Some activists in the “City of Brotherly Love” clearly have a very narrow view of who their brothers are, as they ordered white supporters and media to the back of the crowd at a Tuesday demonstration approximately four miles from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
The sorry display occurred at the “Black DNC Resistance March,” which was attended by communists, anarchists, Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, and other assorted rabble. Reporting on the rabble-rousing, Fox News’ Todd Starnes tells us, “‘I need all white people to move to the back — make space because this is a Black Resistance March,’ one of the leaders yelled from the bed of a pickup truck. ‘I need all white people to move to the back and make room for the black and brown brothers and sisters.’” The speaker also demanded, “White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!”
This didn’t sit well with everyone in the reportedly half-white crowd. One woman asked rhetorically, “Wasn’t it wrong when Rosa Parks was sent to the back for the color of her skin?” An older white man chimed in, “What if white people were in Ferguson?” But the corpulent speaker was undeterred. As Starnes further tells us, “The unidentified woman with the megaphone repeatedly told all Caucasian protesters to move. ‘You will appropriately take your place in the back of this march because it will be truly led by the black and brown community and that’s it,’ she roared.”
Perhaps, though, the back-of-the-bus treatment was a good opportunity for leftist Caucasians to relieve their white guilt — in accordance with the principles of the new “reparations” website recently making headlines. Started by white “conceptual artist” Natasha Marin, the site reassuringly tells self-loathing whites, “There is something you can do” (to make amends for your whiteness); this “something” includes offering “to clean for, massage & be shouted at by blacks to atone for slavery,” reports Infowars. Apparently, the fact that “white” civilization likely was not the first to practice slavery but was the first to eliminate it is not enough to assuage the consciences of these oh-so racially sensitive white, liberal snowflakes.
Then again, maybe you could atone for your whiteness by attacking a cop. After all, anti-police rhetoric also figured prominently in the Tuesday march, with the rabble chanting "‘No good cops in a racist system!’ and, ‘No justice, no peace, take it to the street to f--k the police!’" US News informs. A similarly vulgar sentiment apparently referenced Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, with protesters chanting "Move b***h, get out the way!" It wasn’t made clear, however, what she was in the way of (perhaps, with her gradual, Menshevik-like approach, the revolutionary implementation of communism?).
Unlike Clinton, though, at least the march protesters are relatively straightforward about their aims — and this is par for the course for their ilk. Just consider Black Lives Matter leader Ashleigh Shackelford, who, in a vulgarity-laden article, “makes it clear that white people are — at best — second-class citizens in the movement. In fact, she says the proper role of ‘white folks’ is either as human shields, criminal agents, or financiers,” wrote The New American’s C. Mitchell Shaw on July 19. She says she gave up the idea of having “white allies” in the fight against “oppression” and that whites have no business at a BLM march, anyway, because they’re the “oppressor.” She does, however, provide a PayPal link so you can relieve your white guilt by giving her your oppressor money.
Yet none of this is out of character for the Left, which specializes in identity politics. Keen observers may remember that at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, “Reverend” Joseph Lowery longed for a day “when white will embrace what is right.” In 2007, Obama himself engaged in despicable race-baiting when falsely claiming that Hurricane Katrina victims received less federal aid than did New York after 9/11 or Florida after Hurricane Andrew and that it was because those victims were primarily black. Of course, he had a good (bad) teacher. “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright — whom Obama called a “mentor” and in whose pews Obama sat for 20 years — characterized our country as “white America, U.S. of KKKA” during a sermon in just one of his many vile, bigoted statements.
More recently, the Democratic National Convention engaged in sex discrimination — forcing the state party of Vermont to replace two duly elected male delegates with females — to achieve some type of “gender balance.” Speaking of which, the Left is so hung up on “identity” that it actually invents new identities, such as “gender”-oriented ones, thus giving it another “victim group” in its phalanx of phoniness. (Note that “transgender,” as I’ve often illustrated, is a made-up sexual status.)
Yet the identity politics is seldom nastier than in the area of race, and whites are taking it on the chin. In fact, all the rage on today’s college campuses is “white privilege” theory, a hate-driven effort at stigmatization thinly veiled as scholarship. It states that one is privileged merely by virtue of being white, even if he happens to be destitute and toothless and living in Appalachia. Because of this, steps must be taken to overturn white privilege (quotas, affirmative action, etc.). Furthermore, if a white person rejects the theory, it’s only because he’s so immersed in his “privilege” that he can’t even sense it and thus needs an enlightened leftist (presumably a minority) to guide him toward righteousness. It’s the ideal pretext for leveraging ever more advantages over whites: Since the supposed privilege is ill-defined and will always be portrayed as extant, ever more remedial action (i.e., unfair discrimination) will be deemed necessary.
In other words, the back of the bus and even the back of the hand would be considered a “privilege” for those who deserve nothing because, as Shackelford put it, “Nothing you [white people] have is yours.”