By DAN FAGAN
Are you a racist? I’m not either. Are your friends racist? Yeah, neither are mine. So where are all these racists Democrats warn us about? They constantly complain the “disenfranchised” can’t get ahead, because, you know, racism.
If you believe hard-core leftist Assemblyman Christopher Constant, Anchorage is spiked with intolerance and bigotry. It’s woven into our culture. We’re swimming in racism. It’s who we are as a people. Yes, Constant argues the people of Anchorage are authentically prejudice and steeped in racial discrimination.
“To me, the issue of racism is not specific to a person acting, but it is just baked into our community in such a way that we do not even see the people who we don’t have equal respect or understanding of. We just literally blank them out,” Constant said during a recent Assembly meeting.
Constant singled out those testifying before the Assembly and objecting to Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s plan to flood certain areas of town with high and drunk vagrants as racist. But he’s wrong about dissenters not seeing the vagrants. We do see them. They’re everywhere. Fornicating, defecating, masturbating, trespassing, fighting, falling down, and lawbreaking.
The reason so many are speaking out over Anchorage’s exploding vagrant epidemic has nothing to do with race. What a stupid thing to believe. People don’t want lawless drug addicts and drunkards flooding neighborhoods leaving their feces, drug needles, trash, and stolen bikes all around.
Does Constant honestly believe these dysfunctional vagrants would be welcome in neighborhoods if they were of a different race? Is he out of his mind?
Constant not only believes Anchorage is currently racist, he says it’s been that way for years.
“We have made policy for generations on that principle and I will not stand for that principle one more day on this body as long as I’m here,” said Constant.
And there it is. The one constant with Constant and other hard-core Leftists: Virtue signaling.
“I will not stand on that principle one more day on this body as long as I’m here.”
What Constant wants you to know is that even though the city he serves is racist and has been for years, as an enlightened, woke, super virtuous crusader for all things not equal, he will draw a line in the sand and single handily bring to an end generations of injustices.
He’s faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look up in the Sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Christopher Constant, social justice superhero!
Here’s the thing about left-leaning virtue signalers like Constant, Berkowitz, and other Assembly members of their ilk. Because their focus is on their image and how their decisions make them look, they rarely discover truth.
Seeking and finding truth requires a humble and compassionate heart. To find the truth one must care about others and sincerely want to help. The heart obsessed with its own image cannot see or hear truth.
The ideology and religion of Leftism is based on pride and self-glorification. It’s the opposite of humility. Leftists fancy themselves hyper-intellectual. Above the uneducated and less refined. They’re all puffed up. It’s why Leftists typically destroy everything they touch.
They must be defeated at the ballot box. The longer they control a city, the more decline and destruction. Look at San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Consider Venezuela, once a resource-rich nation, now a place where the vast majority live in poverty.
Don’t think it could happen to Anchorage or Alaska? Keep electing Leftists. You’ll see.
Dan Fagan hosts a radio show weekday mornings on Newsradio 650, KENI.