I have lots of questions but will self -limit.. On what basis did you pick Limbaugh and Hannity and LevinWhy do you refer to racism as an "ideology"? Is it because it's systemic and has an economic basis for it's inception perpetuation?I know I have a lot of questions but this is what I'm trying figure out. I can't begin to design a solution until I fully understand what is being asked of me.
I see two levels here: First yes, it's an ideology, a way of observing the world, that darker people are in some way inferior. I don't think economics has much to do with it, other than these people essentially believe that too many darker people will necessarily drag down our economy for one reason or the other. But that's just half of this, because there are people on the Left who could be described as racist too. The second part is what we're seeing in the GOP right now, a President who enables the worst instincts of these people. And they're coming out, loud and proud, and it's a component of the overall Trumpist ideology.
And what do you conclude when you present the law to one of them that says their behavior is unlawful yet they still insist that it is not nor are they racist, get angry and accuse you of being the racist simply because you bring up a topic which makes them feel uncomfortable?
Well, this goes directly to why Trump was elected in the FIRST place. Before 2016, the lefties here thought it was hilarious when I warned of a backlash to PC and Identity Politics. Little did I know how intense and large it would be, but it sure as hell played a significant role in motivating and animating the Trump vote. The term "racist" angers them so much right now that they've begun using it as a weapon against the Left. Look at all the BLM threads. And I understand their frustration. The word has been completely over-used and diluted. Look how they react to it now -- instead of cowering at the word, they come out swinging with both fists.
So how can such a large segment of society sincerely believe they are not racist or that their is no such thing as a benefit to being born into the white race when the society in which you live favors members of your race and actually causes harm to those who are not? Do they also sincerely believe that their behavior causes no harm or do they simply not care that it does?
This goes to what has happened to conservatism in recent years. Those on the Right who are truly racist -- pick your percentage, and there's certainly several of them here -- have decided that the Left's over-use of the term gives them an excuse to deny ALL of it, out of hand. That's pretty damn powerful. So now, when you point out blatant racism, they can get away with saying that you're just PC. That's where the Left has REALLY screwed up. I think these people know at some level about the harm being done, but they just don't care. They are absolutely committed to this, and they simply give two shits about anyone who disagrees.
Here's a challenge for you: I'm dead serious here. I've given this idea to several people and a few have taken me up on it. Commit to listening to people like Limbaugh and Levin and (especially) Hannity for at least a week or two. REALLY LISTEN. But do NOT listen with a critical ear. Imagine you're agree with everything they say. If you do, at some point the behaviors of these people will begin to make more sense. I'm not kidding here. Imagine you've been obediently listening to those guys for YEARS, and how what they say can literally change thinking patterns and thought processes. Give it a shot, see what happens.
(whoever he is) Are "they" the representative "racists" in your mind? You use the pronoun "they" lots without qualifying. I don't do Limbaugh or Hannity or ?Levin------but I read the posts of im2----
he might be changing (perverting) the thinking patterns of some people. I attended college during the era of 1960s 70s -----I saw lots of perverting of thinking patterns that progressed all the way to SEATTLE