Fight the Mob

Article author: 
Thomas D. Klingenstein
Article publisher: 
American Mind / Claremont Institute
Article date: 
August 19, 2020
Article category: 
Our American Future
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The following article discusses multiculturalism as the enemy of America, Black Lives Matter, and then offers actions that conservatives should take. In this case, the author is speaking to conservative Republicans, but he should keep in that a huge part of the problem is the Conservative, Inc. segment of the Republican party which has no fundamental interest in preserving America as a cohesive nation. Excerpts from the article follow. The entire article is worth reading. 

 

... We on the Right are confronting an enemy that wishes to destroy our way of life. To make matters worse, this enemy does not have a name. At least, no one has agreed on one yet. Some call it “identity politics.” Others call it “political correctness,” or “multiculturalism,” or “wokeness.” But whatever we call it, we must be clear that it aims to destroy the American way of life.

I favor the term “multiculturalism” because it is a concept more comprehensive than politics... As with Communism a generation ago, today we are engaged in a conflict between two incompatible ways of life. This is a regime-level conflict, which the Claremont Institute has framed: “Multiculturalism v. America.”

As I am using the term, multiculturalism is a revolutionary movement animated by a doctrine that sees society not as a community of rights-bearing individuals with a shared understanding of a national good, but as a collection of cultural identity groups all oppressed by white males....

The multiculturalists believe that restructuring them [institutions] will result in outcome parity among identity groups. Each group will have, proportional to its size, the same income (hence the need for socialism) and the same power as measured by job titles... Outcome parity is the multiculturalists’ idea of a just society; hence the term “social justice.”...

Multiculturalism requires crushing these natural differences and so demands a never-ending expansion of state power and social restrictions, including shutting up those who object to multiculturalism....

Under the multiculturalist dispensation we are not one people but a collection of different peoples. Colorblindness is replaced with race consciousness.... Indeed, multiculturalism teaches that all of America—its values, customs, and institutions—is evil....

The Riots

... the riots have exposed multiculturalism for what it is: a revolutionary movement, led by the Democratic Party, aimed at destroying the American way of life....

For starters, Republicans must explain that the riots are neither an isolated uprising—the work of a few extremists—nor the excusable excesses of justified protests, as the multiculturalist Democrats claim.

Unfortunately, this is just what the Republicans are not doing....

Thus, it is essential that Republicans show the connection between the riots and the Democratic Party. These are the “Democrat riots.” Republicans should say just that....

They would do well to follow Tucker Carlson’s lead. Night after night, in appropriately apocalyptic terms, Tucker explains the revolution using the news of the day....

... Republicans should stand up and say, “no, America is not racist.” Period....

We want to improve America; the multiculturalist Democrats want to destroy it. Between these two goals there is no basis for compromise....