What we need is the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world
Reverend James Cone A Black Theology of Liberation
It’s not so hard actually. For instance I see the racism in this billboard.
It’s called anti-racism, but more often it resembles reverse discrimination against white people. Author Tim Wise has made a career out of bashing white people and blaming them for the ills of this country. After the large wins in the 2010 elections for Republicans, Wise wrote a diatribe which was written in a style that resembled an angry psychotic rant more than an article from a serious journalist.
Racism has been compared to a modern day witch hunts or McCarthyism. There are definitely comparisons but its gone even further than both of those in my opinion. The term racism no longer seems to have any real definition. Rather the term itself seems to evolve at the whims of mostly (from my experience) leftist whites like Tim Wise. It’s no secret that leftists are intently focused on their concept of egalitarianism. Psychologist Jonathan Haidt has extensively documented that those who identify themselves as liberal are far more concerned with issues of equality and fairness than their conservative or libertarian peers.
An example of this roving definition was recently illustrated by left-wing columnist Juan Williams (who is black actually). Williams argued that the right is using code words to hide their racism. Williams wrote,
The code words in this game are “entitlement society” — as used by Mitt Romney — and “poor work ethic” and “food stamp president” — as used by Newt Gingrich. References to a lack of respect for the “Founding Fathers” and the “Constitution” also make certain ears perk up by demonizing anyone supposedly threatening core “old-fashioned American values.”
Williams believes the use of these code words distracts from the genuine issues. And yet in his article he does not question the veracity of the labels nor does he attempt to analyze them. He simply argues that since minorities are hit harder by things like food stamps, then the Republicans must actually mean something other than what they say. Its a classic case of projection, whereby you take feelings within yourself that you do not like and ascribe them to others. I’m not one to defend the likes of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich but there is nothing inherently racial about criticizing federal entitlement programs regardless of what groups benefit the most from them.
Another example is from another leftist although not someone I would not consider serious in any sense. Television personality Bill Maher said in his show Real Time that not saying there is racism is the new racism . This would seem to create a no win situation for his opponents but perhaps that is what Maher wanted. It used to be that targeting someone violently or verbally for their race was racism. Now it seems that anything is fair game to be called racist. Not enough non-whites in a degree program or profession? The answer must be racial discrimination.
There is certainly racism in this country, as well as the entire planet, but the idea that racism holds non-whites back is not supported by evidence. Additionally, there are a number of non-whites who challenge the lefts idea that white racism holds non-whites back [6,7,8]. We are fortunate to have these men and women speak out against left-wing propaganda because when whites say the same thing they are called racist, bigots, entitled, privileged, or whatever the nom du jour is that the left creates for those who disagree with them.
After re-reading my post I found more typos and omissions than normal. I’ve corrected what I found and added some text to hopefully make it more readable. I’ll never be one to defend my own writing, I know its awful. That’s one of the reasons I write this blog.