“We live in the dumbest of times” has become my catch-phrase of late, and boy, do I have yet more proof of that lined up for you.
Try to quell your excitement because middle name trutherism is back, and Nikki Haley is once again the target. You see, according to the left-wing dogma, if you are of Indian descent but have a name that sounds somewhat English, then you must be a race-traitor who changed your name to please the terrible white man.
Yes, as stupid as that sounds, that is the actual position being put forth on social media right now. See for yourself.
Thank you for the question. Nikki is a Punjabi word that means little one. It’s my middle name on my birth certificate.
As someone who also doesn’t go by their first name, I’m sure you understand. https://t.co/xwEWhyhnnF
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) April 30, 2021
Of course, the internet suddenly became an expert on Punjabi naming traditions.
So as a Punjabi you would also know that Punjabis don't have middle names. Middle name is a European terminology to to fit in the Saint/religious name before the last name. Further acquiescence to Western names shows either weakness or opportunism
— Dr. Sudip Minhas (@sudipminhas) May 1, 2021
As a Punjaban myself, you and I both know that “Nikki” is NOT a middle name. It’s a nickname. You chose to drop “Nimrata” as your name because you wanted to appear as white as possible, knowing that you would not be able to get to where you are now on an Indian name. Stop lying.
— Sukhmani Regina Kaur (@SukhiBookCorner) May 1, 2021
“That can’t be your name!” she screamed from the cheap seats to another person who literally has that name on their birth certificate.
What you are witnessing is racism by people who claim to be “anti-racist.” They are putting forth the proposition that one can’t be representative of their race if they don’t have a name that sounds traditionally ethnic. Notice the absolute obsession with everyone except who the person actually is as, you know, a person. Racism repackaged is still racism.
What’s even more absurd is how far this strays from other left-wing ideologies.
For people who think that you can choose your gender, 31 flavors of sexual preference, and all the 75,000 other social imperatives the left pushes, they are really concerned about @NikkiHaley's actual name.
— Scott Hounsell (@Hounsizzle) May 1, 2021
I didn’t say what they were doing had to make sense, did I? The amount of ideological incoherence on the left is truly a sight to behold at times, but they assert it with the utmost confidence.
I say all this as someone who’s not really a Nikki Haley fan. She’s not my choice for 2024, with or without Trump in the mix. Despite that, fairness requires calling this idiocy out. Haley doesn’t deserve this kind of racist nonsense from her political opponents. Between the recent, racist attacks on Tim Scott and this, Democrats and their left-wing base are making it clear who they are.