Riding the Racism Train as Far as it Will Go

Quick!  Name the liberal equivalent to Charles Krauthammer.  How about liberal counterpart to George Will?  Can’t think of any?  There’s a reason for that, and it’s not because you’re stupid.  It’s ‘cuz there are none.  Why?  There’s two reasons.  

The first is because many of the brightest political commentators who once considered themselves liberals, have moved over to the conservative side.  Krauthammer, himself was once a liberal.  So was David Horowitz, and Bernie Goldberg. They’re not the only ones, check out this list.  If one feels that the only way they can maintain their dignity and self respec,t is to consistently adhere to facts and logic, they must abandon liberalism.  That is the reason that you will find few, if any people with any amount of logic or common sense willing to fight for the liberal cause, and it is the reason that you find what you do, writing for Rolling Stone, or speaking on MSNBC.  They’re the best people that those outfits can find.

Secondly, it’s not so much that the people I mentioned, and the ones included in the list I linked to, changed, but rather it’s America  that has changed.  The entire country has moved to the left over the past several decades, and people that would have once been considered to be in the middle or middle left of our political spectrum, are now right of center, even if they, themselves haven’t changed at all.  Today, someone that has the exact same values and political views as JFK did, would be considered a conservative.

If someone who would have been classified as a liberal, just a few decades ago, would be considered a conservative today, that means that the entire realm of liberalism, must have drifted even further towards the left, and indeed it has.  So far to the left, that liberals can no longer defend their positions using logic and common sense.  This has been both a blessing and a curse to them.

On one hand, they can no longer win arguments anywhere common sense and logic rules.  On the other hand, they are no longer constrained by  the need to come up with rational arguments.  They can base their arguments on emotion, and they can more easily appeal to the lowest common denominator.

That is why liberals so often use the terms racist, bigot, sexist, and homophobe in arguments with conservatives.  It’s so they don’t have to come up with logical, factual thoughts to support their positions.  In their defense, they had to resort to doing this, because defending liberal positions with facts and logic is all but impossible.

There was a time when liberals didn’t resort to such tactics.  You might have noticed that as the liberals use of words like racist, sexist, bigot, and homophope during arguments has increased, their ability to come up with logical thoughts to support their positions has decreased.  Using insults and accusations instead of intellect has served liberals well for the past 20 or 30 years, but they do it at their own peril.  It has gotten to the point where they call anyone who opposes them, one of these terms, and I doubt if any of them have ever considered that they may not be able to do it forever, at least not effectively.

Just about everyone knows that not everything that liberals disagree with can be automatically discredited by branding it racist, sexist, or whatever “ist” liberals may be happening to use at the moment, and every day, a few more people come to the realization that anyone who attempts to do so, is not credible themselves.  I think we have reached the point where the name calling and avoidance of logical arguments are starting to take their tolls.

Some liberals are so intent upon branding someone they disagree with, as racists, that they are blinded to the point their opponents are trying to make.  Check out the picture below.

This image has appeared on many conservative sites, including this one, just yesterday.  The whole point of the picture is plain to see for anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock -  Michelle Obama has been wildly spending American taxpayers money on lavish trips, even though the country is going through tough economic times.  Of course, she is going to get compared to Marie Antoinette.  It’s obvious.

Obvious to everyone, except for liberals like the ones at the Los Angeles Times.  All they saw was racism.  I didn’t see any racism at all.  In fact, I had to read the article, just to find out why the LA Times thought that the picture was racist.

What damage did the liberals at the LA Times do here, to themselves and their cause?  First of all, they just looked stupid, but more importantly, they were so blinded by trying to see only racism, that they missed the picture’s message.  They made no attempt to justify Mrs. Obama’s vacation spending, so most of the readers came away from reading the article thinking, “Gee, Michelle Obama sure spends a lot of taxpayer money on vacations.”  I’m sure that is not at all, the result the LA Times was looking for.

There’s more downsides to constantly crying “racism” too.  Sometimes, using racism to explain all the things in the world that liberals do not like, comes back to bite them in the ass, and there is a beautiful example of it right here.  It seems the Department of Education was trying to explain the poor performance of black students on racist teachers. Well you know the political slant of most public school teachers.  Imagine that.  Liberals calling other liberals, racists.  You gotta love that.  

I suppose that when it came down to a choice of accusing fellow liberals racists, or actually coming up with an honest, logical answer to such a question, Obama’s Department of Education is always going to choose the former.  It’s just easier, and they’re just not into the whole honest logical thing.

One last reason that the racism train just may be soon be rolling to the end of the line.  One of the reasons that liberals started using accusing their opponents of racism, is because they thought they could scare people into submission.  No wants to be branded a racist, but every day that goes by with liberals diluting its definition, by using it against anything and anyone they oppose, the accusation carries less and less of a punch.  If 50% or more, of the population is racist, how bad can being a racist be?


  1. Hey Neal;

    I call it "Godwins Law" Basically Godwins law is as soon as the conservative is called a "Nazi" by a liberal, the liberal assumed the moral highground(to them) and don't have to debate you anymore since you are a morally repugnant person.

    1. Yeah, but everyday, more and more people see through that.

  2. Excellent post Neil. Today's democrat party is not your grandfathers democrat party. Today they are nothing but Fabian socialist's and crypto communist's. One thing that has always bothered me is that we always allow them to control the meaning of language.The classic definition of the word "liberal" is actually a good thing. I tend to think of the founding fathers as liberal. The root word in liberal is LIBERTY. Today's liberals are not for liberty. They want to tell us how to live and control our lives. They are authoritarian, not liberals. We need to let them stop changing the meaning of words. Examples, sodomy = gay. Infanticide = choice/ health care. Social justice = communism. You get the idea. Whats liberal about these assholes? I remember once a couple of pimply faced kids came to my door one time. They had on white shirts and ties. A couple of very nice kids, Mormon missionaries. They had named tags which had the title " Elder" before their names. Like I said, nice kids and devoted, but sorry kid, you are not an elder. Words mean something to me. And to me, Elder was false advertising. Words have meaning, we need to stop letting people change the definitions.

    1. Absolutely. I have written a number of posts on this. Here's two:



  3. It is amazing to me the libs can wake up in the morning, eat a bowl of cereal once they remember the recipe, and go to work to spread a completely illogical message. These were the turds I remember from school that would flourish in English Lit and Social Studies, but sit slack jawed trying to learn a foreign language or physics. They went for low hanging fruit in their formative years, and now we are all paying for it.

    1. Craig: What you mention here is what Captain Capitalism speaks about all the time. Check out his blog, http://captaincapitalism.blogspot.com/ and one of his many books, particularly, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1467978302/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1467978302&linkCode=as2&tag=captaicapit06-20

  4. The sad part is the majority of Americans want government or someone else making the decisions that impact their lives. The age of the rugged American individual is heading for extinction.

    1. Yes they do, except when it comes to anything that may inhibit their immoral behavior. Then they demand the freedom to do whatever they choose.