By Al Benson Jr.
We have all heard the term “Racist” often more than we care to. It seems as if the politically correct draw the word like a pistol every time they want to verbally mow someone down. Unfortunately it often works and the person who has been labeled a racist or guilty of “white racism” (it’s always white racism, never racism of any other color) slinks off into a corner somewhere and remains silent from then on out, which was the reason for using the term to begin with. It silences dissent.
In an article on http://patdollard.com published in 2010 the origin of the word is dealt with. The article observes: “The word ‘racist’ has for a long time been the single most effective fear-word in the leftist and neoconservative arsenal. For decades they have successfully used it in the political arena to slander traditionalists, shut down debate, and leave opponents running for cover…What surprisingly remains almost totally undisclosed, even on the hard core traditionalist Right, is the word’s origin. Did it come from a liberal sociologist? A 60s Marxist college professor? Perhaps a politician in the Democratic Party? No, it turns out that the word was invented by none other than one of the principal architects of the 74-year Soviet nightmare, the founder and first leader of the infamous Red Army, Leon Trotsky.”
The article notes Leon Trotsky’s 1930 work, The History of the Russian Revolution and it shows a passage from that book. The last word in a particular passage in that book has a Latin transliteration which is “racistov”, i.e., “racists” The article says: “This work here is the first time in history one will ever find that word.”
So, if this article is correct, the originator of the term “racist” is the original Trotskyite.
However, the dubious foundation of the term has not kept college professors and other instructors of our young folks from latching onto the term and co-opting it for propaganda purposes. Trotsky would be overjoyed!
In the summer of 2007 I did an article for http://albensonjr.com dealing with the University of Delaware when they tried to implement a mandatory program that required all residence hall students to acknowledge that “all whites are racist.” An article on http://voices.yahoo.com for November 1, 2007 noted: “Citing that racism is a term that applies ‘to all white people living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, cultural or sexuality’ The school goes on to offer ‘treatment’ for any ‘incorrect attitudes’ the students might have upon entering the school.” So the school planned on offering treatment to white students with “Incorrect attitudes” presumably to help to expunge their sin for being born white. The author of the article said: “Wow! To think I once left a Communist country to get away from such oppressive left wing doctrine only to find it within a state university in the United States of America.” How far is all this away from George Orwell’s “thought police” or “thoughtcrime?”
There must have been quite a fuss over this, because on 11/2/07 the University of Delaware cancelled its “all Whites are Racist” program.
It seems that this concept of all whites being racist has picked up steam in the past few years. The corresponding doctrine to this is that, since all whites are racist because they have the “power” to be, no other race can be considered racist because they have no power.
This is a pile of cow chips that you don’t want to kick on a hot day. Anyone honestly believing this stuff is more than challenged in the brain department. So we now take a word invented by a Trotskyite Communist and demean all white folks the world over for being white. How asinine can you get? Apparently if you work on a college campus there are no limits.
Anyone remember Michael Westerman who was killed in Kentucky by a bunch of black thugs because he had a Confederate flag on the back of his truck? They didn’t like the flag so they shot him. He died, but if you accept the convoluted reasoning of the politically correct crowd it was really his fault because he had the flag on his truck and it “offended” them, so they were thereby justified in taking his life.
Was killing him a “hate crime?” Heaven forbid, no. Now if he had killed one of them it would have been a hate crime of international proportions but because they killed him it’s hardly worth the mention. After all, he was white so he had to be a racist, right?
This is the kind of twisted thinking that goes on at many college campuses around this country. Writer William Lind once wrote an article in which he labeled many colleges in this country as “little ivy-covered North Koreas.” Mr. Lind was right on the money. I’ve seen what goes on at college campuses and it ain’t always pretty—but it is politically correct, and no matter how many lives get ruined the god of political correctness must be served—and sacrificed to.
Seems to me that those that believe and promote this garbage are the biggest racists of all.