Redefining racism and antisemitism

The current antisemitism furore in the Labour Party is about redefining antisemitism and what people misappropriately call racism.

We live in an era that is redefining the most basic terms, redefining marriage and gender by self-declaration, supported by the Prime Minister Theresa May.

It is a feature of current society that words are defined and redefined according to each person’s perspective, reminding us of Humpty Dumpty’s assertion: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

That was in 1872, but the more recent phase began with the Macpherson Report which mistakenly defined racism in subjective rather than objective terms.   Since then, subjective ‘taking offence’ has trumped objective ‘giving offence’.  This has spread through our unequal Equalities legislation to the great detriment of those groups judged less equal than others and dumped unceremoniously and unequally at the bottom of the equality pecking list.

It has taken decades for the chattering classes to discover the inconsistencies in its working definitions and their application.  The chickens are coming home to roost, and not a moment too soon.

It is part of the on-going language battle, which has some distance to run.  Lesbians do not accept female self-declaring men into the female sisterhood, and they are in open warfare against the gender-bending community who are attacking them for not doing so.  There will be more to come.

There is no such thing as racism because there is only one human race.  What people are talking about are different ethnic groups.  If they knew the Bible better they would not make such an elementary mistake.

“God has made of one blood all nations of men.”  The Acts of the Apostles, 17:26.

Links:

26 Mar 2018: Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism.

3 Jun 2018: Colonel Richard Kemp.

6 Jul 2018: internal Labour disagreement.

22 Jul 2018: damage limitation in the Labour Party.

23 Jul 2018: Margaret Hodge, Labour MP.

 

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