Edmund Burke said: “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”
To live without reflection is to live without thought. And to live without thought is not to live at all. The world around us is so massively complex, yet we often take it for granted. We read, hear and watch without digesting. This can lead to a dulling of our perspective, a society running on auto-pilot. Unfortunately, there are those whose goal it is to use our dulled perspective against us.
According to the Washington Examiner:
“Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn’t invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.”
Had I not digested what I read in the Examiner, I wouldn’t have thought much about it. Big deal, the event organizers forgot to invite Tim Scott. But there is so much more to this story, or non-story.
We must examine everything around us. With the exclusion of Senator Scott, there are questions to be answered. Why was Tim Scott left out? Who organized the event? If it was a deliberate snub, what was the motivation behind it? From past experience and with some situational logic, we can answer all of these questions.
The event was organized by MLKDREAM50. I’m unsure of their political leanings, but given the list of invitees—mostly Democrats and Liberal elites—I can safely assume the organization leans Left. There is no given reason for the exclusion of Tim Scott. However, given the fact that he is the only Black Senator currently serving, it seems odd for him not to have been invited. This leads me to believe that he was deliberately snubbed. Why? The only conclusion to which I can come is that Scott wasn’t invited because he is a Conservative. Once again, why?
Past experience tells us that the Left views Black Conservatives as illegitimate. Many Black Conservatives have been called “Uncle Toms,” and “turn-coats.” They are rejected by the Liberal establishment because the Left cannot possibly believe that a Black person would reject their philosophy of big, matriarchal government.
There is no hard evidence for any of what I have just concluded. But logic and perspective tell me that I’m on to something. And often, logic and perspective are all we have to go on. All of this is to say that we should never accept what we are told without question. It is that unquestioning dogma that pervades the Left.