Thomas Gallatin / Jul. 21, 2020

The Leftmedia's Very Effective 'Systemic Racism' Narrative

The Left has made significant gains convincing too many Americans to hate America.

A newly released Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 56% of voters believe that American society is racist and discriminates specifically against black and Hispanic Americans. Furthermore, a whopping 71% of Americans “believe that race relations are either very or fairly bad, a 16-point increase since February.” The Journal reports that the belief that minorities are discriminated against in American society has doubled since 2008.

The polling also makes clear that political viewpoints represent the biggest indicator for how Americans see the issue. As the Journal reports, “An overwhelming majority of Democrats, 90%, said black people are discriminated against, whereas 26% of Republicans agreed. A similarly large share of Democrats, 82%, believe American society is racist, a view held by 30% of Republicans.” And regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, roughly half of Americans now view it positively, up from 38% in 2016.

The big question is whether this poll is an accurate reflection of where America is as a country, or whether it’s a reflection of the power of mainstream media pollaganda. The answer is likely evident to anyone objectively viewing the data: the power of MSM pollaganda. There is a constant media drumbeat telling us how awful the U.S. is, down to its very founding. People are subject to it every day not only in the news but in sports commentary, TV shows, and social media. It’s honestly amazing that 44% of Americans aren’t suckered into believing the Left’s narrative.

And make no mistake: Exposing and fighting against racism is not what is genuinely behind this “anti-racism” movement. Instead, Marxists have weaponized Americans’ strong and instinctive aversion to racism to deceive people into joining — or at least abiding — an anti-American revolution. The vast majority of Americans hate racism, so to get Americans to hate America, the Leftmedia paints the false narrative of the country as a bastion of racism down to its very core.

In fact, no country has done more to combat genuine systemic racism than has the U.S. Why? Because at our core, America is a nation uniquely founded upon the belief that every human being is created with dignity and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. And American history is the testimony of a nation seeking (by no means perfectly) to genuinely live up to these founding ideals.

Radical leftists know that in order to move Americans to abandon and reject their noble heritage and to embrace the “social justice” lie of Marxist equity, they must be deceived into believing they are fighting the good fight against evil “systemic racism,” and that by doing so they will be on the “right side of history.” Sadly, what this poll indicates is that the Leftmedia has had significant success getting Americans to believe the lie. But it also serves as a motivator to challenge and stand against this bogus racist caricature of America. Their aim is to divide and destroy. Don’t fall for it.

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