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Encouraged censorship and self-censorship seem to have become popular in America today. Those who censor others, not just self, tend to favor the term "moderate," as opposed to "censor" and "moderation" to "censorship." But that doesn't change what they do. They still act as Little Caesars or Big Brother protectors of the thin-skinned. Democracy, however, demands a tough populace, not so easily offended. On this blog, and to buck the trend of censorship, banning, and ostracizing, comments are NEVER "moderated." Rarely (almost NEVER) do the targets of these blog entries respond in an effort to defend themselves with cogent counter-argumentation. This blog is testimony to how little academics, poets, critics, newspaper editors, cartoonists, political hacks, cultural council apparatchiks, librarians et al appreciate VIGOROUS DEBATE, cornerstone of democracy. Clearly, far too many of them could likely prosper just fine in places like communist China and Cuba or Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Russia.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

PC Narrative vs. Facts

Already the Trayvon issue seems to have become old news.  No matter.  The above cartoon will add to the public record.  In Massachusetts, we now have PC-candidate Elizabeth Warren running for governor and claiming native-American heritage, though no proof of the assertion has been produced (a la the questionable Obama birth certificate)... and so what?!  Who gives a goddamn what color she is or isn't.  Where is the wisdom from our politicos?  In the PC world, WHITE is bad.  If you're WHITE, don't talk about it.  Or better yet stress that your great-great-great-great grandfather had black or Indian origins.  Whoopee!  Christ, what a crock of horseshite!  Identity politics has overrun the movement towards EQUALITY.  It has overrun REASON.

4 comments:

Timothy Bearly said...

Awesome post!

I haven't heard of Diana West. Great point made by her! Not sure if I would agree with her political ideology but on this issue she seems spot on.

Yep, if you are white and mixed with something else, it is always advantageous to identify with that something else. Like you said, in the PC world, WHITE is bad!

Thus, as a white man, I think It would be in my best interest to get a DNA test to find out if I am. 001% something non European. I have been unemployed for far too long, I think a new status of "mixed ethnicity" will help my chances of landing a government job.

Then if I am ever accused of racism I can say, wait a minute! I cant be racist, I am 2% choctaw.

G. Tod Slone said...

Yes, that's the key, Tim. You might not agre with her pol ideology, but if she says something that is reasonable, then how not to agree? Far too many on the left and right will not listen to reason when it comes from the opposite side.
It's the old two wrongs somehow make a right in the PC mindset. Legal inequality for blacks used to be a reality. Today, legal inequality for whites is a reality (Affirmative Action). But this of course has its downside. In other words, one must now wonder if the black person in charge (not necessarily Obama) got there because of his race or because of merit. Thus, Affirmative Action serves to bolster racism.

Timothy Bearly said...

'Far too many on the left and right will not listen to reason when it comes from the opposite side.'

Yep, the us vs. them tribal instinct seems to be to powerful.

On the topic of affirmative action. I was at safeway today and saw a female police officer who must have been about 5'5, 130lbs. I remember thinking, how is this woman going to apprehend a 200lb male amped up on meth.

It is interesting to that, when lives are at stake, affirmative action is the law. But with more significant things, like sports, then its all about merit.


But I dont think that the people who ostensibly believe in affirmative action, really believe in affirmative action. I will believe that they do when I see them pushing for an equal number of whites on the basketball court.

G. Tod Slone said...

Good points on Affirmative Action. It is my belief that the universities are stocked with an unusually high percentage of Jews, many of whom are likely AA partisans. Perhaps it's time to scale down the numbers of Jewish professors. Ah, but that would be racist! It's an ideologically corrupt policy. That's all there is to it.