Are you, like me, consistently amazed at how the left can read minds? Especially people who are White, male, and Republican. Consider Noah Berlatsky, who penned a mind-numbingly obnoxious op-ed last month saying that White voters who voted for Trump, who is racist, because RAAAAACISM!
If the Trump era has taught us anything, it’s that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth. Donald Trump ran an openly racist campaign for president, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, regularly retweeting white supremacists and at least initially balking at repudiating former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Trump made it clear in his campaign that “Make America Great Again” meant that America was greater when white people’s power was more sweeping and more secure. White voters approved of that message by a whopping 58 percent to 37 percent.
Of course, Trump NEVER EVER said all Mexicans are rapists and criminals. In fact he never said anything remotely close. Berlatsky is lying, and, yes, he knows it. He simply does not care. Make America Great Again has nothing to do with “White Power” either. The only mouths such sewage flowed from were leftists agitators like Bertlatsky and the walk-behinders and knuckle draggers who believe his lies.
Berlatsky cannot read people’s minds, so his condemnation of “racist White voters” is nothing but propaganda, and, sadly, it is not rare to hear some “woke” types spouting some nonsense about racist Trump. Hell, just turn on CNN or MSNBS anytime of the day or night and you will hear such garbage. But, Berlatsky goes further, not only does he expect us to believe his BS. He also thinks the government should disenfranchise Trump voters because RAAAAACISM!
Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don’t want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump’s racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, “Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box.” Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.
Yes, a leftist, who is always accusing the right of “stealing elections” is all too ready to simply erase voters who dare disagree with Berlatsky on whom they support. Again, we see the left doing exactly what they falsely accuse the right of doing. That is what Berlatsky and Smith are advocating, They wish the government could ban certain voters based on why those voters “might” be voting. And, of course, they are by necessity advocating that the anonymous ballot be a thing of the past. Maybe they would, one day, support voting “escorts” who would accompany voters into the polling booth to ensure they voted “correctly”. Don’t believe me? Observe
So how can you tell when voters are acting out of prejudice? Again, Smith says, employment discrimination law provides a useful analogy. In discrimination cases, courts look for pretexts. If someone gives a reason for a hiring decision that is obviously false or makes little sense in context, the court has good reason to believe that prejudice or bias may have influenced the hiring decision.
Trump’s unprecedented, compulsive, easily documented lying during the 2016 campaign made him an irrational choice. It’s reasonable to conclude that voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates. Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.
Central planners and elections, what could possibly go wrong? Go read it all folks