I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and I've got to hand it to the Left - they are gifted moralizers. Nobody can put on a sanctimonious soapboxing spectacle like a Progressive Leftist. Do you believe, for whatever reason, that marriage is between one man and one woman? Then you're a homophobe. Do you believe that men are generally taller and have larger biceps than women? Then you're a sexist. Do you believe that people who move to America ought to come here legally and become American? Then you're a nativist. Do you believe that 16 years of global temperature stability might mean that global warming isn't actually happening? Then you're a flat-earther. And, of course, if you disagree about any given issue with a Progressive, you're a racist. Yep, they have all sorts of fancy words to describe how you don't agree with them, and they use them all - a lot.
But where the Left excels at preaching and condescension, they fall a bit short when it comes to self-awareness. So convinced are they of their moral superiority that they fail to recognize their own flaws, and, dare I say, silly racism. A famous and wise Jew once said, "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?" Last week has revealed so many logs in so many eyes, you'd think the Left was planning on building a cabin - or a lodge.
After the Supreme Court ruled that it was no longer 1950 in the South and so southern states should not be treated as if it were, Democrat Minnesota State Rep. Ryan Winkler referred to Justice Clarence Thomas as an "Uncle Thomas," presumably to suggest that Justice Thomas was little more than an obsequious and deferential slave, eager to please his evil White masters. Witty! Winkler, a Harvard graduate, later claimed that he did not understand the term to be a racist one - but, gosh, if people were offended by his choice of words, well then he sure was sorry for that.
During the George Zimmerman trial, we learned that Trayvon Martin referred to him as "a creepy-ass cracker" before he and the controversial White Hispanic got into a fight over Martin's bag of Skittles. We also learned that cracker is not a racist term. Tamron Hall from MSNBC explained that cracker is certainly a pejorative, but not necessarily a racial slur - you know, like jerk or meanie. I suppose that cracker isn't considered a racial slur because then we might have to call it the "C-word," and that might get confusing.
And then, to top it all off, Alec Baldwin had yet another low-blood-sugar-moment last week and tweeted - to the planet - that he was going to "track down" and "f**k up" some "toxic little queen" who wrote something about his wife that nobody cares about anyway. Baldwin, predictably, has cancelled his Twitter account (again). Capital One, predictably, has not cancelled Baldwin's contract. Why? Because toxic little queen isn't homophobic, per se, it's just angry Baldwin-talk. As it turns out, the only thing the Left is more gifted at than moralizing is circling the wagons when it comes to protecting one of their own from their own insane thought-crime standards. In the meantime, Paula Deen has been scheduled for beheading by Nancy Pelosi for something she uttered during the Reagan administration.
Up is down. One is Four. Cracker is not a racist term. Red is blue. Day is night. Uncle Thomas is not a racist term. Death is hilarious. Water is sand. Toxic little queen means "I Love Gays!" Welcome to 2013, where language means whatever the heck the Left says it means because they say so and shut up or we're sicking the IRS on you.
It's all very sad. The very idea of a "race traitor" seems so outdated - at least to people who do not view the world through the prism of race. Among Whites (except among the goofball White Supremacist fringe), the idea of race betrayal died with Jim Crow - something last week's Supreme Court ruling recognized. In the world of the Progressive Left, however, only Blacks can be race traitors - and how, you may ask, does a Black person reveal their race betrayal? By disagreeing with the Progressive Left. You've got to admit, it's a handy setup they've got going. Among the Democratic base, White liberals like Ryan Winkler are in charge of telling Blacks how and what to think - and if they stray a bit from their prescribed politics, they become an Uncle Thomas.
Or, perhaps better, a toxic little Cracker Lover.
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