Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The New Racial Intolerance

From Victor Davis Hanson:

Shout Racist

There is a new racial tension not present a year ago, one having nothing to do with the election of the nation’s first President of partial African ancestry. Instead, never in my experience have officials of the federal government, both in the campaign leading up to their governance and once in office, so deliberately chosen to polarize the country along racial lines.

In retrospect, it seems a sort of nightmare these now serial outbursts of our officials — “typical white person,” “clingers,” “cowards,” police who “stereotype” and act “stupidly,” “wise Latina,” “white polluters,” framed by the President’s pastor and once spiritual Audacity-of-Hope mentor screaming “God D— America,” bookended by hyper-racial comments of a Harry Reid or Joe Biden about Negro accents and cleanliness.

And, of course, soon followed the slurs and smears of those in the media accusing almost every opponent at sometime of being a “racist,” a word that now has as much currency as a German Mark around 1929.

Opposition to health care, cap and trade, illegal immigration, everything I think soon, is being reformulated as antipathy to some sort of Civil Rights issues akin to the legislation of the 1960s. Almost daily now a major media columnist writes an essay alleging someone is racist, or there are subtle racist thoughts behind a type of opposition or protest. “Racist” is a 1950s sort of allegation, an instantaneous judge/jury/executioner/no-appeal condemnation. How Orwellian that the most racist members of American society, who built entire careers of fabricating evidence and defaming opponents — an Al Sharpton, for example — have become go-to national referees of suspected bias. How weirder that one just pledges allegiance to the new agenda, and suddenly one is both more likely to say something racist in Reid- or Biden-fashion, and yet it is not racist at all


Tim said...

I suppose it's the racist signs, and the coded racist language that is the first clue...

Second clue? How about the exponential rise in gun sales, anti-government groups, all-white militias, etc. that just happened to spring up in the last year.

Donald, we know YOU are not a racist. Some of your party people, not so sure about.

You disparaged a report on the rise of right wing hate groups and militias, but it turns out it is very true. But you demonize the reporting, not the facts.

That speaks volumes.

Tapline said...

Donald, My two cents worth, about this situation. Hate,,Anger,,,,racism..... is a planned strategy. No one is stopping this name calling from the left...No one..... they are continuing to blast the tea partiers......constantly......Why....MSM is in constant hate/racist mode.....winding up the public....Why......I'm getting redundant.....I know some of it is distraction,..but I don't think its only a distraction.....just saying....stay well....

science fiction writer said...

It's time we passed laws making the false accusation of racist a criminal offense. It's a despicable tactic that can arouse hatred and cause violence, which is the reason people on the left engage in such a hate-filled tool.