Originally Posted by sugarkang
But again, it's not about racism. It's about logic. Evaluate Jeff's logic. Do you know what a person is thinking? What racist thoughts lurk in another man's mind? Jeff does.
Thought Police. Nazi. Typical authoritarian statist. Whatever.
I just don't see how it's inappropriate to make evaluative statements about someone's behavior. Calling someone dumb or ignorant isn't thought policing either, although there's the existential quesiton as to whether the person who says and does dumb things is really dumb or engaging in elaborate performance art or whathave you. People make inferences about the internal states of each other all the time. And that's assuming that "racist" is a label denoting an internal state, rather than a pattern of behavior and speech.