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The Debate Part Three

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 30, 2016

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America likes to use racist as an insult. Some say that is the worst thing you can say about a person. When you are called the R-word, you should cower in shame, begging forgiveness as the scarlet R is super glued to your chest. In the debate tuesday night, HRC applied the dreaded R insult to DJT.

Part of the problem is the definition of racism. It seems to have a different meaning for every individual. Some say it is whatever you don’t like. Another popular definition, courtesy of the Jim Crow Museum , says “a system of group privilege by those who have a disproportionate share of society’s power, prestige, property, and privilege.” By this standard, only white people can be racist, because they are the group with the power.

One phrase you hear is “systemic oppression.” Lets call this an act of prejudice that has results. By this standard, the 1973 shenanigans of Donald Trump’s real estate company can legitimately be called racist. The fact that he settled with the Justice Department without admitting guilt means nothing.

But why talk about substance, when there is a sideshow to gawk at? Of the many controversies about BHO, the notion that he was not born in Hawaii is one of the silliest. Tacky, yes. Insulting to the American intelligence, yes. But does this deserve the dreaded R insult? Apparently HRC, and her corporate sponsors, think so.

TRUMP: Well, nobody was pressing it, nobody was caring much about it. I figured you’d ask the question tonight, of course. But nobody was caring much about it. But I was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate. And I think I did a good job…. But let me just tell you. When you talk about healing, I think that I’ve developed very, very good relationships over the last little while with the African-American community. I think you can see that….

CLINTON: And clearly, as Donald just admitted, he knew he was going to stand on this debate stage, and Lester Holt was going to be asking us questions, so he tried to put the whole racist birther lie to bed. But it can’t be dismissed that easily. He has really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen. There was absolutely no evidence for it, but he persisted, he persisted year after year, because some of his supporters, people that he was trying to bring into his fold, apparently believed it or wanted to believe it… So he has a long record of engaging in racist behavior. And the birther lie was a very hurtful one…

While researching this story, PG stumbled onto another trivialization of the R insult. A few days ago, a video was released. Mary J Blige, wearing a blonde wig, sings to HRC “You can get killed just for living in… Your American skin.” The reaction has not been kind.

While searching for a copy of the video, PG saw an article, Mary J. Blige Serenades Hillary Clinton (Video). “R&B singer Mary J. Blige never got over the public response to her racist “Crispy Chicken” Burger King commercial in 2012. The commercial set in motion a backlash that ultimately derailed her career and her marriage.” In other words, an entertainer singing about Crispy Chicken, in a Burger King commercial, is racism. It is time for America to choose another favorite insult. Racist is past the expiration date. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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