On Wednesday’s episode of "The Andrew Klavan Show," host Andrew Klavan discusses how the Left uses the label of "white nationalism" to attack anyone who is on the Right and the negative consequences of that strategy. Transcript and video below.
White nationalism is bad, okay? The Left and I agree that white nationalism is bad. We have different reasons. They think it’s bad because they want to take the injustice they feel has been done against people of color and turn it around on white people. They’re always saying there’s an injustice, but what they’re really trying to do is seize the power as some kind of corrective for injustice of the past. I think white nationalism is bad because it’s stupid and wrong to make moral judgments about people according to their race rather than their actions. Let’s call that rule one, do not make moral judgments about people according to their race instead of their actions. Rule one.
You do not violate rule one because you don’t want it done to you, right? The golden rule. Everybody knows they’re an individual responsible for himself. They’re not responsible for every one of the same color or from the same country. You can’t say that someone held slaves and now you’re responsible because you’re the same color as them. It wasn’t white people holding slaves, it was some white people, while other white people were fighting to free them. You can’t say black people commit crimes because it’s some black people, it’s not the guy you’re talking to at some moment. He wants to be an individual. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Breaking rule one is wrong. The only time race actually matters is when looking at somebody according to their race exposes someone violating rule one. So if Jews aren’t getting any jobs at a certain bank because they’re not hiring Jews, they are violating rule one and that’s a clue to the fact that they’re not hiring Jews. Other than that, you’re violating rule one if you start disrespecting people according to their race.
That’s why I’m against affirmative action. I don’t think it’s right to penalize Asian people or white people according to their race by giving credits to other people because of their race. I just think that’s violating rule one. I’m against reparations because the persons paying the reparations didn’t do anything and the person getting the reparations didn’t suffer anything. I’m against Indian reservations, how about that one? I think they should be phased out. Why should they not just be full Americans at this point? It’s just miserable on those reservations. It’s bad for them. You can’t fix the sins of the past; it just can’t be done. I’m against white nationalism for the same reason. My philosophy has benefits over the left’s philosophy in that it makes sense. I’m against anything that violates rule one. But in their attempt to win power over the economy and speech, Democrats need disasters. That’s what I was talking about before. If they can tell you that a disaster is coming, maybe you’ll suspend the moral rules. Maybe you’ll suspend rule one. So they’ve got Russian collusion and evil Trump, and now they’ve got white nationalism.