Triggered Tuesday


From Angry Reader Miriam Responding to “The Neverending Eclipse”:

“You speak from a position of privilege. It’s easy to speak your “truth” when neither you nor your family have been subjected to racism. If we lived in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have needed Affirmative Action because we would have corrected the wrongs of slavery and racism as soon as we realized that all human beings, no matter what their color, creed, or gender, have the right to everything life has to offer. As a society, we blocked people of color from job advancement, good education, access to healthcare, housing and so much more. We never provided compensation for the evil we put their ancestors through—it was nothing short of centuries of genocide. Just say it, you’re nothing but a racist hiding behind your lies. And it’s laughable, truly, that you talk as though you are a victim. Give me an effin break!” – Miriam

Response From Empire Of Truth:

  Many phrases in your ad hominem attack are telling, ie: “your ‘truth’”…….”privilege”, etc. You are obviously speaking from a place of irrational emotionalism, demonstrating my point. Are you aware of your repeated use of the past tense to posit your own argument? Nowhere in my column do I imply that wrongs were not once committed against people of color, nor do I even mention slavery. You also use “we” to describe the committing of past sins, which I find confusing. I have not, nor has anyone I know, perpetrated any of the actions you described… what is it you are attempting to infer? That the sins of past generations, that you feel have not been redeemed, must be visited upon a current generation? Is it all whites that must pay? Is it all blacks that should receive “compensation”? Perhaps we should perform DNA testing on each citizen……and then have the benevolent government assign us an armband and ID card stating our racial makeup. Then access to benefits and public spaces, “compensation”, and legal punishments could be meted out according to racial purity and ethnic bona fides…..sound good? How far back do we go in your social justice experiment, and how far into the future? For black men aged 18-34 the leading cause of death is murder by another person of color…..will your “compensation”, or iconoclasm remedy this tragedy? You also fail to address or refute any of the arguments I make, and you again deftly illustrate my point by resorting to the sad retort of all those whose intellectual capacities are stunted: “racist”! The only thing I am a victim of is the comments and inanity of people like you : irrational, childish, shallow, virtue signaling, unable to use critical thinking, incapable of following your own conclusions to their inevitable outcome, and of course…..bigoted. (Yawn)……(Sigh)…….and oh, thanks for reading! – WW