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More hatred and bigotry from the left

It has become quite depressing to repeatedly document the numerous daily examples of leftist hatred and bigotry that now populate American intellectual and political culture. It must be done, however, so below are a few more recent examples from the past month, categorized appropriately. A quick scan of the stories will illustrate to anyone how bankrupt our modern intellectual and political culture has become. Worse, it appears with time that the levels of emotional hate and bigotry are only growing.

First the bigotry:

I could list more, but these are enough. They illustrate the bigoted focus of the left. To them, everything is race or ethnicity. You cannot accomplish anything as an individual if you are a minority, and all your failures can be blamed on the evils of the white race. More important, it is their right to oppress whites, merely because they perceive that some white cultures in the past were oppressive. Under this mentality, we shall soon see the return of segregation (as indicated by at least two stories above) and racial discrimination. And it won’t matter that this time it will be whites who are oppressed instead of blacks. It will still be evil, because it will be based not on the content of each individual’s character but on the color of their skin.

Next the hate:

I have previously noted numerous examples of this kind of vile hatred from leftists. For some reason, in the name of peace and good will they think it perfectly okay to call for the death of those with whom they disagree.

Finally, we have the left’s endless effort to squelch free speech:

Sadly, this is only a tiny sampling, from just the past month. On a daily basis we have new examples of some leftist brown-shirted thugs somewhere demanding that any opposition to them be silenced. Often those demands are reinforced with violence.

A violent and oppressive movement has formed within the United States, and it is moving quickly to garner political power. If we do not begin to push back hard against it soon, it will gain that political power, and the free and innocent people it hates will find themselves receiving the same treatment applied to the opponents of the Nazis in Germany, the Communists in the Soviet Union, and the Socialists in Venezuela. We shall see a lot of oppression and death, all in the name of peace and love and fairness and all the empty oft-changed slogans of the left.

Update: I should add that I will be appearing on April 25, 2018 at 6:05 pm (Central) on Robert Pratt’s radio show, Pratt on Texas, to discuss these stories and this terrible cultural decline. His show is aired on 790-AM KFYO in Lubbock, 1470-AM KYYW in Abilene, and 1290-AM KWFS in Wichita Falls, as well as on the web live.


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  • Tom

    Just today a group of trump supporting Nazis were found guilty of planning to bomb an immigrant mosque. But keep pretending the left is even a millionth as hateful as you are

  • Dan

    So what is your point? When 3 white men in Kansas are busted by the FBI, that “all white male” and “all Trump supporters” are guilty under the leftwing religious extremist doctrine of collective guilt?

    Do you apply the same standard to Muslims when jihadists commit thousands of terror attacks globally over a decade and a half? Do you apply the same standard to violent liberals when one shoots up a baseball field, or when leftwingers/activists wreck up a Muslim immigrant’s limosine in the streets of DC? The answer is no. That makes you a liar and a hypocrite who doesn’t care about the truth.

  • Tom

    I’m sorry Dan, I couldn’t hear you over the he sound of your persecution complex. I know, as an old white racist you are one of the most oppressed people on Earth. It must be terrible to get punched in the face for simply stating your opinion that Muslims are all orcs. certainly worse than being a black man gunned down by racist cops for sport

  • Tom: You are welcome to your opinions, and are welcome to express them here at Behind the Black. However, I have rules, and one of the first ones is that we do not insult each other or call people names.

    You have no idea who Dan is. You don’t know his race, nor his mental state. To make accusations based on this ignorance is unacceptable here. If you continue, I will suspend you for a week. If you return and continue to do so, you will be banned.

    I welcome your dissenting opinion. I should note that I do not hate the left. I only note that they sure seemed filled with a lot of hate these days. And in fact, you seem to be exhibiting it yourself in your initial comments here.

  • Thomas

    Interesting an intellectual and informative site that actually enforces a ban on derogatory comments.

  • Edward

    Tom wrote: “Just today a group of trump supporting Nazis

    Unfortunately for Tom, the NAZIs (NAZI standing for National Socialist German Worker’s Party) are leftist socialists. Trump being a lifelong liberal Democrat, not a conservative nor can Trump even define conservatism, does not help his case any. Tom has no idea whether those he complains about are also Trump-like — lifelong liberal Democrats who favored Trump over the horrific Democrat choices.

    Meanwhile, there was some leftist professor who hatefully commented on the late First Lady Barbara Bush. When Margret Thatcher died, leftists were literally partying in the streets of Britain. So, from where does the hatred come?

