Why do people have to try to ruin a wonderful thing? I could not care less about the “royal wedding.” I did not watch it, I do not follow it, and I think Americans are far too obsessed with British royalty specifically and celebrities generally. Yet when I saw a sickening meme on Facebook (which for some reason was in “pages I might like”) I was utterly disgusted. The meme had the new British princess as a monkey, with the most racist caricature imaginable.
Look, we all love a good meme. Life can be stressful and often too serious and a good meme can be a great way to break the tension and lighten up before going back to the drudgery. But why must people post racist filth? Why must people dehumanize someone made in the image of God because of her skin pigmentation?
Perhaps the meme-poster was not actually racist. Perhaps he was just feces-posting for laughs. (Which might be even worse than an actual racist. More on that in a bit.) But maybe if you are seeking to make people laugh, the audience you are getting with racist memes is not who you should be appealing to. Perhaps these are not the kind of people you want to like you or your page.
As wicked as racism is (because it demeans the image of God in man) feces-posting may actually be worse. At least the actual racist actually believes the filth he is spewing. A feces-poster is trading on racism, using sinful rhetoric and images that he does not even believe himself to get a few more likes, views or website clicks. Being completely amoral might be even worse than actually being immoral.
We need to be better than this. We need to call out those spreading this filth and oppose the heresy of racism. Conservatives, especially, need to reject the temptation to make common cause with white supremacists and neo-Nazis just because neo-Communists are a common enemy. We need to realize that the enemy of our enemy might also be our enemy.