Ain’t nuthin new. V1.7?
I’m not racist. I have held too many positions where even a mild racist bent would have wound up creating many many issues. I have had to act as mediator in several situations where ‘perceptions ‘ were misinterpreted and someone took serious offense over what was really a nothing burger. (And the one reason I made production manager on the gospel plays so quickly)
On that note, I have been around enough to find that most non racist persons tend to be from the southern states, whereas the more racist are from much further north. Even here in Appalachia, racism tends to be quite isolated and dependent upon whether the locale was Union or Secessionist way back when. (Hazard was Union, the Gap was Confederate. Hazard has a dark history and a fairly recent one at that. Just as an example.) Granted, there are exceptions, but in general, this is what I have seen over my years.
Heinlein wrote a book, one that was VERY controversial in its days, and there are persons in the here and now that would have an aneurysm if they were to read said book. Originally published in 1964, the language is quite benign (Blazing Saddles was far worse and much more recent. Like you will EVER see a public airing of Blazing Saddles in this day and age. Ha!) YET, the subject matter is where R.A.H. caught hell.
If you have never read it, the book is “Farnhams Freehold” , and it gives a hint as to what our world future could hold if things continue on their merry and stoopid trends.
Anywhoos, ain’t nuthing new under the sun, just an added twist of lemon or an extra dash of tobasco; but the menu program never really changes, just the pace. And methinks the pace is stepping up (mostly because the msm’s are going for broke with the distractions)