Public scapegoating for some, but not for liberals?

Robert Knight:
During the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, Chinese communist dictator Mao Zedong’s Red Guards marched people through the streets in large dunce caps. The victims had said or done something outside the canon of Chinese Marxism.

An Americanized version of public scapegoating is unfolding daily as tweets, emails, phone calls or writings, some of which go back many years, are held up as evidence of wrong thinking, circa 2018. Although not remotely comparable to Mao’s vicious treatment of dissidents, the penalties can be harsh — loss of job, income, social standing and being publicly branded as an enemy of “diversity.”

We might want to ask cui bono? Who benefits from digging up these controversies?

The most high-profile victim of this politically correct shaming is pizza baron “Papa” John Schnatter. In hundreds of media accounts beginning on July 11, he is said to have “used a racial slur” during a company meeting and was forced to step down as chairman of the board of the company he founded in 1984.

It’s undisputed that he used the actual n-word. However, as with Mark Twain’s use of it in “Huckleberry Finn,” Mr. Schnatter insists he cited it to disparage racism, not abet it. Weren’t reporters a bit curious about why he said it during a media diversity training session? Why would he have used it as an epithet? Anybody?

Mr. Schnatter attempted to clear his name in a letter to The Wall Street Journal on July 28: “In response to a series of questions, including one asking whether I was racist, I answered, no, and said, unlike another food-industry spokesperson who used that word, I never use it nor does anyone to my knowledge at Papa John’s.” Days before, he had given the context to the press, but they were too busy lighting torches and grabbing their pitchforks. Maybe there is more to this, but if so, it should be reported.

Now we turn to the world of sports, usually a welcome relief from PC madness. Let’s leave aside the NFL’s ongoing headache over players dissing the national anthem, and head over to America’s Pastime.

Some baseball players are getting the dunce cap treatment over tweets they made years ago.
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Actually, I think Schnatter's treatment is tied to his opposition to the players showing disrespect for the national anthem and the flag.  There is a liberal witch hunt against any oppostion to this misuse of the pregame for their own weird belief in the "hands up, don't shoot" lie that sparked a lot of protest in teh black community.

As an example of the double standard, the NY Times recently hired a woman of Korean descent who has said racist things about the white race.  Candice Owens, a black conservative took one of her tweets and substituted the word "black" for "white" and Twitter banned her for a period of time, but to my knowledge never banned the now Times editorial employee.

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