We all remember the age-old tale of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, and we’ve certainly hear countless retellings of the story that relay specific political points.
In fact, this has been one of the most prominent of our archetypal stories during the Trump Era, simply in that it purports to solve the problem of bombastic doomsayers and the fear mongering mainstream media.
Now the President is coopting the logic from the famous tome in order to make a point about the left’s constant and unflinching insistence that everything they don’t like is “racist”.
“Well you know the word ‘racist’ is used about every Republican that’s winning,” Trump said in an interview with Christian Broadcast Network. “Any time a Republican is leading they take out the ‘R’ word, the ‘racist’ word.”
Trump denied that he was anti-immigrant, asserting that the country needed them but that all immigrants had to come into the country legally.
“I’m not anti-immigrant at all. I’m all for people coming into the country legally and people based on merit,” he said.
Of course, it’s easy to see why the President would never be “anti-immigrant”.
This brings us to the larger point, however, that the mainstream media has been allowing the idea that “everything is racist” to spread, ad nauseam, in the Trump Era. The danger in this is apparent to anyone who has ever recognized the tale of the Boy Who Cried Wolf, in so much that we could become desensitized to racism itself in this false-abundance, allowing for truly nefarious discrimination and predatory behavior to take place.
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