Define Racism Truthfully, Not Politically — Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa1) gets props for his appearance on the just ended The Dean Malik Show on WWDB 860AM but there was a point that never made it to the table.
He said he thought the greatest issue facing the country was the tenor of political discourse.
So he goes along with calling the President a racist.
For what it’s worth, he said he didn’t think President Trump is a racist.
He’s just apparently OK with saying he uses racist language.
Congressman, if you are sincere about wanting to “tone down” discourse start condemning those who use the word “racist” as a political attack.
Insist that “racist” and “racism” be consistently and specifically defined so the evil that the word should describe is not diluted. Racism is not mere bigotry or prejudice or disagreement but a belief that certain ethnicities should have lesser or no civil liberty.
Telling an ingrate to love it or leave America is not racism — or even prejudice — regardless of the color of the skin of ingrate. Calling someone a racist for confronting an ingrate is craven and despicable. Failing to confront someone making such an accusation is cowardice.
The biggest threat, Congressman, is the division caused by identity politics. The Founding Fathers knew this hence our national motto “Out of Many One“.
Or another way of saying it and hopefully triggering the right type of people: Where we go one, we go all.
If you missed today’s show (July 19) here is the podcast: