Equating race with religion = intellectual Impotence.
Last week, I read a Reuters opinion piece where the author (pardon me for not having memorised his name) mentioned the existence of an American “educated elite” that allegedly supports the Left aisle in the political spectrum. If this is true, then America's education system is in the shambles because what we see is the “educated elite” (from pundits to celebrities) saying the most uneducated things like accusing people of being a racist when they question one specific religion - unfortunately, this is not exclusive to the US, this misconception about the Left has gone global.
The Left of 21st Century
Once upon a time the Left Wing was composed by knowledgeable people who read, who discussed issues in a clear and rational manner; people who could be considered intellectual. But those days are gone. Today's Leftists, in general, are not knowledgeable at all; they speak without knowing the facts, they repeat lies, they utter opinions based on emotions, they are hysterical, and they are the kings of deflection. My favourite examples of the latest deflective tactics used by these individuals are:
- Terrorism has no religion – to divert people's attention from Islamic Terrorism's motivations and its lethality levels.
- Right Wing Terror kills more than Islamic Terrorism – a fallacy that not only places right wingers and far right wingers in the same plate, but it also paints a distorted picture of reality. First, Right Wing Terror in America never killed around 3,000 people in one go (but Islamic Terror has); the argument that after the 9/11 “white extremists have killed” more Americans than Muslim extremists have doesn't tell the whole story, cause if Islamic Terrorism hasn't been able to scythe another 3,000 lives in US soil is due to the good work of Counter-Terrorism Units and Surveillance programmes.
- Where's your Compassion? - to appeal to people's emotions to block them from realising the danger of opening borders to Islamic migrants, stemming from the Middle East, without taking into account Security Threats and the international Security conjuncture.
- Invocation of the Nazis and comparison between Muslims & Jews – this one is my favourite. A truly educated elite knows that Muslims from the Middle East (spearheaded by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, worked with the Nazis to slaughter Jews (their common enemy) to prevent them from going back to their Historical Homeland. This hasn't changed: CAIR's main enemy are the Jews and Israel, so for them to accuse Donald Trump of acting like the Nazis and equating the present situation of the Muslims to the Jewish one in the WWII is the biggest example of cheap sophistry; one that the so-called “educated elite” just fell for.
Things have gotten so bad that the uneducated label themselves as educated. And because they realise their small importance, they feel the need to call themselves an elite. Lamentable. If these are the educated type of people who support Left Wing political parties, then they can have them.
An advice to Right Wingers
The educated elite calls right wing supporters the uneducated working class (in America, at least), bigots, outrageous, racist, fascist and everything in between; but what that elite forgot (due to its lack of education, in the proper sense) is that the working class is the one who makes revolutions; the outrageous are the ones who lead revolutions; and those seeking change don't give a damn if you call them racist/bigot and fascists because when after all is said and done: it takes one to know one.
Conservative parties want people who tell the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it may sound. Right Wingers must not fear facts and, above all, must not fear confrontation; therefore, if they are to mend the world they cannot ignore the other aisle and they must wage a smart war of intellectual attrition against the adversary.
If the Left wants to attack right wingers with their intellectual impotence let them inasmuch as the response will make their god (Koalemos) shiver.
(Image: The Portrait's Box - Ridolflo Ghirlandaio)