Today’s False Charges of Racism Echo Soviet Communists

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Today’s False Charges of Racism Echo Soviet Communists


When and how did it become acceptable to make a false accusation that someone is racist?

For adherents of religions that revere the Ten Commandments, with their injunction not to bear false witness against one’s neighbor, such accusations are divinely prohibited. For those who find moral instruction elsewhere, the problems with such false accusations are readily accessible to reason. False accusations of racism erode respect for truth and for the gravity of the charge. They risk boomeranging. They injure innocent people and make it harder to fight genuine racists like the ones in Charlottesville.

It’s a relevant question, because such false accusations sadly seem increasingly common.

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What is it? What makes a person do something so low as to falsely accuse someone of something so heinous and disgusting? It accomplishes nothing other than cheapening the very real issue of racism and for the person making the charge, to be looked upon with scorn, and disgust. A person not to be taken seriously.


What say you about the practice of false accusations?
Who says it's acceptable to make false accusations od racism or anything else?
 
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Who cares what a persons motivations are when there is no crime?

Are you specifically referring to some racist policies or ideas? Because I've been noticing how these accusations are like mist at dawn.
Not every socially undesirable act are a crime, but all such acts intended to harm others because of their perceived ethnicity is, indeed, racist. It is usually worthwhile to attach non-criminal punishments to such acts.

* Refusing to vote for them
* Refusing to hire them/firing them
* Refusing to socialize with them

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Today’s False Charges of Racism Echo Soviet Communists


When and how did it become acceptable to make a false accusation that someone is racist?

For adherents of religions that revere the Ten Commandments, with their injunction not to bear false witness against one’s neighbor, such accusations are divinely prohibited. For those who find moral instruction elsewhere, the problems with such false accusations are readily accessible to reason. False accusations of racism erode respect for truth and for the gravity of the charge. They risk boomeranging. They injure innocent people and make it harder to fight genuine racists like the ones in Charlottesville.

It’s a relevant question, because such false accusations sadly seem increasingly common.

Today's False Charges of Racism Echo Soviet Communists | NewBostonPost
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What is it? What makes a person do something so low as to falsely accuse someone of something so heinous and disgusting? It accomplishes nothing other than cheapening the very real issue of racism and for the person making the charge, to be looked upon with scorn, and disgust. A person not to be taken seriously.


What say you about the practice of false accusations?
American history is there for your review, "it's the system stupid", to paraphrase an old standard.
 
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Wait... Since when are we in the habit of measuring the internal thought processes of people?

If a person is "racist" but never says or does anything actually racist and is generally respectful of people, then what do you seriously care what their internal thoughts are?

How does a person prove their innocence when their crime is having a bad thought?
Sorry, actions are not devoid of internal thought processes.
 
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Not every socially undesirable act are a crime, but all such acts intended to harm others because of their perceived ethnicity is, indeed, racist. It is usually worthwhile to attach non-criminal punishments to such acts.

* Refusing to vote for them
* Refusing to hire them/firing them
* Refusing to socialize with them

Etc.
And calling them out is perfectly fine, running them down with automobiles is not however.
 
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Yeah, I'm never going to bother based off of one article from a conservative website

Whoever wrote that OP seems very blind to the fact that Trump is a racist.
As usual you confuse your personal partisan opinion with fact
 
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And then I wasn't. Hi, this thread isn't about me or your bait and report ways... it failed.. Please just stop already. Thanks
That is certainly wonderful news:

In this one there is no white-nationalist cabal seeking a common goal:

Some Thoughts and Revelations

Once again, the alt-right lexicon inexplicably finds its way into the Good Reverend's language:

What mocking, disgusting and possibly funny Biden Labels?

'Dumping' isn't racist; it's like going to the dump!

Why is it bad to suggest that we dump the illegal aliens in sanctuary cities?

National Socialists are leftists - that doesn't mean they're Democrats, but they are!

Man planned to burn down apartment building to 'kill Jews,' police say

In this one we learn the 'racial divide' started way before Trump, and it's the left that practices 'identity politics' according to a man practicing 'identity politics', or politics as I call it:

What do we tell our children
 
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