Make Misery, Use the Miserable

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bluntly speaking of "white liberals us[ing] black people", Walter Williams likens the relationship between the left and black Americans to that between a hunter and a stalking horse:

[Hunters] would walk on the opposite side of the horse until they were close enough to place a good shot on whatever they were hunting. A stalking horse not only concealed them but also, if their target was an armed man and they were discovered, would take the first shot.
Williams then walks us through a few examples, each already outrageous taken alone, before concluding:
Liberals desperately need blacks. If the Democratic Party lost just 30 percent of the black vote, it would mean the end of the liberal agenda. That means blacks must be kept in a perpetual state of grievance in order to keep them as a one-party people in a two-party system. When black Americans finally realize how much liberals have used them, I'm betting they will be the nation's most conservative people. Who else has been harmed as much by liberalism's vision and agenda?
I agree with everything in Williams' timely article except his adoption of the conventional label "liberal" to describe leftists. That term once referred to pro-capitalists, and derives from the Latin for "free". Even if pro-capitalists deemed the term too ill-used to save, it remains too good for the left to use without protest.

-- CAV

P.S. Speaking of leftists and protests, and as further proof for something I relayed recently, Jim Holt reports that many of the signs carried by the various anti-police protesters across the country are being supplied by an outfit called the "Revolutionary Communist Party".

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