By Dan Calabrese
Just so you know, the left does not want racism to end. Ever. To the extent that it still exists, but more importantly to the extent they can convince you it dominates American life, it is the best thing they’ve got going.
Furthermore, the left does not want the government to stop treating people of one color differently than people of another color. It’s not just that they think it’s necessary for awhile to correct old injustices. No. They want it to be this way forever. Why? Because that gives them power.
And if you don’t think this is true, all you have to do is look at the reaction to past comments by SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh about the prospect that the government might one day move away from race-consciousness in its policies:
Yet even as Kavanaugh has taken steps to open up an elite, historically white and male network, civil rights advocates cite legal opinions, interviews and writings that suggest he would weaken broad legal protections for minorities. Interest groups on both sides say Kavanaugh could be the vote conservatives have been looking for to speed the demise of affirmative action in college admissions.
Civil rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers point in particular to an opinion he wrote in 2012 delaying but ultimately allowing voter identification requirements in South Carolina that were opposed by the Justice Department, and to his description in 1999, when he was a lawyer in private practice, of a government program for Native Hawaiians as a “naked racial-spoils system.” In that case, embracing the language of Justice Antonin Scalia, Kavanaugh wrote in a newspaper column that the Supreme Court would eventually, inevitably find that “in the eyes of government, we are just one race.”
Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said, “That kind of statement really signals that he will bring an anti-civil-rights agenda to the Supreme Court and fails to recognize the current reality of being a person of color in this country and the history of discrimination.”
“Kavanaugh’s worldview is not demonstrated by the fact that he’s appeared before black law students and hired diverse clerks,” she said, noting that he has also appeared nearly 50 times before chapters of the Federalist Society, the conservative legal group that has helped shape Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, including Kavanaugh.
In reporting the story, the Washington Post finds it hardly worth noting that Kavanaugh had a very diverse group of law clerks. What the Post thinks is news here is that Kavanaugh envisions the day when government will not impose de facto racial quotas to try to force this outcome everywhere.
The quote in the final paragraph of the excerpt, from Vanita Gupta, is astonishing when you really think about it. According to Gupta, Kavanaugh’s worldview is demonstrate not by what he freely did with his own staff, but by his disinclination to see government use a racial spoils system to impose this same behavior on everyone for all time.
And yet this encapsulates the left’s thinking perfectly. They aren’t interested in a world in which no one is a racist or acts in a racist manner. They’re interested in a world in which all kinds of people are racists, and that gives them the excuse to grab power and regulate everyone’s behavior. This is why, when you say racism no longer permeates as a dominant force in American society, they scream at you and tell you to shut up.
Ironically, such a statement gives them credit for civil rights triumphs, but they don’t care. They need you to believe America is more racist than ever so they still have an excuse to exercise control over everyone. And Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t think they need or deserve that kind of control, which is why they are so horrified by the prospect of his ascension to the Supreme Court.
Which is exactly why we should support it wholeheartedly.
Dan writes Christian spiritual warfare novels and does all kinds of other weird things too. Follow all his activity by liking him on Facebook!