a tired argument…

… I post this only because in class Monday evening a couple of us were discussing the proposed socialized medical plans by our current administration. A few of us were not in favor for single payer coverage. Turns out we are all reacist. At least according to the two students who disagreed with us. I guess they couldn’t come with an intelligent reason why they were in favor of socialized care.

Opposition to the President’s Heath Care plan means:
1.You’re a racist
2.You’re a racist
3.You’re a racist
4.All of the above

Criticism of the President means:
1.You’re a racist
2.You’re a racist
3.You’re a racist
4.All of the above

Having a difference of opinion with any person of color who is liberal means.
1.You’re a racist
2.You’re a racist
3.You’re a racist
4.All of the above

source.

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02623178558385901138 Rich

    So are the President and his policies above criticism simply because of the color of his skin? Please. The racial McCarthyists are on the scene. Simply start shouting "racist" and you've "won" the argument.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15880407765317550979 Afro Seminarian

    I think the problem is that we are hearing soo many different opionons that all the arguments are starting to meld together. Deep down I know most people who dont suport what the president is proposing are not racist, however we have to agree that some of the motives for not favoring what the president is proposing with healthcare has nothing to do with healthcare argument itself.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06117353945124506952 The Crescat

    Afro Seminarian, I am trying hard not to be insulted by the insinuation that some of my motives for not supporting his plan might "have nothing to do with the with healthcare argument itself". That sounds like a thinly veiled euphemism for racism to me. I am sure you meant that generalization to be made toward a small minority of ignorant people who base all judgements on race. Yes, I know they do exist. However, the same could be said for those people who jump to the assumption that because I oppose our administration I must be a racist. The intellectually lazy look for an easy way to trump the conversation (ie the race card) without having to actually use thier mind to debate the idea.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15880407765317550979 Afro Seminarian

    Well I have been African American and a Catholic Priest long enough to recognize the veiled insults, the insinuations, which are part of this debate. Yet, we have to recognize that certain people are tired of being blamed for how others have been treated and how they argue. Yes, the race card is being played; however, I think a deeper frustration is coming out in this debate, which no one can really explain, except for one aspect, racism.However, I do not want to take away the purpose of this web site.Lets just pray that God's will is done in all of this.To the author of this site, I mean no harm, and if you feel insulted; I apologize.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13093937327145346752 nazareth priest

    Why can't we have a civil discussion about "content" instead of immediately using "labels"?That's my quandry (sp?). Immediately using "racism" as a means of shutting people up is a low blow as far as I am concerned.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05448606370954321495 RFP

    Here, Carolina Cannonball, I think Mr. Klavan explains the whole scenario:http://www.pjtv.com/video/Klavan_on_Culture/Klavan_on_Culture%3A_Shut_Up/1612/It's not about intelligent debate; it's about silencing all opposition.


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