New Ethnic Group: Anti-American-American

The McCain campaign, especially as it concerns Sarah Palin, continues to be accused of “fanning the flames of racism.”

Palin on the stump saying that Obama “is not a person who sees America as you or I see America” and accusing him of having been “palling around with terrorists” causes the leftist version of ‘roid rage that angrily begins throwing around accusations of “racist.”

Due to the fact that some of Obama’s heavily leftist anti-American “former” friends who now reside under his campaign bus are white, I find it confusing how calling out Obama’s past association with somebody who falls into that category, such as William Ayers, is “fanning the flames of racism.”

Then it occurred to me. Anti-Americanism seems to have taken on a racial life of its own, except that this ethnic group is a composite of crazies who are indeed colorblind, with the glaring exception of loathing red, white and blue.

When those making a connection between Obama and Ayers are accused of racism, it has little to do with Ayers, and more to do with what he stands for and who else holds that belief. Ayers is, in ways except for the most literal, a radical Muslim extremist. For reasons of social convenience, non-minority anti-Americans are being allowed access to the same hair-trigger defenses reserved for members of any number of “protected” ethnic groups and religions.

As for the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, he may wish God to damn America, but criticizing these words now also gets one charged with racism. But, like William Ayers, those throwing out the racism charge aren’t doing so because Wright is black (that’s just a convenient coincidence in this instance) — but because he’s anti-American — one of their own — be those anti-Americans white, black, brown, yellow or green.

America haters are the new protected class — people who have successfully perverted the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and now have all too many people believing that the correct vision for America is to ensure that we’re “not judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our malefactor.”

When one of African descent lives in the U.S., he or she is referred to as “African-American.” When an anti-American lives in the United States, he or she should now be referred to as “Anti-American-American.” A new race of people has been born, and for some reason they are to be protected at all cost — and rest assured, that cost will be high.

It is believed by many that this “anti-American-American” paradox is healthy for the country and the most important ingredient in “academic freedom.” This should be troubling as all hell, but that doesn’t seem to be the case on a national scale. I guess somebody owes the Rosenbergs an apology.

The other inherent paradox in defending Bill Ayers’ “academic freedom” to be an enemy of America is that, if America’s enemies were indeed in charge, the first thing they would take away would be academic freedom.

In England, a man was ordered to remove the barbed-wire fencing that surrounded his property because thieves might get hurt on it. The U.S. is rapidly approaching this ridiculous point on a national scale for almost literally the same laughable reasons — but at least that racist barbed wire will have been taken care of!

It’s ironic that so many of those who are accused of “fanning the flames of racism” are the ones who are simply trying to put out the fire.

Author: Doug Powers

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