A textbook tactic of statist radicals in America is the systematic character assassination of their enemies as racists. Loathe to engage their intellectual opponents in a real discussion of the issues, lest the radicals should be perceived for what they are and lose the fight to bring America under their heel, they prefer instead to slander their opponents, to intimidate and shout them down, and to destroy their credibility with whatever lies or twisted propaganda they can muster in a never-ending witch-hunt.
But when actual, genuine racism rears its ugly head within their own ranks (and make no mistake- it very often does), the radical socialists do everything they can to deflect, to distract, to evade, and- laughably- to denounce as racist anybody who points out and criticizes the racism of the radicals. There can be no better example than The Daily Caller‘s enlightening exposé of a deliberate media conspiracy by Journolist members to ignore the racist rantings of Jeremiah Wright, the pastor at a church Barack Obama attended for two decades:
According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.
In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, ‘Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.’
Old Saul Alinsky would have been proud. Instead of outrage at Wright’s actual racism, a group of ostensibly liberal, tolerant, and mainstream journalists were more concerned about making sure their power grab was successful, making sure their guy got elected. For Alinskyite radicals you see, racism is not the issue. They don’t actually care about or mind racism, especially not when it comes from or threatens to undo one of their own. Racism isn’t something to stamp out and move past for them; it’s a weapon to bludgeon anybody who stands in their way on the march to power. The issue is never the issue; the issue is always the “revolution.”
That’s why the NAACP actually gave an award to Shirley Sherrod, a USDA official in charge of doling out over one billion dollars in Federal aid to farmers in Georgia, who bragged on camera about only half-heartedly helping a struggling white farmer, referring him instead to “one of his own” (a white lawyer) for help, and using racial preferences in her criteria for doling out the taxpayers’ money. (Thank goodness the USDA has forced her resignation).