Yesterday, in response to an Andrew Bolt’s post titled ‘Clarence Thomas: The worst Abuse came from the Left’, I wrote:
Most from the Left dislike hard Right conservatives. The Left dislike Clarence Thomas because he is a hard Right conservative; not because he is black. The Left’s dislike of him has nothing to do with his colour. American white supremacists (right-wing) dislike Clarence Thomas because he’s black. Democrats, who have a very long history of racism, are mostly not ‘Left-wing’ as you infer; they’re just not as Right-wing as Republicans. It was Southern Democrats that were pro-slavery to the point they wanted to secede from the Union, a position that brought on the American Civil War.
Your simplistic and primitive attempt to fit up the Left as ‘racists’ is blatantly transparent.
The response from Bolt’s Bloggies displayed a level of ignorance that highlighted the madness of the right-wing due to Bolt’s influence. As well as plain ignorance, confusion about the differences between the Left and the Right are also exposed.
Here are two examples of the responses to my comment. The first from ‘KB worrier’ who writes:
“Your simplistic and primitive attempt to fit up the Left as ‘racists’ is blatantly transparent.”
Far less so than your confusion regards ‘conservatives” and “far right”. “Far right” is what you left extremists exhibit with your entrenched bigotry and intolerance of any viewpoint which does not Kowtow to your gods of whatever is your bleat-de-jour is (usually something that comes from a conservative regardless of the benefit to the community as it must be opposed and collateral damage be damned )
Another response came from ‘Blair’ (though I don’t think it was Tim Bair) who wrote:
Damien, [sic] your simplistic and primitive [sic] to rewrite and ignore history is blatantly transparent.
Democrats created, funded and have belonged to the KKK throughout it’s [sic] history in the USA (remember Senator Robert Bird) and attempts to protray [sic] them as right wing is simply absurd.
For ‘Blair’, so it would seem, the Ku Klux Klan is Left–wing.
The level of ignorance of Bolt’s Bloggies is astounding but what’s really disturbing is the way Bolt has almost succeeded in convincing the more extremist elements of the intellectually bereft Right that ‘the Left is Right’.
It’s all part of a program whereby Bolt has set out to convince the Right-wing that they are not really Right-wing but just ‘conservatives’ and that the Left are really Right-wing and that speaking up for minorities and the underprivileged and supporting the rights of Indigenous people to identify as they wish is some kind of ‘New Racism’.