Responding To Izraelevitz



In an article penned by Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz on July 18, 2019, he talked about bubbling test tubes and Galileo, then leaped to declare, with no facts to support his accusation, that our President is racist.

According to Merriam Webster, racism is defined as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), also known as AOC, accused Nancy Pelosi of being a racist. AOC is another accuser who offers no supporting facts. President Trump even came to Pelosi’s defense, stating that the Speaker of the House is not a racist. Biden also has been attacked by those in his own party for working with segregationists.

I don’t believe anyone can produce statements from Trump, Pelosi or Biden in which they state that racial differences show the superiority of a particular race over another. True examples of racism were embodied in the Jim Crow laws, enacted in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Democratic-dominated state legislatures. They undeniably enforced the idea of superiority of the white race over other races. But today, it seems that the word “racist” has been hijacked and redefined to mean anyone who does not support the agenda of the radical left. Many on the left refuse to discuss what Trump actually says. They continually manipulate his words and attack him for what they have decided those words mean.

I agree with Whoopi Goldberg and think her defense of Joe Biden should be applied in a bi-partisan manner. Speaking on “The View,” Goldberg criticized some of Biden’s rivals who called on him to apologize, including Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, two candidates of color.

“Beat him, beat Biden in the debates. You know?” Goldberg said. “If you can beat him, beat him. Don’t try to make him out a racist. You don’t like some of the stuff he has done? Say that, but you can’t call the dude a racist.”

Not only should we condemn true racism, we should also challenge those who falsely accuse people of racism, especially those accusers who are unable to produce any factual evidence to support their claims.

Bill McKerley
Los Alamos