Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Left & False Accusations of Racism - Again

As I have repeatedly pointed out, the use of false accusations of racism is a standard left-wing tactic against political opponents.  It's so prevalent that there are probably leftists smearing people as I write this sentence. It was no surprise to read the latest story going through the blogosphere, showing how this smear tactic was employed during the Reverend Wright crisis phase of Obama's presidential campaign.

I sometimes refer to various prominent liberal bloggers as "left-wing hacks," and for good reason. Consider the case of Spencer Ackerman, a shameless, intellectually dishonest propagandist masquerading as an opinion journalist for the Washington Independent.

In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”
Advocating a smear campaign against a random conservative pundit for political reasons -- yeah, that's journalism. 

The U.S. has made tremendous progress in race relations, but obviously racism is still a significant problem. There are many instances of real racism taking place all the time. The constant false accusations of racism coming from the left trivialize a serious issue, and make it easier to dismiss real instances. It's bad enough when false smears of racism come from the ignorant fools who make up much of the left-wing blogosphere. But it would be nice if those actually pretending to be journalists held themselves to a higher standard.

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  1. Is America burning yet?

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    Atheists,

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    ______________________________
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    ___________________
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    ________________________________________
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    ____________
    you FIGHT PAPER MONSTERS...

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    THE BOOBQUAKE - 911!
    ****************************************************
    http://dissidentphilosophy.lifediscussion.net/philosophy-f1/the-boobquake-911-t1310.htm

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  2. “You’re a racist!”
    (Easy, relaxed) “Whatever…is what I said true?”
    “Yeah, but you’re a racist man, a dirty racist.”
    (Easy, relaxed) “I’ve been called many names, lots of them when I was in school, it’s kinda silly, could we get back to the facts?”
    It’s really that simple.

    If you’re perceptive you might notice a few things. You don’t find me falling on the floor, whining and crying, giving dozens of reasons why I’m not a racist, reciting all the black people I know and saying how I loved the mini-series Roots. My demeanor, cool. My attitude is sort of just back-handing this charge out of the way. It doesn’t need a big response, no need for speeches, just address it casually, not giving it much credence and quickly dismiss it.

    If you make it into a major issue, it is a major issue. If you make it into a minor issue, it’s a minor issue. If you make it into nothing, it’s nothing. Remember, this is the only arrow in the PC-ers quiver, diffuse it and he’s toast.
    What was the most important thing I did here? You may have noticed I never even bother to answer or address the question. A few points here. The nanosecond you try to answer a charge like racism, you have already lost. This is because now you are back on the ropes defending, when you should be in the middle of the ring, pressing the facts. For another thing, I don’t have to answer charges like these, neither do you, and neither does the guy making the claim. It’s like he’s fishing and trying to get you to bite on the bait. Let it go by, let it pass. You have simply stated what his charges are, name calling and silly. This is all that needs to be done. Why do you constantly keep making mountains out of PC attacks that are necessarily designed to shut you up and conceal the facts? Every time you act like a clown, you have simply taken the bait, fallen into the PC trap and they can play with you mercilessly until they decide to finish you off.

    If race were the only area of PC intrusion it would be bad enough, but as it touches our lives in so many ways, race being just one of them, this PC baloney has to stop. The last thing any of us need is thought and speech control. If it won’t stop of it’s own accord, then these are the methods needed to diffuse it.

    Remember, when someone plays the so-called “race-card” it only works if you silly enough to pull up a chair at that particular poker table.

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