Why is the American public considered racist and bigoted in the eyes of the liberal elite?
After Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 liberals were elated. His election was a culmination of 50 years of striving for civil rights and equality for all men. But, like the day after a New Year’s Eve Celebration, a hangover set in. With the realization that Americans were not racists after all, liberals sought another cause to rise above the rest of us.
They rallied about healthcare, global warming, and gay rights, among other causes. But too many people of differing political perspectives agreed on these issues and no majority consensus could be established to secure liberals the clear cut moral superiority. As such, liberals have taken the mantel of a racist America once again to retake their moral high ground.
To understand the return of racism we need only look to the need of liberals to be superior. For many, they see themselves as “evolved” beings. Better than most, they are morally evolved, which they then conflate to being intellectually evolved. They alone are egalitarians whose sense of fairness means they are right and do not have to explain themselves. Ergo, political discourse is a thing of agreement by and between liberals of the same view. Whereas all others are racists, sexists, homophobes, etc. The labels are there to quash debate and disagreement.
Liberals are not superior and Americans are not racists . . . or for that matter homophobes, sexists, or any of the other labels that are part of liberal identity politics. Liberals need to appreciate their efforts in helping to bring tolerance and equality to the nation, declare victory, depart with identity politics, and join in fact based debate to reason good public policy.