Sunday, November 06, 2005

There are some things I just won't stand for. There are not that many, because I'm usually just inclined to let people go on their own self destructive path, even if I am ever so briefly caught up in it for only a little while. Even calling me names will only result in my laughing at the fool in question. That said, there are a few things I don't tolerate.

Hurting my friends in any manner will earn dire repercussions, proportionate to the injury given.

Calling my Pope a Nazi, my faith fascism and misogynistic, will earn you a verbal, ideological, and public disemboweling.

Calling me a misogynist will just get me annoyed. Calling me a racist because I'm a Republican will earn you something more.

Now I'm not certain where the racism charge first came from. Lincoln was a republican, and freed the slaves; he didn't care about the matter one way or another, he just did it. Brown vs. Board of education was during Eisenhower's administration, and called out the army to support the desegregation process. The civil rights laws of the 1960s were passed by a Republican Congress. Nixon, the Republican, went to China. This is racism?

And really, I wouldn't even say that Democrats are particularly racist. When Strom Thurmond ran as a segregationist when he was a Southern Democrat, for him, it was a matter of state's being allowed to pass laws in their own state without interference from the Federal Government. Democrats were the party of slavery in the South., but I'm not going to hold a 140 year old vendetta. In fact, until the last 30 years, the entire South was a string of nothing but blue states. Does that mean I'm going to call each and every democrat a racist because the South is the home of the Klan and Bull Connor? No.

I wouldn't even begin to start figuring out on what grounds racist charges could be filed against Republicans. Even J. Edgar Hoover, who's party I am unfamiliar with [though if he was a transvestite, he might have been a Liberal] only monitored black civil rights leaders because a lot of them were getting second-hand support from Moscow during the Cold War, and a lot of these leaders were literal card carrying Communists. In all likelihood, support from Moscow held up the civil rights movement more than anything else.

So, how exactly can someone call Republicans racist? Nothing historical about it, and if you call republicans racist because the South has now turned red, are you going to hold the entire South accountable for what there father's did? Considering that the last Klan rally I heard of had about 25 people show up, versus the triple-digit counter-protestors who nearly torn the Klan apart, I think it's time to move on. Racists are around, they are evil, but they're also not as big a problem as they were. [There is nothing funnier than watching a bunch of racists be protected from rampaging hoards by black and Hispanic officers of the NYPD]. In short, Bull Connor is dead, get over it.

As for me, personally, I've never actually noticed. Sure, I've dated a Puerto Rican and someone half-Native Indian, I'm friends with Jews, Turks, Blacks, Asians, Pakistanis [although they prefer 'desi'], Indian-Trinidad hybrids [this is NY, we're all mutts], but when I'm specificly asked, I need to think about it for five minutes if I know anyone other than WICs [White Irish Catholics] because I don't think about people in those terms. I'm just sort of clueless.

But recently, I'm starting to wonder just who the racists are nowadays, and even what criteria they're using. John McWhorter is a black linguist out of Berkeley, and I can only assume he has tenor for him to sound so relatively conservative in a town run by rampaging Communists [although for the People's Republic of Berkeley, I feel that a stronger term is required than "Communist"]. He pointed out that when his mother was growing up, she was a nerd. Now that his children are also nerds, her classmates say she's "Acting White." As McWhorter pointed out in his Book-TV lecture, how is it that being intelligent and enjoying education is considered acting white, and do his daughter's classmates even realize that they implied that black meant the opposite?

Now, McWhorter doesn't like Bush much, because Bush isn't eloquent, and McWhorter's a linguist. Nor does he like the NAACP or Jesse Jackson. McWhorter points out in the same Book-TV lecture "What has Jesse Jackson ever done? He's tall. He's a good speaker.. he's tall."

However, to my knowledge, no one has ever said that McWhorter is an "oreo", a derogatory term for being black on the outside and white on the inside.

Basically, they never did to him what they just did to Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele. Lt. Gov. Steele is black, and a Catholic, and he's a Republican running for the United States Senate. He's running as a conservative Republican. For this, he's being attacked.

This is not just your typical mud slinging either. These attacks include pelting him with Oreo cookies during a campaign appearance, calling him an "Uncle Tom" and depicting him as a black-faced minstrel on a liberal Web log. This below being the picture in question, posted by left-wing blogger Steve Gilliard, who only removed the photo because conservatives called him on it.


According to the Washington Times, "Black Democratic leaders in Maryland say that racially tinged attacks against Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele in his bid for the U.S. Senate are fair because he is a conservative Republican." "Operatives for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) also obtained a copy of his credit report -- the only Republican candidate so targeted. But black Democrats say there is nothing wrong with "pointing out the obvious." '

So let me get this straight. The Filipino Michelle Malkin can be called a banana and a coconut and a whore and worse, they can call Michael Steele an Uncle Tom and a Sambo, and somehow Republicans are racist?

So, defacing Steele's photo and assaulting him with Oreo cookies are peaceful exercises of free speech. Demonizing Condi is a harmless prank. Calling her a "House Nigga" is acceptable humor.

May I ask when was the last time a minority who embraces liberal ideas was attacked for being a "race traitor" or a "sellout"? These attacks seem to be leveled only by the Left, and only against minority conservatives.

But I'M the racist because I'm a republican.

Ain't tolerance grand?

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Previous on Michael Steele, from Michelle Malkin:

Michael Steele and the Sambo smear

Whitewashing Chuckaquiddick

Chuckaquiddick: Look who's paying the tab

NY Times "looks into" Chuckaquiddick

Chuckaquiddick: Where's the MSM?The NYTimes ombudsman is totally worthless

Democrat dumpster diving

A despicable Democrat dirty trick
Sen. Charles Schumer still owes Lt. Gov. Steele an apology.

Newbusters notes how the Washington Post buried the Sambo smear story.Robert George, who blew the whistle on the smear, continues to follow the story.

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Previous minority conservative smears:The buck-naked bigotry of Ted RallJeff Danziger: Do you draw with your hood on or off?
Danziger's lost cartoon
Liberal racism and Condi Rice
Maglalangadingdong thisMinority conservatives and the sellout smear
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Ed Morrissey: One of the excuses used by these Democrats is that Steele refused to object when Governor Mike Ehrlich met with supporters at a club that has no black members in its history. The Elkridge Club held a fundraiser attended by Ehrlich and widely decried by the Democrats as an indication of GOP pandering to racist whites in the south. They failed to mention, however, that several Democrats have made their own use of the Elkridge Club, including the brother and chief political advisor to their gubernatorial candidate to replace Ehrlich.
That shows the leadership of the Democrats as they truly are -- a hate-based faith system that takes any means necessary to win elections. Cheating, violence, smears, and now racism are all acceptable as long as Republicans are the targets. If the Republicans happen to be members of minority communities, so much the better.

After all, it's not discrimination when you hate someone more because of the color of their skin or their ethnic background, is it?

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