Racist & Conservative Not Synonyms; Racist & Liberal Not Antonyms
Back when Black Republican J.C. Watts ran for Congress, his Oklahoma Democrat opponents circulated an out of date picture of a young, serious looking Watts sporting a huge “Afro,” - portraying him as “the angry Black man.”
Now it is Utah Republican House candidate Mia Love’s turn. She’s received a racist mailing so ugly that it’s become a police matter.
As noted at Red State, this could be the work of fringe loons. But it might just as well be the work of Utah Democratic operatives, who are afraid that Love will defeat Democrat Jim Matheson in November. The Dems have already attacked the immigrant background of Love’s family, going so far as to suggest that her Haitian parents had her in the U.S. as an “anchor baby” to avoid being deported.
One of the least appealing aspects of American liberalism is its hypocrisy. It speaks a high minded language of sensitivity, tolerance and inclusion - stuff embodied in the 1979 BCP Baptismal Covenant promise to “respect the dignity of every human being.” But it is in practice elitist, enraged and narrow. Its capacity to project its own vileness onto Conservatives is staggeringly pathological, as warned against by the One it seeks to disregard and diminish:
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5 ESV)
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