What, me a racist?

An interesting thing happened in the comments section of my previous post “Who is a racist?”  A critic of this blog posted the following comments:

Rick wrote: “One reader started accusing me (and this blog) of racism just because that particular post pertains to comments made by a politician who happens to be black.”

That’s just more bullshit. It’s the repeated pattern of racist posts attacking people of color — and the use of specific imagery by Rick and others on this blog that is aimed at and indicative of the underlying racism present in the GOP in general and the Tea Party in particular — that I’ve pointed out. Not one incident – many.

According to many around here, I complain a lot about racism, so how can it be just a situation where this one post got singled out unfairly?

And if you aren’t noticing the pattern then I’ll be more obvious about pointing it out when it surfaces.

The image used a lot here on Wizbang of the black man with the paddle is one of my favorites. It appears on posts that have nothing whatsoever to do with black people, a black man, violence, etc. Just a friendly reminder that black people are out to get ya! Lock and load! Lock and Load!

And before Wilson this blog was attacking Waters  — several posts about her, and there are others.

And the most blatant are the attacks on Obama where he’s done the exact same thing Bush has done, or Ronald Reagan or any other president Republican or Democrat, but racists hate Obama so much they overlook the fact that Obama isn’t doing anything different. But man, do they hate Obama.

But no, Rick, you lied when you said “just because that particular post pertains to comments made by a politician who happens to be black.” and you know it.

Like I said – I’ll be happy to point out more examples of this as time goes on. Thanks for starting the conversation, Rick – I’m looking forward to a dialog with you and others on this all-important topic you’ve raised.

 Now, I do not mind it when someone criticizes something that I wrote.  However, I do have one rule for those people who wish to criticize:

Pay attention to the name of the person who wrote the post that you are criticizing.

In the above comments, the critic repeatedly calls me “Rick”.  I am not Rick.  Does Rick look like this?:

Apparently I have not properly introduced myself to this blog’s readers. What else would explain someone calling me “Rick”?

It would be more appropriate to call me “Dodo” since I used to post comments using the name “Dodo David”. Back when this blog’s commenting system permitted people to vote down a comment, people voted down my comments whenever I made comments in defense of President and Mrs. Obama.  To see an example of me doing so, click here .  Now, would a white racist say anything in defense of President Obama?

A few months ago, I used my Blogger account to create two little blogs of my own. I didn’t expect anyone but me to read them. However, I did want to put on the Internet a public record of my thoughts.  On my blog Dodo World I posted the following comment:

I consider “birthers” to be in the same category as “9/11 truthers”. Members of both groups are so far out in orbit that NASA cannot get a radar fix on them.

Yes, the “birther” hoax was an unfair attack on President Obama. He had sufficiently proven his place of birth – Hawaii. He had reached the goal post, but “birthers” kept moving the goal post. I defended President Obama in regards to the “birther” hoax.  Now,  would a white racist do such a thing?

On my other little blog, I published a post titled “Dr. King’s Dream” in which I discuss the dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  I end that post with the following statement:

Messiah Jesus put an end to racial and ethnic barriers, and Dr. King knew that, which is why he had his dream. Dr. King’s dream is a dream that every Christian should have.

In another post titled “The SBC & Minorities” I criticize the way that the Southern Baptist Convention used to treat African-Americans. I end that post with the following comment:

The SBC needs to repeatedly say loudly and clearly that blacks and whites are equal in the eyes of God . . . because they are.

I sufficiently demonstrated my belief in racial equality many years ago when I chose to attend a high school that once was an all-black high school, and my belief has not changed.

If all of the above is not enough to convince a person that I’m not a racist, then perhaps my daughter can talk some sense into that person. Oh, in case you didn’t aready know, my daughter is African-American.

In summary, claiming that I’m a racist makes as much sense as claiming that the Sun rises in the West.

Sadly, some people will continue to promote nonsense no matter what evidence to the contrary is presented to them.  Birthers have already proven that fact. Now, only time will tell if that fact will again be proven by one of this blog’s critics.

