Re: Not Funny Now - Sad

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sat Aug 04 2001 - 17:35:05 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Mitch writes
> >> writes:
> >>
> >> For the record, I found that document, not the website, while googling. I
> >> did not "check" the homepage for racist content (should I have?). I get the
> >> impression from some that virtually anything said by a branded racist is
> >> automatically a lie. Am I now a racist too because I believe *****SOME*****
> >> of the facts stated there to be true? --- AL V
> > By definition, unless you can supply evidence of the notion that some races
> > are superior to another-Define Superiority-then racism is faulty thinking. It
> > is then incorrect and non-scientific. Should we condone or coddle racist
> > thinkers in this list, in order to call ourselves "libertarians"? Nada.
> Allow me to substitute the word "Communist" for "racist" in Mitch's
> statements. It should be interesting to see the effect!
> "...Unless you can supply evidence that the idealistic vanguard of the
> people should have total control, then Communism is faulty thinking.
> It is then incorrect and non-scientific. Should we condone or coddle
> Communist thinkers in this list?"
> I think that the answers to both questions are the same.
> Joe Dees adds:
> > Another way to refer to racists: sociocultural luddites.
> Exactly.

I concur. However, there are different types of racists as well. Those
who think that someone needs to meet a lower standard just because of
their skin color to get the same job or to be accepted into college, or
someone who thinks that someone who is 7 generations separated from
their enslaved ancestors deserves 'reparations', is themselves a racist:
they are assuming that the black person is inferior to the white person
in that they are incapable of attaining the same level of achievement
with the same standards of performance, or that their life was somehow
oppressed because their great-great-great-great grandparent happened to
be a slave (rather than, say, a serf).

These sentiments about affirmative action and reparations arise in the
liberal white person from the same opinions (no matter how guiltily
felt) about the inferiority of black people that results from
stereotypes and ignorance, feelings that blacks are somehow less capable
of achievement as individuals than whites. Just as the KKK racist
discriminates by hate and exclusion, the liberal racist discriminates by
guilt and coddling, and both do it on a basis of skin color rather than
the character of the individual.

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