There certainly is real Racism in the World. Everywhere we look we see and hear someone using the term “Racism.” It’s used so often that most Americans have actually become numb to it. But we shouldn’t: the word represents the worst kinds of hatred formed in the hearts and minds of people — “some” people. Most of those who so loosely sling the word about do so to demean whoever is their target. Sometimes it fits, but most often it is nothing more than name-calling. It’s similar to that schoolyard bully most knew in elementary school who tried to bully everyone by calling them names.
Sadly, it seems that some Americans in our politics have created a new ideological political system — and a new theoretical political party. They do so by bullying those with whom they disagree putting those people in that party. It’s called “The Racism Ideology Party (RIP).”
What Is It?
Let’s start with a foundational understanding. Members of this ideology or party are forced there by others based not on facts but on assumptions. For the most part, they are NOT Racists acting out Racism. The racist tag is assigned to them solely for political purposes. And, sadly, that label often sticks. It’s important to remember this: Just because someone thinks someone IS a racist does not mean that person really IS a racist.
Racism comes directly from a person’s heart. Few if any know what’s in another’s heart. But that doesn’t stop those from assuming things about others to put people in a group: something like Hillary did with her basket of “deplorables.”
Let’s start with the real definition of racism:
- a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race;
- a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles;
- a political or social system founded on racism.
Keeping these three definitions of racism in mind, watch and listen closely to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaking at a recent press conference. Notice her calling the President “racist” and that he practices “racism,” putting her use of those words in the context of what racism by definition actually is:
At the core of Rep. Omar’s retaliatory attack on President Trump is her allegation that President Trump is racist and promotes racism. Specifically, she does so as a response to three tweets from the President published last week in which he spoke of Rep. Omar (D-MN), Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Rep. Tlaib (D-MI) regarding their disdain and perceived hatred for the United States and our country’s values. The three Representatives along with Rep. Pressley (D-MA) set the world on fire with outrage over his tweets. Thus, their unanimous cries of his racism.
Let’s look at his tweets. Here are the three rolled into one paragraph:
“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”
Since those Congresswomen have taken this matter to the world wrapped in the certainty that Donald Trump is a racist and practices continuous racism while serving as U.S. President, let’s identify the racism in these tweets for which the U.S. Congress under the guidance of Speaker Nancy Pelosi passed a reprimand for racism against President Trump. Let’s look specifically at his racist remarks contained in those tweets. Here they are:
There aren’t any!
Of the three definitions from Websters for racism (all listed above) NONE of the President’s tweets contain any measure or even a hint of racism and are certainly not racist in their verbiage or certainly not even in their tone.
This is an example of just how Leftists have commandeered and taken ownership of the use of the two words “racism” and “racist.” The expectation of the Left, led by the communications arm of the Democrat Party — the American media — is that whoever any of their members determines and labels as a racist is automatically assumed by all as a member of the “The Racism Ideology Party (RIP).”
Who decides? The Rules of Racism are controlled solely by the Left as is the determination of exactly who is a member of “The Racism Ideology Party (RIP).”
So who are the members of the Ideological Racism Party? Whoever the Left names no matter who they label. And there’s no rhyme or understandable meaning they use to determine membership.
Example: Former Congressman Robert Byrd (D-WV) in the 1940s recruited 150 of his close friends to start with him a Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, West Virginia. He never formally renounced his affiliation with the KKK or his membership in the Klan. Yet even at his death, he was the darling of Democrats in the House, the Senate, and even President Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton in her eulogy of Byrd at his funeral declared “He was my mentor.” Yet, Robert Byrd was NOT a member of the “The Racism Ideology Party (RIP).” Why not? Because Democrat Party leaders did not choose for him to be enrolled! According to THEIR rule at the time, he was not qualified as being racist.
How It’s Happening
There IS a purpose for the frivolous use by the media of the term “racism.” I’m not certain who in the media developed the idea of its continual use in labeling any conservative in politics. But whoever did so had a specific purpose in mind. And that purpose certainly has been fulfilled.
Its use in the news is specifically to denigrate the person or group it targets in the minds of the reader, listener, or viewer of that story. THEY created that ideological party. THEY with their magical power to do so can cast anyone with whom they disagree into it.
You have certainly heard left-leaning politicians use of the term “dog whistle” accusing conservatives for using it. Actually, when used by the media, the words “racism” and “racist” are THE dog whistles of the Left to formally announce attacks on conservatives who they have thrown into “The Racism Ideology Party (RIP).”
Proof of Their Ownership
It seems today than anyone who is bold enough to stand on a national stage or has a large audience of followers and calls-out someone Democrats despise as a racist is automatically qualified to do so, just because they did! Take for example the fourth member of that group from Congress that has been named “The Squad,” Ayanna Pressley. Watch and listen to her do exactly that:
“We 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.”
Are her statements in which SHE labels those with brown or black faces, Muslims and queers (her word, not mine) OK? She qualifies her allegations by saying “IF” they do not agree with the Leftist propaganda policies of the day, they are less worthy than those in HER group who think like HER, who believe like HER less than she and those who feel the same as she feels.
What a paradox. These Leftists are destroying the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution with their cries against fellow Americans. They are smarter than others, better than others, more in tune with what things are important than are others, and therefore are more honorable and more worthy to lead the nation than others.
Do you know the real reason for the use of the allegation of Racism 99% of the time it is used? It is simply a deferral — a deferral of a conversation in which people honestly and objectively could discuss and explain their differences about specific policies which impact different groups in different ways. Calling someone a racist is a copout. It’s too much work to consider other’s ideas, so they’ll just stick to their own!
Here’s the thought process:
“I don’t want to take the time to try to convince him or her that their opinions of me, my capabilities, and my intentions are accurate. I don’t want to take the time to explain what my capabilities and intentions are. They are not worthy of the effort for me to do so. Also, I’m afraid that if I DO explain to them and they counter with an opinion that rings true and mine is not true. I will not allow that to happen. So I’ll just shut them up by telling everyone they are a racist. They can say NOTHING then!”
For conservatives who see and hear this anger and vitriol flooding the news, don’t worry or fret. I’ll say this again: Americans are NOT stupid. Americans in the districts of these four Congresswomen are seeing and hearing what they are saying. And voters also see and know personally the personal results of President Trump’s actions in governing the first 2.5 years of his presidency. The 2020 election will show the determination in the minds of voters who IS racist and practices Racism and who is NOT racist and who does NOT practice racism. Those Americans will vote based on their knowledge. Political rancor and the creation of the “Racism Ideological Party (RIP)” in which to throw those with whom some disagree will NOT distract knowledgable voters.
Here’s the bottom line: even with all the distractions, anger, and vitriol thrown the President’s way and watched by Americans all over the nation, voters in 2020 will return Donald Trump to the White House.
And at least a couple of the members of The Squad will be sent packing by their constituents.