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Thread: Is falsely accusing posters of racism allowed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Unfortunately, the very fact that so many unfounded charges of "racism" are made these days, in some quarters, has provided some degree of cover for those who actually do express racist sentiments. How many times, on this forum alone, have you seen someone called out for making a racist statement and their immediate response - and/or the immediate response of their supporters - amounts to, "Yeah, well, you think everything is racist, don't you?" The correct answer, of course, is 'No, but I do think that racism exists and occasionally gets expressed". I suppose you could liken it to the old Boy Who Cried Wolf story.

    Here's the thing, though: Most non-conservatives do not, despite far-Right stereotyping, over-use the "racist" label; we are not, in other words, the ones crying "wolf". But when a transparently racist sentiment is expressed, it seems only reasonable to point it out. The great majority of us are not the sort of fringe Left special interest "liberals" who see racism everywhere, but we do get lumped in with those people whenever we, quite rightly, point out a genuine instance of racism. (I might also add that the great majority of non-conservatives recognize the racism implicit in things like racial quotas and set-asides, and promotions and hiring based on race, every bit as clearly as self-identified conservatives do. That we all believe such policies are just peachy is another stereotype that needs to be dispelled.)
    Certainly the hyper sensitivity and hyperbolic cries of racism by the far left is problematic. It helps delegitimize the valid criticisms of racism. And some who hold racist beliefs take full advantage of the dilution of the term caused by its misuse. Just as you said, it becomes a get out of jail free card because the term has lost its credibility.

    But I’m always amazed by the double standard. Calling out racism is considered taboo. But claiming someone is a baby killing evil communist is perfectly acceptable. Even when the only evidence is some bizarre partisan belief, and not things someone has actually said.

    And meanwhile, the standard belief is that liberals are all secret racists with some secret agenda. But how dare you call a conservative racist when they make racist or stereotypical comments. It’s the blindness of hypocrisy that always amazes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    As I said, it's not against the rules to say that was racist and discuss it. That, as in post, just not poster.
    And yet perfectly acceptable to call someone (liberals) evil, a baby killer, communist, anti American, deviant, etc….

    I’d buy it if it was equally applied, but clearly there’s a double standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    If you reject my explanation of why the rule exists and posting racist $#@! and calling people racists should be allowed then I suggest you take it up with @ADMIN.
    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    And yet perfectly acceptable to call someone (liberals) evil, a baby killer, communist, anti American, deviant, etc….

    I’d buy it if it was equally applied, but clearly there’s a double standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I’m just curious as to why people think calling someone racist is off limits, but labeling them something equally derogatory is acceptable. What makes calling someone a racist different than calling them evil, a deviant, or a child killer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Actually, the rule with regard to racism is as follows: 3. No racial or bigoted attacks (targeting gender, race, sexual preference, or religion).

    There is no rule that stipulates that you can't call someone a racist, except to the degree that it falls under name calling or bad faith.

    Rule 3 is frequently violated under all four categories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    I’m just curious as to why people think calling someone racist is off limits, but labeling them something equally derogatory is acceptable. What makes calling someone a racist different than calling them evil, a deviant, or a child killer?
    I just explained it. That you dislike a rule means nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Actually, the rule with regard to racism is as follows: 3. No racial or bigoted attacks (targeting gender, race, sexual preference, or religion).

    There is no rule that stipulates that you can't call someone a racist, except to the degree that it falls under name calling or bad faith.

    Rule 3 is frequently violated under all four categories.

    I'm tired of explaining the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I just explained it. That you dislike a rule means nothing.
    That’s not really an explanation, nor does it address my point. But it’s kind of the non answer I expected.

    Hey, at least I tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I'm tired of explaining the rules.
    I don’t think that’s true. You seem to love citing rules and pointing out fallacies.

    I was just asking for your opinion on the matter. Wishful thinking on my part. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Now_What View Post
    Nope, you were wrong on this one. Even cons on this thread disagree with you. Your hero was humiliated…and now so were you.
    What does "can we do something like that" refer to Now_What ??

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