The political left routinely attempts to portray itself as a bastion of open-minded tolerance for those with different beliefs and ideologies … unless those beliefs and ideologies are in opposition to those touted by liberals and progressives.
Similarly, the left often portrays the Democratic Party as the only logical political home for minorities — particularly those who are black or Hispanic — as it has constantly and repeatedly smeared conservatives and Republicans as being hateful bigots that only want to oppress said minorities.
Those two misguided schools of leftist thought — that minorities must be liberal Democrats and that non-liberal beliefs and ideologies are intolerable and must be destroyed — increasingly have been coming together and clashing, as a growing number of minorities have begun to reject leftism and embrace, or at least open their minds to, conservatism and the Republican Party.
Indeed, one could argue that in the current political realm there is no subgroup that the left despises more than conservative minorities — and a recent disgusting and offensive incident caught on video only serves to provide a rather telling example of that.
The Republican National Committee Research account on Twitter shared a video showing supporters of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez ridiculing with racial slurs a couple of minorities who oppose the scandalously corrupt incumbent Democrat.
WARNING: Video contains racially offensive language.
It is unclear what was said prior to the start of the brief video, but a black man with long braids pulled back and a black leather jacket who was holding a Menendez sign excoriated the man holding the cellphone camera — who was presumably Hispanic — and another black man who was a bystander.
To the individual behind the camera, the Menendez supporter shouted, “You are going to be deported. You’re going to be sent back to your hometown. Believe that. Your country.”
The black bystander asked the Menendez supporter to “name one stance” — presumably in reference to the views of President Donald Trump and the Republican challenger for Menendez’s seat, Bob Hugin — but the Menendez supporter declined to do so, and instead lobbed disgraceful racial slurs at the man.
“You are a coon, man,” he said. “You have to go.”
The bystander was undeterred, however, and repeatedly asked his counterpart in the line of Menendez supporters to back up his criticisms. Again, the supporter failed to do so, instead repeatedly shouting, “You gotta go! You have to go!”
By calling the black bystander a “coon” — defined by Merriam-Webster as “an insulting and contemptuous term for a black person” — the Menendez supporter in essence called him a traitor to his own race, starkly reminiscent of the treatment white Republicans who stood up for black Americans in the aftermath of the Civil War and Reconstruction received from racist white Democrats at the time.
The details of the script and identities of bit actors involved may have shifted somewhat over the years, but the playbook is essentially the same. Black and Hispanic Democrats use the worst sort of language and racial slurs imaginable to discredit and smear any black or Hispanic Americans who refuse to toe the progressive line and instead align themselves with conservatives and/or the Republican Party — or merely hold themselves out to be independent and beholden to neither political party or any specific ideology.
Just look at the sort of abuse that has been heaped on prominent black celebrity Kanye West for the audacity of his decision to openly embrace Trump, or the vile treatment conservative commentator Candace Owens has received for outspokenly opposing liberal efforts to maintain ideological and political control over the majority of the population of black Americans.
This is how Democrats treat minorities who deign to think for themselves and reject the progressive dogma that has been forced upon them for decades, and sadly it will likely only get worse before it even begins to start getting better.
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