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Why This Sudden Explosion of “Racist”and “White Supremacist” Claims? by The Elephant's Child

You have undoubtedly heard many times today that the President of the United States is a “white supremacist” and a racist and that therefore the shootings in El Paso and Dayton were because of the president’s rhetoric. The proof that he is a white supremacist seems to be that he is worried about the influx of migrants from Central America. In case you had not noticed, natives of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are apt to have brown skin, so any objection to the vast numbers trying to get across our Southern border is obviously “racist.”

The fact that they are trying to get into the country illegally, that they are borrowing children to appear as families, trying to get drugs across the border,claiming asylum to which they are not entitled, and simply trying to get into the country illegally in any way and by any route they can has nothing to do with anything: Donald Trump is ignoring the laws he is sworn to uphold and objecting to poor illegals entirely on the basis of their skin color.

Lets have a little straightforward honesty here. Democrats are terrified that American Blacks will notice that President Trump has dramatically changed the Black unemployment problem. Even more young black people are employed than ever before in history, and black unemployment is at historic lows. America Blacks understandably supported the first black president, and Democrats are deeply afraid they will lose that vote if they notice the financial improvement of near full employment. That’s why the Left is demonizing the president as a “racist” at every opportunity.

Democrats have a propaganda shop at the Center for American Progress, that sends out talking points and what they deem to be the best arguments for the Democratic Party. That’s why so many on the Left seem to be all saying the same thing at the same time, Surely you’ve noticed that sometimes it gets so obvious that they seem to be reading from a script. They forget to put the idea into their own words, or can’t figure out how, and just parrot the talking points.

Democrats have apparently missed the polls that show clearly that Americans want border control. They are trying hard to push for open borders, Democrats want to offer free health care to illegal aliens to encourage more. Insist that any effort to control the border is racist. They demonize ICE, (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) the agency that acts as a police force, enforcing our immigration laws, refer to the chain link fences Obama installed to control the kids, as Trump’s concentration camps.

You can get an idea of the talking points that were issues with the Democrat presidential candidates who were out uniformly talking racism and white supremacy.



Thomas Sowell On the Myths of Economic Inequality by The Elephant's Child

It’s Sunday, so perhaps you have more time to watch a little longer intellectual discussion of capitalism and freedom from Thomas Sowell, brilliant as usual. A splendid commentary on the general conversation out there today.

Sowell discusses his early life as a high school dropout and his first full-time job as a Western Union messenger delivering telegrams. He admits to flirting with Marxism in his early twenties as he first tried to grapple with the housing inequality he saw across the neighborhoods of New York City. Marxism, he says, was the only explanation he could find at the time. He went on to serve in the Marine Corps before continuing his education in economics at Harvard and earning a master’s at Columbia and a PhD at the University of Chicago.

Sowell’s first job after his receiving his PhD in economics was working for the Department of Labor, and he says it was there that he realized Marxism was not the answer. He argues that the government has its own institutional interests in inequality that cannot be explained through Marxism. He began to be discouraged by Marxism and the government in general and began searching for better economic ideas and solutions (the free market).

Robinson and Sowell discuss Sowell’s written works, his ideas of racial and economic inequality, the state of the United States today, and much more.




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