27 Jul Ebony and Ivory: Ain’t Political Gain Just Glorious?
Racism. That word has divided many nations and been used for all sorts of gain. But what is racism?
Those who opposed Barack Obama in 2008 were racists because they clearly did not want a black man in office. Those who oppose universal healthcare or welfare are racists because they don’t care about underprivileged children. Racism is defined as: “the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races.” However those who use it to describe political opponents seem to have a different definition. In politics: anyone who disagrees with your opinion is a racist. And when you paint your opponent as a racist it has to seem as though all you care about is minorities.
The golden rule to this use of moral high ground however is that you can only use it to attack white people. If you say that any race other than Caucasians are racists then you yourself become the worst kind of racist. If race was left out of everything entirely and no one was called a racist then true racism would die out. But it has to be kept alive for political gain.
Those who claim that they are not racists while attacking those who they say are, are the only reason race is still an issue in the United States. They have taken a serious issue, that if it had been left to die would have, and turned this country into a hot bed of political correctness. One cannot open his mouth in today’s society without having a label slapped on him, usually having to do with racism.
It’s time to expose the real racists: The ones using minorities for their own political gain