Logically, we should have heard the last sardonic salvos of “America is a racist nation” with the election of Barack Obama. The only problem is logic and the left doesn’t often merge with palatable results.
The bottom line is that “white” America placed the Senator into higher office. Admitting this should end the ruse of “institutional racism” and other such numbskullery. If white Americans didn’t put him in office, then the left is confessing that there was more than just a little ballot box stuffing and we should look into the carcinogenic can of assorted nuts known as ACORN in order to find the culprits. White America had to tip the scale. Today’s demographics do not lie, the liberal left does.
If America is such a “racist” country, if there were and are so many “confirmed racists” here, the proof of the pudding should have been a complete McCain landslide during the last election cycle. The Democrats were certainly guilty of an overt misogyny, but that is where the discrimination ended in the election of 2008.
Voting is one of the most private of individual enterprises. It is totally confidential and anonymous. Where else would those with a racial axe to grind have had such a discrete opportunity to reinforce this “systemic racism” phantasm of the left? Voting affords the “perfect” opportunity for this “racist” nation to have made a bold statement. It did. This “racist” nation elected Barack Obama.
Racism, as a yoke placed without proof around the necks of white Americans, is simply a distraction technique utilized to avoid the uncomfortable reality that it is a cover for individual failure and sloth. When accused individuals started asking for and demanding “proof” of their being “racist”, the left just responded by blurring the lines separating fantasy and reality by fabricating the illusory “systemic racism” and the ever-present “institutional racism”.
As well, when individuals began insisting upon “proof”, the opposition realized that an individual has a better chance of disproving their lies than a gigantic group or organization would. The natural extension of that dystrophic dance is to falsely accuse a bigger group of people and to be even more intentionally vague and unspecific. The time and effort involved to “prove that you aren’t” is unnecessarily daunting. It isn’t called “blackmail” for nothing..
That is the dirty little secret. The burden of proof under “normal circumstances”, falls upon the accuser. With the intellectual sophistry empowering the vacuous charges of “racism”, overblown by the duplicitous “impartial” media, the burden of proof mysteriously fell upon the “accused”..
The liberals who so fervently supported obvious Communists like Alger Hiss in the past now demand a complete quarantine of anyone or any group that they falsely accuse with “the ‘r’ word” today.. That is, until they pay the proper ransom in order to reassemble what is left of their reputations.. Yesterday’s hollow cries of “McCarthyism”, used as a liberal diversion from real crimes and real criminals, have now become “Mc$harptonism”, where the real “victims” are falsely convicted without proof or evidence in the court of public opinion.
Can we finally agree that we are all “equal”? The equality of opportunity has been firmly in place for decades, the question becomes how many of those who have had the equality of opportunity available to them have taken advantage of that opportunity? President Obama did.
Quite frankly, the opportunities over the past decades have been decidedly in the favor of the minorities. Set asides and “quotas”, all unfairly implemented in the spirit of “fairness” have been utilized by those who could see the obvious advantages now placed in the “system” for them. I would imagine that some decided to run with it because they figured that someone with a measurable IQ had to catch on to this scam and bring it to a screeching halt soon but it has been creaking along for entirely too long virtually unimpeded..
Even though these “advantages” were made available, people still needed to extend a modicum of personal effort in order to benefit and unfairly profit from what became an unbalanced advantage that was conveniently labeled a “leveling of the playing field.”
For so many, the easiest route was and is to bellow for more “redistributed revenues”. It is the easiest because the cowardly politicians always take “the path of least resistance” which is also “the path which exacerbates the problem.” It is the easiest for the recipient because the “real world”, the one with a time card attached to it, expects effort and tangible results before one is given a paycheck. In the “unreal world”, a little more volume and a misspelled placard or two gets you a “raise”. Those who make a career out of grousing about their “standard of living” understand that they are one or two organized marches and/or protests away from raising their standard of living at the expense of the rest of ours..
Sure, they may be living below the “poverty line”, but what are THEY doing to “change” things themselves, other than stomping around in circles and hollering when the cameras gather?
The “equality of outcome” that the left hopes and dreams of has become today’s racism. The “equality of outcome” robs its recipients of the ability to savor the success that they have EARNED. The liberals believe that they can hand out things like self-esteem and accomplishment by demanding the inclusion of some and the exclusion of others.
Wouldn’t it be a good thing if we could add $harpton and Jack$on to the unemployment rolls and their destructive brand of racism to the “dustbin of history”? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we really could? Will there ever come a time when the liberals and minorities who squawk about “color blindness” actually mean something other than “color consciousness”, where “fairness” doesn’t means “discrimination”?
So the dance is over and the jig is up. Is it really? If not, then why not? Isn’t it about time that we get around to the “equality” that is supposed to be in place? To me, racism is a word where the consonants have lost all of their weight and the vowels aren’t that far behind..