New Article at the American Thinker

Posted: December 30th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Outside Essays/Articles | 2 Comments »

Colorblind America: A Malignant Fallacy

The fanciful idea of living in a colorblind society is one of the greatest impediments to sophisticated discussions about race in America.  If there is going to be a soothing of racial tensions in American society, there first has to be an understanding that race – albeit a social construct based on some biological realities –exists and matters, and it is not just a vestigial figment of centuries-old white racism.

It is axiomatic that race is a part of our social reality; however, where we need more discussion is on precisely where race matters.  The fundamental problem with race in America today is that we have a band of profiteering, country-trotting black liberals claiming that race matters in all the areas where it clearly does not.


The Most Ridiculous Left-Wing Argument on Taxes

Posted: December 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: VOC Essays/Blogs | 5 Comments »

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Tax cuts shouldn’t be given to people in the upper tax bracket because that group has some people who don’t work hard or own businesses.

Using this same daft logic, there should be absolutely no welfare state inasmuch as there are some poor people who are simply lazy and therefore shouldn’t get any free benefits.

It’s amazing how liberals consistently use this silly argument as their coup de grâce that should end all debate about allowing people in the upper tax bracket to keep more of their money.

Needless to say, this argument is posited by people who have no meaningful contributions to economic debate. It is preposterous to suggest that all rich people are not entitled to keep more of their money because there are some rich people who are successful without working excruciatingly hard. Yet liberals start sulking whenever anyone dares to point out that their ideas are manifestly socialistic.

Besides, who appointed liberals as the arbiters of what constitutes hard work and productivity? That’s what a free market is for.

Humorously, liberals call for tax breaks for the poor as if that is the key to significantly stimulating economic growth. While giving tax breaks to everyone at all levels is desirable and will indisputably create some stimulation to the economy, tax cuts to poor people do not create jobs — not by any objective metric.

Job creation is what spurs an organic and sustained growth in the economy, which can only be done by reducing the taxation load on business owners and creating an economic environment of certainty in which entrepreneurs feel confident to invest in their businesses and take risks. When tax rates are prone to vacillation, such as under a left-wing government, entrepreneurs are reluctant to make long-term decisions about their businesses, leading to more hoarding and less aggressive investment. Liberals then ridiculously cite the behavior of entrepreneurs during periods of government-created economic uncertainty as evidence for why tax cuts for the rich are ineffective.

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Anti-Law Enforcement Rhetoric: A Mainstay of British — and International — Liberalism

Posted: December 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: VOC Essays/Blogs | 2 Comments »

The way in which liberals fiercely attack police officers who try to enforce peace would be astonishing if it wasn’t so unrelenting. Without delving into a debate on the specific facts of this case, the shocking way in which this young man—Jody McIntyre—attacks the police as being people who deliberately try to incite violence is asinine. As we saw from the protesting that resulted in the dismantling of the Tory Headquarters perpetrated by left-wing louts not long before this episode of violence, police officers had to be on hand to quench the violence that anarchist leftists constantly engage in. Manifestly, liberals incessantly resort to violence as a way of obfuscating their inability to convince people that their ideas are worth brooking, much less implementing.

Nowhere in this clip did we see this fellow denounce the beastliness displayed by the people who think violence is the best vehicle for their left-wing message. No. All we see is an attempt to push all the blame on the police as people trying to incite violence, while hiding behind his disability to create an air of victimhood and powerlessness, and to evoke pity from viewers.

While I don’t think it is acceptable to throw innocent disabled people out of wheelchairs and drag them across the street (assuming, doubtfully, that’s what really happened), disabled people also have the personal obligation to ensure they are not in the middle of ridiculously violent protests. As the adage goes, ‘If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.’ Mr. McIntyre, clearly, wanted to stay in the kitchen, got burned, and now wants to push the blame on someone else rather than accepting the consequences of his own injudiciousness.

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