An Epidemic of Lunacy

The radical left is not letting a crisis go to waste and are using it to foment the destruction of the United States as a Constitutional Republic. We now hear cries to “defund the police,” and claims about “white privilege and “systemic racism.” We have portions of cities taken over by radical groups and destruction of private property with little response from officials in charge of the cities.

I recommend that you read the following commentaries about our current situation (click on the titles for the full article).

The True Plight of Black Americans

by Walter E. Williams, Townhall

While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our big cities.

Some of the most dangerous big cities are: St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, Newark, Buffalo and Philadelphia. The most common characteristic of these cities is that for decades, all of them have been run by liberal Democrats. Some cities — such as Detroit, Buffalo, Newark and Philadelphia — haven’t elected a Republican mayor for more than a half-century. On top of this, in many of these cities, blacks are mayors, often they dominate city councils, and they are chiefs of police and superintendents of schools. ☼

In a world of sheep-like conformity, Hillsdale College takes a stand

By Andrea Widburg

Concluding paragraph: “There is a kind of virtue that is cheap. It consists of jumping on cost-free bandwagons of public feeling — perhaps even deeply justified public feeling — and winning approval by espousing the right opinion. No one who wishes the College to issue statements is assumed to be a party to such behavior. But the fact that very real racial problems are now being cynically exploited for profit, gain, and public favor by some organizations and people is impossible to overlook. It is a scandal and a shame that compounds our ills and impedes their correction. Hillsdale College, though far from perfect, will continue to do the work of education in the great principles that are, second only to divine grace, the solution to the grave ills that beset our times.” ☼

Class, Not Race, Divides America

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Nothing is stranger in these tense days than the monotony of the inexact and non-descriptive mantra of “white privilege” and “white solidarity”—as if there is some monolithic white bloc, or as if class matters not at all.☼

Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Roots of Black Lives Matter

by James Simpson, Accuracy in Media

The Black Lives Matter movement casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner-city frustration, but is, in fact, the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded communist/socialist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades. Its agitation has provoked police killings and other violence, lawlessness and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S. If allowed to continue, that agitation could devolve into anarchy and civil war. The BLM crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome. ☼

Three generations of brainwashing are paying off for the left

By Newt Gingrich, Fox News

As we watch radicals tear down statues, deface monuments, intimidate people who want to stand for the national anthem, and demand the firing of people who write or say something deemed inappropriate to the Leftist Anti-American Theology, it is utterly clear that many Americans today hate America. ☼

Every Drop of Blood

By Dan Truitt, American Thinker

America’s sin debt for slavery was paid for long ago. Between 1525 and 1866, about 388,000 Africans were shipped to North America as slaves. The commonly accepted death toll for participants in the American Civil war which freed the slaves is 618,000. That figure was recently reliably revised upward to 750,000. ☼

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