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P.S. :  It is not my nature to act violently toward another person, but sometimes I want to do the following to my critics:

At times I am my own worst critic.

 

Weekend racism trifecta in effect!
Al Qaeda Number 2 rendezvous with 72 virgins arranged
  • Mycroft

    “Yes, the “birther” hoax was an unfair attack on President Obama. He had sufficiently proven his place of birth – Hawaii. He had reached the goal post, but “birthers” kept moving the goal post. I defended President Obama in regards to the “birther” hoax. ”

    I don’t call myself a birther, but I have the tools to check it out and the documents posted on the internet, purporting to be Obama’s birth certificate, are all fakes.  It’s about time he either releases the real thing, or resigns from office.

    And on the last birth certificate released, I downloaded the copy I was examining directly from Whitehouse.gov.  Not only is that one a fake, it isn’t even particularly well done.  About as good as the fake image of George Bush with the lump on his back from the debate that was “supposed” to be a receiver for coaching from the sidelines.

    • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

      Thank you for proving my last point.

      • Mycroft

        The documents that have been released are poor forgeries.  Period.  Anyone with a copy of photoshop, an open mind, and a few minutes to examine the documents can tell that they are not only fakes, but poorly done fakes.

        Thus, the “attacks” on Obama are nothing more than asking him to prove what every president should have to show sufficient evidence of before taking office.

        The fact they he has produced not one, but TWO fake documents so far should make every voter fear that the process has been corrupted.  Thus, the “attacks” are only unfair in the minds of those that do not care that this country has rules, and he has failed to live up to them.

      • Mycroft

        BTW:  Who gave you the right to define this “attack” as “unfair”?

        If I have to show my passport or birth certificate to REMAIN employeed at my job – then by golly the President can show his birth certificate – a valid one – to the public to remain employeed at his job.  Or do you admit that my having to show my documentation is an unfair attack on me?

        • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

          Mycroft, Snopes.com already exposed your claim as being false. Here is the url to the Snopes article pertaining to your claim:
          http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp 

          • Mycroft

            And Snopes is wrong.  Just because they usually track stuff down does not make them experts in either software or imagary.  As I stated above, the 2 documents are not only forgeries, but they are rather POOR forgeries at that.

            As for my credentials, well, I am a DBA by trade.  That means I work with software all day, every day.  And have for over 30 years.  As for imagary, I have been a photographer for over 45 years, and have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years.  Snopes – not so much.

            Its the little details that will screw you up. Like the serial number in the second birth certificate.  Where the last digit ’1′ was copied from one of the earlier ’1′ digits – right down to the pixel by pixel errors and shading.

            Believe what you like, but there is enough evidence there to prove that this president is lying to the public.

          • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

            Then take your evidence to the press or to anyone else who might make your evidence known to the national public. Give it to one of the Republican presidential candidates. Certainly you can do better that argue your case on a blog. 

            Also, if you deny that Snopes is reliable source of information, then try Politifact.com:
            http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2008/jun/27/obamas-birth-certificate-part-ii/

            or FactCheck.org
            http://factcheck.org/2008/08/born-in-the-usa/

          • Mycroft

            Oh and BTW:  Your stance on this would make you a died in the wool “Anti-Birther”.  And gee, that’s where we started, with you trying to claim that you were not racest – or that i.e: You didn’t prejudge things.  Whoops.

          • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

            Anti-Birther? Try “Anti-hoax”.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQWGUNMM2FMLH352SSUVEI2OUI Kathryn

            People who can’t spell racist should not be using the word

  • Anonymous

    he has sufficiently proved his place of birth. Planet Earth..

  • Anonymous

    As far as the motivating comment that generated this tread:

    Evidently any white person criticizing a BLACK politician who screwed up is obviously RACIST!  Unless of course, if you happen to be Black.  Then you’re not a RACIST!  You’re an Uncle Tom.  Or an Idiot.  Or a House Servant.  Of course if you happen to be Black, and criticize Bush, that merely shows your intelligence.

