Because the left needs to enforce a guilt-based worldview in their effort to gain control over our lives.
Journalist Robert Fife is being criticized by the left for the following clip:
Robert Fife, the Ottawa bureau chief of the nation’s paper of record, does not seem to know what systemic racism even means. He thinks it’s about whether teenagers of different backgrounds hang out together. pic.twitter.com/z5Ge2iBJsJ
— ishmael n. daro (@iD4RO) March 24, 2018
I think most common-sense Canadians would look at that clip and think: Yeah, sounds about right.
However, it seems the left has a different view of it:
Good news, everyone! Robert Fife saw some Chinese students taking to some white students this one time so “Systematic” racism is over! Next up “Sisyphean” racism is ended when the kids fix up that old barn and say "Let's put on a show!" https://t.co/EZtBzVlgY2
— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) March 26, 2018
To suggest that systemic racism does not exist, makes me question your ability to investigate stories of the Canadian experience without bias. https://t.co/obuSGY36aL
— Celina C-C (@MPCelina) March 26, 2018
Remember, Robert Fife repeatedly smeared Maher Arar as a terrorist. He has never apologized. No one should be surprised by his ignorance. https://t.co/i5Ys6ea5zi
— Andrew Mitrovica (@AndrewMitrovica) March 25, 2018
Peak denial was Robert Fife’s take that there is no racism in Canada, because all kinds of kids go to school together.
If there was ever a need for independent, diverse media, it is now. It’s time we come to terms w/ benefits of paid subscriptions. Free media has become tired https://t.co/xUeCPQZtIb
— Caroline Kalaydjian (@northernck) March 27, 2018
Fife simply spoke the truth. People of all backgrounds go to school together, and often get along great without focusing on racial divisions.
So why is the left so eager to discredit and attack Fife for his remarks?
Because it goes against their guilt-based worldview.
At it’s core, the left has become all about exerting total control over the economic, social, cultural, and political lives of Canadians.
Since most people don’t want to give up their individual freedoms, the left is seeking to wear people down with a constant stream of guilt, thinking that if they can make Canadians feel so bad about ourselves we will eventually want the supposedly ‘enlightened’ leftists to take control.
The idea of systematic racism is a key component of the leftist ideology, and thus any pushback against the idea is a threat to the guilt-based strategy.
Of course, there is still racism in the world, but it’s quite an interesting ‘coincidence’ that as racism declines the left is talking about it more than ever.
The last thing the left wants is for people to see themselves as responsible, free individuals, because responsible free individuals are very tough to control. ‘Victims’ on the other hand, are very easy to control.
So, all those who refuse to speak the victimhood language of the guilt-based oppression-obsessed leftist machine will be attacked, demonized, and shouted down.
That’s why Patriotism and pride in our country is one of the best antidotes to the spreading scourge of identity politics-guilt. People who refuse to feel unearned guilt and who refuse to drag their nation down are those who will help us overcome the rising tide of division and anger being pushed by the left.
Individual responsibility and individual freedom are still the best path to a society where all have the opportunity to succeed and prosper, and no amount of crying, whining, and threats from the left can ever change that.
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