FLASHBACK: 'The West Wing' Nails Real Racism vs. Being an Entitled Pansy
The biggest problem with the Mizzou (and now Ithaca) protests and SJWs in general (read more on Mizzou and SJWs at the links) is the way it
blurs confuses flat out lies about the difference between actual racism and claiming that any perceived slight in the history of ever. Because micro-aggressions.
Now, I'm just a cis-white male, so what do I know? But how about the Black-American Chairman of the Joint Chief's of Staff from The West Wing? Step into my timeworn and let him explain it better than anyone ever has...
Leo McGarry: The President's personal aide. They're looking at a kid. You have any problem with a young black man waiting on the President?
Admiral Percy Fitzwallace: I'm an old black man and I wait on the President.
McGarry: The kid's got to carry his bags and...
Fitzwallace: You going to pay him a decent wage?
Fitzwallace: You going to treat him with respect in the workplace?
Fitzwallace: Then why the hell should I care?
McGarry: That's what I thought.
Fitzwallace: I got some real honest-to-god battles to fight, Leo. I don't have time for the cosmetic ones.
While it may trend on Twitter or snag you a few Tumblr clicks, all blowing up the faux issues does is get in the way of us tackling the actual issues. When the mob mentality takes over, people turn into mindless zombies in search of the next brain to eat. Watch this fantastic documentary studying mob mentality at Mizzou to learn more.
Is there real racism in this world? Of course there is. But when we make much ado about nothing (or something which no one can even remember anymore), we diminish and marginalize actual problems. That's the big issue with faux outrage over faux racism.
Perhaps you missed that story when you were growing up, but there once was a boy who cried “wolf” to get attention. When the wolf showed up for realzies, the boy cried, wailed and screamed like a pansexual feminist but no one came to save him. True story.
Read more about how these protests harm actual victims: Dear Mizzou Morons: You're the 'Boys Who Cried Racist'