One of my high school classmates—I’ll call him Johnny—posted this odd message on the class Facebook page.
The first thing I need to say is that Johnny is not my enemy, but even if he were, I would still love him.
But trying to lay out an objective analysis of someone’s thinking is not an act of enmity or hatred. It is just an attempt at objective analysis.
So, as I said, the first thing that might strike you about Johnny’s message is that it’s weird. As if someone said, “I was afraid to tell the salesman my shoe size because he might think I’m a racist.”
Or, “Your barbeque sauce recipe is really good, but be sure not to share it, because someone is bound to call you a racist.”
Don’t make no cotton-pickin’ sense.
There was some suggestion among my posse that maybe Johnny is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Well, that’s as may be, but dig deeper by one layer and you will immediately see that, in fact, the message makes perfect sense.
Because Johnny lives, mentally, in an “America” that holds this truth to be self-evident:
That all men are NOT created equal.
And, men aside, don’t get him started on the little women.
And because THIS is the “America” of Johnny’s patriotic emotions, it’s perfectly clear why loving “America” is strong evidence of racist leanings.