I wrote this article last year before new year’s thinking I would write about what I wanted to do, accomplish, etc. However, when Senator Tim Scott was attacked in a racist way by a liberal Huffington Post bigot, I changed it up. This bigot represented one of many reasons I knew I wasn’t a Democrat. I’m posting it here because of recent happenings… namely Kanye West.
The “Great One,” conservative icon Mark Levin felt conservatives and conservative media made a lot about West and his Twitter comments. He didn’t see the point and felt it wasn’t worth discussing on his show. I’m a “YUGE” fan of Levin but he was wrong because West was challenging the system of how black Americans should think and act. What makes West relevant are his 28 million followers – of which many are minorities.
Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Larry Elder, Thomas Sowell or any other great conservative or Libertarian doesn’t have the reach to the demographic West has. That’s the issue – West has the audience conservatives struggle to reach. His ability to question the Democrats and what I view as the Democrat Plantation is the change I refer to in my article that’s coming.
As far as San Diego County and California, we must find our versions of Latino Kanye West’s. Once we do, combined with conservative minorities across the spectrum, we’ll begin taking California back. Let’s be frank. Will a Latino or black neighborhood listen to a successful white man or a successful Latino or black man? The question’s rhetorical because, fair or not – we know the answer. Enjoy…
Why I left the Democrat Plantation
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~ Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963
“What a shocker… there’s ONE black person there and sure enough, they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop. Way to go @SenatorTimScott.” ~ Andy Ostroy, Huffington Post leftist blogger, Dec. 20, 2017
I was going to write on goodwill and give meaning to timeworn new year clichés. HOWEVER, I saw a Twitter post by a Huffington Post writer, not an extremist, rather a mainstream media (MSM) member and it set me off. MLK is rolling in his grave as his dream turns into a nightmare by those who seek power using color, culture and class to divide us i.e., the Democrat Party.
Andy Ostroy’s comment was referring to Senator Tim Scott’s photo-op celebrating the passage of the tax bill with President Donald Trump. I know what Ostroy meant. I’ve seen this thousands of times from leftists. Scott has dealt with bigots like this … no, by definition, racists over and over. His response was spot on:
“Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress. But if you’d rather just see my skin color, pls (SIC) feel free.”
Ostroy and his ilk believe we’re too stupid to think for ourselves and must tell us how to think and live. Why? Because he’s superior – smarter and knows better. By implying Scott’s a token black, he’s saying Scott’s not smart enough to be part of the team that put this tax bill together. Ostroy and his ilk define racist bigotry.
I am a fair-skinned conservative Latino. My grandmother was black. My mother has Asian characteristics (Chinese) and likely Indigenous Panamanian blood. My relatives are black to white, straight to gay, poor to well-off, so my family runs the gamut. Because of this background, I take identity politics personally toward those who would create a divide between us. As you can guess – the Dominguez (Panamanian mother’s side) and Del Pilar (Puerto Rican side) clans are a diverse group.
Our upbringing taught us to explore the world and not judge anyone by color but by character (sound familiar?) and to treat everyone like family. I saw it that way and thought everyone else did, until I went to college and leftists told me differently.
Like most youth, as a young man, I wanted to save the world and believed Democrats were the answer, until that fateful meeting. I was freshman class president and would-be radical, but even then, I saw firsthand their belief of identity politics and class warfare. At our expense – for the trappings of power – they were willing to create division built on hate, which I immediately rejected then and now.
I did have an epiphany after realizing their goal was to divide and conquer and to this day I remember the words I said, “OH MY GOD, I’M A REPUBLICAN!” At the time, I said those words in disgust and horror and didn’t realize I was a “conservative,” not a Republican. I simply had yet to hear and understand that term.
I’ve come to learn actions and results speak louder than words. As someone whose business relied on statistics and interpreting numbers, I knew how to discern results. After studying the results of leftist policies, I know they rarely help blacks, Latinos or any family that lives in poverty.
In freshman economics we study the “vicious circle of poverty,” and learn an outside intervention – “the war on poverty” – is necessary to break it. It’s failed miserably but don’t tell that to a leftist like Ostroy because, in his eyes, Democrats don’t need to produce results to justify success.
As a former liberal, I left the “Democrat Plantation” because I saw they don’t want to help Americans. They want and continue to use minorities. Dictate to us how to vote, live, raise and educate our children, to put faith in government and not God. If we dare think for ourselves and leave the plantation, we’re traitors not only to the Democrat Party but our own culture.
I’ve had derogatory comments hurled my way as well, such as “Latrino.” Told to go back to Cuba (I’m not Cuban), to learn to speak English (I grew up speaking both Spanish and English), and on and on. Ironically, it’s never bothered me. Why? I don’t know, but when I do see it happen to others, it sets me off!
The first time I heard the “N” word was toward my grandmother and I had to ask what it meant. I’ve seen my mother looked down on as inferior because of her broken English, her lack of education or how she looks. Yet she’s never wavered in her love for humanity and all of us – good and bad. Our most recent addition, my biracial niece – heaven knows what she’ll experience from leftist bigots.
As an American Latino, I reject Ostroy and leftists like him. Minorities can think for themselves and I’m not the only Latino who’s becoming vocal and calling leftists out and with Al Gore’s great invention, the internet (sarcasm people) we now have social and new media. Outlets to espouse our beliefs. To show our defiance toward leftist beliefs and our numbers are exponentially growing.
Instead of writing trite remarks we don’t believe will happen. I’m here to tell you, the new year will usher in more conservative minorities. You’ll hear our voices to thunderous rapture. The days of people like Ostroy – leftist socialist bigots – are ending!
To a happy freaking New Year people – the battle’s just begun!
This article originally appeared in the Valley Roadrunner, Dec. 29, 2017.