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Monday, May 19, 2014

A Convenient Claim: racism

"The word 'racism' is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything--and demanding evidence makes you a 'racist.' --Thomas Sowell

Nobody with at least half a brain believes that racism has been totally eradicated in the world. But to generalize and say that America is a racist country, as if it is the rule rather than the exception, makes as much sense as claiming Malaysian Flight MH 370 was abducted by aliens from the planet Deneb. I mean, who do you think you are anyway, Alex Jones?

Barack Obama and his point man, Eric Holder, are still trying to deal out the race card. Just listen to Holder's take on America--he believes that segregation still exists in our schools but liberals refuse to allow for school choice.

The left speaks about conservatives as if we are all racists, but it's the left who robs the poor and minorities of incentives with social welfare programs, 'Obama Phones,' and Food Stamps, treating the masses as if they are children who don't know what's best for them.

Like Thomas Sowell said, racism is like ketchup. But who are the real racists? Is it those of us who treat all people as adults and apply adult expectations to them, or is it the left who believe minorities need special help, special entitlements and services in order to survive? 

The real problem with racism is that it's used to describe anyone you disagree with or who is trying to debate an opposing belief. People who disagree President Obama are labeled 'racists,' and those of us aware enough of the perils of the spread of Islam in the West are dubbed the same, in spite of the fact that a religion is not a race, it is a belief, and beliefs can be questioned.

The left isn't sensitive over racism; it's looking for it in every nook and cranny of our lives. The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California are upset that over 140 years ago, Mark Twain (whose real name was Samuel Clemens) held racist views of native people. Thus, they are protesting the naming of Lake Tahoe cove in his honor.

The left is angry over the Washington Redskins name, in spite of the fact that native Americans aren't upset about it, in general. They say it insults native Americans. The truth is closer to the notion that the left is insulted for them.

Ayaan Hirsi-Ali was forbidden to speak at Brandeis "University" due to her beliefs about Islamic practices (like gender mutilation, beheadings, stonings, and arranged marriages) that she observed or experienced growing up in Somalia. They said she is racist.

Maybe in 100 years from now, society will look back at us and say, "Thank you, liberals. Inshallah."