Crying Wolf Diminishes The Significance Of Racism

The idea that racism was at the root of Representative Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) outburst, “You lie!” directed at President Barack Obama during the prime time presidential address to the Joint Session of Congress, was truly a shocker.  But so claimed former president Jimmy Carter.  Telegraph.

I think it’s based on racism.

There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.

Jimmy Carter plays the race card.  Telegraph’s Janet Daley rightly pointed out the utter fallacies behind the notion that race underlies behavior toward the President.  Instead she clarified for those with weak rationale and seemingly contemptuous motives.

Americans have profound fears about central government taking power away from individual citizens and those fears are legitimised by the Constitution. They have every right to express them without being smeared as “racists.”

Then out of the woodwork, a Congressman Suggests People Will Don ‘White Hoods’ If Wilson Not Rebuked.  Fox. 

Making an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will be putting on “white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside” if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example.

White hoods and white uniforms riding through the countryside hooked up with subtly supported by Wilson?  Simple deductive capability fails Representative Hank Johnson, except of course, that he is a Democrat intent on taking down a Republican target by planting seeds of hate and hysteria.

Even mainstream media can see that crying wolf lessens the significance.  ‘Racist’ claims defuse once powerful word.  AP via MSNBC.

The word is being sprayed in all directions, creating a hall of mirrors that is draining the scarlet R of its meaning and its power, turning it into more of a spitball than a stigma.

The real conundrum is Flashback: Carter Called Obama a ‘Black Boy’.  Jammie Wearing Fool.  The protective Southern fatherly description of “this black boy,” with the stark prediction of transcending race.  Has not happened. 

…just knowing that this black boy who grew up with just a loving mother and grandparents…

And if Obama is elected, which I think he is going to be, then I think that will be the transforming race for the end of racism, and prejudice, and hatred between races in this country.

“It doesn’t matter what this sign says.  You’ll still call it racism anyway!”
Image courtesy of http://pajamasmedia.com/vodkapundit/2009/09/12/they-will-be-heard/.

Charles Krauthammer, in his calm, erudite, and supremely on-the-mark psychoanalysis on the liberal agenda and motivations, discussed the accusations of racism on Fox.  Such an excellent use of words.  ‘Special Report’ Panel on Political Charges of Racism.  Fox.

The accusation of racism is a sign of desperation by people who know they are losing the national debate and they want to hurl the ultimate charge in American politics.

This is dealing from the bottom of the deck, and I agree that it is a disgusting tactic. It’s done as a way to end debate. The minute you call somebody a racist, the debate is over. You don’t continue. I mean, accusations of racism are the left refuge of the liberal scoundrel.

It is a deliberate attempt to change the subject and discredit the opposition with an un-proveable and unproven ad hominem.

Ad Hominem.

  1. appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason.
  2. attacking an opponent’s character rather than answering his argument.

Annoy a liberal.  Use facts and logic. 

Krauthammer:race is last refuge of liberal scoundral

September 15, 2009

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