We really shouldn’t be surprised anymore when the left bashes us over the head with their ever-expanding definition of racism, but they get us every time. It’s because their complaints are so ridiculous, outrageous, and just plain stupid that it seems unfathomable that we could be talking about actual, living, breathing, thinking human beings. Then, of course, we remember that the left’s entire mission in life is to divide America into 14,000 little subgroups and that we can’t take seriously everything that comes out of their blogosphere. Sometimes they mean it, sometimes they’re just trolling. The problem is, we’re not even sure THEY know which is which anymore.
The latest adventure in “Surprise, That’s Racist Now!” comes to us courtesy of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has already dealt with these freaks for most of his Washington life. In a speech before the National Sheriffs’ Association on Monday, Sessions called the country’s sheriffs “a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.”
Well, you would have thought he said these sheriffs were “our only hope to keep the Darkies in line” from the way the left-wing media exploded in outrage. From the Washington Post to Vox to The Hill, every columnist with access to a keyboard had something to say about the “obviously” racist remark. The NAACP went so far as to draft a press release saying that Sessions’ “latest racially-tinged comments” should be enough to give “all people reason to worry.”
“His decision to link the term Sheriff to some part ‘of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement’ is an unfortunate yet consistent aspect of the language coming out of the Department of Justice under his tenure and in the opinion of the NAACP, qualifies as the latest example of dog whistle politics,” the organization said.
Dog whistle politics.
In case you’re unfamiliar with that term (and how could you be, given how often the left has trotted it out over the last couple of years?), it is used when a white politician supposedly says something that’s racist without actually saying something racist. In this case, Sessions is referencing the “Anglo-American heritage” of the sheriff to make it clear that law enforcement belongs to white people, BOY!
Or, you know, he was just using a commonly-accepted legal term that acknowledges that, indeed, the concept of the “sheriff” did originate in jolly old England. As did, you may recall, our Founding Fathers.
But it’s 2018, and we’re apparently supposed to forget all of that inconvenient history and pretend that America was founded by the proud Kings of Africa, the Constitution drafted by the great warriors of the Aztec, and our system of justice devised by a small group of queer radfems the year before last. Because to even suggest that white people – ENGLISH white people, no less! – had anything at all to do with building this country is the very epitome of racism.
We highly doubt there were many racists who heard Sessions use that term on Monday. But a whole lot of people heard the left declare that any reference to our nation’s English heritage is racist and wrong.
Which message, we wonder, was more divisive and harmful at the end of the day?