Friday, April 19, 2024

Enforcing Laws Is Not Racism

There is a sense of lawlessness in our current society that started as an undercurrent but is growing in strength. It exploded to the surface during the BLM and Antifa riots and has never quite receded totally into the background. The furor is being fueled by leftists who are intent on the demise of society as we know it. Destroying our schools by attacking our children’s minds over something as basic as their gender and dividing our society over race, always over race.

Even those so-called leaders, the people who should be striving for peace and civility have created the fallacy of systemic racism and use it like a club on society. They have created honorable-sounding terminologies like diversity, equity, and inclusion which in practice divide, create inequity, and exclude.  

Senator Charlane Oliver of Tennessee is the most recent example of an elected official rising to her level of incompetence. She is a glaring example of the Peter principle. After the Tennessee General Assembly passed a pro-police bill that would prohibit local governments from banning routine traffic stops, Oliver took a flying leap off the cliff of sanity.

This isn’t a surprise; Oliver is a radical Democrat who is so far to the left that she’s in danger of falling off the earth. Her reaction to a bill that promotes law and order went like this:

“It is a slap in the face. Yes, we are emotionally charged. Yeah, we’re going to fight. Dr. King said the riots are the language of the unheard. You ain’t seen nothing yet. If you keep silencing us like this, what do you think our district gonna do? We have had it up here. Gloves off. Like, we’re going to fight like hell. You don’t expect us to respond?”

The bill that has Oliver so upset was introduced by State Sen. Brent Taylor, a Republican who believes in law and order. The bill is in response to a Memphis City Council order that disallowed police to pull over motorists for the following traffic violations:

  • Cars with expired registration within 60 days of expiration.
  • When a temporary registration permit is improperly located but still clearly displayed.
  • When the registration plate is not securely fastened but is clearly displayed.
  • When a single brake or headlight is inoperable.
  • Cars with a loose bumper.

According to Taylor, the legislation:

“Takes the handcuffs off police and puts them on criminals. I won’t stop fighting to pass legislation to tackle our crime problem, and I have more bills to present in the coming weeks, but I can’t do it alone.”

Memphis is a mostly black city, that has become one of the most dangerous cities in the country. The city is governed by mostly black politicians who have decimated the police force and have instituted woke policies that prohibit those who are left from doing their jobs.

Oliver’s tirade included this ignorant statement:

“Don’t tell me this stuff ain’t racism. Don’t tell me it’s not. It is rooted in racism. This was a Jim Crow bill that Taylor brought, and all his confederates voted for it today.”

Oliver interprets enforcing the law as racism. She is blind to the concept of civil obedience. Instead, she screams at the sky, blaming whites and incensing people with Neanderthal-like references to the KKK and Jim Crow. Perhaps someone should inform her of the truth, that the Confederates and the people responsible for Jim Crow laws were members of her own party, as was the KKK.

Enforcing the rule of law is not racism. Just because a city is mostly black does not mean the laws should not apply or need to be changed. That in itself represents racism. It infers that blacks cannot live under the same laws that other races can and is demeaning to blacks everywhere.

Oliver is a racist screaming about racism. She is standing on a soapbox trying to incite violence. If she succeeds, she will then blame whites and her circle of projection will be complete.

The only people who will suffer will be those who live in the affected communities. By then, with the social carnage in her rearview mirror, Oliver will have moved on to her next racist lie.