Democrats in the US House of Representatives have sponsored legislation proclaiming an “unconditional war against racism” and creating the “Department of Reconciliation,” a new government department. If it were to pass, it would create yet another new government organization to address racial discrimination and foster reconciliation among African Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.
Rep. Al Green of Texas has presented legislation that would create a Cabinet-level Department of Reconciliation tasked with combating racism and prejudice. H.Res.919 is the bill’s official name, but its full title is “Declaring an Unconditional War on Racism and Other Forms of Discrimination.” The bill says, “Racism and invidious discrimination like poverty in 1964 are ubiquitous in the society. Systemic and institutionalized racism. Persist in practically every aspect of American life.”
The left, as usual, engages in projection, which it usually succeeds at. Racism and Invidious Discrimination (RAID) exist in America, mainly focused on white males, Christians, conservatives, and MAGA supporters. “The best defense is a good offense,” to use a sports metaphor. “Progressives” often smear America by claiming things like “racism and invidious discrimination (RAID) are endemic in this country,” never acknowledging the undeniable reality that such problems have always been and continue to be pervasive in all countries. Or that racism and other types of discrimination are substantially worse in most non-homogeneous countries.
Moreover, Rep. Green’s bill did not expressly state that racism and unfair discrimination exist in sports, entertainment, the media, and religion and that they can be found in virtually every restaurant, movie theatre, laundry room, house of ill repute, bingo parlor, accountant’s office, and a fish-cleaning house across the RAID plain. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced an “unconditional assault against poverty in America” in January 1964. Since then, taxpayers have spent almost $22 trillion on the “Unconditional War on Poverty.” What is the current poverty rate? It’s almost identical to the one from 58 years ago.