During a recent interview with the Daily Beast, actor Anthony Mackie (Falcon in The Avengers) said that race is irrelevant when it comes to directors, with specific reference to the search for the man or woman who will direct Black Panther for Marvel:
“As a director your job is to tell a story. You know, they didn’t get a horse to direct Seabiscuit! The thing is I don’t think the race of the director has to do with their ability to tell a story. I think it’s all about the director’s ability to be able to relate to that story and do it justice. I think men can direct women, and two of my greatest work experiences were with female directors.”
I’m certain this comment will generate a tidal wave of indignant comments on social media, as well as from the Hollywood elite, but he’s correct. A director’s job is to understand a story and the characters in that story. You don’t have to be black to direct Black Panther, just as you don’t have to be a man to direct an all-male action movie. But this runs contrary to the liberal narrative.
To the left, people aren’t individuals, but commodities that can be moved about to best benefit the liberal agenda. Black people can be used to promote the idea that racism is rampant among police; Hispanics can be used to promote amnesty; gays can be used to promote anti-religious bigotry; women can be used to promote an anti-man ideology. All these things not only push forward certain beliefs the left hold dear, but guarantees the Democratic Party the votes of these particular subsets of people.
That’s why the Democrats were concerned when Joe Biden was considering running for president; there was no added benefit. In fact, CNN’s Carol Costello even said:
“If [Biden] enters the race, he’ll just be another white person running on the Democratic side, right? If you take a look at the Republican side, some say it’s the most diverse in history.”
Liberals don’t see people for their individual gifts, but for their basic inalterable attributes–skin color, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, etc. In that way, Joe Biden would have added nothing to their deck. Basically, Democrats view politics as one giant game of Pokemon, and their candidates as Pokemon cards.
No! I don’t need a Bidensaur, I already have a Berniemander, and a Hildabeast. They all have the same powers: Old-Age, and Whitewash. Sure, Hildabeast has Femalegility, but it’s a really weak attack!
By separating Americans into different categories, the Democrats can build the perfect, winning deck, and expand their own power by targeting particular subgroups with specified “attacks.” They tell black people that they’re under the boot of white conservatives; they tell women that conservatives want to take away their birth control, and turn back the clock; they tell Hispanics that conservatives despise them, and don’t want them in this country; they tell gays that conservatives want them dead. Then, they convince these subgroups of voters that the Democratic Party is the only thing that can defend them, and if they don’t vote Democrat, the future will be a dystopia in which women, immigrants, blacks, and gays will be poor, imprisoned, and executed.
Conservatives, on the other hand, treat all people the same. We know that people cannot, and should not be reduced to their inalterable, basic traits, separated, then fed particular bits of information to make them do what we want them to do.
We know every person has individual struggles and goals, and that our political philosophy of self-agency and individual empowerment can help them, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
It’s called having empathy, and intellect. When a liberal tells a woman that only women can understand the issue of abortion, they’re implying men have no capacity to empathize with women, and intellectually grasp the concept of abortion. When they tell black people that whites cannot possibly understand black issues, they’re erasing what makes us human.
No one can fully experience what anyone else is going through, but we have the capacity to, from an outside perspective, empathize and understand the problem. That’s how we survive; that’s how laws are made.
You don’t have to cut your own hand off to know it’s a bad idea. But to liberals, only the handless can possibly understand that cutting your hand off is a bad idea, and therefore, the fully-handed shouldn’t get involved.
The Republicans have the most diverse field in history, and the Democrats only have two old, white people, but so what? What really matters is ideas. And when it comes to ideas, conservatism doesn’t divide and conquer, it unites people through common sense principles.
We’re not building a deck to advance our own expanse of power, we’re building a prosperous and healthy society of individual Americans.