I don’t get the whole racism thing. Scouring comment sections on articles about the politics of the day, invariably you find a moronic comment. Granted, I’m always keeping in mind that I may not be reading an actual racist, but rather a “progressive planter” who is following Saul Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals model for undermining the authority of your political enemy, whereby you keep your followers from sympathizing with the enemy by painting your enemy as a racist unworthy of receiving even two-seconds of your time.
That aside, there are no doubt legit rants about “the Jews”, blacks, legal immigrants, Muslims, illegals, etc. Half the time they mix it in with socialism or communism, etc. Always it’s a “they are killing this country” type of thing.
What ignorance when it comes to the universal hate on ethnicity. And as for commie and socialist? All of it is distractions from the core point:
I sort ’em all out by one factor: Do they believe in individual liberty? Or are they fundamentally authoritarian with the methods they choose? What do I care if they are Jewish or black? Besides, some of the biggest defenders of individual liberty I have ever met or read were Jewish, gay [Lessons of “Bridgegate”], etc.
On the other hand, if you believe you and your group of voters are more important than another persons’ individual liberty, and your chosen methods and policies demonstrate absolutely no respect, whatsoever, for others’ innate right to consent… And your resort to violence or threats thereof to achieve your goals? Well… Simply — you are an authoritarian of some form or another.
Let’s do a quick walk on authoritarian behavior vs. liberty. It is one word: Consent.
Difference between rape and making love = Consent or not.
Murder and suicide = consent or not.
Theft and charity = consent. Laundering it through an election does not make it right.
You get it?
That said, you racist types — Why not attack the behavior and define those individuals for what they truly are? But leave the rest of the Jews, blacks, and gays out of it. I’ve met plenty of good people, and some of the greatest liberty defenders you’ll find mixed in.
Now, some authoritarian folks don’t known any better and stoop to authoritarian policies without even understanding that’s what they’re voting for. They wouldn’t know individual liberty if it beat them over the head due to an government school education that serves like an indoctrination of the virtues of government interventionism and the required violations of individual liberty. You know who these people are — they are a ton of [fill in your ethnicity here]. Meanwhile, plenty of [fill in your ethnicity here] are authoritarians outright — commies, progressives… or right-wing anti liberty types.
That in mind, I’ll take a liberty-defending “illegal” any day over some sit-on-his-but “I’m entitled ’cause I’m ‘Merican Citizen” type who thinks he’s owed something from his hard working neighbors. Or some NeoConn – let’s use your tax dollars to remodel the world for “democracy” (not liberty, mind you….) type.
As for those darned Jews:
“It is curious that people tend to regard government as a quasi-divine, selfless, Santa Claus organization. Government was constructed neither for ability nor for the exercise of loving care; government was built for the use of force and for necessarily demagogic appeals for votes. If individuals do not know their own interests in many cases, they are free to turn to private experts for guidance. It is absurd to say that they will be served better by a coercive, demagogic apparatus.” — Murray Rothbard
Liberty — either your for it or against it. There is no in between.