The Atlantic Publishes All You Need to Know About the Left, by Dennis Prager.
Last week, The Atlantic … provided a smoking gun — actually, the gunshot itself — to those of us who contend that the left (never to be confused with liberals) is intent on dismantling Western civilization.
It published articles by two left-wing writers, one by Peter Beinart titled “The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump’s Warsaw Speech,” and one by its national correspondent, James Fallows, written on the same theme as Beinart’s.
The subject of both articles was President Donald Trump’s speech in Warsaw, Poland, last week, a speech described by The Wall Street Journal as “a determined and affirmative defense of the Western tradition.”
Yet, to the Atlantic writers, defending Western civilization is nothing more than a defense of white racism. …
Is there one liberal or conservative American who thinks that the words “the West” and “Western civilization” mean a celebration of white-blood purity? I doubt it.
What we have here are two vital lessons.
One is that leftism is the primary racist ideology of our time, seeing everything in terms of race, whereas mainstream liberalism and conservatism advocate a race-blind society as manifest in Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “content of his character” line. The left disdains this view. ,,,
No significant political movement since the Nazis has “honored” race or equated Western civilization with race, as Beinart and Fallows do.
The second … is … that the left loathes Western civilization and therefore has become the internal enemy of Western civilization both in America and Europe.
In the left’s eyes, the mere suggestion that Western civilization needs to be saved is, by definition, a call for the preservation of the white race. Therefore, the left opposes calls to save Western civilization. As Beinart wrote: “The most shocking sentence in Trump’s speech — perhaps the most shocking sentence in any presidential speech delivered on foreign soil in my lifetime — was his claim that ‘The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.’ … Trump’s sentence only makes sense as a statement of racial and religious paranoia.” …
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific