Kamala Harris has been branded a ‘Marxist’ on social media and accused of peddling ‘Communist propaganda’ after she posted a video to Twitter preaching the differences between equality and equity.
The animated video, published on Sunday, features a black man and a white man who are staring up at a mountain they were seeking to climb.
The two men are both given the same length rope, however the white man is seen standing next to the end of his rope, while the black man is stood at the bottom of a cliff with the rope out of his reach.
Harris, who narrates the video, is heard saying at the beginning that, ‘there’s a big difference between equality and equity.’
‘Equality suggests, “Oh, everyone should get the same amount”’, she continues. ‘The problem with that [is] not everybody’s starting out from the same place. So if we’re all getting the same amount but you started out back there and I started out over here, we could get the same amount, but you’re still going to be that far back behind me.’
The narration comes as the white man is seen ascending the mountain while the black man watches from the ground below.
As Harris continues in her monologue, the ground in the video begins to rise up, allowing the black man the opportunity to grab the rope and for both men to reach the summit of the mountain.
‘It’s about giving people the resources and support they need so that everyone can be on equal footing, and then compete on equal footing. Equitable treatment means we all end up at the same place,’ Harris says.
Almost immediately, countless critics began lambasting Harris, accusing her of preaching the Communist principle known as equality of outcome. The principle describes a state in which people have approximately the same material wealth and income, or in which the general economic conditions of their lives are alike.
Among the most notable detractors was House Republican Conference Committee Chair Liz Cheney, who wrote in response: ‘Sounds just like Karl Marx. A century of history has shown where that path leads. We all embrace equal opportunity, but government-enforced equality of outcomes is Marxism.’
Mark Wolking, the deputy director of the Trump 2020 campaign called Harris a ‘full blown Marxist’.
Texas Congressman and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw summarized the video as a ‘false promise of the left’.
‘The false promise of the left, in 1 minute. Start out with a well-intentioned point on equality of opportunity, only to end it with the true Marxist intent: equity in outcomes. They leave out the part where equity must be enforced with unequal -and tyrannical- treatment,’ he wrote.
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Source: Baptist Press