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I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I refuse to get on Twitter, mainly because there are too many twits out there. However, it cannot be denied it has revolutionized activism. Now, instead of going out and marching for a cause, you can just type up a hashtag and people know what kind of person you are. It’s the digital equivalent of the ribbons celebrities wear or used to wear to awards ceremonies to show they cared about a particular cause.

This week we saw the emergence of another hashtag ribbon: #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism. The Left has jumped all over this as a means to try to show President Donald Trump they won’t stand for his evil racist no-good policies, like…well…okay, so they’re still working on inventing these reasons. In the meantime, the hashtag will have to do because, dammit, they CARE!

See what I mean about too many twits?

On the plus side, though, we have a new addition to the Leftist Lexicon.

#WhitePeopleAgainstRacism

What the Left thinks it means – a hashtag designed to show the world they, and in particular whites,  don’t condone racism

What it really means – a way for Leftists to show the world they’re better people and, in doing so, failing miserably

Don’t get me wrong here. I am a white person against racism, and I agree with the basic sentiment. Being a racist is pretty much a non-starter for most professions outside of the Ku Klux Klan or Congressmember, but the sentiment goes a lot deeper than the surface. When you take a look at what the Left considers racism, the simple statement gets murky.

The Left’s definition of racism is race plus power. That way, a white man who called a black man the n-word is racist, but a black man who calls a white man the h-word (Honkey) isn’t because the white man has power over the black man. But it’s not just overt racism, folks. It’s any structure that holds whites to a different standard than people of color. To oversimplify while retaining the core of the idea, anything and everything can be racist at some point when it involves white people.

However, this isn’t the dictionary definition of racism (though I’m sure some Leftists are already hard at work trying to get their definition into the actual lexicon of the English language, if they haven’t succeeded yet). The definition of racism I use is being hateful towards someone due solely to their race. That’s it. And for most of my adult life, it’s worked out pretty well. The difference between the Left’s definition and my definition is it eliminates a crutch for the Left. If they admit racism isn’t about power or power structures, it opens up the meaning to include everyone, not just whites. And it’s hard to keep promoting victimhood for people of color if they have to admit they have the power to choose not to be racist.

This can be seen in a recent controversy over West Baltimore. President Trump tweeted out how bad conditions were in West Baltimore and calling out Representative Elijah Cummings for a lack of leadership in his home district, and the Left started calling him racist for the first time in, oh, a microsecond. Now, here’s the funny part. There was another gentleman who expressed similar concerns about the conditions in West Baltimore who isn’t being called out as a racist. His name?

Bernie Sanders.

While Bernie and his Bernouts are trying to spin the narrative to avoid comparisons to Trump’s tweet, it’s hard to separate the two, especially considering they expressed the same idea: West Baltimore sucks. Now, before the Left starts accusing me of “whataboutism,” let me point out both Bernie and Trump are exactly right. West Baltimore makes Chernobyl circa 1987 look like Club Med. And also let me point out that pointing that out isn’t racist; it’s a harsh and rat-filled reality.

Of course, the Left can’t seem to keep its own story straight when it comes to race. Remember when Leftists defended the idea of people like Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal being “trans-racial”? Or when they advanced the idea race is a social construct? If you don’t, be glad. It’s so mind-bendingly insane, yet it might explain how these same Leftists thinks West Baltimore is under attack by Trump pointing out how it’s being run by Leftists as well as, well, anything else they run.

And while we’re on the subject of mind-bending insanity, let’s look at how the Left applies its own standards as they pertain to whites. When white guys like your humble correspondent try to voice opinions about the state of black families, Leftists tell us we should stay quiet because we’re not black. So, who is behind the #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism hashtag? If it’s a white person, shouldn’t he or she be told to be quiet because they’re not a person of color? If it’s a person of color, wouldn’t the assumption white people would need to denounce racism be racist itself? After all, the basis for this assumption is whites are inherently racist because of the color of their skins…which meets the literal definition of racism. Not to mention, the idea people of color lacking the agency to be racist is racist in and of itself because it denigrates and denies the power people of color have.

See what I mean about Leftist ideas on this subject being mind-bendingly insane?

The further away we get from Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream in years, the further away we seem to get from realizing that dream. It’s gotten to the point the dream has become a twisted nightmare version where instead of looking at the content of one’s character instead of the color of one’s skin, Leftists are focused solely on the skin color and don’t give a rat’s ass about character. (Sorry, Baltimore, but I had to mention rats.)

Here’s the thing, though. Being against racism, whether you’re white or not, is pretty much our default setting in 2019 with relatively few exceptions. So, saying you’re against racism is like saying you’re against kicking puppies; it’s unremarkable to the point of being mundane. But it makes for some great virtue signaling. Only in a Leftist’s hivemind could something so utterly meaningless become a badge of honor. Then again, these are the same folks who believe everyone should get a participation trophy so nobody’s feelings get hurt, so there’s that.

In the meantime, if you feel you have to announce you’re against racism, seek professional help. You’re clearly not well enough to function as an adult and might need some supervision.



Author: Thomas

I'm a small town boy living in the heart of Iowa watching the world go by with my wife and dog.