And a River of Racism Runs Through It

20 December 2021
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Listening to the leftist Mainstream Media and Critical Race Theorists, one would think that a huge river of racism runs through America. That's the narrative. And it's false.

David Horowitz grew up as a "red diaper baby" and has written four books on the false narrative. Here are excerpts from a review, Horowitz’s Tetralogy on the Enemy Within - A masterpiece series on the Left's destructive agenda, by Bruce Bawer, FrontPage Mag, December 20, 2021:

Even at their best they had never been moored in fact, but as Trump began what now seems his inexorable progress toward the White House, they [America’s mainstream media] stopped merely hugging the shore of truth, at a greater or lesser distance, and sailed out over the horizon into the open seas of pure propaganda....

...  the same journalists who throughout 2020 called Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence “mostly peaceful” went on to describe the far less sensational events of January 6, 2021, as a terrifying attempt at a pro-Trump coup....

Fortunately, there exists a superb antidote to the MSM’s unbroken stream of toxic waste. It takes the form of four slim, powerful philippics, all written by the redoubtable David Horowitz and all published within the last three years. Each of these books - Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America (2019), Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win (2020), The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement Is Destroying America (2021), and the just-issued I Can’t Breathe: How a Racial Hoax Is Killing America - has a somewhat different focus, but taken together they add up not just to a desperately needed corrective to the daily torrent of fake news but also to a definitive analysis of the ongoing left-wing campaign to radically transform America....

In the first of these volumes, Dark Agenda, Horowitz reminds us that America was established on a “Protestant ideal of freedom of conscience and religious dissent”: if the rights enjoyed by American citizens are regarded as inalienable whereas those of Europeans are not...

No surprise, then, that Democrats and the media spent the Trump years repeating the mantra of racist, racist, racist - a charge that, in their minds, justified even the most outrageously extra-judicial efforts to unseat him. He was racist for opposing sanctuary cities. He was racist for initiating the so-called “Muslim ban” (which affected only seven of 49 Muslim-majority countries). He was racist for wanting to stop the flow of illegal immigrants at the southern border. He was racist for daring to say that certain countries are, as he put it, “s**tholes.” (Of course they are: why else would their citizens be so desperate to get into the U.S.?) He was racist for calling the savage rapists and murderers of MS-13 “animals”.... And he was racist simply for promising to put America first, because his globalist enemies seem to think the U.S. government’s primary obligation is not to protect Americans - Marx forfend! - but to open its borders, its job market, and its pocketbook to the rest of the world....

In Blitz, Horowitz provides a definitive account of the achievements of Trump’s presidency - as well as of the grotesque lies and misdeeds (still unpunished) of the highly placed crooks who strove to bring Trump down....

...the 1619 Project, which painted a picture of American history so false that historians from across the political spectrum protested it openly - to no avail. In response to its distortions, Horowitz proffers a battery of facts and statistics. For example, in several states of the antebellum South, not only whites but blacks owned slaves; Cherokees did too, and took them along on the Trail of Tears; whereas 350,000 white Americans died to free black slaves, an unknown number of black Africans, more than a century and a half later, continue to own slaves....

Blitz was succeeded by The Enemy Within, in which Horowitz pulls back from Blitz’s close-up of Trump and his enemies to a panoramic picture of today’s “woke” America, where, to an astonishing extent... l leaders have been infected, co-opted, or intimidated into silence by an ideology focused on collective identity, on the purported power relations among supposed oppressor and victim groups, and, most particularly, on the idea that absolutely everything in America comes down to racism - period....

What made Trump unique... he challenged all this crap head-on. He saw that the left was determined to silence dissent and fill the nation with the kind of immigrants who, whether or not they were legal... could reliably be expected to vote Democratic and thereby help turn the U.S. into a country ruled by one party with the support of its propaganda arm (the MSM) and its militant wing, Antifa and BLM....

Which brings us to Horowitz’s newest book, I Can’t Breathe, which is a deep dive into BLM - its rhetoric, its leaders, its actions.... I Can’t Breathe contains a mountain of data that counters BLM propaganda...

