So heres a way to expose the lie that Trump supporters are racists
By Dennis Prager
Everything the left has ever believed has depended upon lying about opponents. That is why every non-liberal leftist or nearly every Democrat running for president nearly every New York Times and Washington Post columnist nearly every CNN and MSNBC host and your left-wing brother-in-law labels every Trump supporter and of course President Donald Trump a racist."
And they dont stop there.
Leftists dont only label the half of the country that supports the president racist" they label all whites and America itself racist."
For instance if your son or daughter attends or recently attended an American university its close to certain he or she has repeatedly been told that America and all whites are racist. According to the left whites are divided between those who admit they are racist and those who dont admit it.
Every conservative and many liberals know this is a big lie. The great question is: Do leftists believe it?
It is impossible to know. But this we do know: If you repeat something often enough and if your worldview and that which gives your life meaning are dependent upon believing something you will eventually believe it.
So here is a way to show it is a lie.
Ask any white conservative including one who supports Trump the following three questions:
- Do you have more in common with and are you personally more comfortable in the company of a white leftist or a black conservative?
- Would you rather have nine white leftists or nine black conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court?
- Would you rather your child marry a black Christian conservative or a white non-Christian liberal?
A white racist would prefer the whites in each case.
If youre an honest leftist this should present a powerful challenge to your belief that all white conservatives are racist.
But it wont.
I have asked these questions of 1000s of Trump supporters at lectures and on my radio show. Not once has a white Trump-supporting conservative said he or she would be more comfortable in the presence of a white leftist than a black conservative or would prefer an all-white liberal Supreme Court to an all-black conservative Supreme Court.
Not once has a white Christian conservative said he or she would prefer his or her child marry a white non-Christian liberal rather than a black Christian conservative.
But leftists have too much at stake to confront the truth about conservatives.
Some liberals lie and some conservatives lie. But the truth is both a liberal and a conservative value. It has never been a left-wing value.
Any leftist who would commit himself to the truth would cease being a leftist. He would either become an anti-left liberal or an anti-left conservative.
So given how important it is to leftists to maintain the lie of conservative racism along with xenophobia misogyny transphobia and Islamophobia how would they rebut conservatives answers to these questions?
Presumably they would argue that every conservative who responds to these questions as I described is lying.
But these questions are important no matter how much leftists ignore or dismiss them because they perform an important service for conservatives.
I know this from Jewish history. There was so much Jew-hatred in the medieval Christian world that Jews sometimes wondered if there was any truth to the attacks on them. When a whole society denigrates a group members of the denigrated group start wondering whether any of the attacks on them have any truth.
But when the charge of blood libel arose that Jews killed Christian children to use their blood to bake matzos for Passover it liberated Jews from taking any of the anti-Semites attacks seriously. Every Jew knew the blood libel was a lie Jews never consumed animal blood let alone human blood.
America is racist." Whites are racist." Trump supporters are racist." These are all big lies.
Every conservative knows his responses to the three questions above are heartfelt and true so these questions can help conservatives come to see the lefts charge of conservative racism as medieval Jews came to see the anti-Semites blood libel charge: As a lie.
Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio host and the creator of PragerU.