Michael Goodwin: Biden's radicalism – weaponizing race, verpletterende meningsverskil is nuwe kenmerke van Dems, heel links

Dit is hoe politieke onenigheid vandag gereeld uitgespreek word.

Die skrywer, Mildred50, as dit haar regte naam is, was een van vele links wat woedend was oor Scott, 'n Swart Republikein van Suid-Carolina, had the gall to declare thatAmerica is not a racist countryin his rebuttal to President Biden’s address to Kongres.

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Scott did not duck the unfinished business on race or his experiences of being stopped for no reason by police. He was frank in acknowledging there is more work to do.

But he also put Biden to shame by hailing the enormous progress America has made, in stark contrast to a president who sounds stuck in the past when he compares new voting laws to the Jim Crow era and insists the country remains riddled withsystemic racism.

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For his common sense and optimism, Scott received deserved acclaim and, distressingly, an outpouring of hatred, met die “Oom Tim” slur trending on Twitter for 12 ure.

The e-mail from Mildred50 echoed that vile language, but the second sentence revealed something more. By sayingYou knuckle dragging conservatives should be sent to the ovens,” the writer effectively identified as a liberal.

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Liberale, nie so lank gelede nie, were the vanguard on civil rights. They pressed hardest for equal opportunity for Black Americans in workplaces, schools and government.

Yet here is a racist who identifies as a liberal while wishing conservatives getsent to the ovens.The Holocaust reference is also unmistakable and repugnant.

Although it’s impossible to know what shaped that warped outlook, raw hatred is a growing and powerful force in American politics, especially on the left.

That is not to suggest all Republicans are innocent, or that every Democrat is a racist who wants Republicans dead. Eerder, it is stating the obvious to say the new left alone wants to irrevocably change America, rewrite its history and tear down its institutions.

And many are prepared to crush any and all dissent.

This is not the Biden we expected, maar, based on his actions, this is the Biden we have.

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