I think this blog post deserves a share. I tend to agree:
This, I think, is the first level of crying wolf. What if, one day, there is a candidate who hates black people so much that heÂ doesnâ€™tÂ go on a campaign stop to a traditionally black church in Detroit, talk about all of the contributions black people have made to America, promise to fight for black people, and say that his campaign is about opposing racism in all its forms? What if thereâ€™s a candidate who does something more like, say, go to a KKK meeting and say that black people are inferior and only whites are real Americans?
We might want to use words like â€œopenly racistâ€ or â€œopenly white supremacistâ€ to describe him. And at that point, nobody will listen, because we wasted â€œopenly white supremacistâ€ on the guy who tweets pictures of himself eating a taco on Cinco de Mayo while saying â€œI love Hispanics!â€
When you spend years saying nearly everything is racist or sexist, then nothing is racist or sexist.Â Jonah Goldberg, a card carrying Never Trumper, also think this accusation is being taken too far. Charles C.W. Cooke, another NRO Never TrumperÂ also speaks badly of all this hyperbole.
TakeÂ Trump giving Steve Bannon a place in his Administration as Chief Strategist, something I think people should rightly be concerned about. But from everything I hear from the left, he sounds like the reincarnation of Joseph Goebbels. I respect Ian Tuttle’s take on this. Also readÂ Ben Shapiro’s takeÂ on Bannon, since he worked for him and quit under unfriendly circumstances.Â This should legitimately be very worrisome. But it’s hard to convince people. In a world whereÂ everyone who disagrees is Hitler, then no one is Hitler. I don’t think Trump is going to bring Nazism or Fascism to America. I think such claims are overwrought. But there are warning signs that things need to change in our rhetoric. Trump might not be Hitler, but continuing down the current path risks the rise of a real one, and if that day comes, the people warning about it will be ignored.