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Blacking up was not racist then, and it isn’t now — 6 Comments

  1. Another sin he gets away with is being rather handsy with the ladies. Imagine if an image like the Aladdin one got out with Trump’s hand around a woman’s neck like that. Even without blackface there’d be such an uproar one would feel the ground vibrate.

  2. “Another sin he gets away with is being rather handsy with the ladies.”

    There was of course the actual accusation of sexual assault made against him by a reporter who was covering a music festival in 2000 (coincidentally around the same time he was blacking up at school parties). This hit the media last year I think, and died a pretty quick death. It was pretty much 100% documented at the time, there was even an editorial in the reporter’s paper decrying his behaviour, and the reporter in question has been identified and has confirmed the facts of the allegation are true. (https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2154265/justin-trudeau-apologised-after-groping-me-says-ex)

    But nothing comes of it, while unsubstantiated claims against Brett Kavanaugh are treated as 100% true and he is declared to be unfit for any public office.

    The Left aren’t exactly hiding their double standards any more because it doesn’t seem to matter, no one ever calls them on it.

  3. The take on this at Samizdata is that Trudeau has been very keen on bashing other people for infringements of the ever shifting PC rules. If that is indeed the case then it is satisfying to watch him having to suck it up himself.

  4. “But we make them live up to their own rules without actually saying that those rules are good ones that we all accept.”

    It doesn’t matter whether we (on the Right) accept the PC rules or not. Or indeed if the Left accuse us of agreeing with them. There is only one issue at hand – how to get them repealed? And that will only happen when every Leftist is made to live by the standards he or she demands of everyone else. We don’t have to ‘prove’ our way is better, or righter, or more moral/ethical, just to get the rules changed. Just make life so hard for the smug gits that they demand things change. And then we can say ‘Fine, as you please’. If we don’t use their own tactics against them they’ll just keep using them in perpetuity. Why should they do anything otherwise?

    Everyone knows the best way to deal with bullies is to give them a taste of their own medicine. You don’t beat a bully by refusing to fight back. And fighting back isn’t ‘condoning violence’, its showing the bully that actions have consequences.

  5. Thinking about it, and to put it another way, the Right’s task is to make the Left think the current rules are now a Bad Idea. Once they’ve come to that conclusion, then the argument can be had as what to put in their place. So worrying about whether we are being seen to ‘support bad ideas’ by using PC rules to attack Leftists is a red herring, our only aim it to discredit the existing rules by enforcing them vigorously on Leftists (we can ignore our own side, you don’t carpet bomb your own cities just to make up for the fact you’re carpet bombing your enemy).

    To put it even another way, PC rules won’t stay in place if the Left decide they shouldn’t. So worrying about whether you are supporting those rules by using them yourself is a waste of time. They will certainly stay in place if we don’t use them on Leftists.

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