Racism is currently a nasty word meaning that you base an opinion or action solely on someone’s ethnic background. It has become this century’s defining method of manhandling actions, words, and issues aside, if they don’t please the powers that be. Racism is used at every turn to trump a myriad of reasonable discussion points when the speaker doesn’t want to honestly discuss the issues.
So, how does racism become the instrument of striking down an opponent?
Last week, President Bush’s comment on appeasement potentially harming our country was considered racist because the PC (politically correct) crowd assumed that President Bush HAD to have been referencing Senator Obama.
Today, Senator Clinton made a historically correct comment about Bobbie Kennedy’s assasination and immediately the PC decided she had made a racist comment that threatened Senator Obama.
This is crazy. The PC assumes that only white people can be racists, but that belief is demonstrably untrue.
92% of black people in some states acknowledge that they voted for Obama, not Hillary. Statistically speaking, it is almost impossible to get much more than 50% of any group to agree to anything or anyone, so this vote is statistically impossible………….unless you consider race. Obama is black. 92% of blacks voted for him, not the other Democrat, Senator Clinton, who has almost the exact positions on most issues. Wasn’t that vote racist?
Have you noticed how often Obama reminds people that he is black? Is he? He is half black and half white because he had a white mother. Shouldn’t he be saying that he is white at least 50% of the time? He won’t because it is to his benefit to have the blacks united on his behalf. That is racist, too!
People should not react with bias toward any specific ethnic group, but rather face people as individuals. The PC crowd routinely claims racism if anyone disagrees with their position, because it is easier than having an honest discussion. All they have to do is claim someone made a racist statement and the media runs with the story until the world assumes the accusation is true.
Racism accusations are the easiest of all slurs to utter because no one makes you prove the accusation. But, by claiming racism at every turn, these PC people are creating so much dissension that our country is being split apart yet again. Do they care? I think not.
Until the use of racism as an attack vehicle stops being a good selling point for politicians, we can expect more such allegations, not less. Unfortunately, Senator Obama is proving that he, too, knows “how to be a racist.”