• Racial Justice!

  • Black Lives Matter!

  • White Privilege!

  • Defund the Police!

Were these slogans invented by Fox News?

No! It is difficult to believe, but they were actually invented by the good guys. It is difficult to imagine how Fox News could have done a better job. They do not say what they mean—I think (or I hope). They are not understandable without a translator.

If you are a poor White (or non-White), what would you read into them at face value?

  • Racial Justice — so you are guilty by virtue of your skin color.

  • Black Lives Matter — your’s does not.

  • White Privilege — even if your wages are low, have not improved in decades, and are unlikely to go up; even if your prospects are lousy; future opportunities will go preferentially to non-Whites..

  • Defund the Police — you will be without law and order after the police force has been dissolved.

Why should you not vote for Trump? He stands between you and them—your tribe and their tribe.

Although there may be some protesters who truly believe in what these slogans claim on the surface, most good guys will quickly clarify that they do not.

Racial justice means (I hope) that minorities deserve the same justice that the majority already enjoys. Black Lives Matter (I hope) draws attention to the fact that black lives seem not to have mattered as much to police as white lives. U. Iweala provides a good explanation. (Ironically, a white-supremacy misleading slogan is now All Lives Matter.) White Privilege (I hope) means that our black friends have not received the fair treatment as whites have on average. Defund the Police (I hope) means that society should shift some resources from the police and the US industrial prison complex to social services instead.

Even as a sympathizer, I have to ask what these slogans really mean. If I am right, they do not seem to say what they mean. Why are they all like Orwellian Newspeak?

This language has sowed fertile ground to twist good intent. And the good guys did not even need Fox News to do it for them. They have already twisted the words so badly themselves that Fox News could not have done it better. It makes it easy for Fox News to mislead and rally troops to Trump’s side.

We need to make the world a better and fairer place. Justice and equality for all is a fundamental human right. We need major police reform. We need better opportunities for those among all of us who have waited too long on the lower ladder of economic progress, with too little opportunities and too poor an education, be they black, white, or green.

These are issues where all of us should be on board including most Fox News viewers. Why have the good guys made it so easy for the bad guys?

PS: I am a George Will Republican. I liked the social, racial, and liberal attitudes of Barack Obama. I liked the cnetrism of Clinton. I liked the foreign policy of {George H.W. Bush](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush). I liked the economic policies and bipartisanship of Ronald Reagan, without whom the USA would have become a train wreck. I liked the regulatory policies of Richard Nixon, without whom we would not have had the EPA. I liked the civil-rights dedication of Lyndon Johnson, without whom the Jim Crowe South would not have ended. I liked Eisenhower’s military attitudes.