It has become fashionable among Republicans to refer to their opposition as “the Democrat Party”. This is intended as a reference to both their internal candidate selection process, which even a political neutral must acknowledge more closely resembles monarchy in its use of coronations, and as a derogatory method of condemning their broader policies, the which is rather less just.
Democrats, being by nature an inclusive, forgiving, and understanding people, have responded in large part by terming anyone who disagrees with them Fascists, Nazis, and downright evil.
Protesters are marching under a banner that reads “Black Lives Matter”. They do this because it seems pretty evident some folks disagree, judging only based on the number of peaceful arrests for what are usually non-crimes that turn into black people being dead.
OK; I’ll admit it: That was a cheap trick to get you to read this — but there’s a good reason. It’s because there really is no such thing as “racism”, and saying there is makes things worse.
No; I’m not some idiot Polyanna revisionist nutjob.
I may be nuts; that’s up to you to decide — but at least I’m not an idiot. The following will sound like it’s just a simple trick of words, but stick with me to the end: I promise it’s worth it. (more…)