Sunday, July 11, 2010

Think Your Racist? Think Again

Are you a racist? Odds are if you are asked such a question, especially if you are white, you will admit to a certain amount of racism; and you would probably be wrong. The reason is the issue of racism has been re-defined to allow progressives to continue to forward their agenda. This definition started in the 60’s with the civil rights movement. The progressives at the time did a very good job of subverting the idealism of the civil rights movement for their own agenda. One has to only look to Martin Luther King Jr, who, rather than declaring America a racists nation, he had faith in the opposite, that Americans would stand up against racism and only needed to be motivated by bringing the issue to the forefront. When Martin Luther King demonstrated for social justice, he was demonstrating for an even playing field, not re-distribution of wealth. Lost to most in this subversion, was the racist anti-black agenda of the progressives that harkened back to Woodrow Wilson and Margaret Sanger. While the Eugenics movement may be gone, there was still the likes of Robert Byrd and other Southern Democrats who fought tooth and nail to stall the elimination of segregation. In redefining racism, we were told that racism exists any time one looks negatively upon a person of color. Added to this was an exception for racist blacks that one could not be a racist if the racism does not negatively affect the disparaged race. This of course is the definition of intellectual dishonesty. The sole purpose for this redefinition is to make it racists to disagree with the redistribution of wealth. This racial institution reached it’s pinnacle as progressive now play the race card anytime someone disagrees with President Obama’s repeated redistributive policies. Those that would use race for their political posturing are the true moral inferiors. Eric Holder attempted to take the progressive moral high ground with his statement, "In things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways essentially, a nation of cowards." This would have been an obvious farce, had his hypocrisy not become such a conundrum to those that have bought so seriously into their own rhetoric.

So what does the redefining of racism look like? Well, lets start with a reasonable and historically accurate definition of racism. Racism is simply the hatred of a race or culture, based solely on that race or culture. Defining racism in this way, most would say they are not racists. But the progressives would not be empowered with such a definition, so they their rhetoric was re-directed away from the Jim Crow of Southern Democrats, and toward a more receptive audience of whites concerned they were engaged in defaco- racism as the result of institutional barriers against blacks. But rather than educate and work to eradicate these barriers, progressives latched onto the scheme of redefining tribalism as racism; tribalism being the the aspect of human nature that makes one feel safer with those that are similar in appearance. A typical progressive attitude would ask if you would feel safer sharing the street with a white or black. If someone said they would feel safer with someone of either race, the progressive would pronounce you a racist. What really separates the racist from tribalism is hatred. "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds. Robert Byrd, 1944; see the difference?

Yet the progressive would tell you that prejudice, or to pre-judge a situation based on the race of a person is racists. I have actually heard air headed college students say that if you are walking through a tough neighborhood and you see a group of Hispanics or Blacks in what might be suspected as gang attire, loitering on a street corner, it is racist to pre-judge them as dangerous; that until they have proved themselves as undesirables, you should accept them as friendly. If you buy into this than you are already dead and not reading this; or you may consider yourself a racist; alive, but a racist. It is stupidity with a purpose; redefining a million years of tribal instinct, as racism. Still there is more. For if the only purpose of redefining racism was to bring to light the need to judge not by tribalism but by character, than the end might justify the means. But the end is much more diabolical, for the ends of progressivism is also enslavement. Best summed up by President Obama’s Information (or truth) Czar, Cass Sunstein. “As a scholar, Sunstien is known for believing that ‘people’ as a rule make bad decisions, so they need government to ‘nudge’ them in the right direction, this includes all areas of their lives, such as 'education, personal finance, health care, mortgages and credit cards, (and) happiness'". Cass Sunstein; Obama's Truth Czar

So, if a sense of self-preservation tells you to be careful during questionable circumstances, you’re not a racists. To be color blind does not mean you do not notice or acknowledge a person's race or culture. It means you do not judge the content of persons character based on race or culture. If you hate blacks, because of the color of their skin, you are a racists. If one of the first things you notice about a new acquaintance is their race or skin color, but that quickly fades to the content of their character, than race or skin color are really not an issue for you. If you meet someone new and you want to kill them because you learn they are Jewish, then you are a racist. If you are suspicious of the tattoos on the arms of your new Hispanic neighbor and later rejoice for him and his family that he has reformed his life, then you understand redemption. If you view the world as black or white, nig#er or cracker then you are a racist and a fool (as are all racists). Are there shades of gray? Of course. But they are overshadowed by our “exceptualism;” the very reason progressives latched on to racism is due to the depth of Americas sensitively to it; if the truth be known, most have reached the point that Toni Morrison described where "race exists, but it doesn't matter". It is past the time when we let others define our view of each other and race. In a time of supposed post racism in this country, we have a black president who seems to see everything through a prism of racial divide and a liberal press that has conspired to divide this country equating racism to any political debate. If someone asks you if you are a racists and you don’t hate because of race then the answer is no. If someone plays the race card and falsely calls you a racist, tell them they’re wrong. That you know you are not a racist; you don't need to prove anything, because it’s not their call; it is yours.


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