Even as the Democrat Party continues to whip up claims that the U.S. is awash in “institutional racism,” it seems that every time we get a story of “racism” and “hate crimes” in the news, a few days later we find out it is all a hoax. This month we’ve had two major stories that followed this pattern.
The first caused quite a stir because it had to do with the Air Force. If this story turned out to be real, it would have been quite serious, indeed, because it would have been a real example of racism inside a government institution. Naturally, it turned out to be little else but BS, fake news.
Early in the week news broke that “racist” graffiti was found scrawled on some message boards outside the rooms of severale black cadets at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The reports were seemingly only seconds old before Air Force Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the superintendent of the academy, jumped to the school’s Facebook account to unleash a video slamming the “racists” in his midst. Naturally, the video soon went viral.
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Just as naturally, social justice warriors the nation over patted the general on the back and tsk-tsked the evil racism endemic in these terrible dis-United States of America.
A day later the whole story fell apart. In fact, it was a black person who created the fake racism.
As Breitbart News reported:
Investigators found that one of the black students himself had written the “racist” message, the Associated Press reported.
The cadet who reportedly admitted to writing the obscene message is no longer at the school. Authorities have declined to say whether he was expelled or if he withdrew of his own volition. Officials have also declined to identify the student.
So, did the general breathe a sigh of relief? Of course not. He pigheadedly insisted that his absurd video proclamation was the proper thing to do, anyway.
That was just one incident. This same week we got a second one of these hoaxes dutifully reported as an alarming case of institutional racism.
When purportedly racist graffiti appeared on an African American student’s car window at Kansas State University, the media was aghast that there is such hate on a major college campus.
As soon as the news broke, the college out out a grave statement lamenting the “hate crimes in our communities.”
“The possibility of hate crimes in our communities affects the very fabric of our daily lives,” the university wrote. “We want to acknowledge the anger and pain felt by many in our community when racist pictures and words were posted on social media. We encourage anyone who feels affected to take advantage of the many university resources available through student life, human capital services, and counseling services. Our first response always will be to look out for the members of our K-State family.”
It turns out the “possibility” was pretty much zero. This, too, turned out to be a hoax.
“Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams, 21, of Manhattan, admitted to investigators he was responsible for the graffiti,” The Kansas City Star reported on Tuesday.
So much for those “possibilities” of “hate crimes,” huh?
The fact is, there is no “racism” in the U.S.A. Yes, there are individuals (black and white, red, brown, and yellow) who are racists. But there is no systemic racism in this country. All you need is ability, drive, and good luck, not a particular skin color or ethnic origin, to succeed in the U.S.A.
Here is what thinker Shelby Steele said of American racism back in August:
Is America racist? It used to be that racism meant the actual enforcement of bigotry—the routine implementation of racial inequality everywhere in public and private life. Racism was a tyranny and an oppression that dehumanized — animalized — the “other.” It was a social malignancy, yet it carried the authority of natural law, as if God himself had dispassionately ordained it.
Today Americans know that active racism is no longer the greatest barrier to black and minority advancement. Since the 1960s other pathologies, even if originally generated by racism, have supplanted it. White racism did not shoot more than 4,000 people last year in Chicago. To the contrary, America for decades now — with much genuine remorse — has been recoiling from the practice of racism and has gained a firm intolerance for what it once indulged.
He is exactly right. There is no institutional racism in the United States of America.
And guess what? The founding fathers created a country where this could happen.
Another thinker, talk show host and writer Dennis Prager, called the claim that the U.S. is awash in racism is something akin to an American “blood libel.”
But the American Libel should be regarded as one of the great libels of history.
That America today oppresses minorities and women is as far from the truth as was Jews using Christian blood for matzo. Indeed, no country in the world is so accepting of minorities as fellow citizens as America. A third-generation German of Turkish descent is still regarded by most Germans as Turkish. But a first-generation Turkish — or Nigerian or Chinese — immigrant to America is regarded simply as one more American.
American Jews should be the first to denounce the American Libel. No country in history has ever been as welcoming, accepting and honoring of Jews as America. American Jews are a living refutation of the American Libel.
Did America oppress minorities? Of course, it did. But the people who engage in the American Libel claim that America oppresses minorities, and even women, today.
It is a great lie. But it is the dominant narrative of the society. And, as lies are the root of evil, this lie must lead to something awful.
It is a great lie, indeed. And it is one that the media is only too happy to force on us all.