Racism Talking PointsSubmitted by D-503 on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 11:22
Just some thoughts on PR.
Not that this is any great newsflash, but as the stakes get higher going into 2014 and 2016, a key liberal/neocon attack strategy is going to be to equate all liberty-oriented movements with the KKK.
They hit Ron Paul with the newsletters, the racism smear was obviously the principle strategy against the Tea Party (when it meant something), and now we're seeing Rand getting tarred with the racism brush.
I don't think the proper response is to play defense. This makes liberty people look weak and conflicted--like we actually are harboring some dirty secret.
The proper response is to turn the tables. Assemble evidence that illustrates the very real racism of our enemies, and only discuss that when the topic is raised.
For example, after 50 years of liberal "help," blacks are statistically at the bottom. No Klansman, as Walter Williams pointed out (if I remember right), could plan a system better than left-liberal economic interventions to keep blacks a permanent underclass.
Progressive icons Wilson, FDR, and LBJ involved us in and oversaw the major wars of the 20th century, all of which saw people not just slandered, but actually butchered, on the basis of racial distinctions. FDR rounded up the Japanese, as we know. Vietnam under LBJ butchered not commie Russians, but relatively helpless brown people. Obama's war machine targets brown people exclusively. Jimmy Carter aided in the mass killing of brown people in East Timor.
Most Obama voters made their decision based purely on his race, which is itself a form of racism.
The noisiest liberals tend to be comfortable whites, who boast of their color-blindness, but choose to live their lives far away from any significant number of minorities.
The racism smear is intended to do two things. One, scare liberals away from the liberty movement, and more generally, allow opinion shapers to simply depict a candidate as ineligible so they can move along to state-approved politicians.
A counter-strategy that could put a damper on this would be to respond, whenever the attack is begun, by aggressively exposing left-liberalism as having the most racist record imaginable. I believe there's plenty of evidence to support this thesis.