Posted on | April 1, 2012 | 7 Comments
The Card Game is a great feature over at Legal Insurrection, and last night’s was no exception.
This is cold fusion on the race card (h/t American Power):
“The new racism is denying racism.”
And, a little further on:
Thanks to Bill Maher, of all people, we finally have a simple, effective, and self-perpetuating theory of racial grievance used for political purposes, in which not only racism is racist, the denial of racism is racist, so the charge of racism cannot ever be defeated because to deny it is to confirm it.
Unless of course the charge of racism is made by a Republican or conservative or Tea Partier, in which case the new racism rules do not apply.
And so we need a new term for this Schrödinger Card, and I have a suggestion:
Erasism, noun: (1) The Orwellian attempt to mask one’s own racism by continuously accusing members of an out-group of exactly that, while strenuously denying one’s own habitual DNA-driven thinking.
(2) A masterful blend of Postmodernism, hypocrisy, and racism.
Example: “That Bill Maher is one erasist pig.”