In AmericaIsGood.us founder Tom Klingenstein’s recent interview with Ed Morrissey, Klingenstein shed some light on Black Lives Matter, Cancel America, and their arguments’ inconsistencies and dangers. He started off the interview with a commentary on the radical 1619 Project, which claims that America was not founded on moral principles but on racism and slavery. Morrissey and Klingenstein agreed this can only result in remaking America, not improving it.
Their comments on this topic led to a discussion of the BLM movement. Klingenstein said that we have to face BLM head on because they’ve taken control of the Democratic Party with their racist agenda, “which judges people based on the color of their skin and proposes to break up society based on race.” Yet, Klingenstein notes, most Americans still see BLM as having the moral high ground because of the way it’s presented in the media.
Unfortunately, the just, anti-racist view BLM pretends to stand for hides the fact that their ends are completely at odds with the ends of American founding principles. These ends cannot be negotiated. Klingenstein said, “If we’re heading to the same place, we can make compromises” to get there faster or solve problems. But if we’re headed in different directions, there is no basis for our compromise. The BLM, Cancel America movement wants us to give up our principles so we will pursue their ends and agendas.
These ends that Cancel America is pursuing are inherently discriminatory. What they want is not equal opportunity, but equal outcome in exactly equal ways. “All identity groups,” said Klingenstein, “would be identical with respect to income and power…[all] would have the same number of CEO’s…but also the same number of criminals, and the same number of heart attacks. [The idea is that] any differences..are ipso facto evidence of racism…And that society, that understanding of justice, just cannot exist with the free society where we let individuals pursue happiness as they see fit.”
The BLM, Cancel America movement isn’t pursuing the same ends as those who believe America is Good. There can be no compromise because our difference lies at the very root of the issue. Do we believe America is racist and bad, or will we try harder to achieve its principles while proclaiming “America is Good”?