Worldview Thought of the Day
Here is something for any activists, leftists, progressives, or socialists who might come across this weblog or post to consider. None of the following terms:
refer to race. Yes, I mean none of them. Ever. Muslims are not a race. Jihadis are not a race. Heck, if you want to get really technical, Arabs are not even really a race (in the modern sense, it’s a nationality, but that gets into the question of what a race is anyway; something for another post).
Because none of these terms refers to race, someone who speaks out against them is not, therefore, racist. Bigoted perhaps, but not racist.
What I suggest, then, is that all of you activists, leftists, progressives, and socialists out there who like to feel bad on other peoples’s behalves (please do not apologize for them) go out and get educated before you start accusing people of something they are clearly not guilty of.
Perhaps if you were educated rather than just feeling bad, someone might listen to your point.
Just a bit of helpful advice,
PS: Also, “Muslim’s” is possessive. “IED’s” is possessive. “Racist’s” is possessive. I don’t know what “1980’s” even is, but it’s (yes “it’s” is the contraction of “it is”. “Its” is the possessive form of “it”, just like “his” is the possessive of “he”) wrong.
The correct plurals, respectively, are “Muslims”, “IEDs”, “Racists”, and “1980s”.
There you go. Two lessons for the price of one.