Friday, February 19, 2016

Compassionate Totalitarians

"Anyone's guilty who lets these things happen and pretends like it isn't."
--Agent Alan Ward (Mississippi Burning)

In a timely follow-up to our recent post, Prof Williams reviews the origins of progressivism in the US, including its racist foundation. This foundation was laid not only by two early progressive presidents, Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt, but a string of publications by intellectuals of the day claiming a scientific basis for racism.

While today's progressives share the same contempt for the Constitution as their predecessors, Williams hopes that they don't share the same racial vision (although results indicate that perhaps they do). He suggests that black voters ought to demand that, at minimum, progressives disavow their racist past.

Williams submits that progressives should re-label themselves. His suggestion: compassionate totalitarians.

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