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Liberal Obsession With Race is Growing Old

darenda Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 1:27 PM
My perspective is slightly different. I don't see it as a actual obsession. Quite honestly I don't think they give a rip about 'perceived racism'. I see it as 'all they've got'. The left is completely bereft of any substance whatsoever. They have nothing else to argue or offer anyone. In the absence of any intellectual honesty or substance the merely throw racism epithets. The intend to back off all opposition they are not prepared to defend against.
John1921 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 1:38 PM
Leftists can, and do, offer non-whites affirmative action, contract set-asides, racial-norming on qualification tests, hate-crime laws that make whites guilty of wrongful thought, and an Attorney General who practices race-based enforcement of Federal laws for "his people". All animal societies are dominance hierarchies. If you went to school before the 60s you might recall the 'pecking order'. In a nutshell, this means that in any society, either non-whites will be beaten on the street by whites, or whites wil be beaten on the streets by non-whites. These are the only two alternatives -- no ties. Drudge is doing a good job of highlighting news stories pointing out who's getting the beat-downs lately.
inkling_revival Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 1:51 PM
First off, a good definition of "civilization" might be "the means by which a human society is able to repudiate animal-like behavior, and live by moral norms instead. So, no, dominance hierarchies are not inevitable.

And in the second place, where is the logic, let alone the factual evidence, suggesting that dominance hierarhcies will always be determined by the skin color of the participants? Even if some group dominates some other group, it could just as easily be by national origin, religion, height, weight, hair color...

When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?

I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero John Lewis suggested that Republicans wanted to "go back" to the days when black men like him could be beaten in the street by the enforcers of Jim Crow. I thought it an outrageous and disgusting bit of demagoguery. The audience of Democratic delegates cheered in a riot of self-congratulation.

It's bizarre. I spend most of my time talking...