Assuming Kamala Harris is sworn in as the next Vice President, California Governor Gavin Newsom is going to have to appoint a new Senator to replace her.
The news from today is that black and latino leaders are pushing him to select either another black senator the state’s first latino senator.
Like Joe Biden before him, who committed only to selecting a black woman as his running mate, Gavin Newsom will probably follow suit and select a replacement based on something as irrelevant as some physical characteristic.
The reason we’re not supposed to judge people based on things like their race or sex is because a) there’s nothing they can do about that, and b) it has nothing to do who they are, what they think, or their character.
If you wanted to not like someone because they go around beating up your friends, that’s something they could stop doing. Beating up your friends is a choice that person is making. But you can’t stop being a woman, or black, or tall, or any other physical characteristic.
This is a fundamental and very real difference between conservatives and liberals. Conservatives judge people based on their character: who they are, what they do, how they behave, and what kind of person they are. Liberals draw conclusions about people based on their race, gender, or other demographic characteristics.
Couple that with being great projectionists, and liberals will surely do something like hire someone because they’re latino and then turn around and call conservatives racists because conservatives would hire the person they thought best qualified, regardless of physical characteristics.
Liberals work so hard to prove to themselves, and others, that they are not racist, that they always fall back on their own racist beliefs to prove their not racist.
It gets hard to follow after awhile, but because liberals spend so much time obsessed with race and gender, they believe that conservatives are racist because conservatives don’t. As a result, those who don’t really follow or pay attention only hear liberals complain about conservative racism and conclude conservatives must be racist.
To them, conservatives look like racists because they’re willing to hire the best person, if it’s a white male, without ever acknowledging or discussing their race or gender. But not discussing it, it looks like conservatives are either oblivious, are aware but don’t care, or are intentionally hiring white men at the expense of minorities.
In reality, it’s none of the above. Conservatives are just trying to find the best person for the job. And somehow, it never occurs to them to defend against what liberals are going to say about them.
And around and around we go…