Democrats have swung so far to the left that they’ve started to silence people in their own party.
Led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and other Democrats, they’ve made it clear: if you’re not with us you’re against us.
And they proved it by booing a black Democrats at a hearing before the House Judiciary subcommittee on slavery reparations.
When the lifelong Democrats took the microphone to give his opinion, he was loudly booed for disagreeing with his own party’s far-left fringe.
Quillette columnist Coleman Hughes claimed that reparations would be bad for African-Americans for two reasons: it would further divide Americans among themselves and automatically claim people like him, who have to real ties to slavery, a “victim without consent.”
“Black people don’t need another apology,” Hughes said. “We need safer neighborhoods and better schools. We need a less punitive criminal justice system. We need affordable health care. And none of these things can be achieved through reparations for slavery.”
Here, he was sharply rejected in hailstorm of boos by far-left audience members.
Regardless of what side of reparations Hughes decided on, as an American he has a right to an opinion on reparations as well as a right to express it.
Hughes, who attends Columbia University, claims that his ancestors were part of Thomas Jefferson’s plantation. But he himself is well-off. He told the truth: He doesn’t need the money.
But for liberals, Hughes was guilty of wrong-think and was pubiclly thrown under the bus. It’s an ugly pattern within the Democratic party and their history with African-Americans: Do what we say… or else.
Just in time for the 2020 primary, progressive Democrats have dragged slavery reparations back into the public eye — their lazy way of pandering for the African-American votes on election day.
Meanwhile, they let the cities they represent rot.
And Hughes knew exactly what he was getting into.
“Nearly everyone close to me told me not to testify today,” he said. “They told me that even though I’ve only ever voted for Democrats, I’d be perceived as a Republican and therefore hated by half the country. That’s how suspicious we’ve become of one another.”
The Horn editorial team