Racism Cries Become the New ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’
Why does the alt-left use the term “racism” so much? What does this accomplish in the political discussion between the political parties? What happens when an argument is overused to the point of becoming bland and meaningless? This questions and more insights are answered in this article.
As Written By Bob Weir for the American Thinker:
It seems that you can’t get through a day on social media, or watching news programs, without hearing the words racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe, or some other offensive term, the use of which has become so routine as to render its usage meaningless. I’ve read threads on Facebook that begin with a poster telling us how much he detested the policies of the Obama administration. Within minutes, someone is sure to counter with accusations of racism. It’s an effective tactic, because such a label strikes terror in the hearts and minds of decent people. (Genuine bigots are not bothered by such accusations because they recognize the accuracy of the charge and may even be proud of it.) It also has the effect of controlling the dialogue in a given situation. Putting people on defense forces them to assure their accusers how open-minded and fair they are, rather than debating the issue in question. The accuser is on offense, the accused on defense.
Listening to these vituperative exercises would make one think we were still living in the 1950s and ’60s, when blacks were in segregated areas of cities, schools, and buses. Moreover, if you dare to proclaim that blacks have overcome the racial barriers of the past, someone is certain to tell you there’s still a long way to go. It doesn’t matter that there are black billionaires, black titans of industry, black Hollywood celebrities winning Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and dozens of awards for music, sports, and academic excellence. Furthermore, the fact that a black man was president of the most powerful country in the world for the past eight years also doesn’t seem to curtail the notion that racism is rampant in our country.
If there’s still a long way to go, it would seem that whites could say the same about their progress, thereby making the statement relevant to every race or nationality. The difference is that when blacks don’t get the job, the promotion, the role, the nomination, and so forth, they can claim it’s because of their color. Whites get passed up for the same things all the time, but they don’t have the same crutch to lean on. That “crutch” has a crippling effect on those who find it……
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