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October 12, 2010

Couldn’t sleep last night so I was just surfing the web blindly and I came across this article –

White Men With Guns–Reconstruction Redux

There I was, in a fast food drive through, behind a man whose back window decal, in small white letters, sent me a message that sent a chill down my spine—just as he’d hoped it would, no doubt. It said:

THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT BY WHITE MEN WITH GUNS

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I’ve lost my appetite for America, period, to be honest—he’s just one of the many reasons. Forget that fact that if he really believes this, this guy must never have read a history book in his life—it’s the fact that he felt comfortable driving around with that ridiculous statement on his back window that galls me most. But I saw it comin’.

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If you’re a person of color or of an “alternative sexuality” or anywhere outside what the far right and Tea Party people consider “main stream” today, all sorts of internal, instinctive alarms are going off. That old, cold feeling I carried in the pit of my stomach as a kid resurfaces regularly these days. And it’s starting to be a chronic ache.

You see, as I’ve said, I absolutely believe that this general loss of civility and humanity and fundamental respect is being encouraged by a small, cynical segment of this population which would rather see the country die than to lose control of it. If it means releasing the hounds of hatred to keep us fighting and fault finding—so be it. While we’re distracted, all manner of mayhem can go on unabated.

I am not going to slug it out tit for tat with the author, detail the overwhelming lack of civility from the left during the Bush presidency, or harp on the fact that despite the remaining racial problems in America the actual incidence of hate crime is shockingly small, same with anti-gay violence, or the fact of the racial hatred of Reverend Jeremiah Wright or the New Black Panthers. I could spend pages doing so. instead I am just going to steal a summation from MJ at the Hostages

Jenn’s link shows a massive hypocrite in action, with apparently no sense of introspection.

So a group that stereotypes are a bunch of racists, but when the author stereotypes a group of people she is speaking truth to power. Brilliant.

What the author ignores is how quickly actual racists are shamed out of mainstream right wing politics (which includes the vast majority of the Tea Party) concentrating on a small minority to stereotype the larger group because of fears that are not even based on her own experiences. That is just hateful ignorance.

-elsewhere-

via Instapundit – a shot at the idea that Ivy League schools provide a better network of influential social contacts than non-Ivy schools.

Atlas Shrugged takes center stage at the Johnson/Feingold debate.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. david permalink
    October 13, 2010 1:53 pm

    The do as i say, not as i do crowd !

  2. October 14, 2010 9:36 am

    I posted about this on my blog. Disgusting. Keka is obviously a bigot, and her wealth of ignorance suits her. BTW – Would love to be added to your blogroll! I’ll add you to mine! Puh-lease!!

  3. October 16, 2010 9:27 pm

    No problemo Jenn. Keep stopping by…I need to know someone is reading out there! 🙂

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