Have you noticed how the word racist has come into frequent use these past…oh, say 18 months? No? Well, obviously not. You live in your mom’s basement and play WoW 24/7. Or you live in The Shire and you’re too busy trimming the hair between your toes.
But for the rest of us, if you’re a liberal, you’re using the word pretty frequently. Admit it. And if you’re a conservative? Well, you’re plain racist – just ask any liberal.
Here’s what the free dictionary on my computer says:
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
• prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on such a belief : a program to combat racism.
That seems pretty cut and dried. If I am antagonistic towards you because of your race, then I am a racist. Right?
But what if I am antagonistic towards someone because I think he is wrong about the things he is doing that affect me and those that I care about? That would make me an opponent or a dissenter. Right?
Oh, but wait. These days if you oppose or dissent with Barack Obama, well… you’re a racist. You must be against him simply because he is black, and you’re a filthy racist. It couldn’t possibly because he is plain wrong about everything.
Anyway, as Frank J. at IMAO recently wrote – So how much more do we have to advance in race relations before America can elect its first competent black president?
What disturbs me the most about the left constantly calling dissent “racism” is that it now makes being called a racist laughable, and it is tragic since there are still some “real” racists in this society. Ironically, the vast majority of them appear to be on the left.
So, if the left are constantly calling those on the right racists, and the left are the real racists, then everyone is a racist. As I said in the title UR A RACIST.
This is an example of old-fashioned poor taste, but I’m not sure it is true racism. It is pretty stupid though.
This is an example of a racial epithet. Don’t do this.
This is really racist.
This is really, really racist.
THIS IS NOT RACISM:
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