  • Rich Cregar

    Mr. Zimmerman;
    I have made several random payments to you over the last year but have now decided that my responsibility as a citizen is to do more. Therefore I have just become a monthly contributor via my Paypal account. I am just a working stiff so I have elected the $2.00 contribution but at least it is now coming regularly. I pledge I shall increase it at some point. Your website is one of the finest on the internet. Please continue your good work on the web and your participation on The John Batchelor show.
    By the way, any idea what ever became of the ACLU? One would think they would be deeply troubled by events on our nation’s campuses yet I, for one, hear nothing!
    I appreciate all you do.
    Kindest regards;
    Rich Cregar

  • Kirk


    Regarding the ACLU, they sued the City of Charlottesville back in the summer of 2017 when the city revoked the Unite the Right rally’s permit to meet in downtown Lee Park (which had been recently renamed Emancipation Park) and re-permitted them to meet at a more remote park. The ACLU won, the rally was held in Lee Park, and when Ms. Heyer was killed the ACLU received a lot of backlash. They defended their action, saying that everyone was entitled to their Constitutional rights, but they became gunshy — literally — and decided to no longer fight for the right of assembly of groups who were likely to arrive armed. (They don’t say that those groups don’t have the right of assembly, but only that they will no longer personally take up their causes.)

    I don’t know if there has been additional blowback which has affected their actions related to campuses.

  • Rich Cregar: Thank you for your financial support. It touches my heart.

    Many years ago the ACLU completely abandoned defending the Constitution and 1st Amendment in order to favor Democratic Party politics. The organization was always leftwing, but in the 1950s and 1960s they at least held firm on defending everyone’s right to free speech. That position went out the window sometime in the 1990s.

    By the way, you might consider reading my books, especially Genesis. I think you’d like them.

  • wayne

    Times have indeed changed…

    pivoting from the ACLU to the HUAC…
    -listen to William Mandel testify, and change the question from, “are you a member of the communist party..?” to “..are you a trump supporter colluding with Russians?” and see if the ACLU jumps to your defense.
    –This is how you talk back to our current Overlords, and put them in their place.

    William Mandel testifies before HUAC
    May 1960
    (the infamous…”If you think that I am going to cooperate with this collection of Judases, of men who sit there in violation of the United States Constitution, if you think I will cooperate with you in any way, you are insane!”)

    12 minute version is at

  • Cotour

    Let me share a story from this mornings interaction with a “Liberal” lady friend. (All true, as ridiculous and as contradictory as it sounds. This is an example of how dishonest and delusional they are and think)

    I run into a friend this morning, a lady, white, executive, self professed Trump hater and proud Gloria Steinum feminist and Liberal Democrat. (I point out and laugh in her face every time that she is honest with me and contradicts herself and her alleged beliefs.)

    She has had to move her company several times over the past years, many trucks and a crew of guys shows up and does the bull work. She is moving the other day and the trucks and crew show up and they take care of business, and what was her comment to me?

    This is what SHE said to me unsolicited: So 7 trucks show up the other morning right on time with 26 strong young men and everything went like clock work. The men were very polite and ALL WHITE and they did great job. It cost me a fortune.

    Now thats not so bad but she adds to her narrative: As you know I have done this several times before and this crew of guys were such a pleasure compared to the others I have used. I will leave it there and not complete the next element of her racist comment because I personally do not talk like that.

    Good for thee but not for me.

    She can not wait for Trump to be removed from the presidency because she hates him, “he’s a racist and a Fascist.” I laugh right in her face.

  • Cotour

    And where do these Leftist operatives intend to take our country?

    As soon as this kind of political correctness and Leftist agenda is realized then America will be no more. You see this being played out in South Africa where the now black government has plainly stated that they will kill the white land owners to repatriate the lands that they have taken to the rightful owners. “Creative destruction”?

    In the end according to these Alynski “Community organizer” manipulators we will all have to leave the continent in order to reconcile the offences of the past. Social and cultural suicide for the sake of political correctness and the acquisition of and the retention of power for the now Leftist lead Democrat party.

    That is their plan for the future, believe it or not.

  • Edward

    Tom wrote: “I’m sorry Dan, I couldn’t hear you over the he sound of your persecution complex. I know, as an old white racist you are one of the most oppressed people on Earth.

    Tom was being sarcastic, here, but six of the seven links under the “bigotry” entry were anti-white, which goes contrary to his implied thesis that whites are racist oppressors. Tom was even bigoted enough to assume that Dan is an “old white racist” and assumes that cops are racists who gun down blacks for sport; the (Only) Black Lives Matter movement, where racist blacks gun down cops for sport, proved that it is the other way around.

