Here is where many liberals fall short. They are so horrified at being thought of as a racist, that they toss aside their reason & run to the only philosophical refuge out there.. the sanctuary city of non-racists: The left. This is, of course, an illusion.. the left has many racists in it as well.. there is nothing in the statist ideology to prevent it. They need the sanction of liberals to validate them as true non-racists. And also, the implication is that anyone NOT living in their sanctuary city of non-racism is by definition a racist. So there you have it. Conservatives are racist by definition. They do not need facts to prove it. And if a leftist says something racist or actually is a racist, that is dismissed.. they cannot be a racist. By definition they are not. Facts are not needed by the left, since they can simply redefine truth in any way that suits them.
Classic liberals need to wake up & stop enabling the left. Don't be intimidated by their distortions, deflections, & discredits. Don't see everything through the emotional filter they set up.. use your head. Reason & logic are solid weapons they have no answer for. Don't let yourself be tossed about in the sea of relativity & hysteria. Get your feet on solid truth.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing. ~John Locke
“To love truth for truth's sake is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues.” ~John Locke
He that would seriously set upon the search of truth, ought in the first place to prepare his mind with a love of it. For he that loves it not, will not take much pains to get it; nor be much concerned when he misses it. There is nobody in the commonwealth of learning who does not profess himself a lover of truth: and there is not a rational creature that would not take it amiss to be thought otherwise of. And yet, for all this, one may truly say, that there are very few lovers of truth, for truth's sake, even amongst those who persuade themselves that they are so. How a man may know whether he be so in earnest, is worth inquiry: and I think there is one unerring mark of it, viz. The not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. Whoever goes beyond this measure of assent, it is plain receives not the truth in the love of it; loves not truth for truth's sake, but for some other bye-end. ~John Locke