Society & Culture

Race and Civil Rights

One would expect race-baiting liberals and leftists to try to glorify the “civil-rights movement” and the laws of the early 1960’s, insisting that we view all of it as earth shaking history, more important than the fall of the Roman Empire, the Norman Invasion, the battles of Tours and Lepanto, the Reformation, the American, French, and Russian Revolutions, and a couple of World Wars—assuming they have even heard of these events.  Considering their rhetoric, it would further seem that most liberal politicians and celebrities marched in Selma with Martin Luther King, Jr., and were subjected to fire hoses and dogs, though many of these folks had not yet been born when these events were taking place.

What is astonishing is that a number of “conservatives” imagine themselves marching ahead of their ideological left-liberal enemies.  People like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Medved, and Bill Bennett sanctify the civil-rights movement and its laws, and even credit conservatives and Republicans for their existence.  When leveling well-deserved criticisms at the Obamas and the Clintons, they issue a blanket condemnation of the Democratic Party of Jefferson, Madison, Calhoun, and the young Strom Thurmond.   Ignorant of history, they are oblivious to the confusion and partial reversal of the philosophies of the two parties in the 20th century.

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