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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Real Race War: Not the Fake One Against "White Supremacy"

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2017, 11:30 AM

David Horowitz writes at Frontpagemag.com:

What "Unite the Right" actually demonstrated [in Charlottesville] was that the assortment of neo-Nazis, pro-Confederates and assorted yahoos gathered under the banner of the "Alt-Right" is actually a negligible group. This was a national show of strength that actually attracted all of 500 people. Compare that to the tens of the thousands who can readily be marshalled by two violent groups of the left -- Black Lives Matter and Antifa -- and you get an idea of how marginal "white supremacists" are to America's political and cultural life.

Yet "white supremacy" and its evils became the centerpiece of all the fake news reporting on the event, including all the ludicrous attacks on the president for not condemning enough a bogeyman the whole nation condemns, and that no one but a risible fringe supports. Talk about virtue signaling! Omitted from the media coverage were the other forces at work in precipitating the battle of Emancipation Park, specifically Black Lives Matter and Antifa, two violent leftwing groups with racial agendas who came to squelch the demonstration in defense of the monument.

"Unlike the Unite the Right demonstrators, the leftist groups did not apply for permits, which would have been denied since there was another demonstration scheduled for that park on that day," Horowitz continues.

"But why should they have applied for a permit, since the havoc they had previously wreaked in Ferguson, Berkeley, Sacramento, Portland and other cities, was accomplished without permits, while their criminality was presented by the media as 'protests,' and their rioting went completely unpunished"? Horowitz asks.

"What is taking place in the media accounts and political commentaries on this event is an effort by the left to turn the mayhem in Charlottesville into a template for their war against a mythical enemy -- 'white supremacy' -- which is really a war on white people generally," Horowitz explains.

"The ideology that drives the left and divides our country is 'identity politics' -- the idea that the world consists of two groups -- 'people of color' who are guiltless and oppressed, and white people who are guilty and oppressors. This is the real race war," Horowitz writes. 

Horowitz concludes: "Its noxious themes inform the mindless, hysterical hatred for President Trump, and the equally mindless support for racist mobs like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. It is a war from which no good can come. But it won't be stopped unless enough people have the courage to stand up and name it for what it is."