    As noted before.  That individual has shit for brains.

  • jim_m

    I suggest letting go and learning to live with being called a racist.  They won’t stop.  It has nothing to do with real racism. One need only recall the JournOList scandal and Ezra Klein’s suggestion that they just pick a conservative commentator and make up allegations of racism against him for the sole purpose of derailing the GOP message. 

    Calling people racist is just their way to shout down the opposition.  The scary thing is that their ignorant followers, like SpongeBob here, actually believe the accusations.  For my part I don’t care anymore.  Their whole progressive/green movement will end up on the ash heap of history with every other fascist movement.

  • Anonymous

    In fairness to racepants, he was only born 2 weeks ago on here. It’s hard work  breaking in a new sock puppet.

  • retired.military

    Gee didnt we do this with Lee Ward?  Why not just have Olaf meet up with Spongebob Racepants and we  can go back to our regularly scheduled program of denouncing racists and pointing out all the mistakes Obama is making.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly,why do you even feel the need to prove your beliefs to someone such as Spongebob racepants? It is apparent from your past posts that you are not racist just as it is crystal clear that Bob is completely racist. It is just part of his looney left disease that he must project all the negative attributes of his kind on to others who don’t share his ideology. I get a laugh out of his little attempts to sling mud and have a good sense of pity for the guy and others like him. It is a sad way to live your life.

  • Anonymous

    David, 

    You can’t reason with ignorance.  

    • Anonymous

      No, but we can sure as hell have fun with it.  Adds color to the canvas.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry for my racist usage of ‘adds color to the canvas’. For the record.  I wasn’t referring to neutral colors like black or and white.

        • Anonymous

          Why weren’t you referring to black?  Don’t you like black?  Just as I thought.  Raaaaacist!!!!!

  • Stephen Macklin

    Don’t be distracted by the bullshit racist argument. The real point this moron was trying to make is:

    And the most blatant are the attacks on Obama where he’s done the exact same thing Bush has done, or Ronald Reagan or any other president Republican or Democrat, but racists hate Obama so much they overlook the fact that Obama isn’t doing anything different

    This is the lie that needs to be challenged and answered. The accusation of racism is just a smokescreen.

    • herddog505

      Yep: so much for “Hope and Change“.

    • Anonymous

      The reason the anti-whites use the “racism” charge is because white people have historically tried to defend themselves from this charge without questioning the accuser`s motivations.

      If someone calls you a “racist” you should say:”In your opinion i`m a “racist”,you`re only saying that because i`m white.Anti-racism is just a codeword for anti-white.”

    • Bob Armstrong

      AQ #2 eliminated. Yawns from the right wing – just like when bin Laden was flushed down the sewer.

      Right wingers used to applaud and cheer every school that was built in Iraq while there was a white man in the white house, but when a black man hunts down and eviscerates Osama bin Laden or AQ’s #2 man – REAL victories that REAL Americans can celebrate, the right wingers yawn.

      White man in the white house = cheers.

      Black man in the white house = silence.

      And that ain’t racism? bulllshit.

      • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

        Bob, where do you live, under a rock?

        Right wingers did cheer when bin Laden and AQ’s #2 man were killed.

        Also, I notice that you make no mention of the actual topic of the above post. Do you still believe that I am a racist? Do you still believe that I am Rick? I am neither, as everyone but you seems to understand.

        I’m not going to mess with you anymore because I don’t want to be in a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.

  • retired.military

    Stephen

    I refuted hose allegations already in the other thread.

    And let me save Spongebob Racepants the trouble.

    not only is Rick racist but apparantly David is as well.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve refuted hose allegations before too.  Usually it’s the hosee that gets screwed in the end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXCYWOWJRMMB3P75ZMGIJZH6PA Steve Funston

    Democrat KahnA is a member of the same political party that welcomed Lester Maddox, Orville Faubus, Bull Connor, and every founding member of the KKK. Pot, meet Kettle.

