We talked about yesterday’s free speech hearings on The Hill (see Ben Shapiro Throws Down on Anti-Free Speech College Snowflakes in Congressional Hearing and Adam Carolla Nails Snowflake Campus Culture: ‘We Need Adults to Start Being Adults!’). But, it provided no opportunity for the left to smear Trump as a racist meanypants, so you may have missed it. Anyway, here’s another clip for your viewing pleasure. Stacey Plaskett, a Congressional Democrat from the Virigin Islands, tried to make a white privilege argument against free speech.
Ben Shapiro wasn’t having it…
To me, what I say on campuses all the time is if you want to cite instances of racism that we can all find and fight together, that’s something that I am more than willing to stand next to you and fight, because that’s obviously stuff that we should fight together. But when you just say that there is a white privilege out there in the ether and by dint of birth your skin color generates for you an advantage, what you’re really saying to people is that your view is less valuable because you have not experienced what I’ve experienced. And that is an identity argument; that’s a character argument; that’s not a rational political argument that can actually be taken on in any way. It’s more of a cudgel and a club than it is an attempt to open a discussion.
Yes! Nobody serves up truth nuggets like our yarmulke-clad champion, Benny.
Leftists will contort their tiny brains into knots trying to silence whitey and make him look evil. So, in come terms like “white privilege” and “implicit bias.” They’re designed to make honkies out as a pack of inexperienced elitists, whose opinions mean jack squat. All in the hope that the crackas will seal up their pie holes and stay in line.
Ironically, what this really amounts to is anti-white bias coming from the “anti-racist” left. Take a leftist statement about caucasians and swap out “white” with “black.” Congratulations, you’re now a card-carrying racist. Prepare thy ass for a kicking. But, crank the honky hate up to 11? You’re an American hero in the left’s book. Go figure.
The left believes free speech is a privilege that should rest in the hands of a precious few. The only ideas that can be expressed are the ones that pass their rigorous PC litmus test with flying rainbow colors. Except, free speech that comes with a pages-long list of conditions is by definition not free.
But, don’t expect the left to be aware of that.