The Left’s History of Bigotry is long and deep. Socialists and leftists generally claim they support equality and diversity. Sounds great doesn’t it? It’s part of virtue signaling in this age of political correctness.
They say they are the solution to racism and all other types of prejudices. It’s not true but it sounds nice. Some Leftists did participate in the Civil Rights Movement. Some did participate in other movements advocating equal rights. The truth, however, is socialists and other leftists have as much prejudice as anyone else. Let’s check it out.
Marx and Engels
Karl Marx is the founder of the communist movement. The man had his share of prejudices. He bore animosity towards his Cuban son-in-law Paul Lafargue. Marx refers to him as a “Negrillo” and even “the Gorilla.” Lafargue had African ancestry.
Marx also made Anti-Semitic remarks towards labor organizer Ferdinand Lassalle. This happens, though Marx himself was an ethnic Jew. He also convinces himself Lassalle is of African descent. Marx thought Lassalle’s physical features indicate ancestry. He made racial slurs about him. Marx’s colleague Friedrich Engels also made racial slurs about Lassalle.
Despite Marx’s revolutionary ideas, he refused to let his daughters pursue careers. His daughters wound up living miserable lives, with two of them committing suicide.
Nazis and Fascists
Socialists and other leftists are sworn enemies of Nazis and Fascists. Yet, they forget both Hitler and Mussolini considered themselves to be socialists. Nazi is an acronym for National Socialist German Workers’ Party.
Think about it. Fascism is a political philosophy. It is a movement or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual. Isn’t that pretty much what American socialists do? Fascism stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader. Isn’t that about the definition of the American left? Fascism supports severe economic and social regimentation and forcible suppression of opposition. How is this different from the American left?
Stalin and Hitler
Joseph Stalin had something in common with Adolph Hitler. Both were anti-Semites. In 1948 Stalin, after the disbanding of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, several leading Jews were persecuted. Then in 1952 many other Soviet Jews were convicted of “Jewish nationalism.” They were shot or sent to labor camps.
In 1953 Stalin claims there was a “Doctors’ Plot” to kill Soviet leaders. This led to a purge of physicians in the Soviet Union, most of whom were Jewish. This alleged conspiracy convinced Stalin to exile the entire Jewish population to Siberia. Stalin also initiates a series of pogroms throughout the country. His death in March 1953 prevents the action from reaching completion.
Socialists in America have also been racists despite their opposition to the Jim Crow laws. They took advantage of African Americans. They have delegated them to the lower levels within the party. Prejudices among the left continue to this day. They scream about racism and sexism, though they practice both.
Recently it has been revealed that black Africans in China experience discrimination. They are subject to constant testing for the coronavirus. They face shunning even if the tests turn up negative. Such racial views are present in China and have been for some time. This goes back at least as far as fears over AIDS and Ebola, probably much farther. Some Chinese officials are even expressing concerns over the number of Africans in the country.
Put a bow on the future
Socialists and leftists are hypocrites. This is readily apparent when it comes to equality. They talk a good game but they do not walk the walk. They never have. Don’t believe it? Do a little research for yourself. The Left’s History of Bigotry is long, deep and ongoing. Tell me who your friends are and I’ll show you your future.