Despite the fact that Republicans are currently busy working the circular firing squad, making outside efforts to destroy them somewhat redundant, the Progressives/Democrats/Media/Usual Suspects aren’t taking any chances about the November 2012 election and have already brought out the big gun: They’re crying racism.
The racism claim that got the biggest headline this week is the study that purports to show that conservatism, racism and stupidity are a package deal. If you’re conservative, you must be racist and stupid. If you’re stupid, you must be racist and conservative. And if you’re racist, you must be stupid and conservative.
Hold in your mind for a second that last thought: If you’re racist, you must be stupid and conservative. Racism, of course, means to hold a negative belief about someone, or to insult someone, based solely upon their race (although I’ll have more on that definition in a minute). That being the case, how do the usual suspects account for the fact that Cedric the Entertainer, that noted Progressive, launched a foul mouthed attack against a black woman — which focuses solely, and negatively, upon her race, a race that happens to be African American? And no, as is so often the case when I’m talking about lunacy from the Left, I’m not kidding. As John Nolte says
Crystal Wright is an accomplished commentator and writer who holds a Masters from Georgetown. But she just happens to be black and female and Republican, so therefore …. this gets fired out to nearly a quarter of a million people:
African-Americans, especially African-American women, pay a very high price for stepping off the Progressive plantation.
It’s going to get worse, too, before it gets better, and that’s because the Left is now taking the Orwellian position of remove race from racism entirely, so as to ensure that all conservative words or acts can be properly castigated as racist, justifying ostracism, insults and reeducation. Incidentally, I understand that the preceding sentence makes no sense, but that’s not my fault. When Newspeak controls the discourse, the issue isn’t sense, but censorship or, more specifically, getting conservatives to shut up:
“Color Blind Racism” was the title of a recent article in the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on-line publication, The Root. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. last appeared on this blog for his outrageous charge of racism against a policeman for following protocol, and The Root was last mentioned on this blog for its list of blacks whom they would like to see erased from history. The list was a who’s who of murders, cannibals and despicable people, and included both Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and right wing black politician Alan Keyes.
So what is “color blind racism?” According to The Root, it is “a racial ideology that expresses itself in seemingly nonracial terms. As such, it is most practiced by people who never see themselves outside their own myopic worldview. ” What that means in practice is a redefinition of racism from its actual meaning, a belief that a particular race is inherently inferior, into a wholly new arena, where, mirabile dictu, criticism directed towards blacks, and indeed, the mere mention of any inconvenient fact, is inherently racist. The “Orwellian term, ‘color blind racism.’” is, as James Taranto at the WSJ describes it, “the pithiest summation we’ve ever encountered of the absurdity of contemporary left-liberal racial dogma.”
Read the rest here, so that you can fully understand the brave new world in which you are about to live. George Orwell wouldn’t have been proud — since what he feared has come to pass — but Big Brother would have been very proud indeed.