Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Race Card Poker

Did you notice that President Trump tweeted the other day that the Four Squaddies were "a very Racist group of troublemakers?"

How dare, how dare he do something like that?

Why everybody knows that it is impossible for Women of Color to be racist. Or sexist. Or anything else. And the very idea of accusing a Democratic Congresswoman of Color of being a racist.

I Can't Believe He Said That!

Here's what I want to know. How did the young Drumpf skip the mandatory All Whites are Racist 101 class? Did Daddy get him an opt-out card from the local KKK Kleagle?

Mind you, I do think it was naughty of the President to be tweeting about how, back in the day, Al Sharpton wanted him to attend his racist soirées or whatever he called them. Hey Big Al. What's yer problem? Trump helped you back in the day; so how come you ain't covering for him now?

When you think about it, it is monstrous that the white people of the US are being forced to cower under their beds in case someone should up and call them a racist.

Which is, need I remind you, about the worst thing you can be. So you would think that any good kindly American would think once, twice, thrice, before accusing a fellow citizen of being a racist.

But you would be wrong, because there are a lot of Americans that just love the upset-the-table power that comes with the unanswerable racist accusation.

I have lately been thinking that we should adopt the notion of President Coolidge, who said, on the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence:
If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just power from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions.
Hey, Cal. I like it.

So I say that if, according to the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s, government may not discriminate on the basis of race or sex, that is final.

So why are we all getting our knickers in a twist playing kiddie playground games about "you're daddy's a dirty raacist!"

Well I will tell you. Something weird happened with the Civil Rights Acts. Before the acts, government was not supposed to discriminate. But it did. People could discriminate, but often they didn't.

Then we have the Civil Rights Acts that declared that neither government nor people could discriminate on the basis of race or sex.

Racist sexist homophobe Barry GOldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because, he said, only government should be forbidden to discriminate. A free person should be allowed to discriminate.

Yet what do we have today? Government discriminates on the basis of race and sex every day, because diversity and inclusion. Big corporate institution discriminate of the basis of race and sex and sexual orientation every day. Because good little girls in HR. Social media discriminates on the basis of race and sex and viewpoint every day, because "hate."

But if one little mom-and-pop Christian baker declines to cater a gay wedding, saying like Bartleby the scrivener, "I would prefer not to," all hell breaks loose, courtesy of the lefties at the local Human Rights Commission.

We know how we all got here. We got here because majority white Americans got taught to be guilty about race. The slaves, dontcha know, although the vast majority of white Americans come from serf or peasant stock in Europe. And the liberals in charge of the culture enjoyed the power they got from victimizing ordinary nobody whites.

And Republican politicians learned that it was impossible to win a race-card street fight, because the media would always come down on the side of the poor helpless victimized woman or minority or the vile minority racist politician like Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.

Well, it looks like Trump thinks he knows how to play race-card poker, and he is standing up to the usual racists and sexists on the left that the liberal media has been protecting for half a century.

Of course, he may go down in flames. But on the other hand this may be an Emperor's New Clothes moment. At this point, nobody knows.

It's a topsy-turvy world. Here we have the left that says, on the one hand, that race and gender are artificial cultural artifacts. Yet on the other hand it insists that human identity is inseparable from race and gender identity. Rep. Pressley (D-MA):
[W]e don't need any more brown faces that don't want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don't want to be a black voice. We don't need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don't want to be a queer voice. 
They say that the way to center yourself on hate speech like that is to substitute the word "white" for "black" and imagine a Republican politician saying it. 
We don’t need white faces that don't want to be a white voice. We don't need Christians that don’t want to be a Christian voice. We don’t need men that don't want to be a male voice. 
Nuff said. But then arises the question.

As the mice asked, back in the good old days of The Tailor of Gloucester, courtesy of Beatrix Potter, "Who is going to bell the cat?" Actually the notion goes back to Aesop's Fables.

The answer is simple. Someone with the courage that is willing to lose everything on the next hand of race-card poker.

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