Here is Michelle Malkin's latest column. To be perfectly honest, I find the charges of "racism" humorous. The word "communist" used to be a generic term of condemnation. It has been replaced by "racist," which, if it has any meaning at all, means something like "bigot." A bigot, according to the Oxford American Dictionary and Language Guide (1999), is "an obstinate and intolerant believer in a religion, political theory, etc." I've heard people called racists when the topic had nothing to do with race. It concerned ethnicity, national origin, religion, language use, or immigration status. If you're a racist for opposing Islamic terrorism or illegal immigration, then the word has no meaning.
What the charge of racism shows is that progressives have lost the capacity to (1) think clearly, (2) reason, and (3) engage in rational argumentation. It's all about character assassination, impugning of motives, and personal destruction. What's most humorous of all is that those who do the name-calling are themselves racist—by their own standards. They see race everywhere! They are obsessed with it, consumed by it, delirious about it. Conservatives don't care one bit about a person's race. They care about character, beliefs, and values. This is why we celebrate Herman Cain, Allen West, Mia Love, Alan Keyes, Condoleezza Rice, Artur Davis, Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, and many others. To progressives, these individuals have false consciousness. They're black, but they think they're white. They have come to identify with their oppressors.
I leave it to you to decide who has false consciousness: the people I mentioned or progressives themselves.