present -- Mao, Che, Hugo, Fidel and others -- never labeling them for what they are and never associating them with leaders like Barack Obama. Meanwhile, they vilify tyrants like Mussolini and Hitler as "fascist" or "right-wing" and compare them to George Bush, Dick Cheney or Sarah Palin.
Liberals point to the Holocaust as if it were the greatest mass slaughter in history, while conveniently glossing over the deeds of communist murderers who make the Nazis look like amateurs. The truth is that leftist despots are more prone to kill "undesirables" among their own people than any other governments on earth, including Muslim states.
Racism is an ugly reality in 21st Century America. After centuries of watching it destroy whole civilizations, we find that it still contaminates our daily lives. But contrary to conventional wisdom, it is found primarily on the political left, which is responsible for perpetuating racist policies like racial quotas and abortion. U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a perfect example. Sitting Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is another. Even President Barack Obama himself is a prime illustration.
Judge Sotomayor's flawed ruling as a federal appeals court judge, which threw out a promotions test for firefighters as racially biased because white applicants did better than black applicants, has been reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Justice Ginsburg made a remarkably racist statement in print concerning the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which struck down restrictions on abortion in all fifty states. "At the time Roe was decided," Ginsburg stated in a recent interview, "there was a concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of." (Emphasis mine.)
Which populations are those? And just who is it that has decided that they are populations "we don't want to have too many of"? (Methinks Justice Ginsburg has swerved into a liberal truth without intending to let the cat out of the bag.) In that statement, she sounds very much like Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, a towering racist heroine of the left who was very involved in the eugenics movement and a huge fan of the aforementioned Mr. Hitler.
But then, what should we expect from Judge Sotomayor, who has repeatedly stated her belief that "a wise Latina woman" would make a better judgment than a white male judge.
And what should we expect from Justice Ginsburg, a 1993 Clinton appointee who was confirmed 97-1 in the U.S. Senate with the help of a lot of gutless Republicans who had every opportunity to read her radical paper trail beforehand, but instead chose to ignore bizarre opinions like her belief that the age of sexual consent should be lowered to twelve?
And what should we expect from President Obama, who sat for twenty years under the hate-filled vitriol of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who preaches a racist doctrine known as black liberation theology?
It has been said that journalists write the first drafts of history every day. When the bloody history of the 20th Century is finally written, let us hope that those first drafts will be revised to expose the lies perpetrated by the left.
Let us hope that Americans learn that Stalin and Mussolini were great heroes of the academics and other intellectuals who surrounded Franklin Roosevelt. Let us hope that they know that Bill Clinton's mentor and Al Gore's father, both of whom stood in the way of racial desegregation, were Democrats, while the Rev. Martin Luther King was a registered Republican.
And let us hope that it is known that the first black president, the first Jewish female Supreme Court Justice and the first female Latino nominated to the High Court -- all of them liberal Democrats -- were, in their own strange way, racial elitists.
Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself more often than not. His weekly columns are syndicated by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Readers are encouraged to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org/or to follow him on Twitter at @Doug_Patton.