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Cry wolf

When excessive or reckless use robs an epithet of its meaning, it loses its impact too.

Once upon a time in the world of cable news, a guest or host or anchor calling anyone a racist would have considerable impact.

From what we’ve seen this week, when it comes to that word, those days are long gone. A person simply can’t turn on the news or scroll Twitterfor even more than a minute before hearing the word “racist” or “racism.”

For example, CNN and MSNBC said the word “racist” more than 1,100 times from Sunday to Tuesday, according to a tally conducted by Grabien Media, an online media production and news prep service. 

The count, which doesn’t include on-screen graphics commonly known as chyrons, came two days after President Trump in a Sunday tweet said four Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to their home countries.

The president, and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill, have underscored that his argument is simply an ideological one based on the four congresswomen, dubbed “the squad.” What he argues is their collective embrace of pro-socialism and therefore anti-American, anti-Israeli anti-Semitic polices. 

Some critics in the media and on the Democratic side, along with a handful of Republicans, argue the opposite: The president’s comments about the squad are naked racism. He’s a fascist. He’s mentally unstable. He’s a 21st-century Hitler. In this insane climate, this kind of rhetoric is all perfectly acceptable — and has existed since Trump announced his candidacy.

Hm. This writer must be a younger fella, not around long enough to remember how, say, Reagan was savaged in the not-so-distant past. Perhaps the tone has become more shrill, the hysteria and desperation more attenuated, as the Left’s grip on power has loosened a bit, the relative moderates swamped by the lunatic fringe. But the dishonesty, lust for power, and visceral hatred are all old news. Which brings us to this:

U.S.—Many on the left are extremely concerned with the racist behavior of President Trump, especially with recent remarks telling non-white citizens to “go back” where they came from, and are trying to raise the alarm bells about how harmful that behavior is. The problem is, no one seems to be paying them any attention, despite the fact that they’re very experienced in warning people about racism, since they’ve done it about absolutely everything for decades straight.

“I don’t know what’s going on,” said left-wing activist Ryan Weber. “Every day for years and years we’ve been yelling about racist things, from words to symbols to holidays to breakfast cereals to every single Republican ever, and we just assumed everyone was carefully taking notes every time we spoke up, but it seems like no one was paying attention at all.”

Gee, imagine that. Might wanna ask the boy who cried wolf about it, Progtards.



2 thoughts on “Cry wolf

  1. I’ve spent most of my 60 years of existence trying to live by MLK’s “content of character, not color of skin” dream.
    The past two plus years of leftists’ constant droning about white racism has put Dr. King’s dream to death, not that the last several decades hadn’t already thrown a lot of dirt on it anyway.
    Every human harbors racism…prove me wrong.

  2. I grow tired of the Left’s projection of their sins onto innocent folk.

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