Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Left & Right Thursday, June 4, 2020



We start with a question from the producer: "Do you agree with the generals that moving the protesters [from Lafayette Park] was a violation of their constitutional rights? Mark said he would be.motivated to demonstrate against that action if he lived in Washington, DC. I don't agree with Mattis and other generals that deploying the military to suppress violence would be a violation of the Constitution as the generals state. I don't think it's necessary to do so yet, but we're' getting close. We discuss my column for the week which denies that "systemic racism" exists. I define racism, which is a belief that race is inherently superior or inferior to another. Mark would expand that to various manifestations of what I would call discrimination. He cited discomfort whites might experience encountering a group of blacks given the high crime rates among young black men. I don't see that as racism by a white person against blacks. I see it as logical caution given known crime statistics. We go into several other topics like Twitter and the First Amendment. Mark says social media uses "platforms" and is not subject to the same regulations as newspapers and TV stations.

5 comments:

Brian said...

Tom says: "I don't agree with Mattis and other generals that deploying the military to suppress violence would be a violation of the Constitution as the generals state."

The thing is, Tom, that the DC police were NOT forcibly removing a crowd "to supress violence". They were roughly and forcibly removing a crowd for a horrifically out-of-touch photo op. Suppressing the freedom of speech to soothe a massive, pampered ego.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines racism as...

"a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities"

Like the capacity to commit crime? Whites are just using "logical caution" when they get uncomfortable seeing blacks? How about when they hurl the N-word at them? Still "logical caution"? No racism there? The skin color of a group you are encountering has nothing at all to do with feeling nervous or uncomfortable to somebody that is not racist. Other factors, sure. How they are acting, what they are saying, how they are dressed, swastica tattoos, etc. It is usually pretty easy to gauge if a group of people is "dangerous" or not using lots of logical caution besides skin color. Unless you are a racist, which it appears you are. Like alcoholics, way too many racists will not admit it, even to themselves.

Brian said...

I'm sure you heard of the recent Central Park incident when the totally-non-racist white woman called the police because she was scared of the "black man attacking me".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODhNRyjJsl8

I guess she was just showing logical caution? Only a racist would say that. That's why she was fired from her job.

Reality Check said...

Stating that it is logical to feel uncomfortable around blacks is almost the very definition of racism. From Wiki:

"Negrophobia is characterised by a fear or extreme aversion to Black people and Black culture worldwide. Caused amongst other factors by racism"

The Central Park racist mentioned above is the epitome of what you said is logical. And there is no denying she, and everybody that feels and acts like her, are racists.

You are in denial, Tom.

Anon said...

https://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe?fbclid=IwAR1i5GYWdg-SsjsKyLabAI3Uh4kHMhEEfZBr8277IOEyS1fwmrXerqsta8M

CaptDMO said...


"Negrophobia is characterized by a fear or extreme aversion to Black people and Black culture worldwide."

And THAT'S just ONE reason "Wiki" is not to be authoritatively cited, on ANY subject deemed even REMOTELY controversial.
Now you know.