    • Anonymous

      Too god damn factual..Nuance my friend, nuance!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    I protest your post in the strongest possible terms.  It offends me.

    If you or Wizbang had been accused of racism on some other site with enough traffic to take note of, you might be in the position of having to defend yourself, as R. S. “The Other” McCain had to a couple years back, even against completely bogus charges.

    But here you’re elevating a stupid troll who is basically spamming the blog with accusations of “racism” for criticizing the buffoonery of Obama, Waters, Frederica the Clown, Sheila Jackson Lee, and other public figures who happen to be black.  Never mind there is no racial criticism of them, but only on policy or their own actions or words, or that there has been no end of like criticism of other official leftists who happen to be white, like Biden, Pelosi, Barney, Reid, Schumer, Durbin, Geithner, Goolsby, & etc.  That doesn’t matter to the troll, of course, he is only trying to provoke anyway.

    When you make a whole new post to respond to troll, you give him the thrill of his miserable life.  This will be his masturbatory fantasy from now on.  You’ve elevated some meaningless loser who was only ignored or taunted and never taken seriously to a different level.  Like, “human” – a designation it has clearly neither proven nor earned.

    Nobody paid any attention to the loser except to ride him and fart in his general direction.  Now you give him marquee headliner status, so readers can’t as easily ignore him.

    If the dirty little hippy now gains a cult following and ends up making a fortune touring as an example to young people of the terrible results of a degenerate lifestyle, we’ll have you to thank as he waves when his chauffeur drives him by in the Bentley.

    Butthead!

    • retired.military

      ” It offends me”

      I am offended that you are offended.

      Really.  I mean Spongebob Racepants should have the opporunity to meet Olaf the same as his predecessors Lee Ward and ummm what were their names again.

      See that is the  thing with trolls.  Unless they are around long enough they are so easily forgotten.   Lee Ward was here for years.  I only hope that he wore down Jay Tea’s sensitiviies enough to have Olaf meet up with Spongebob much sooner as Spongebob adds absolutely nothing to the conversation.

      BTW Spongebob has neglected to comment in this thread.  I guess he is indulging in his mastubatory fantasies that  you were speaking about.

      And I refuse to fart in his direction.  He likes it too much.

  • Anonymous

    “When you make a whole new post to respond to a troll, you give him the thrill of an otherwise miserable life. This will be his masturbatory fantasy from now on’”

    We aim to please!

  • herddog505

    It strikes me that claiming – trying to PROVE – that one is NOT a racist is a losing proposition.  For one thing, it’s hard to prove a negative.  For another, it plays the accuser’s game.  If his intent (as is frequently the case) is to just shift the argument away from those facts and arguments that he finds inconvenient (such as 9% unemployment, $14B debt, etc.), then this sort of post, while understandable, is exactly what he wants.

    I shall be even more radical and suggest that, if a person IS a “racist”, then so what?  Unless he has intent and is in a position to act on his biases that cause actual harm to another person, then it’s of no more account that his “hatred” of a particular sports team, a particular TV show, a particular food, etc.  The fact is that we all have biases of some sort.  Some people are racist.  Some are sexist.  Others are bigotted on the grounds of religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation (try getting a job as a college professor when the rest of the faculty find out that you’re a Republican).  Racism is ugly, but it is no uglier than any of these other biases.  Can we not say that “tea bagger” is an expression of irrational hatred on par with “nigger” or “fag” or “kike”?  Or are some animals simply more equal than others?

