The Bland Pejorative
July 27, 2006, 03:44 PM
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Via Kathy Shaidle, I see that Tim Blair has an item saying this:
“Racist” used to have a pretty straightforward, pointed meaning but now it’s just a bland pejorative used to describe anyone who disagrees with a member of the left.
Very true, but remember, you heard it here first;
“Because the term “racist” is now so debased, I usually shrug such smears off by pointing to its new definition: anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.Or, too often, a libertarian. And, on the immigration issue, even some confused conservatives.”[Alien Nation, 1995 ]