A compelling author makes an unconvincing case.
It is easy to root for Ibram X. Kendi. In 2018, Kendi found himself in the battle of his life after being diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, which has a twelve percent survival rate. After months of chemotherapy and surgery, Kendi was thankfully cancer free and able to follow up his National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America with How To Be An Antiracist. Read more… https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/11/15/is-antiracism-the-answer-to-racism/
antiracism tacticians use similar tests as the Salam Witch Trials and a few other rhetorical manipulations.
If you float your a racist and we’ll Twitter lynch you, but if you sink (and drownd) you’re cleared and free to go.
Any accusation puts the accused in a presumed ‘guilty until proven innocent’ under a court of public opinion. (whos likely forgotten all about them by the time their innocents is obvious and life is beyond repair.)
Included in (1A) The Right to Free Speech, is the right to not be compelled to say something. This is a key part of our autonomy.
Mobs screaming at folks eating dinner to raise a fist or “Say His Name” “Take a Knee” This is right up there with the Spanish Inquisition’s forced faith confessions or Mao’s indoctrination techniques.
This all reminds me of a quote by C.S. Lewis
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
The current Lefties definitely believe they torment us for our own good.