  • Anonymous

    Accepting Barack Hussein Obama II’s (BHO2) April 27 2011 birth certificate as true and factual, it reveals evidence proving he fails constitutional eligibility to be a US president.  
     BHO2 was born in Hawaii, a UNITED STATE, and his mother was a US citizen.
     BHO2 is a US Citizen, eligible to be a US Senator.
     BHO2 was born in Hawaii, a UNITED STATE, and his father (BHO) was a British citizen.
     BHO was in the US on a student visa, under a 1952 treaty (TREATY) between the US and UK.
     The TREATY allowed reciprocity treatment of US and UK citizens in each country. 
     A child born in the US to a British citizen is a dual-citizen, because the TREATY attached the 1948 British Nationality Act (ACT) to the birth.
    So, the chronology of the 1948 ACT; the 1952 TEATY (signed by Pres Truman in 1951); and the 1961 birth of BHO2, disqualifies BHO2 (By one generation) from being constitutionally eligible.
     But, only if the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution are still valid.
     See
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/62766630/Information-in-the-Nature-of-Quo-Warranto-AnyGOV-V2

  • Anonymous

    I am somewhat taken abake by you thinking you feel a need to defend yourself. It is unseemly. People who only focus on race are the racists. This commenter obviously has a “I see racists everywhere” attitude but yet you try to prove yourself to him. Not necessary. ww

    • Anonymous

      “racist” is a discredited word.It is only used by anti-whites to bully white people into not defending their interests and accepting their own geNOcide

      There are no “anti-racists” in non-white countries demanding the elimination of their fellow non-whites via mass immigration and “assimilation”.

      Which is why we say that
      Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    For what it’s worth, I published this post to prove that I am not Rick, because the aforementioned critic kept calling me “Rick”.   Back on Planet Melmac, calling a person “Rick” was a bad as saying, “Nii!”
    However, I have learned that here on Planet Earth the word “Rick” is actually a man’s first name, and unlike on Planet Melmac, the name does not mean #%&. (I censored that last word in order to remain civil.)

    Anyway, my post also enabled me to spar with another kind of …err… person with flawed thinking, as seen in the first comment that was posted. I can tell that I’m going to have lots of fun as the 2012 presidential election draws nearer.

    • Anonymous

      Yes it was interesting that after providing 4 or 5 links to places like fact check you were acused of pre judging, I’m not sure that commenter quite understands the term.

    • Anonymous

      Flawed thinking?

      Can you tell us why all the so-called “anti-racists” say that fewer and fewer white people in existence as a result of “Celebrating Diversity” is a “a good thing” for white people?

      There is no logical rationale for why the non-existence of whites is “a good thing”.It is a religious belief requiring indoctrination from a young age by an “anti-racist” priesthood of politicians,educators,and media operatives.

      More people each day are waking up and saying:Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XVHUZ4YAMOOSFH2GJQ5NY4LK7M Jonas Zetter

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • Anonymous

    “If all of the above is not enough to convince a person that I’m not a racist”White people can never disprove they are “racist”,their very existence is seen as a form of “racism” by the so-called “anti-racists”.They say all things white must become “diverse” or it is “racism”.They say there should be no white countries,no white communities,no white schools,no white sports,no white social gatherings etc,etc.The anti-whites give us whites two choices:Accept white geNOcide or you are a “racist”.Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • Anonymous

    The “race” card is the loser card. Calling someone a racist is a Communist propaganda tactic, and only a fool believes the charge of racism.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

       Part of the difficulty is trying to prove a negative.  Disagreement on political issues is not evidence of racism, no matter what the skin color of those pushing the issues.

      I think a lot of folks trying to whip up support for their political slant are inclined to make accusations racism where there is none – because they know without something to bolster their particular side their opinions are unsupportable.  And it used to be that screaming ‘RACIST!!!!’ and pointing fingers got them support and took support away from the accused.

      But it’s been done too many times at this point, with no supporting evidence.  Now it’s just a ploy, not to be taken seriously.

    • Anonymous

      Only if our side replies with the 100% correct and 100% provable charge of Anti-white.

      So-called “anti-racists” always argue against group interests for whites while encouraging and applauding same for non-whites.

      So-called “anti-racists” always argue for the deliberate demographic elimination(GENOCIDE) of all white populations on the planet via continued mass non-white immigration and forced integration,while also demanding censorship and state oppression for white dissenters.

      The time has come for white people to pick a side:

      Are you pro-white or anti-white?

      Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

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