Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Racist "Patriots"? No such animal can exist...
Judging any individual based on the color of his skin is stupid.
We have some stupid people in this community, to be sure. But the majority, the overwhelming majority, are not stupid. They are not racist. They know that to judge an individual based upon the actions of a group is illogical, unfair, and stupid. They know that the individual should be judged based on the actions of the individual. Period.
A few months ago - it's probably been longer than that - several of the bloggers in this community connected a few dots that had us scratching our heads for a while. Because a few people began to drop their masks, we were able to see that there was a very determined move to subtly connect the III and the broader Liberty Movement with racism. We called it out and made our positions clear.
I'll reiterate my position: If you judge an individual based on the color of his skin rather than the actions he takes, you are an idiot, and you reveal that you are not a Thinker. There is no room in the serious Liberty Movement for people who can not or will not Think. If you can't clear the mental hurdle that skin color is irrelevant to an individual, you'll never be able to grasp the nuances of our more complex topics, such as SCOTUS being the final arbiter of what is "Constitutional".
You can not be a racist and an advocate for true Liberty. The two are mutually exclusive.
Why am I bringing this up, seemingly out of the blue? Because the problem never went away, it persists even now by a determined subset of people who claim to be Patriots, yet judge the value of an individual by skin color or some other trait beyond the control of the individual. Bill is closer and deeper in this issue than am I at the moment, because he has made direct contact with some of these idiots. See his link, here.
Two points in closing: I'm not in the mood for a discussion of this topic here. I don't want to discuss the validity of applying stereotypes and personal experiences to large groups in situation X or Y versus scenario Z. Of course there are times and places where you have to go that direction. But, in a foxhole, just as the Anarchist will one day have to try to kill the Constitutionalist, and the Constitutionalist will one day be forced to defend himself against the Anarchist, if I learn that I am in a foxhole with a racist I'd just as soon stab you in the neck now and get it over with - fuck such an alliance. You won't even finish bleeding-out before I have forgotten your worthless Soul.
Point Two: Before you start with the "Kerodin, you're being a hypocrite, because you judge all LEO as bad..." You are wrong. I do not automatically put all LEO in the Bad People category - but I have not yet met one who is unwilling to enforce an unconstitutional law in order to keep his paycheck coming. I would genuinely like to meet that LEO. But until I do...
End of discussion on this racism topic. If you are a racist, don't come back here. You are no Patriot.
We are enemies.
Here's Bill's link.
Posted by K at 9:34 AM