Monday, September 14, 2009

Opposition Does Not Equate to Racism

It is a cornerstone of liberalism: if you criticize a person that is non-Caucasian, you are a racist.

I have a liberal neighbor that is very active in politics, who lives this to the core. He has said that if you criticize President Obama, you are a racist.

Racism has all but disappeared in America. Sure there are idiots that are racists, idiots being the key word.

Reference a couple of recent examples involving conservatives being blasted as by liberals as racists. The first involves Joe Wilson and Maureen Dowd:
Maureen Dowd wrote on September 13 that Wednesday's (September 9) outburst by South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress was racially motivated. As we told you earlier, Wilson shouted, "you lie," when the president said his health care plan would not cover illegal immigrants.

But, fair or not, what Maureen Dowd was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!
The second involves Glenn Beck that took place in late July:
Fox host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of being "a racist."

The group was discussing the recent Gates controversy, and Beck exclaimed that Obama has "over and over again" exposed himself as "a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I don't know what it is..."

When Fox's Brian Kilmeadeon pointed out that many people in Obama's administration are white, so "you can't say he doesn't like white people," Beck pressed on. "I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem," Beck said. "This guy is, I believe, a racist."
You really can criticize a black man, even the president of the USA, without being a racist. I criticize Obama all the time. But I also criticized George W. Bush. My criticism is 100 percent based on ideology, not race.

Accusing a conservative of being racist because of ideological differences is petty and racist in and of itself.

Liberals, when they get emotional in their diatribes and run out of rebuttals, accuse their "opponents" of being racists.

1 comment:

Paul said...

South Carolina has a long list of dignitaries that includes Lauren Caitlin Upton (Miss Teen USA 2007 pageant contestant), Board of Education Chair, Kristin Maguire, Governor (and avid Appalachian hiker), Mark Sanford and now Joe “the hater not a debater” Wilson or the “screamer not the dreamer” as others have dubbed him. I did enjoy him cut and running through his apology, which only goes to show that he stands for nothing. He is just another good old boy where in the morning these married men preach to you that there should be prayer in our schools and in the evening they are on their cell phones setting up a date with their other women on the side, hypocrisy has been bred in. I am not surprised that he felt compel to yell like he was at some Friday night game. So long Joey, you too will be seeing the unemployment lines.