In part one of my 1984 series, I wrote about the ever-present “thought police” in Mr. Orwell’s novel, discussing similarities in today’s hate crimes’ legislation and operations of the thought police in trying to get into everyone’s head to determine thought because independent thought was not allowed and severely punished when caught.
Another similarity arises with racism. Liberals were changing, and still do change the definition of racism to fit their needs of the moment.
After having been called a racist so many times by the left because I didn’t agree with President Barak Obama’s policies, I became fed up and challenged liberals to find a place in my writings where I have besmirched this president because of his skin color. Of course, there’s not any in my writings.
Infuriated because they have been caught making accusations that they can’t back up (or are they?), they come up with a new way of labeling you a racist. They tell you that you, along with every other white person has an “insidious” racist gene inside of them. And while you may not act like a racist or say racist statements, you are still a racist. Liberals will even tell you that they have that gene also. Because they are enlightened, they feel they must fight their racist tendencies on an ongoing basis. When they slip up, such as a liberal woman clutching her purse just a little bit tighter when meeting a group of strutting young black men on the sidewalk, they are simply devastated with themselves.
The following is taken from a liberal thread I was on several months ago:
Accuser: “Hi Nancy, racist much?”
Me: “You have opened a floodgate. I’m sick and fed up with liberals accusing me and other conservatives of racism just because we don’t support the policies and ideologies of Barak Obama. For over two years, I have been the owner and administrator of a political website/blog, and my political writings are out there for all to see. Unless you can point to something I’ve said or written where I’ve disparaged or denigrated Barak Obama or anyone else with respect to skin color, I strongly suggest that you not hurl the racism accusation at me or anyone else.”
Accuser: “Nancy, your attitude and reaction continue to show everyone except yourself that you harbor racism. Try not to let that be a button so easily pushed. BTW, I am also prejudiced and racist. I know this to be true even as I resist it intellectually. Las Saturday as I walked on mile in downtown (American city) after a concert with my wife, I feared the area we were in and my concern was focused on the black folks around me. I wasn’t disturbed by the two white skate boarders that came right by us…could have easily grabbed my wife’s purse. I hated my thoughts that night hand have pondered it since, I admit that I have work to do. I understand that I bring prejudice to the table. And I think to myself, “If I am willing to apply these thoughts to the reality of the situation…for safety’s sake, what much more minor prejudice do I carry without knowing it. Exposing it is necessary to fixing it. You just don’t see it, we do.”
Me: “So, you’re one of those who claims we’re all racists and should cry ourselves to sleep at night after giving ourselves 20 lashes. I’ll go a little broader and say that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. As a conservative writer, I’ve been accused of racism so much because I don’t agree with Barak Obama politically, that I’ve had enough and I don’t put up with it any longer. You’re not the first person I’ve said this to and I’m sure you won’t be the last.”
Accuser: “And…based on your website, you’re been called racist twice. Look it up. You wrote it. Not counting this one, of course.”
Me: “Is this the paragraph, you’re referring to? ‘Recently, I confronted two liberals online; one directly accused me of racism and the other shared a meme which indicated that white Christians hated President Obama and the first family because of the color of their skin. The liberal who directly accused me of racism apologized, but then turned things around and appeared to indirectly imply that I was a racist. Oh, I’ve been called a racist directly and indirectly more than just two times. Besides, how many times have liberal political commentators and other well knowns called those who didn’t support Obama racists or accused them of racism? If this is needed the paragraph, I don’t know how you could ascertain that I’ve only been called a racist twice, but obviously, you did. It won’t be the first time I’ve been misunderstood and it won’t be the last. Also I’ve been called much more than a racist by those on the left. Some of the things, I refuse to put in print.’”
Accuser: “Maybe boiling it down will help, especially you wrote on your site that you want people to use a valid example when calling you a racist. You aren’t going to judge a white woman negatively due to how she said something in her spouse’s nomination party speech. But, you immediately judge and convict a black woman due to how she said something in her spouse’s nomination party speech. Except to remember two things she did wrong (that in your mind were anti-white racism.) These are exactly the same mistake…one you readily dismiss as unintentional; only a few phrases out of 15 minutes. The other person you condemn for all eternity, except to remember only the things she did that were wrong/unworthy. She just happens to be the black one. I did another quick search of your site. You’re also a label-jacker…carrying the flag of all lives matter to misdirect, denigrate or water down the POC’s desire to bring focus to what is likely a long-term oppressive situation. You wouldn’t go to a breast cancer rally and shout that all cancers matter. But you’ll write about the racial version over and over and over on your site. Just trying to help. If you don’t see that you may carry prejudice in your heart or mind, I wish I could help you. I can extend my love to you, however. I hope you find some peace and some ability to care for all others, not just the ones that matter to you now. I wasn’t saying you were called a racist twice. I was saying, ‘wow.’ You’ve been called a racist twice and you still don’t think you should ponder that even a tiny bit?”
Get my drift? I have never met or talked with my above accuser in my life. Yet, this person is accusing me of things for which he has no proof. He says he identifies with me because he is a racist too. This sounds a lot like the guy who was administering the torture to the main character, Winston Smith, in 1984, the novel. He would accuse Winston of things and further indicate that he was once guilty of the same things, except he had been cured. The torturer also expressed his love for Winston and just wanted to show him the right way.
While certainly no imprisonment or torture is involved here, the above serves to illustrate how the left considers themselves intellectually superior to everyone else and capable of gleaning what’s inside a person’s head when that person says or does something the left doesn’t like or disagrees with. Sounds a lot like the “inner party” in 1984.
Previously conservatives were scared of being called racists and would generally grovel on the floor begging not to be labeled a racist. Now, some are getting bolder and insisting that their accusers actually prove their accusations. By constantly enforcing their demented theory that every white person has that insidious racist gene inside of them, and must consciously and intellectually make attempts to purge themselves of that gene or certainly diminish that gene, constitutes brainwashing in my book. And that’s what happened throughout the the novel, 1984.
In the 1984 novel, the ever present “thought police” worked toward getting into the heads of the “outer party” members to determine if they were having illegal independent thoughts. Actions and facial expressions during constant surveillance were used to determine a party member’s thoughts. A smile, a laugh, a grimace, a frown, were all used in determining what was inside a person’s head. This sounds like the left’s “buzz words” or “code words” for racism, which leads into the next article in this series.