Have we seen the final installment of Smarmy Sanchez? I’m not sure, but I know one thing, we’ve seen the final repulsive episode of Rick’s List on CNN. One thing missing from the coverage on Rick Sanchez being fired from CNN (for anti-Semitic statements) is that Sanchez has merely said what many on the Left have long believed. Real bigotry can only be done to Hispanics, blacks, gays, and Muslims. Other supposed minorities (especially Jews) are faux victims.
The so-called liberals of this world have a different definition of racism than most people. Progressives believe passionately that institutional racism is the only real racism. What is institutional racism? It was a term coined by Stokely Carmichael (who once said, “the only good Zionist is a dead Zionist”) of the Black Panther Party, who, in the late 1960s, defined institutional racism as “the collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their color, culture, or ethnic origin”.
Institutional racism is now taught at universities all over the United States. Only the institutional form of racism is seen by the Left as real racism because it’s bigotry with teeth. The powerful are able to keep certain minorities down. It’s a convenient approach to racism, because it means real minorities can never truly be racist, because they don’t have the power of institutions behind them. So someone like Rick Sanchez or Al Sharpton can say whatever they want about whites or Christians, because they have the power. You can’t possibly be racist by attacking the powerful.
Sanchez has been able to attack white conservatives over and over with no repercussions on CNN. But why did he slip up and attack another minority like Jews? Go back to the definition of institutional racism. Progressives hate people who run institutions and have power. And many Progressives have begun to reveal that they believe Jews have all the power. So to people like Rick Sanchez, Jews are no longer true minorities. So it’s okay if he attacks them. Look again at the comments that got Sanchez fired.
“Very powerless people. He’s such a minority, I mean, you know. … Please, what are you kidding? I’m telling you that everybody who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they — the people in this country who are Jewish — are an oppressed minority? Yeah…I grew up not speaking English, dealing with real prejudice every day as a kid; watching my dad work in a factory, wash dishes, drive a truck, get spit on. I’ve been told that I can’t do certain things in life simply because I was a Hispanic. My friends who are black, I’ve seen that with them; I’ve seen that with a lot of minorities. I can’t really think — although I understand the plight of Jews, and all the experiences, and the things that have happened historically for them… you know what I’m saying, it’s kind of a different thing.”