“WARNING: Some playing cards contain racist and hateful incendiary language as used by Democrats, leftists and supporters of President Obama. The publishers of these cards categorically condemn racism and the use of any and all race-baiting in politics.” (Left Wing Race Card Playing Cards)
CHICAGO, March 30, 2012 – You are a disaffected, disillusioned, and disappointed progressive. You are tired of the boorish and ill-informed opinions expressed by your friends on the left, who believe the political pablum they are spoon fed, in particular that the Right Wing and the Tea Party are racist.
You have an intellectual epiphany and move right, settling at the center-right.
We all know people who, when they cannot win an argument on its merits, charge racism. The rhethoric goes something like this:
- Anyone who disagrees with the president is racist.
- Anyone who is against healthcare reform, higher taxes, or more gun control is racist.
- If you are in favor of creating prosperity, opportunity, and jobs for the middle class, which is supposedly only white, you are racist.
- If you are a global warming denier you are a racist.
- If you admire wealthy people you are racist.
- If you deviate from the progressive narrative that the whole world is racist, you are a racist.
What do you do if you find yourself fed up with this nonsense?
If you are Joe Haptas and Jed Gillen, you start a company that produces decks of playing cards with quotes by famous race hustlers, hypocrites, and haters from the left. You expose them for the hypocrits they really are.
You include quotes on race by people on the right, quotes illustrating a sense of tolerance and racial acceptance that stand in stark contrast to the intolerance from the left.
You give your company a catchy name: Left Wing Race Card Playing Cards, and start a website to sell your products, Racecardplayingcards.com. Then you issue press releases on various PR sites.
Race Card Playing Cards contain racist or race-baiting quotes from well-known Liberals and progressives like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Sean Penn, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. These stand in contrast to quotes by Conservatives like Ann Coulter, Booker T. Washington, and Thomas Sowell.
Race Card Playing Cards also produces posters, coffee mugs, and an e-book.
The two friends who started the company thus became greedy, money grubbing, capitalists. They must, therefore, be racists, mustn’t they?
Actually,no. They are just two guys feed up with the incessant Liberal dialogue.
Joe Haptas is a longtime animal rights activist who worked for PETA. He designed their “Holocaust on Your Plate” campaign. Jed Gillen owned a vegan pet food company, vegan food store, and is notorious for his viral comedy Internet videos, which have been viewed millions of times.
They used their marketing and creative skills to generate a backlash against the progressive race baiters and race hustlers.
“We are just a couple of guys who are sick and tired of the liberal left wing narrative that deems nearly anyone that disagrees with them either a racist or idiot,” said Haptas. “We just hope these cards, our e-book and other mildly subversive ‘South Parkish’ projects in development will help other Americans feel more comfortable coming out of the closet to help create a backlash against the left’s endless crusade to brand dissent to their political ideas as either racially motivated or malevolent.” (Press release)
They are creating a narrative that will hold the left accountable for its toxic rhetoric, which is destroying civil discourse in America. They are against the extreme intolerance of the left for any diversity of ideas, and for its attempts to stifle and censor debate.
If their company gets major media publicity, heads will explode all over Liberal Land and the progressive plantation. The left will go to war with rabid, vitriolic, and toxic attacks.
They will use the oldest trick in the book and fall right into the trap set for them: The left will call Haptas and Gillen racists. It will validate their argument that whenever liberals and progressives are losing, they cry racism. They unleash the dogs of toxic rhetoric.
The left has no sense of humor when it’s skewered with satire, especially when its own words are used against it. Only liberals can be comedians, humorists and satirists with license to insult, denigrate and degrade.
Because comedian and satirist Bill Maher is a darling of the Left, they excuse as harmless comedy or biting satire any hate-filled or race-baiting speech he utters. Rush Limbaugh is a racist misogynist; Bill Maher is a cutting edge comedian. The right is too stupid to discern the difference.
Haptas and Gillen have a point: The left brands people on the right as racist, misogynist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, Islamophobic, and a host of other created-from-whole-cloth isms and hateful ologies. Yet they gleefully pollute public discourse with their own brands of misandrism, misogyny, racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hatred.
The left knows they can get away with it and they do. All they have to do is issue worthless apologies and everything is all right. They are sincere, you see. But, if someone on the right errs and issues a heart-felt apology, it is never enough unless they are destroyed. They are insincere.
If Racecards.com does nothing else, it will expose the Left ideology that is so prevelant in media today.
Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance writer and photographer, cook, and raconteur. He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys. His opinions are his and his alone.
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