If you are Muslim, the Republican Party now wants to use the machinery of government to discriminate against those of your faith. If you are Mexican-American, the party has just embraced a man who has slandered your countrymen as rapists and criminals. And if you are in either group, Trump just declared you unfit to sit as a judge on any case that involves him. Because it is you who are biased, inevitably, thanks to your race or religion.
The damage to the Republican brand doesn't end with Muslims and Mexicans. Because many millions of Americans who pass this new test of ethnic and religious purity are appalled as well.
African-Americans are no doubt most alert to the wreckage this brand of thought leaves in its wake. But America is full of ethnic and religious groups that can remember when the finger was pointed at them. It is unnerving to hear Holocaust survivors say they hear an echo of fascism in the ranting of the new Republican standard-bearer.
I couldn’t resist this brief potshot at the Star-Ledger:
It’s strange to see a Leftist publication complain about Trump’s alleged bigotry. Who is it that rejects individualism in favor of group identity? The Democrats. They’re obsessed with “diversity.” The rich diversity of individual ability, ambition, goals, values, moral character and courage that has enabled a free America to flourish? No. Diversity of race (or racial heritage). The racist “brand of thought” is embedded in the Democrat psyche. Strange indeed to see the Star-Ledger complain about anyone’s bigotry, given that it Trumpets the primacy of racial group identity that leads to bigotry.
Whatever racist sentiments real or imagined Trump may harbor, collectivist Leftists are the last people who have any standing to criticize anyone for that.
The Racism of “Diversity” —Peter Schwartz
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