REAL CLEAR POLITICS
Defund the Thought Police
by Charles Lipson
June 24, 2020
Due process is not the strong suit of mobs. Neither is nuance, open discussion, or disagreement. These inherent defects should be painfully obvious as mobs pull down statues, seize sections of cities, and demand the public approach them on bended knee, literally. Anyone who dares push back, perhaps with a mild tweet saying “All lives matter,” faces immediate censure. If the mob is successful, any offenders will lose their jobs. Feckless employers are all too eager to appease the mob and hope it turns on another target. In this perilous environment, the most frenzied voices do more than dominate the public square. They monopolize it by silencing dissent. READ MORE
FRONT PAGE MAG If You’re White, You’re Racist. Period. Just a few days ago, in the thick of the current race war, [Robin DiAngelo, Author of White Fragility] was interviewed by an inanely fawning Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Her message: all whites are indeed eternally guilty, for they’re all racists, and all “people of color” are their eternal victims. Don’t think you can escape the racist label by saying “I judge people by what they do, not who they are” or “I don’t see color; I see people.” DiAngelo doesn’t buy into the idea of colorblindness.