America's political Left has a serious problem with racism. If you don't believe me, then read on.
Last year, a group of six Muslim imams was detained in Minneapolis because they acted suspiciously after boarding an airplane. The group of imams, backed by the Muslim advocacy group CAIR, is suing US Airways over their treatment -- and they have also filed a "John Doe" lawsuit against the passengers who reported their suspicious behavior to the airplane crew.
Fast-forward a few months. House Republicans introduced language into a bill that would make anyone who reports suspicious activity immune from civil liability. Not a bad idea. Of course it received a knee-jerk opposition from House Democrats.
In response to this, several conservative bloggers led by Michelle Malkin introduced The John Doe Manifesto. You can read the whole thing there. It's a little over the top in my opinion, particularly the way it drifts off into immigration and border security at the end, but the idea behind it is solid. There is absolutely nothing wrong with picking up the phone and reporting suspicious behavior to the authorities, regardless of the appearance of the perpetrator.
Of course the typical liberal response is predictable: racism! racism! racism! If you take a second look at someone who appears to be up to no good and who also appears to be Middle Eastern, then you are a racist. Period.
Michele Malkin is like a cheap Filipino cleaning lady (Dimestore literary simile :))but, alas, the worst kind, the self-loathing variety. Earth to Michele: you're not a country club, LNS Republican and despite all your inane columns, these folks will still look at you as the geisha who should be doing their laundry and fixing them a big bowl of noodles or giving them a rubdown after a long game of golf. I suspect if you had been a Jew in Auschwitz, you'd be the one throwing your bunkmates into the ovens. So give it up and go fuck a terror detainee you big stupid rightwing patsy.
I'd bet real money that the person who wrote this probably has "Say No To Hate" and "Visualize World Peace" bumperstickers on their car. It also seems fairly obvious to me that this person has far more prejudice against orientals than virtually any conservative. I believe that psychologists call this phenomenon "projection."
Of course stooping to the level of vulgar racial slurs is a common modus operandi for Michelle Malkin's critics. Likewise, white liberals have no difficulty at all tossing racial slurs at Michael Steele, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, J. C. Watts, Clarence Thomas, or virtually any black conservative in the public eye today. And liberal blacks have no difficulty hauling out the slavery and Holocaust metaphors when speaking of whites they despise.
Last year, James Lindgren, a professor of law at Northwestern University, presented research that busted a number of sacred assumptions about racism and charity among groups who supported capitalism versus those who supported planned economies and government redistribution of wealth. It is generally assumed that capitalists are racist, because capitalism flourishes in societies where poverty and racism allow the bourgeoisie to exploit the working class. Incredibly, Lindgren argued that "the data are consistent with racism and intolerance continuing to play a significant role in explaining the support for income redistribution and anti-capitalism" -- just the opposite of what social justice advocates have traditionally taught.
I don't deny that conservatism has its share of racism and exploitive beliefs. But liberals are flat out lying when they flaunt their supposed universal tolerance and love for all mankind, and pin hate and racism solely upon conservatives. How can we have an honest dialog about racial problems when this kind of idiocy is masqueraded on a daily basis as "truth." Everyone just needs to take a good, long look in the mirror.
ADDED: LGF has another great example of racism by "anti-racist" liberals, this time directed at Israel.