Originally Posted by tesseract
Sometimes, rarely, claims are warranted. The majority of claims i hear are people saying if you don't support Obama, you are a racist. if you support trump, you are racist. If you speak badly about Islam you are Islamophobic. Maajid Nawaz was called a porch monkey and not authentically muslim for speaking out against islamism. Don't pretend this isnt a tactic.
It's not an exclusive
tactic. And it wouldn't have any traction as a tactic if there weren't such a thing as real bigotry. When it's used as a tactic, the people so using are leveraging the appropriate outrage rooted in actual bigotry and discrimination to and misappropriating for their own purposes.
And what definition of "claims" are you using in your denominator?
If people you hang out with say criticism of Obama makes you a racist, you just need new friends. Skim through this forum. Piobaire and Harvey vociferously criticize Obama and are not called racists as a result.
In other words, stop making shit up to justify your pathetic victim complex.