If I had a dollar for every time Donald Trump has been called a racist, I’d be richer than he is. This is the same Donald Trump who’s friends with Oprah and who has promoted blacks within his business. But as an anti-globalist, he’s gotten labeled as a racist, and so have his supporters.
In fact, if you put a Trump sign on your car, someone will come up to you and feel compelled to scream “racist” at you.
The left’s favorite smear is tossed around today to smear and thus silence those who disagree with it’s egalitarian agenda. And to shame people out of voting for Trump
Republicans are all racists. Conservatives are racists. The alt-right is racist. Tea partiers are racists. Basically, if you’re white and you don’t pledge allegiance to Black Lives Matter, then you’re a racist.
Which brings up the question of how to respond to the R-word.
This post was prompted by a divergence of opinion between regular commenter Robert and the Daily Stormer’s editor, Andrew Anglin.
Robert lives in Australia. His advice is to never admit to being a racist when you’re labeled that way. I believe that in Australia there are speech laws that could earn you a prison term if you admit to being a racist. There is also social disapproval to contend with. You may lose your friends (fair weather friends), family, and job. Shunning and shaming are powerful weapons in the hands of the left.
I hope Robert comments further on this issue and that I’m not misrepresenting his point of view.
On the other hand, Andrew “Andre” Anglin advises everyone to own the word racist. Just say, “Damn right, I’m a racist. You should be too.”
He argues that a racist belief system occupies the moral high ground. To be a racist is to be opposed to the genocide of your people, traditions, heritage, and family.
Anglin further argues that by claiming the moral high ground for racism, we can put the left on the defensive and win souls to our righteous cause.
This strategy of saying yes to a healthy racism will disempower the word, according to Anglin.
Look at how conservatives and mainstream Republicans have sucked up to the left for decades out of fear of being called a racist. Their sucking up did them no good however, because they still were labeled racists (and sexists, homophobes, etc.).
Why should anyone be afraid of a word? Even old Canckles was called out as a racist by the Bern during the Democrat primary season in relationship to her describing black youths as “superpredators” back in the 90s. Dat’s waycissss, said Bernie Sanders.
As in Australia, the social consequences in terms of lost friendships, family, and job are also going to be present. But honestly, any white person who isn’t a racist should have his head examined.
And if you are a racist, it’s very corrosive to the soul to lie about it (or lie about anything for that matter). Being honest promotes good mental health.
So if someone calls me a racist, then I think I prefer, given my own personal circumstances (I’ve been smeared on the front page of the local paper already anyway), to steal the word racist out the mouth of the morons who use that word to describe me and then defend being a racist.
Am I wrong? Am I missing something?