Over the weekend we learned that CNN has fired former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

Santorum had said this: “I mean, yes, we have Native Americans … But candidly, that — there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.”

Invited on Chris Cuomo’s show amid the uproar that followed, Santorum corrected himself, saying this — with bold print supplied for emphasis:

I was talking about, and I misspoke in this respect, I was talking about the founding, and the principles embodied in the founding … I would never, and you know, people have said, “Oh, I’m trying to dismiss what we did to the Native Americans.” Far from it! The way we treated Native Americans was horrific. It goes against every bone and everything I’ve ever fought for, as a leader, in the Congress.

To any sentient person that counts as an apology. But not at CNN. In their statement on Santorum’s departure the network said this: “However, he did not apologize for his remarks in the speech.”

Say what? Saying he “misspoke” is, yes, in fact, an apology, an acknowledgement that someone has said something that was wrong. Santorum did just that.

Too late.

The race supremacists — those who make it their business to make race and racism their be-all and end-all — struck. Here is CNN again: “The Native American Journalists Association also spoke out against CNN as a whole.”

Note well: this is a group organized by … race. Not profession — that’s an afterthought. And in a blink their race supremacy credentials were headlined in their own news release, headed this way:

NAJA urges Indigenous journalists to avoid working with CNN, calls for Santorum’s dismissal 

Which is to say, in the style of Chicago’s racist Mayor Lori Lightfoot, journalists are to be judged by their skin color. And there was no attempt to hide the threat: Nice network you got there, CNN, sure would be sad if anything happened to it.

Not to be outdone in the race supremacy rush to bully CNN, Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, instantly resorted to an outright lie about what Santorum said.

Again, Santorum said this:

I misspoke … people have said, “Oh, I’m trying to dismiss what we did to the Native Americans.” Far from it! The way we treated Native Americans was horrific. It goes against every bone and everything I’ve ever fought for, as a leader, in the Congress.

And here is Ms. Sharp saying that Santorum’s statement is “justifying Native American genocide.”

This is, obviously, a deliberate untruth. Santorum said no such thing. In fact, he said the opposite.

But in the world of race supremacy, truth is always the first casualty.

As I have written here in The American Spectator many times, the American Left and its Democratic Party is all about race supremacy — and always has been. From its founding by slaveowners to its support of segregation and today’s identity politics — the son of segregation — race is the be-all of its existence. As I noted here last year, the American Left and its favorite party is systemically racist.

In terms of Native Americans, recall that a long-time tradition of the Democratic Party is the “Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner” — a fundraising event run by local Democrats, state Democratic parties, and the national Democratic Party. The Jackson named is, of course, Andrew Jackson, the co-founder (with, per historians, Thomas Jefferson) of the party. Here is NPR’s quite accurate description of Jackson as president:

In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the “Trail of Tears,” because of its devastating effects. The migrants faced hunger, disease, and exhaustion on the forced march. Over 4,000 out of 15,000 of the Cherokees died.

In other words, Andrew Jackson, also a slave-owner, was a race supremacist.

The names on the left change, but the insistence on judging their fellow Americans by race never changes. From Andrew Jackson to Fawn Sharp, from Democratic Governor of Alabama George Wallace to Democratic Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot, judging by race is, as noted, their be-all and end-all.

The problem here is that the leftist CNN has carried this problem into its agenda as a media company, this time bowing to the race supremacists who demanded Santorum’s head.

As I distinctly recall, I was dismissed from CNN because I had written this article on the fascist tactics of the left-wing Media Matters. In it, I mocked the group’s anti-Semitism. And I was right to do so. Anti-Semitism and fascism should be called out at every turn.

But the unwritten rule at CNN was that this is not to be done if the group in question leans left. So I was out the door.

Make no mistake. The American Left is built on systemic racism. Many — but not all — of its members are race supremacists. But in this latest incident involving Rick Santorum and CNN, the Left has shown its true colors.

Again.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the real civil rights cause of today is now the same one that was fought in the 1960s by Dr. King and others when they battled the race supremacists of their day. Which is to say, we must keep fighting to ensure that Americans are judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

That is exactly what did not happen at CNN in this incident, when they bowed to the bullies of the race supremacy culture.

Source: The American Spectator

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