I have a confession to make -- I'm conservative and I'm a racist. Okay, at least according to liberal doctrine I'm a racist. A couple of my recent posts seem to support that conclusion. Each night after the convention speeches I posted some quick, first-instinct assessments of the speeches. There seems to be a pattern in my assessments that looks like it might be racist. Parenthetically, I should add, I'm a middle-aged white guy, which makes the racism on my part extra evil.
On the first night of the convention, I gave only two grades of A- or better: Chris Christie and Artur Davis. Christie is white and Artur Davis is African-American. On the second night, there were two grades of A or better in my opinion. I gave an A to Ryan and an A+ to Condoleeza Rice (the highest grade I gave to any speaker). On the third night I only gave one A to Marco Rubio. Out of those 5 grades let's see; 2 African Americans, 2 whites and 1 Hispanic.
Unfortunately, according to census records I've under-represented Hispanics in my grading and not filled my quota of A's for Hispanics. That looks bad. I made the mistake of grading the speakers on things like content, delivery, and impact instead of quotas. Racist. Clearly racist.
The point is there's always something someone can find to pin on you, and they will. Anyone who thinks that I'm racist, or claims so in knee-jerk fashion doesn't know me. Honestly, I do not think about race.in my personal life. My friends cut across the racial spectrum and they are made based on personal connection and commonalities rather than some racial criteria. I see people of individuals, not as colors or ethnic groups.
Democrats, by virtue of their politics see people as groups to be placated. They have criteria and quotas to consider - always. So it's no surprise that they see racial, sexist or class-related boogeyman around every corner. They've shoe-horned themselves into a line of thinking that forces them to look at things through various prisms such as a racial prism.
No matter what I do, no matter who I befriend, no matter my openness to other cultures, I am and always will be in their eyes, a racist. That's not because I'm white because then white liberals wouldn't be able to exonerate themselves. The reason in liberal eyes that I'm racist is because I'm a conservative. They have a myriad of special interest demographics they feel they have to appease, so everyone fits into a category. They see conservatives no differently, except that the box they fit us all into is a box they consider racist, sexists, homophobic and evil. It's because they can't see individuals anymore. They've* moved society from three dimensional to one dimensional, and they persist in their smug superiority over it.
Clearly it's not all of them because to say that would be thinking like a liberal.