Racism is not the prevalent problem that Dems suggest

Published 1:04 pm Friday, April 23, 2021

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So let me get this straight.

According to the president, according to the Democrats, and according to the liberal media, half my country is racist, my political party is racist and I’m a racist.

That’s the message they’ve all been telling me in the wake of the guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop charged with killing George Floyd.

They say because I’m white, I’m an accomplice in George Floyd’s death.

They say because I’m white, I’m guilty for creating a systemically racist country that deliberately keeps blacks in political and economic chains and allows police to mistreat and kill blacks without punishment.

They say because I’m a Republican who didn’t vote for Joe Biden, who doesn’t support Black Lives Matters and who doesn’t want to defund or dismantle the police, I’m a racist.

You know what I say about all this crap about racism being everywhere?

It’s a cynical political power play by Democrats that needs to end quickly before we get the race war they are hell-bent on starting.

I’m really sick of watching America being ripped in half over racism by so-called progressive Democrats and their shameless flacks and lackeys in the media.

Based on how the Biden-pampering media spin it, you’d think it was Republicans who founded the KKK and invented the Jim Crow South’s racist system of legal segregation that lasted for seven decades, not the racist Southern Democrats.

The same dishonest media would have you think it was the Republicans who filibustered things like the 1965 Civil Rights Bill, not racist Democrats like Robert Byrd, the “reformed” KKK local leader who a few years later would mentor and befriend a young Delaware senator named Joe Biden.

Speaking of Biden, with his racist legislative track record in the Senate, he has a lot of nerve scolding the country for being racist and blasting police for systematically mistreating black Americans.

Biden, his media allies don’t want to remind you, was the law-and-order guy who took credit for passing the 1994 crime bill — the tough law that the New York Times says helped to create the era of mass incarceration of blacks.

But that’s OK. Biden’s ancient sins against blacks are forgotten. Now he’s a progressive.

Now he’s so woke he makes irresponsible public statements about what he’d like the verdict of a murder trial to be while the jury is deliberating, as he did in the Chauvin case.

Virtually no one in the country objected to the guilty Chauvin verdict — except the same people who demanded it before any of the facts were heard.

As we’ve seen since Tuesday, convicting a bad cop and putting him in prison for his wrongdoing will not be enough to satisfy the BLM crowd and their Democrat allies.

They want all cops everywhere to suffer for Chauvin’s sins.

They want the country’s police to be defunded, disarmed and replaced with social workers and EMTs or they’ll protest — and riot — in the streets until they get their way.

They’re so insane that now they’re saying they don’t want cops to intervene in knife fights like the one in Columbus that ended with a white cop shooting to death a 16-year-old black girl who was about to stab another black girl.

Of course, it’s easy for politicians and celebrities to say we should take your cops off the street when they will always have their own armed protection.

Meanwhile, by pushing the sick narrative that white cops go to work each day hoping to kill a black man, Democrats and the media have succeeded in smearing all white cops as racist murderers.

It’s no wonder cops are quitting all over the country, from New York City to New Mexico to Los Angeles.

Crime and violence are on the rise in our cities because half the country is so stupid they believe the Democrats’ lies about systemic racism in our justice system and an ongoing war on blacks by racist cops.

If the other half of the country — the Republican half — doesn’t stand up to the Democrats soon, it’s going to be too late for Americans of every color.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press). Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to reagan@caglecartoons.com.