If a lib cries racist in the forest, does it make a sound if no one gives a shit?
John Locke meditated on this conundrum a few centuries ago, though it is only after the emperor’s ascension that contemporary intellectuals like Whoopi Goldberg will examine the matter with equal erudition.
Physicists on The View would likely argue that the existence of exogenous phenomenon (like forlorn cries of fascism) are not contingent upon a recipient’s faculties of perception. Though that would be to mistake raysis as a primary rather than secondary quality.
Primary qualities are thought to be properties of objects that are independent of any observer, such as solidity, extension, motion, number and figure. These characteristics convey facts. They exist in the thing itself, can be determined with certainty, and do not rely on subjective judgments. For example, if a ball is spherical, no one can reasonably argue that it is triangular.
Secondary qualities are thought to be properties that produce sensations in observers, such as color, taste, smell, and sound. They can be described as the effect things have on certain people. Knowledge that comes from secondary qualities does not provide objective facts about things.
Consider that the squealing of “Supremacist!” is no actual sound itself, but merely how a recipient’s auditory cortex interprets the rattling of their own eardrums. Absent a party to conduct that process these screams are all just vibrations in the air…and thus no objective bigotry can be said to have occurred whatsoever.
Most people don’t realize how far this function can be extrapolated. Because even when others are present to absorb lib lamentations, nothing of these come into physical existence until someone actually cares. Without the intended submission response, nazi! is no more than crackles over a ham radio. As a result, the answer to our first question is an unequivocal no.
Historically liberals have had little cause to consider the metaphysical characteristics of their sole incendiary device. They simply pointed, shrieked, and watched the bow-tied conservatives flee as if their garters were on fire. This aided by the fact that cucks are born with parabolic bat-ears capable of detecting an enemy accusation even over the bleating of their wives’ children.
Unfortunately for the establishment edifice, alt-righters are practically deaf to the whole din. And raysis that is ignored is raysis that doesn’t exist.
We’re seeing the first effects of this in Trump’s staffing selections, most prominently with his chief policy strategist Steve Bannon, whose name has produced its own funnel cloud of vibrations in the media. I don’t know that I’ve heard RACIST ANTI-SEMITE repeated so ad nauseam since my manservant discovered this blog.
But racist anti-semite only exists where it has an effect. And thus far it seems to be having little. Bannon appears to be as viably bigoted as ever, despite the left’s cacophony of vituperation. In contrast, if we had just elected Rich Lowry the SPLC would hold veto power over his cabinet and Heidi would already be eating rodents out of the Rose Garden. Which is precisely why the last National Review subscriber will expire during Trump’s first term according to the actuarial tables.
Of course if accusations come to fruition the entire Trump circle will bloom with Hate. Kris Kobach has been denounced for being almost perceptibly unhappy at the prospect of his people’s dispossession. As Senator Sessions has come under similar indictment for past “racial insensitivity.” The intent being to disqualify opposition until only the most docile remain.
Well here’s hoping insensitivity is the best the left is going to get. Sensitivity for those who despise you is a luxury item, and there is far too much work ahead to indulge in it. Besides I have no idea how many pages Donald has to sign just to revoke every Obama order.
But if Trump’s extremist lieutenants are all left standing with their testicles intact, an important image will be absorbed into minds across the country. That being one of the men who were called racist and lived to shrug about it. One prominant survivor begets many. Should a cascade of indifference begin, it will end with raysis in rubble.
Do you know how impotent liberalism would be without the power of that word? No one in the forest would even care if it fell.