Donald Trump is the “Anti-Racist.” He’s the ONLY political figure on the worldwide stage with the courage to combat political correctness, the devastating cultural disease that’s eroding our professional lives, our social lives, our educational system and our national security. It’s a disease that has shut down any rational conversation on race and given rise to campus “safe spaces” where freedom of speech is curtailed and young people who are supposed to be preparing for adulthood are coddled like toddlers.
As with many brave individuals, he’s being aggressively attacked, in this case, as a racist. Not surprisingly those attacks are coming from Democrats who fear him. Surprisingly, equal attacks are coming from notable Republicans behaving like cowards. They haven’t the objectivity to value Trump on his achievements rather than colorful campaign battlefield language. So let’s analyze the accusations of racism against Trump in the context of his immigration policy and the Trump University litigation.
The #1 definition of racism from Dictionary.com is:
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others. Merriam-Webster.com and TheFreeDictionary.com, say basically the same thing.
The #2 definition is:
a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine or discrimination based on race
and the #3 definition is:
hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
Regarding immigration, Trump’s policy is:
“to suspend immigration from areas of the world where there’s a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats.”
Where, in this policy, is Trump comparing inherent difference or individual achievement among racial groups? Where is he claiming racial superiority or trying to dominate any group of people? Where is he instituting acts of hatred or intolerance?
On a VERY thin thread, one might say Trump is discriminating, however, it is not discrimination on religion, but rather on the political aspects of a religion. He’s preventing those who subscribe to a POLITICAL philosophy that advocates the slaughtering of Americans from getting close to Americans. What’s more, he’s attempting to filter out those who hate us by location, not religion. Out of political correctness, is he not supposed to recognize the overwhelming evidence that terrorists and terrorist ideology come from the regions where he wants to institute a TEMPORARY ban!? This is not discrimination based on racial superiority, hatred or intolerance, it’s discrimination based on GEOGRAPHY! Donald Trump is courageous in not letting political correctness stop him from protecting Americans and it seems a plurality of likely voters now agree with him and support his temporary band.
How do we analyze Trump’s words about Judge Curiel in the “Trump University” litigation? Here is a snippet about Trump’s position from a recent Wall Street Journal article:
“In an interview, Mr. Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he was “of Mexican heritage” and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Mr. Trump said the background of the judge, who was born in Indiana to Mexican immigrants, was relevant because of his campaign stance against illegal immigration and his pledge to seal the southern U.S. border. “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,” Mr. Trump said.”
Once again, it’s appropriate to ask, Where is Trump comparing cultural or individual achievement? Where is he claiming racial superiority or trying to dominate any group of people? Where is he exhibiting acts of hatred or intolerance? The fact is, Trump is accusing the judge of being racially discriminatory and he’s not making that claim indiscriminately. He’s saying the judge is racially biased and there is evidence to prove his claim. He has the class and better judgement NOT to call the judge a racist.
The only thing one can say about Donald Trump on this issue, if they don’t believe the evidence he’s put forth, is that he’s wrong. Furthermore, if Trump is right, is the judge a racist? In other words, if claiming someone is racially biased is racism, what if the claim is true? Isn’t the racially biased person the racist? And if racial bias is racism, then anyone who voted for Obama and considered his race in their vote, would have to be called a racist. In fact, voting on a racial bias more closely fits the #1 definition of racism, i.e. “the idea that one’s own race is superior,” in this case to hold the office of the Presidency, than anything that can be said about Trump’s words. Trump’s stance against political correctness is fostering this discussion and he should be commended, not condemned for it.
Racism is serious charge. It’s become a weapon of Leftist acolytes of Saul Alinski, who in his Lucifer dedicated “Rules for Radicals” promotes the following:
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Saul Alinski, meet Donal Trump, a man who doesn’t hurt and who has the strength of character not to care about isolation. Meet someone who knows that you and your ilk are the racists, and that political correctness is only as powerful as the people who let it thrive by accepting unearned guilt. Meet Donald Trump, the “Anti-Racist.”
Michael Malgeri is the creator of the “Johnny Profit” series of children’s books, which teaches young people about Capitalism. He authored H.R.422, a Congressional Resolution that creates awareness of the superiority of Capitalism as an economic model. He’s also involved in projects that spread Capitalist ideas to the young people of Africa. Please visit his website at www.Kids4biz.com