Liberal Racial Hypocrisy

Today, Salon has published an article of mine. I’m thrilled to publish it there. Article starts below. Click below to read the rest of it. And I hope to get another piece up here early next week.

Liberal Racial Hypocrisy:

Killing people of color just for being a suspected threat is a total outrage for liberals. Well, sometimes

Since the reelection of President Obama, liberals have made some bold admissions. Commentators like Touré Neblett of MSNBC’s The Cycle have enthusiastically and repeatedly defended the president’s authority to launch drones against anyone, including American citizens, if he suspects that they are “trying to kill us.”

At no point in his several defenses did Touré reconcile his position with once-popular Constitutional precepts that every person should be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and know the charges and evidence against him, and have the right to a fair trial. Neither did he explain why ordinary Americans should suspend their longstanding skepticism of politicians in power or withdraw the demand that the president and Congress be accountable for their actions, especially the taking of someone’s life…


Author: Falguni A. Sheth

I'm a philosopher and political analyst who writes about all kinds of things, from national security, US politics, race, terrorism, miscegenation, feminism, philosophy, and whatever else captivates my attention. My views are idiosyncratic. I'd like to believe they're carefully considered, and I'm not particularly interested in following crowds.

3 thoughts on “Liberal Racial Hypocrisy”

  1. Totally disgusting . Liberals did not defend Trayvon Martin the African American community does. So your hypocrisy claim, is foolish. Especially since African Americans suffer from racism, more then any other grp. Keep Trayvon Martin out of it.

  2. There is nothing to disagree about in what you said.
    There seems to be an underlying belief in what has been said that we have somehow become a nation of those that practice what we speak (intentionally not using “believe”) this I think is where I hold a different point of view.

    Racism is in a sense a normalizing of looking at others as lesser than oneself (in India we’ve done this using jaati & janam and the work “they” do to justify this). I understand you’d like to believe as I would that this is the America we live in but this is not consistent with what we observe.

    I often refer young people to Sven Lindqvist & his book “Exterminate All the Brutes” where he argues that the normalizing of the practices of Europeans in Africa & Australia (separate book too Terra Nullius) allowed for the acceptance of events in Germany (and the empathy with the oppressors here in America I’d add).

    The narrative we subscribe to since has been that somehow what happened then was an aberration and that we now live in an enlightened world where we will not allow this to happen and I agree we’ll never in numbers but on a smaller scale we witness horrors week after week and move on. Our folly lies in our belief that somehow human nature changed once it was examined carefully as in Germany or here after our denouncing “strange fruit”.

    The denigration of the other is essential to sell any conflict to ones own group.

    Given our rudderless foreign policy I’m afraid we will continue in the wrong direction.

    Note: I used jaati & janam and not caste because the discussion then begins to get dumb-ed down .

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