Larry Elder wrote an Op Ed Entitled: “Intervention to Cure Black Friend’s Addiction — to Liberalism”
This is the kind of embarrassing, race politics played by many so called Conservatives which makes Conservatives look like hypocrites and makes some Black Conservatives in particular look like Black overseers on a slave plantation. Moreover, it’s exactly why many in predominantly Black communities are, as a whole, disgusted by many Black Conservatives.
Liberalism is a political ideology that transcends ethnic/cultural identity and economik Cc class. It is not unique to Blacks, Whites or any cultural group. Hence, the discussion should never polarized along the lines of so called race.
Liberalism, furthermore, is not a mental health issue and is not a health condition whatsoever, for I know plenty of socially dysfunctional conservatives. So there is no “cure” for Liberalism or Conservatism, for both are merely political ideologies.
If we are going to lead someone from so called liberalism to constitutional literacy, insults and condescending is not going to be the way. No one can learn free market solutions in health care, energy, immigration, labor, and education, from this kind of rhetoric
The more White Conservatives actually listen to (and fund) this kind of rhetoric and applaud it, the more they damage the credibility of the conservative movement overall and give validation to the perception that Black Conservatives are mindless puppets of a hostile agenda against Black Americans.
This is, furthermore, no different than the race pimping Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (I refuse to call him Reverend) do on the so called left. The only difference is that it is White conservatives. No one else is fooled.
In the final analysis, we don’t need more race hustling on either side. Instead, we need more Biblical, constitutional and financial literacy campaigns.
Finally, we need servants who are committed to holistic reconciliation and restoration of all Americans to free market solutions rather than seeking fame by spewing irresponsible, divisive, and disrespectful vitriol.