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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 09:27 AM

As the massive protest last Saturday in Washington, D.C., indicates, millions of Americans are reawakening to the calling to take seriously their stewardship of freedom, their stewardship of hard-earned livelihoods, and their stewardship of a nation that challenges history because we and our Forefathers respect the Creator's information on how to found a nation of liberty under God.

Now comes a rather dysfunctional, simplistic, blame-Americans-first counterattack: Racism, racism, racism, racism, and oh by the way, racism. Please.

"Racism" is just another word for nothing else to say. 

It's a scare word employed not to communicate but to silence.

It's the reactionary recourse of minds that are empty, power that is threatened, and fear that is palpable. 

It's the watchword of dysfunctional demagogues. The voice of impaired ideology. The vein-popping snarl of barking, firehose tyranny.

Those capable of shame will be ashamed of this tactic and flush it down the political toilet. Those not will continue to stink their own house and pollute the community. A course in political-cultural hygiene may be in order. 

The rest of us will question authority, maintain a necessary critical distance, evaluate political propositions, and call for a revival of public service on the basis of those Constitutional-Declarational norms and content that form the rulebook of human freedom and dignity.

That's progress. That's human. That's America.

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