As we all know, Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) accuse everyone that doesn’t share their ill-considered opinions to be racists.
Want to leave the EU? That means you’re racist.
Climatesceptic? Only a racist would think that.
You voted for a centre-right government? Raaaaaacist!
‘Racist’ is the go-to insult for the average Leftist. It is often used in situations where, to a casual observer, there is no racial implication within the subject under discussion. But you don’t need to worry about that. The dedicated SJW will somehow find a racial slant to any subject. It doesn’t matter to them how tortuous the logic, they can build a path to racism. It’s like a game of ‘6 Degrees of Racism’.
For example, on Brexit, the SJW thinking goes as follows:
- People supporting Brexit want to limit numbers of Europeans entering Britain under the rules of free movement.
- Europeans are white but there are also people of other races that also want to immigrate into the UK
- Brexiteers’ desire to stop freedom of movement is a proxy for stopping brown people immigrating into the UK.
- Therefore, Brexit voters are racist.
Or, we could look at the racism logic behind Climatescepticism:
- Man is definitely responsible for climate change
- Climate change will lead to sea levels rising as the ice caps melt
- Rising sea levels will mostly harm island nations, most of which are populated by brown people.
- Therefore, if you don’t do everything possible to fight climate change, you are racist.
Voting for centre-right government:
- All centre right governments secretly want to send all brown people to gas chambers.
- Therefore, if you vote for Boris Johnson, you are racist.
It’s as easy as that. The beauty of this approach by SJWs is how much it simplifies debating. The SJW no longer needs to wait for evidence that their debating opponent is racist. Words are no longer important. The person can be accused of racism purely on the basis of the policies they support. It also make debates shorter and much easier to win. As soon as the SJW’s opponent expresses support for any policy that the SJW disagrees with, the SJW can hurl the ‘Racist’ bomb and the debate is over. The SJW has emerged victorious again! Simples!
I’ve written before that ‘racist’ is SJW’s favourite insult because, deep down, they are frightened that they might actually be racists themselves. Well, I’ve got news for them: they are! We all are!
The definition of racist is:
“prejudiced against or antagonistic towards a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.”
‘Prejudiced’ is the key word here. We are all prejudiced to people of other races to some extent. And by ‘all’ I mean that all races are similarly prejudiced. So let’s look at an example of racial prejudice to see how that works in practise.
You are asked to spend a week in a room with a group of other people. Toilet facilities will be available and food with be brought to you. However, you have a choice to make: you can choose to spend the week in a room with people of your own race or you can choose to inhabit a room occupied by people of another race. Which room do you choose?
Clearly, under the definition of racist, choosing to spend the week with your own race, indicates prejudicial behaviour to other races. Yet who would not choose the company of their own race? We all feel more comfortable with people that are similar to ourselves: people that share the same cultural background; people that have similar reference points; people that have had similar life experiences. For that reason:
- Whites would choose to share with whites over blacks
- Blacks would choose to share with blacks over Indians
- Indians would choose to share with Indians over Orientals
- Orientals would choose to share with Orientals over whites
This is natural human behaviour. However, SJWs would never admit to this. They would probably declare that they would prefer to go to the room of different race. They would be lying to themselves. SJWs do become quite mixed up when it comes to race. That’s when they say silly things like “Only whites can be racist”. They are projecting.
I read somewhere once the following quote:
“Home is where you don’t have to explain yourself”
You don’t have to explain yourself – as much – when your with your own race. You are in your comfort zone. You can relax. There is less suspicion amongst a homogeneous group of strangers of any race. You are slightly less suspicious of them and they are less suspicious of you if you are all the same race. A week with another race would, in many ways, be a rewarding experience. However, it would be more difficult than the equivalent week with your own race. There would be cultural barriers to surmount. There is no doubt that, while rewarding, a week in the company of another race would be more stressful.* (see footnote). Spending a week in a room with a bunch of strangers is stressful enough, but if you are all the same race, that is one less thing to be stressed about.
SJWs would counter the paragraph above by arguing that we need to breakdown cultural barriers and the only way we can do that is that embrace multiculturalism. Have the SJWs ever considered that people of all races like their cultures and want to protect those cultures? SJWs are all about smashing the current structures and re-making the world as they want it to be in their fevered imaginations. It is true that if there were less cultural differences in the world, there would be less wars. However, change has to be organic. Multiculturalism cannot be forced. As the example with rooms above seeks to point out, we all have a natural preference for our own race in extreme social situations and that is not going to change any time soon. SJWs would also point out that ethnic minorities face the issue of being outnumbered by other races every day of their lives. I would answer: yes, they do and that is why they tend to group together in their own communities. Which rather proves my point. We all prefer the company of our own race in order to feel comfortable. In order to feel at home. That applies to all of and so, yes, everyone is racist. Even you.
- Footnote: Obviously, this example is not so extreme in the case where all races have lived in the UK for multiple generations because the cultural barriers are much lower if not non-existent.