Society shoud call out with a loud voice and identify white supremacy for the evil that it is, like any other evil ideology. It is unacceptable! It must be condemned wherever it rears its ugly head.
That said, let’s be honest. The idea that white supremacy is a problem that is pervading American society is a ruse. It is ridiculous! This is not to say that racism does not exist. It surely does. One would have to be a fool to make such a statement.
In a country as large as the United States of America, that is as diverse as America, it is impossible for there not to be racism. The idea that white supremacy is a major threat to American society however is a tool that is used by politicians to scare people into voting for certain politicians, and turning away from others.
For a large segment of the population, people do not have to actually do racist things in order to be considered racist. One simply needs to have certain political beliefs, and that is enough for people to label that individual as a racist. It is a sinister tactic that is part of an overall strategy designed to keep people’s minds off of real issues, and instead focus on the white supremacist bogeyman.
Here is a couple examples of how it works. Charlie Rangel, a former black Congressman from New York once said, “it’s not sp** or ni***r anymore, Republicans just say cut taxes.” Another media commentator once said “Republicans are using [the IRS scandal as their latest weapon in the war against the black man. ‘IRS’ is the new ‘N****r.'” By labeling opponents as racists, for many; the conversation then shifted from tax cuts, and a really huge scandal that involved the IRS to making sure that the “scary evil racists” don’t attain, or are removed from power.
During the reign of Barrack the great, this tactic of labeling every political disagreement as racist went into overdrive. Every criticism or mean word spoken against the great one was labeled as racist. Just the fact that his holiness was black and most of his detractors were white was sufficient grounds for his political opponents, or people who simply did not like him to be labeled as racist. It went like that for eight straight years. If you opposed Obamacare you were a racist who did not like that a black man was in charge etc.
If people make a case for voter ID laws, they are immediately called racist and the topic of whether or not voter ID laws are a good idea is avoided because after all, everyone knows racist laws are bad, right.
Over the years the bar to label someone as racist has been lowered to such an extent that racists acts are no longer required. No proof is ever necessary! All that is is needed is the assurance in one’s own mind that the accused is racist.
This glib use of the word racism is only ever directed against one group…white people, and it does not matter how much improvement there continues to be in race relations. The charge of racism will be hurled at a person without hesitation despite how that person has lived his or her entire life. One slip of the tongue is all it takes and an individual’s reputation, career and life could be ruined by the charge of racism.
In America today a person could recover from being labeled a murderer faster than being labeled a racist, yet the refrain continues and the beat of the drum is constant. America is racist. White supremacy is a major threat in America. It is a lie! It is a crafty device that is meant to shade certain people and policies from criticism. The constant cries of racism is meant to scare political opponents, and to destroy them if they dare to step out of line.
Many white people walk around on egg shells, scared to death of being labeled as racist, and they fold up into the foetal position cowering in the corner at the mere idea of being labeled a racist. Many of them try to deflect negative attention by joining the chorus and labeling others as racist for no sound reason. These white saboteurs then get to pat themselves on the back for “telling it like it is,” or “speaking truth to power,” when in fact all they are doing is signaling their own virtue, and in the process continuing to tear the country apart based on a completely false narrative.
Again, just to be completely clear, no one here is saying that racism does not exist. News flash! We will always have racism, just like we will always have other forms of evil. Let’s identify racism, confront it where and whenever it shows up and keep on moving, but the idea that racism and white supremacy is an integral part of the American fabric is laughable.
More people should stop being afraid to say so and treat it for the joke that it is.