The United States is the best country human beings have ever devised. We are not perfect, but we are a nation that continues to redefine itself as required by the times. It is a work in progress that always seeks to correct its deficiencies.
In the 1950s we were plagued with an evil known as McCarthyism. The allegation of McCarthyism was that communists were infiltrating the federal government. Thousands of American citizens lost their jobs or went to prison because someone called them “pinko.” The victims of McCarthyism were people on the left. Eventually the country regained its sanity and kicked McCarthyism in the pants.
Today we are faced with a comparable plague called woke. To be woke is to accept that America is a racist country suffering from white supremacy and systemic racism. This time, the victims are on the right—conservatives, Republicans, and white people. Calling someone a racist is the equivalent of calling them a pinko. You could lose your ability to earn a living.
The majority of Americans do not bow down to the woke monster. “The actual number of the woke remains small,” said Scott McConnell in The American Conservative, “perhaps six percent of the population, according to Pew surveys of American political attitudes.” Their influence should not be underestimated.
Woke ideology accuses all whites of oppressing everyone else. Hating white people has become an epidemic. Whites are demonized, marginalized, stereotyped, denigrated, and suppressed by government, media, academia, Hollywood, and corporate America. Many gullible whites enable this exclusionary mindset. Before it can stop, the disease must be diagnosed and called out for what it is—racism.
Most people are not aware of how pervasive the war on whites has become. When we think of discrimination, we think of whites discriminating against blacks. The tables have turned. Now whites have become the victims of discriminatory actions and policies. A racial inquisition against whites is underway based on the erroneous notion, supported by the president, that the number one threat to America is ingrained intolerance by white people.
Whites are not given credit for their contributions to society. Instead they are defamed and subjected to abuse. No one wants to discuss it out loud. It is imperative that we have voices speaking out against this injustice. That is why I wrote The War on Whites: How Hating White People Became the New National Sport.
Anti-white training programs are all the rage in government agencies and corporate boardrooms. White employees are told to “undo their whiteness.” Our children are being taught that they should feel guilty about their skin color if it happens to be white. A noted college professor said, “We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet.” When aimed at blacks and Hispanics, this sort of behavior is considered disrespectful and mean-spirited. When whites are in the crosshairs, no one objects.
The country has gone wild over diversity, a euphemism for having fewer whites around. The basis for diversity policy is that certain groups are encouraged to identify themselves as victims of white people. “If you’re white,” said Jeff Davidson at Townhall, “the Left has decided that you are an impediment to diversity.” The Democratic Party is using the mantra of “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) to create division, hatred, and exclusion. The most successful accomplishment of the Democrats is what author Mark Levin calls the “balkanization” of society. The Left’s objective, Levin says, is to “collapse the existing society” by dividing the people against themselves.
Instead of making everyone feel they are American, the Obama presidency played into the “divide and conquer” strategy. Obama’s destructive vision is coming into full bloom under Biden/Harris. Joe Biden is attempting to replace our belief in equality with a policy of equity, in which skin color determines everything. The right kind of skin color is black or brown. White is the wrong color. This violates the morality of most Americans, Bret Stephens wrote in the New York Times, by redefining the word equity—which in common English means the quality of being fair and impartial—to mean something closer to the opposite. “It is insulting,” he said, “to everyone who still believes we should be judged by the content of our character.”
In The War on Whites, I defend white Americans by promoting the excellent value system they created: respect for the individual, freedom of speech, the rule of law, meritocracy, the work ethic, equality of opportunity, taking personal responsibility, the importance of education. I am lauding the achievements of white people, especially white men, throughout our history. With the civil rights legislation of the 1960s, whites made it possible for blacks and other minorities to become full partners in the American Dream. No one forced them to do this. They acted willingly, unilaterally, because it was the right thing to do. What are they getting in return? Contempt, hatred, and intolerance.
Discrimination against whites is just as bad as discrimination against blacks or anyone else. It is time to declare that white Americans are victimized by racism and entitled to the same protection as any other group.