If you had been wondering why Democrats and their big-box media enablers are suddenly zealously pushing for reparations for black farmers, a heretofore invisible subcategory in the ever-growing identity politics ranks, Jon Ossoff shed some light on the matter in Georgia.
The Democratic is going up against Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in one of two Jan. 5 Peach State runoff elections that will decide control of the Senate. He became the focus of some attention for using the term “campesino” in a Dec. 13 campaign speech. The Spanish word can be translated as farmworker, but its far greater significance is as “peasant,” with all the highly charged social justice connotations that come with that label.
The sight of Ossoff, the product of a wealthy and entitled upbringing, referring to migrant farm laborers as serfs has drawn deserved criticism of pampered progressive elites who utilize revolutionary terminology as bumper sticker talk from the safety of their ivory towers. But a deeper dive into the term “campesino” opens the door to an entire movement that is well organized and heavily funded. If allowed to fester, the spirit of the campesino social justice warrior threatens to bring nothing short of South American-style socialist revolution to America’s farming heartland.
This perilous development is being fueled by the naked greed of corporate billionaires like Republican donor Charles Koch. These moneyed elites have already resumed their eager pining for mas...