More proof that the "new racism" in America is false allegations of racism.
According to this Poltico post, Chris Rock told Esquire Magazine that Tea Partiers are racists (he's not even original in fabricated criticisim, is he?).
Before I get to Chris, look at this question from his interviewer Scott Raab:
"Like many nice Caucasians, I cried the night Barack Obama was elected," said Raab. "It was one of the high points in American history. And all that’s happened since the election is just a sh—storm of hatred. You want to weigh in on that?"
I'd like to weigh in on that. What was historic? Barack Obama isn't the descendent of slaves, he's the descendent of slave owners like the rest of the white presidents before him. Call the historians when we elect an African American who doesn't know his roots because of the barbarity of slavery instead of a first generation Kenyan American who does.
And your crying was based upon being a "nice Caucasian?" Only "mean Caucasians" control their emotions? Even the Democrat folks who didn't cry are meanies? Man up, Scott. It was an election.
Now to you, Chris Rock. Let me analyze this incessant left-wing fabrication that I'm only a Tea Partier because I'm a racist. I've not supported a Democrat or left-wing policy in my nearly 50 years on earth. That being the evidence you are working with, do you sincerely conclude that the ONLY reason I oppose President Obama is because he's half black? Wouldn't it be rather predictable that I would oppose him based up party affiliation and policy?
Let's discuss and discard this idea that President Obama is being opposed more vigorously than white presidents before him. When President Clinton tried to pass a healthcare reform, we killed it, and not because he was white. Doesn't our success in killing ClintonCare, and failure in stopping ObamaCare, suggest that Clinton was more vigorously opposed than President Obama?
Chris Rock asserts we are looking at the last vestiges of racism in America in the Tea Party, and the good news is that racism will be gone soon.
Chris is wrong about the Tea Party, and unfortunately even more wrong about racism being gone soon. So long as there are still political race hustlers whose livelihood depends upon the continued misconception that widespread racism still exists, false allegations of racism will keep "racism" alive and Chris Rock will always have a job.
My apologies to Ricochet if my tone is a bit more sober than usual. I grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood and went to predominantly black schools, but the only time in my life I've been referred to as a racist has been since President Obama was elected. I'm not faulting him, but his supporters continually cross this line.
Being a racist is one of the worst things you can be because it calls into question your morality, religion, compassion - your very being. A false allegation of racism is such a serious charge one is compelled to meet it with appropriate vigor.
That will be the case at least until the time comes when folks like Chris Rock overuse "Racist!" so much they are met with rolled-eyes of fatigue and ostracized for being as much a symbol of racism as Democrat Bull Connor's fire hose.