Racists Versus Sexists
By: J.J. Jackson
So which are you? Are you a racist or are you a sexist? This is the question that is facing Democrats this election year as they head to the polls and decide whether to vote for Hillary Clinton or for Barack Obama.
Both are left wing, socialist disciples of Karl Marx touting class warfare, â€œfreeâ€ money handouts, retreat from fascist terrorist threats and offering up the comforting hand of the nanny state to tuck their supporters in at night. All thatâ€™s really missing from eitherâ€™s platform is a government program to provide everyone with their very own â€œrichâ€ person who will be required by federal law to fetch you a glass of milk to help you sleep at night.
Aside from minor differences in how they will accomplish these goals, the only thing that distinguishes the two is that Barack Obama has dark skin and Hillary Clinton has ovaries. And in a party built on the pillar of identity of politics, where the group one belongs to is more important than anything else, this sets up clear battle lines.
Ask someone why they are voting for Hillary Clinton and dimes to donuts you will hear them gush about how she is a â€œstrong womanâ€ and it is time for a â€œwoman presidentâ€ while discussing how vile and evil George Bush is. Ask someone why they are voting for Barack Obama and you can bet their Social Security Crazy Check that you will hear them talk about how he is a â€œblack manâ€ and that it is time for a â€œblack presidentâ€ somewhere in the same breath as they talk about how he â€œinspiresâ€ them and it is time for some nebulous â€œchangeâ€. Whether either of them actually will be good presidents, understand the Constitution or will even uphold it is virtually irrelevant in any conversation about how these folks have voted.
Sure, Clinton and Obama supporters will claim that there is more that separates these two as candidates than these reasons but there really is nothing more. Like I said, they are both running on the same basic platform. Details may vary, and with Clinton they may vary on a daily if not hourly basis, but boil them down and you get the same basic plan for enslaving the productive workers of America to liberal special interests who need tax dollars to survive in a cruel world they donâ€™t have the stomach for. What this primary comes down to among Democrat voters is which is more important to them and which do they think makes a superior candidate. Will it be race or gender?
Websterâ€™s dictionary defines a racist as someone that believes â€œthat race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiorityâ€ or one that has â€œracial prejudice or discriminationâ€. So, for Democrats this means if you are voting for Barack Obama because, essentially, he is black you have â€œdiscriminatedâ€ and determined that his racial trait produces â€œan inherent superiorityâ€. You damn racists.
Websterâ€™s dictionary defines a sexist as one that exhibits â€œprejudice or discrimination based on sexâ€. So, for Democrats this means if you are voting for Hillary Clinton because, essentially, she is a woman you have exhibited a prejudice for that trait of hers and â€œdiscriminatedâ€ in her favor based on sex. You damn sexists.
I have yet to hear a conservative or a even a moderate Republican say that they are voting for their candidate because he (or she) is â€œwhiteâ€ or â€œmaleâ€ as they walk out of a polling place and are confronted by television cameras and reporters. Of course, ask a liberal why this is and I can tell you their response. Their response will be something along the lines of, â€œWell, we know they are racists and sexists. Even if they wonâ€™t admit it.â€ Psychologists call this sort of thing projection.
Of course, they â€œknowâ€ these things even though it is never said. Well, they are the thought police after all. And all the while, when you turn on the evening news and watch interviews with Democratic voters, you will still hear them talk about how they voted for Hillary because she is a â€œwomanâ€ or Obama because he is â€œblackâ€. As Ronald Reagan once opined, â€œThe trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.â€
For the Democrats it appears that the racists, those that believe that Barack Obama is the superior candidate because he is black, have gained the upper hand. He has been winning rather decisively as of late over the sexists who think that Hillary Clinton would be better because she is a woman.
This will lead to some interesting dynamics come the end of this process. If Obama wins will the sexists come over and support a man? If Clinton somehow salvages her campaign will the racists come over and support a white woman?
My prediction? In the end the racists and the sexists will form an uneasy alliance in order to support their common goals of a government so big that if you sneeze without using a handkerchief you will be thrown in irons and hauled off to jail for spreading infectious germs and burdening the newly founded government run health care system unnecessarily.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author who has been writing about politics, America and the Constitution since 1993. His weekly articles are available at Liberty Reborn.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts The Right Things. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at Liberty Reborn.