Back when schools actually taught history, I learned that liberals in the 1950s were basically shut up and shut down by being branded “communists” by senator McCarthy and others. In 1950s and 60s North Carolina, we had something called ‘The Speaker Ban.’ The Democrat majority in The General Assembly banned any and all radical commie types from speaking publicly on state college campuses. (The Speaker Ban was eventually struck down. Now, we have nothing but commies on college campuses. Try wearing a MAGA hat in the heart of Chapel Hill.)
Which brings us to the Biden era and an administration run behind-the-scenes by the same radicals who controlled Barack Hussein Obama. It’s being pounded into our heads that cops, Trump supporters, church-goers, and many other like-minded types are ‘racists.’ It’s actually all a distraction while they jack up our taxes, pile on new regulations, bust the federal budget, and basically weaken our standing in the world. We’ve come full-circle. At one time, liberals begged for mercy and an appreciation of free speech. Now, they’re busily branding their perceived opponents as racists and ruining them professionally and personally.
Let’s look at some examples of the idiocy sweeping our state and our nation. A 4th grade class in Union County is being branded ‘racist’ for some Twitter posts. (I didn’t realize 9 and 10 year olds fell within Twitter’s demographic.) The posts were supposed to be about what Southerners might have said if they had Twitter back in the 1960s. (Seriously.) Of course, all of the Tweets had to deal with an appreciation of slavery and a wish to keep it going. IF ONLY our public schools would stop with the political propaganda and actually teach history. One of the most even-handed, fair treatments of The War Between The States I’ve ever come across is a three-volume series by author and historian Shelby Foote. (He was one of the primary on-camera talking-heads / sources used in liberal Ken Burns’s acclaimed Civil War documentary series on PBS.)
Apparently, in some states (and some North Carolina cities), setting appearance standards for your employees is racist:
Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros. […]
For employees who deal directly (face-to-face) with your customers, appearance standards are very reasonable. How comfortable would you be with having your food prepared and / or served to you by someone with ‘Bob Marley’ / hippie hair hanging all over the place? If you’re trying to cast an upscale image for your business, having help walking around looking like Rastafarians or Haight-Asbury hippies probably won’t help.
If people are spending more time staring at your hair than listening to your sales pitch, it’s probably not all that good for business.
Next, you can expect to see lawsuits and legislation brought by and inspired by people who claim multiple face piercings are part of their religion (and that their employers are bigots for trying to make them remove them for work).
Apparently, the death penalty for murderers is racist.
The process of dispensing the coronavirus vaccines is racist. Oh, and so is voter ID and cancelling mail-in voting and not allowing votes to be submitted and counted weeks after Election Day.
Lefties are STILL trying to paint the ‘OK’ sign as racist:
A North Carolina police officer is under investigation for flashing a white supremacy sign during a Senior Night photo with his son.[…]
*Um, you guys forgot the word ‘allegedly.’*
[…] It happened at Richmond County Senior High School.
Sgt. Thomas Luckey and his wife can be seen in the photo standing next to their son, celebrating his last home soccer match. Luckey and his wife’s hands are held in front of their bellies using a gesture that some say has become associated with White supremacy. […]
The ‘allegation’ is being pushed by a lot of unnamed sources with a few local race pimps sprinkled in to the mix. The gesture they are talking about is the OK sign. You know, THIS:
[…]Richmond County Schools said administrators had spoken to Luckey about the photo. He told them it was a family prank. He denied that the hand gesture was intended to represent white supremacy. He said his family had been playing the circle game for years and this was just another instance of that.[…]
I had never heard of the ‘circle game.’ So, I consulted the world-famous Urban Dictionary — which I have never heard called racist:
[…] The game starts out when the Offensive Player creates a circle with their thumb and forefinger, not unlike an “A-Okay” signal, somewhere below his waist.
1. The Offensive Player’s hand must be below his waist.
2. The Victim should attempt to see the circle without looking down. In other words, by peripheral vision, the Victim realizes there is a circle-hand event occurring. The Victim has two possible methods to win the game:
a. The Victim does not look down at the signal. Instead, the Victim stares the Offensive Player in the eye and says, “I’m not going to look at that.” (or words to that effect.)
b. The Victim does not look down at the signal. Instead, the Victim quickly pokes his index finger through the Offensive Player’s circle-hand display. If he can poke inside and break the circle, HE wins, and gets to hit the Offensive player in the bicep. This action requires excellent motor skills (to poke the circle without actually looking directly at it.)
3. If the Victim looks at the circle, he loses (and is hit.)
4. If the Victim attempts to poke the circle and misses, he loses (and is hit.)
5. If the Victim attempts to poke the circle and Offensive player closes the circle, trapping Victim’s finger, then the Victim loses (and is hit.)
It is customary to playfully “wipe off the hit” after it is delivered. (Quick open handbrush on the bicep.)
There is no limit on the number of times a day you can try this out. You’ll find some people are “easy to get” and some people have good alertness and peripheral vision, “tougher to get.” […]