Conservative intellectual theorist Irving Kristol when derisively called a “neoconservative” said: “the sensible course, therefore, is to take your label, claim it as your own and run with it”.
On one side, the Obama Conspiracy debunkers have embraced “Obot” (see Obots.org) and Birthers have embraced “Birther” (See TheBirthers.org).
Is “racist” the next negative label to be adopted and worn proudly?
When Jimmy Carter called opposition to Obama “racist”, he opened the door for those who automatically ridicule anything they can label with “Jimmy Carter”. (Certainly Carter has long embraced the label “Jimmy Carter”.)
Leo C. Donofrio has published reference to a racist anti-Chinese article, calling it the “Holy Grail”, Mario Apuzzo is fond of citing the Supreme Court’s decision sayings slaves cannot be citizens in Dred Scott v. Sandford, and to top it off a truly amazing article was just published by J. R. Dieckmann in The Great American Journal, Embracing Racism.
Dieckmann tries to set up a straw man attack, and then says roughly, “if this is racism, then I’m a racist.” Nevertheless, are we looking for a new political theme from the far right: “hey what’s so bad about racism anyway?”
I’ll tell you what’s so bad about racism: