The Color of Your Character

Liberals really are a single-minded lot: In their view, the only possible explanation for a person hoping that Barack Obama loses his next election is racism. All things political are analyzed through a filter of skin color, putting today's left directly at odds with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream that his children "will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Conservatives might argue that leftists are hypocritical on this score, that they are judging Obama by his skin color and judging his critics by what they perceive to be the content of our characters -- based on nothing but our opposition to a far-left president who happens to be black.

But what they are demonstrating is not hypocrisy, it is projection. Liberals assume that since race is so important to them, it must be equally important to the rest of us, that it must, if you'll pardon the pun, color our every political thought. This is of course particularly true of the liberal elite who suffer deeply from what Hayek termed the "fatal conceit," a symptom of which is believing that all intelligent people must think as "Progressives" do -- and that all people not intelligent enough to think as they do are suited to be ruled by them.

Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator at:
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/07/09/the-color-of-your-character

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    07/10/12 @ 08:52:37 pm

    The interesting thing about white liberals is that they won't tell you that the hispanic and middle eastern immigrants don't participate in their religion of abortion and birth control. What else is interesting is in Omaha, there is a large population of Nigerians. Nigerians are very well educated in school because of the colonization by the british. American blacks absolutely hate Nigerians because they don't bring with them and don't participate in the liberal agenda of "you are a victim". They see America as a land of opportunity. What I see is almost all immigrants have a stable family unit as opposed to the white american liberal of abortion, divorce, no religious affiliation and no sense of partiotism. Ironically, it could be America is saved from the white liberals by the immigrants. Perhaps, immigration is our new declaration of independance in the future as opposed to the liberal state of dependance growing daily.

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