    Or, Tom, are you projecting your own hatred and bigotry onto others?

  • Robin

    The assumption on the Left that just because someone is a member of a minority group that they can’t be as hateful and bigoted as members of the majority group is wrong. Unfortunately. Those personality traits have nothing to do with skin color. It’s like watching Archie Bunker vs George Jefferson from All In The Family, except they didn’t hate each other quite so much.

    Hatred and bitterness are also totally counterproductive to stopping discrimination. The reason people like Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi were so rare–and so successful–is because they were able to fight oppression– without giving in to hatred.

    “True pacifism,” or “nonviolent resistance,” King wrote, is “a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love”

    “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
    ― Nelson Mandela

    Also, the Far Left should NOT be confused with liberalism. Neither the Far Left nor the Far Right is liberal. To be liberal means to be “open to new opinions or behavior.” Obviously, way too many people commenting here are the opposite of “open to new opinions.” They accept only one “correct” opinion.

  • Cotour


    (Sent to me by a very well connected and active political player in the Bronx. Whats going on in the minds of the black and Hispanic communities? You tell me.)

    By Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr.
    District 18 Bronx County, New York

    The Trump Effect

    You Should know that President Donald Trump’s policies are starting to take effect on some members of the minority communities.

    As you know President Trump has been pointing out, and criticizing the way in which the Democratic Party has, for years, taken the minority communities for granted; especially the African American, Black and Latino Communities.

    President Trump has pointed to, as evidence of this fact, the total devastation, and abandon city such as experienced in Detroit, the high crime, murder, and shooting deaths of African American youths on the streets of Chicago, the high unemployment rate, the decay and crumpling public housing, the high number of homelessness, and overcrowded classrooms, in low underperforming public schools, noting that these conditions exists in most urban cities under the control of Democrats in this nation.

    President Trump has even indicated that the African Americans are losing jobs, political clout and power and resources due to the increasing influx of the Latino and other immigrants entering the United States.

    Due to the Trump effect there are a great number in our communities, Black, Latino, and other lifelong Democrats that have begun an underground movement (# Walk-Away) who have strong sentiments, highly discouraged with the Democratic Party, who are inclined to believe and follow President Trump’s statements. However, given the political climate they are not willing to express their support for Trump publicly from fear of repercussions. I have found that many will speak ill of the President in public, but in private are Trump supporters.

    In reading a Daily News article, Monday August 13, 2018, authored by Mr. Kenneth Lovett who is also the Albany News Bureau Chief, I learned that even the Hip-Hop Communities are angry with the Democratic party and they are forming their own political party composed of the African Americans disgusted with the Democrats.

    According to Mr. Lovett’s article the Hip Hop Community led by Ms. Jineea Butler is forming their African American political party under the name of “The New American Party” Ms. Butler is the founder of the “Hip Hop Union”. Ms. Jineea Butler has confirmed these rumors stating that she is trying to recruit Hip Hop artists such as LL Cool J., and others. Assisting Ms. Butler’s efforts is Mr. Eric Barrier, who is part of the Hip Hop duo Eric B. and Ramkin.

    In our community there are those that believe that the election of the admitted, Socialist Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, is a result of the peoples sentiments of the Democrats taking the minority vote for granted.

    Ms. Ocasio-Cortes was an unknown, 28 year old Puerto Rican woman who defeated a white male, seasoned Democrat, believed to become the next Speaker of the House, Mr. Joseph Crowley, who also took the minority Democratic vote for granted.

    The problem with Ocasio-Cortes is that she is doing the same things as the other Democrats. Ms. Ocasio is taking us for granted, believing that once she has won the Democratic primary makes her a shoe in come the general elections. Apparently she has forgotten the district that elected her, and is traveling the nation on interviews instead of preparing herself to beat Crowley. She has forgotten that Congressman Crowley is still in the running, and that even though he is not actively campaigning his name will appear as a candidate for re-election for the New York State “Working Families Party”.

    We all know that once you are the Democratic Party Candidate you may be safe. But some are saying that after getting to know more about Ms. Ocasio-Cortes and her admission of being a devoted socialist, they may be inclined to jump the line and re-elect Mr. Joe Crowley on the “Working Families Party” line, come November 6, and that will be due to the Trump Effect.

    I am Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz and this is what you should know.

  • Cotour: To what party does this councilman belong? If he is a Democrat this is most honest appraisal of the political situation by a Democrat I have read in decades.

  • Cotour

    He is a Democrat, although a more religious and Conservative one.

    Some very interesting comments by an insider for sure.

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