Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Left needs to stop crying "Wolf"

This is so smart that it no doubt will be ignored by those who most need to read it:
There is no evidence that Donald Trump is more racist than any past Republican candidate (or any other 70 year old white guy, for that matter). All this stuff about how he’s “the candidate of the KKK” and “the vanguard of a new white supremacist movement” is made up. It’s a catastrophic distraction from the dozens of other undeniable problems with Trump that could have convinced voters to abandon him. That it came to dominate the election cycle should be considered a horrifying indictment of our political discourse, in the same way that it would be a horrifying indictment of our political discourse if the entire Republican campaign had been based around the theory that Hillary Clinton was a secret Satanist. Yes, calling Romney a racist was crying wolf. But you are still crying wolf.
This is a long read that is heavy on evidence and logic, so (again) no doubt will be ignored by those who most need to read it.  I can't recommend it more highly, especially the ending:
Stop making people suicidal. Stop telling people they’re going to be killed. Stop terrifying children. Stop giving racism free advertising. Stop trying to convince Americans that all the other Americans hate them. Stop. Stop. Stop.
Send this to your leftist family and friends.  There's plenty to be skeptical about with Mr. Trump.  I've been saying for a year that I don't know whether he will make a good President or not, but we're fixin' to find out.  But I've had these doubts for reasons more, well, reasonable than ZOMG teh racis!!!eleventy!!!

They will have doubts as well, and that's A Very Good Thing Indeed.  We need to avoid the Savior On The White Horse syndrome.  A healthy skepticism of the government and its leaders is, well, healthy - not to mention American as Apple Pie.  But that skepticism should be founded in reality, rather than bug-eyed insanity.  If you like your lefty family and friends (I do), then you'll do them a favor by sending this to them.


Minecraft Chuck said...

It's a good but futile idea. Leftism is a religion, and like all religions, impervious to facts and logic.

Since Leftism is emotional, only a major emotional conversion experience works to open their eyes. The trick is in guiding them to the light after they survive the experience, instead of allowing them to go full leftard.

Goober said...

Wow. Unfiltered smart. I agree with pretty much every word. Rare.