[Horowitz] Himself a veteran of the left, he has no illusions about it, and he recognizes that if America is to survive as a free country, Americans need to know what today’s Democratic Party and mainstream media are all about and to act upon that knowledge....


Another new book, Back of the Hiring Line, by NumbersUSA President Roy Beck, presents a 200-year history of immigration surges, employer bias, and depression of Black wealth. It is available in print, electronic copy, and as an audio book. Here is a review by Anne Menetas, Executive Vice President of NumbersUSA:

BACK OF THE HIRING LINE reveals an aspect of U.S. immigration history that is largely unknown or ignored: the little-told stories of the struggles of freed slaves and their descendants to climb job ladders in the eras of Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, A. Philip Randolph, Barbara Jordan, and other African American leaders who advocated tight-labor migration policies. It is a history of bitter disappointments and, occasionally, of great hope.

Although you likely know more of this history than most, I expect you will, as I did, learn a lot from the book while also finding it engaging and compelling. As one reviewer on Amazon notes,

"For many years I have realized that mass immigration is bad for Black Americans (and poor Americans in general). But Roy Beck's magnificent, comprehensive book fills in so many important details that I was unaware of."

As Roy writes later in the book,

"Several times since the first few paragraphs of this book, I have cautioned that there are many factors creating the huge chasms of economic disparity in this country. While immigration policy has been one of the most important

"My assertion, though, is that immigration policy -- of all factors that contribute to economic inequality in the United States -- is the simplest to change for the quickest results."

Considered against the backdrop of the current national reckoning on race, the book establishes with great credibility that supporters of lower immigration levels truly stand on solid and high anti-racist moral ground in our efforts to reduce annual immigration numbers. Roy writes:

"It was not Americans' individual immigrant parents, grandparents or great-grandparents who have been the principal culprit for much of the last 200 years. Rather, it has been the system of policies that allowed immigration numbers to spike above a beneficial and sustainable level.

"When those spikes occurred, the arc of American history bent dramatically away from justice for the families of freed slaves and their descendants -- regardless of the race or origin of the new immigrants."

I encourage you to ORDER A COPY TODAY and see for yourself. If you find it as meaningful as I did, please leave a comment on Amazon to let others know (and give a rating). Reviews such as the following from Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist and author Jerry Kammer are useful in encouraging others to take a look and learn more:

". . . artful story-telling in an extensive, well-documented, and powerful indictment of our governmental and societal failure to protect fundamental national interests involving Black Americans."

NumbersUSA has always sought to provide a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to discuss federal immigration policy. BACK OF THE HIRING LINE is written in that vein. As such, it is poised to reposition the immigration debate and to boldly engage the center of the country's political culture. I hope you will enjoy it, learn from it, and find it a useful tool in changing the way the issue is looked at.


Race Realism

Racists, Unite!

Still Think America is Racist? Watch This, by Larry Elder, Epoch Times, December 28, 2021.

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, by  Richard J. Herrnstein, 1996.

Peter Boghossian posted a Woke Religion Taxonomy on Substack, noting that:

Michael Shellenberger and I wrote “Woke Religion: A Taxonomy” to help people understand the woke religion.

I want to be crystal clear about something: bigotry and racial discrimination are real and they have no place in society. Yes, there is ongoing racism. Yes, there is ongoing homophobia. Yes, there is ongoing hatred of trans people. These are morally abhorrent and we all need to work together to bring about their end. The woke religion, however, is not the way to stop these moral horrors. It is making our shared problems more difficult to solve.

This is the spirit in which we offer this taxonomy.

View the Woke Religion Taxonomy (pdf format). Here's an overview:

 Taxonomy by Shellenberger and Boghassian


The post that led to my termination - BLM Spreads Falsehoods That Have Led to the Murders of Thousands of Black People in the Most Disadvantaged Communities, by Isaac Kriegman, 6 January 2022.