I’m at my gym, peddling away on the exercise bike (one of my realizations while riding the exercise bike is that “Maybe I don’t know why the caged bird sings; but I sure know why the hamster runs on his little hamster wheel”) while looking at a bank of eight televisions. My favorite Fox News program is on – Megyn Kelly’s new show – but it’s a commercial. So I look around at the other televisions and notice that “X-Men: the Last Stand” is playing on the FX channel on one of the other TVs.
I saw one scene, but it was THE scene to see to frame a very important point regarding racism and discrimination.
In the movie, there is absolutely zero question as to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. The good guys are the X-Men, led by Charles Xavier. Charles, like all mutants, has suffered discrimination and hostility as a result of his powers, but he fights for true justice, for human dignity, for the human spirit. And he has assembled a group of young mutants to help him in his noble cause. Whereas Magneto, an embittered mutant, consumed by hate and the desire for not justice but vengeance, leads a massive army of evil mutants in a fight to dominate the human race.
In the scene I started to view, Magneto had assembled hundreds or even thousands of evil mutants to attack a prison – which turns out to be Alcatraz – to free key evil mutant allies. The X-Men and a few human prison guards stand on the other side in a struggle to keep evil behind bars where it belongs.
So you’ve got thousands of evil mutants on one side and five good mutants on the other side.
And Magneto, surveying the scene, mutters of the four good mutants, “Traitors to their own cause.”
There is absolutely no question that the creators of the X-Men intended “mutants” to be a metaphor for race.
And given the fact that we have the exact same situation today: with a giant group of minorities on the one side standing for preferential treatment based on race and a very small group of minorities on the other side standing up for human dignity and the human spirit while the leaders of the larger group denounce as “race traitors” the members of the smaller group, well, I think we’ve got a narrative to discuss.
What I want you to realize is that, when Magneto surveys the few X-Men standing against him and says, “Traitors to their own cause,” he is doing THE EXACT SAME THING as black “civil rights” leaders are doing to great black conservatives such as Condoleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Allen West, Herman Cain and Ben Carson.
Magneto – evil mutant intent on bitterness and hate and vengeance as he is – is following the script of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and all your other leftist race baiters. You’re either with us, on the Democrat Party plantation (it was the Democrat Party in the 19th century that fought a vicious, bloody Civil War to keep black people on slavery plantations), fighting for more welfare, more food stamps, more preferential race treatment, more government dependence, or you’re a “traitor” for fighting for the human spirit and for human dignity which ought to abhor such things and encourage people to work and stand on their own feet.
There’s another line that happens in the scene I watched (until Megyn Kelly came back on) that shows something important.
Because you’ve got to ask: if Magneto won the battle, what kind of society would he have? Sure, ordinary humans would be slaves, but what about his fellow evil mutants? And by way of analogy, what kind of society would Al Sharpton have? Again, surely white people would be second-class citizens as a result of his “reverse discrimination” whereby whites made blacks second-class citizens and therefore blacks should make whites second-class citizens in return and keep the hate of racism alive forever and ever. But how would black people – and I mean the black people who sided with Sharpton – be treated in Sharpton’s brave new world?
As the battle begins, evil mutants Juggernaut and Pyro begin to rush in to attack the X-Men. And Magneto – who had ordered the attack – holds them back. The lesser evil mutants rush in and are destroyed. And Magneto reveals his incredibly cynical and evil attitude toward them, saying, “That’s why the pawns go in first.”
And that’s all you are to the race baiters, ordinary black person struggling to live in a society where Obama has destroyed the economy and made it all but impossible that you will ever be able to find a job: a damn pawn.
It is simply a FACT that blacks are FAR worse off under Obama and under liberalism than they were under the system they were taught to hate. But while you get the rare admission of that fact from the race-baiting industry, the rest of the left is doctrinaire rabid “Magneto” support. These people are nothing but pawns to the left. And their failure and their misery is nothing but an opportunity to gin up even MORE rage and hate against those who would help them if they were only given a chance.
Just as in the X-Men movie, the truly courageous people in real life aren’t the hordes of blacks screaming for their rights (and their vengeance); it is, as always, the small group of noble heroes who stand with the rest of us against their hate.
That’s why when I see a black conservative standing next to me, I truly cherish that noble soul who stands for what’s right in spite of all the fierce and vicious opposition against him or her.