A friend writes:
I really think you need to start calling your critics racists. And, you have the advantage of being correct.
— and sends a link to a fine polemic on The American Thinker, Stop Allowing The Left To set The Rules
, by black conservative Lloyd Marcus
I am so sick of the Left being allowed to make the rules. Imagine the absurdity of a competition in which one side is allowed to set the rules against their opponent. The Left tells us what is racist. The Left tells us what we can and cannot say. The Left published a cartoon depicting former black Secretary of State Condolezza Rice as an Aunt Jemima; another depicted Rice as a huge-lipped parrot for her Massa Bush. Neither were considered racist by their creators or publishers, or even widely condemned on the Left.
Marcus makes a particularly good point about the futility of appeasement:
I was asked to perform at a tea party event. The organizer informed me, "I want to get away from calling the rally a "Tea Party" because the liberal media have made the term negative". I said, "Does this mean you do not want me to sing my "American Tea Party Anthem"? Then, why am I here?" Politeness to my host prevented me from saying, "News flash, pal! The media is going to trash us regardless of what we call our rallies. It`s what they do. They are not on our side. Should we keep changing what we call the rallies in hope of finding a name which will cause the media to give us fair coverage"?
A key point in the maturation of a political movement is when it stops being distressed by its opponents` epithets and instead adopts them proudly: British traditionalists gloried in being called "Tory"
, which originally meant "Irish bandit"
and American Southerners took a rebel`s stand
But I`m opposed to calling anyone "racist"
and discourage it as much as I can on VDARE.COM. The term has been debased to the point of meaninglessness and should be abandoned."Treason"
—now that`s another matter.