We seem to have a small minority who believe that they and only they should make the rules, be the unity police, dictate the direction of this nation. These people have their lemmings, many at universities –the center of free speech and discourse – well not any more.
If it wasn’t for these “I am never wrong and you are never right” people who apparently cannot provide a legitimate argument for their position, I would not know that I was a xenophobic. If you disagree with them they use character assassination and the media appears to be part and parcel to this incredibly determined effort. They make Saul Alinsky and his rules for radicals seem like he was teaching gourmet baking.
Thanks to the media, I now know how to spell xenophobic and what it means – “intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries”. If I assess that people emigrating to my country do not have our best interests at heart and I want to distinguish between the good ones and those who will do us harm, I am xenophobic, but also a racist, and a fascist – “a supporter of an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization”.
However, I can be a racist if I simply disagree with someone, oh yes, anti-Semitic as well – “hostile to or prejudiced against Jews”. Apparently, you can be Jewish and be called anti-Semitic, if you disagree with someone.
Our so called fourth estate main stream media has now adopted this name calling as a virtue to convince the reader, viewer, or listener that a party they are reporting on has the wrong idea about anything.
So, the next time you see a friend greet them this way – “How are you doing Xen” or introduce them as “my racist friend”, and if they happen to be Jewish or not, introduce them as “my anti-Semitic friend”.
These former words of legitimate scorn are now household words used to win an argument via character assignation, whether a person has a valid argument or not.
Welcome to the new discourse under semi-free or one way free speech. Remember, going forward, only one side is afforded free speech and that side will tell you which side has the free speech – don’t think it will be you.