Trump Disarmed the Left’s Chief Weapon: Political Correctness

President Donald Trump arrives at the National Governors Association meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House February 27, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

By Charles Moscowitz Monday, 27 February 2017 01:19 PMCurrent | Bio | Archive

The slogan that is mindlessly and endlessly intoned by the automations on the left and their media mouthpieces to describe President Donald Trump is “racist, sexist, xenophobe.” While I will discuss the second and the third charges in future columns, the charge of racist will be addressed here first since this ugly mantra is beginning to seep into the minds and the lexicon of otherwise well-meaning mainstream liberals.

Donald Trump and his movement represent the exact opposite of racism and identity politics overall. Indeed, Donald Trump, in his career as a businessman, has a long record of promoting people based upon talent and accomplishment and not on race. In fact, Trump is the most color-blind president in modern times and this is likewise the case with his movement. When Trump says that his core agenda as president is to place the interests of all Americans first he means just that, all Americans.

Trump’s refusal to kowtow to political correctness, the totalitarian idea which places every American under a microscope in a search for a racist gene, had neutralized the biggest weapon in the left-wing arsenal. Up until Trump, the left was confident in their ability to destroy the reputation of anyone who didn’t goose-step in their direction by accusing them of having something against a person or group of people because of their race, gender, ethnicity etc. Indeed, the left’s advancement of this informal form of tyranny reinforced their own race obsession.

The politically correct weapon, which went largely unchallenged by the quivering opposition until the advent of Donald Trump, served to deflect, perhaps unconsciously, the genuinely racist ideas and policies of the left spanning over a half a century. A perfect example of this type of leftist projection was represented in the policies and persona of former President Barack Obama who presided over an increase in poverty and crime in the black community. Obama routinely responded to racial tensions and incidents that may have been racially motivated by throwing gasoline on the fire. More fundamentally, Obama depended on the old leftist strategy of race division and dialectic to advance his political agenda and to line the pockets of one of his core constituencies, the massive billion-dollar cottage industry of public and non-profit agencies that feed off the social problems that they share a responsibility in creating and perpetrating.

Obama presided over the establishment of the Soros financed group Black Lives Matter which, rather than working toward improving race relations, advocated violence against police officers while aligning themselves with other violence prone leftist groups.

Then comes Donald Trump, the individual entrepreneur who seeks to implement that which works for all Americans. Trump understands that the best social program is a job and that the best cure for social ills, including racism, is self-sufficiency and individual opportunity and accomplishment. This is reflected in his approach to public education, law enforcement, religious freedom, and policies that protect domestic American industry and labor.

President Trump and his movement pose as a genuine threat to the elitist leftist agenda as he disarms them by knocking the politically correct hand-grenade out of their hands. The more successful the Trump movement is, the more successful America becomes and the more the Trump movement grows, the crazier and the more violent the political correctness group will get. This is because the rejection of political correctness by Americans, the return to individualism, threatens to expose the real racists and their racist agenda.

Chuck Morse is an author and radio talk show host. Chuck received the 2003 Communicator of the Year award from the National Right to Work Committee and was named a “Heavy 100” Radio Talk Host by Talkers Magazine. Chuck ran for Congress in Massachusetts against Barney Frank. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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