In a witch hunt mentality reminiscent of old caricatures of the McCarthy Era, pro football hopefull Josh Allen has been caught. Caught doing what? Caught having sent some racially insensitive tweets when he was in high school.
So the debates about whether his life should be ruined, whether his career derailed, how much punishment he deserves, and whether he should be held accountable for every failing in his past life has, naturally, dominated the sports news for the last day or so.
Now it must be admitted that racism is officially the unforgivable sin. Like a disease, there is no cure, and even the slightest infection destroys the entire organism. Also, in keeping with the morphing of liberalism into the modern left, it is the sin that defines. You don't just hate the sin, you hate the sinner. See the contempt and loathing for anyone connected to the Confederacy no matter what the context. It doesn't matter. They are somewhat guilty - they are completely guilty - they are defined by their guilt - they are stripped of all worth and positive characteristics - they are eradicated from our public memory.
McCarthy couldn't have done better in his dreams. That's because McCarthy lacked what the modern Left so brilliantly has obtained. And that's a monopoly in our educational, journalistic and cultural institutions. Whereas Hollywood, the news media and American academia railed against McCarthy and opposed him every step of the way, those same institutions not only aid and abet, but at times actually advance, the leftist cause of dividing Americans up against each other and finding new ways to mercilessly judge and condemn our fellow citizens.
For Christians, it has proven surprisingly easy to accept, without saying so, the premise that racism is it, the sin, the unpardonable sin that defines us and merits hatred, resentment and completely defines the perpetrator for life. We might not say it, but we act it in all but official pronouncement. That this is being promoted by the very movement that once boastfully declared its rejection of judgmentalism and insistence that we should never judge, you just have to tip your hat.
Thank goodness we live in a free and enlightened society, or I'd be a tad worried. After all, this wasn't something he just did. This is something he did as a kid in school. And I get the impression this wasn't something that was accidentally discovered. This was a witch hunt plain and simple, using the modern version of yelling witch, or Commie.