It’s Not a Race War. It’s Something Much Bigger

The Left wants a race war in America because they cannot otherwise win the ideological war they are waging. 

The former is a cover for the latter.

Outside of Ivy League faculty lounges, Marxism cannot be sold on its merits. Whether in Central America or Eastern Europe, Marxists consistently have laid waste to the proletariat they promised to elevate. Rather than shift the means of production and power to the masses to achieve a truly just and equitable society, Marxism in its various forms has killed upwards of 100 million people since its ideological debut in the late 19th century.

Today’s Marxism, therefore, lacks a compelling or substantive historical case and thus necessitates a righteous façade. So today’s Marxists downplay their true interest in destroying the nuclear family by marketing themselves as Black Lives Matter, merely pretending their primary interest is ameliorating racial wrongs past and present, because that is the best way to capture the attention of Americans. 

Like the gelatinous creatures in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” today’s Marxists infiltrate K-12 school systems, college campuses, the arts, media, and government regulatory agencies, and replace sapient beings with their Marxist duplicates. “Gosh, Sally looks the same but I don’t remember her wearing a P-hat and scrawling out ‘Whiteness is the Real Pandemic’ placards in the staff break room.”

Today’s Marxist tactics are purely about political expediency. Since both political parties support bribing people with their own money, one more $1400 “relief” check doesn’t generate the unbridled, unthinking, and institutionally destabilizing reactions today’s Marxists seek. Thus it is far more effective to zero in on an important aspect of how people identify themselves—that is, their race—and reduce them to nothing more than that race, followed by assigning “oppressor” and “victim” name tags accordingly.

Then it’s off to the races, so to speak, where every problem is sourced to America’s allegedly racist DNA and every solution is found through atonement by the oppressor racial groups, though absolution will never be granted.

Today’s Marxists are not to be confused with yesterday’s Black Nationalists. In fact, they are happy to include other factions on the intersectional spectrum. For example, demanding that men be able to play women’s sports, promoting hysteria around crimes against Asian Americans, or decriminalizing consensual incest are goals welcomed alongside racial reparations, for they provide the potential for acquiring political power, which is the Marxists’ only principle. 

In fact, in advance of obtaining political power, today’s Marxists are even happy to careen from race-obsessed to colorblind. Take the death of former U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

Today’s Marxists seized on Sicknick’s death as an opportunity to demonize Trump voters, whether present at the Capitol on January 6 or not. They invented and perpetuated the fiction that Sicknick was murdered, which is now thoroughly debunked, in order to recast the lawlessness at the Capitol as another manifestation of white supremacy.

Today’s Marxists, including their fellow travelers in Congress and the D.C. press corps, simultaneously mourned the dead officer while impugning his department as complicit in the melee on January 6 and racist. Their sophistry went along these lines:

1) White Trump voters got away with rioting and murdering a cop;

2) They are violent insurrectionists who attempted a coup;

3) The police would have opened fire and massacred those who stormed the Capitol had they been black; and

4) You will be lumped in with the insurrectionists unless you disavow any concerns, complaints, or questions about the administration of the 2020 election in any state or locality in order to reenter civil society but your Trump vote will remain on your permanent record for social credit purposes.

With incidents such as these, long before a factual accounting of what actually transpired, comes the snap judgment, the moral panic, the professional agitators’ performative protests, and weeks or months of stilted media coverage repeating what today’s Marxists want to be remembered and glossing over what they want to be forgotten.

The same goes for police-involved shootings.  

The details blend together such that only the most dogged news consumer can distinguish the facts in the cases involving the names we are told to repeat aloud like it is an incantation that will heal the nation: George Floyd, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, et al. 

And that’s the point. Take with you only what you were told to feel and none of what you were told not to recall. 

Fundamentally, today’s Marxist is the sentimental barbarian. You are good. Don’t think. Feel. Whatever you feel is your truth. Since you are good, act in accordance with your feelings.

This is who C. S. Lewis wrote about when he observed, “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.” 

Today’s Marxists’ ideological pursuit of tyrannical control transcends race, which is merely a stealth bomber in their fleet. This is not a race war. It’s something much bigger.

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About Dan Proft

Dan Proft is the co-host of Chicago's Morning Answer on AM 560 in Chicago and the host of the nationally syndicated Dan Proft Show on the Salem Radio Network.

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