In line with my previous post, there is this piece from the politically correct, multicultural 'conservative' site, AT. The writer's name is familiar; I believe I linked to one of his articles before, and not in an approving way.
Anyway, the subject is the R-word, you know; that social construct of which we hear so much these days.
''Elementary schools aren't the only ones getting in on the racial action. In a totally different arena, churches are having racial unity seminars and conferences to make their congregations aware of how differences in people's skin color affect the way they grew up and how they live now.
Bottom line: race is a huge deal.
But, by rights, should it be?
This country fought a civil war over slavery based on skin color. People marched in the streets and got brutalized, even killed, protesting discrimination.
I've had occasion to confront people in New York City when they were being racist: once on the subway, when others were turning away and pretending they weren't hearing the verbal assaults; once right on Broadway, walking next to a guy who was ranting racist things into his cell phone, making sure everyone on the sidewalk heard him. I let these nincompoops know, loud and clear, that they were being racist and that what they were saying was unacceptable. (Later, a friend warned me to be careful because "crazy people" can become incredibly violent. The sad thing was, though, that the people I confronted, by all other societal standards, were completely "normal.")
Racism needs to be confronted, flat-out -- but not drawn out.''
So the author is one of those I call a 'PC vigilante', a self-appointed censor of other people. Self-righteousness on this issue, along with its companion vice, victimhood, is a plague on our society.
I wondered how the readers of AT would respond to this kind of article, in light of the brouhaha of the last couple of weeks over the Martin-Zimmerman case. As it turns out, I see much more push-back than I've yet seen on that site, and it seems as though the worm is turning. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and the coalition of 'victims' and their sympathizers (liberal prigs and 'colorblind conservatives') have greatly overplayed their hand, methinks.
The comments are a healthy sign; it seems many people are fed up and irate about the constant drumbeat of lies and preaching on this subject from the media and the PC pharisees out in the 'real' world.
I think the quality of our side's comments is getting better; I am seeing a lot more facts and statistics, and I am seeing our side answering the kumbaya chorus more often, whereas before these simpering 'DWL' delusionals went unchallenged and got the last word far too often.
Some of the better comments were by 'Wayward Son.' Some of these realist commenters seem to be familiar from other blogs.
Good work, all those who take a stand on the 'mainstream' blogs, but we'll see if the censors take down all the good posts on this one.