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A perfect example of how much less thinking is required when you are permitted to repeatedly cry “racist!” without challenge.
UPDATE: More nuanced, trenchant commentary from the Sultan of Smug and the Kabuki Kid, via Hot Air.
The Sultan: “The line of racist attacks against the President, sometimes poorly disguised as birthers or deathers or whatever, is that what’s in play here, principally?”
I don’t think he’s right about the birthers, but I can at least understand how somebody seeking the specter of racism might find it in the claim that Obama was born abroad. But “deathers”– which I am guessing refers to people talking about “death panels?”– really? Was the Sultan so enchanted by the parallelism of “birthers and deathers” that he didn’t even bother to think through what the words actually mean? An accusation of racism is a powerful and destructive thing, even if it’s just a shortcut to thinking. It’s kind of disgusting how arbitrarily and recklessly Keith Olbermann brandishes it.
Then again, I guess it doesn’t really matter– I mean, not even Keith Olbermann watches Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
EVANSVILLE, KYâ€”Members of the Somewhat Aryan Nation, the country’s most outspoken white sufficiency group, held a rally Tuesday night to once again declare that the white race was at least as good as, if not equal to, “a bunch of other pretty decent” races. “We call upon all our white brethren to rise up and show the world that the white race is adequate!” cried Bill Pitzen, the group’s vocal leader, before a raucous crowd of 300 supporters. “Blacks, Jews, Latinos, homosexualsâ€”I don’t need to tell you that our modest race can hang with even the best of them in a number of diverse areas. Evenly distributed white power!” According to Kentucky residents, Tuesday’s rally is the least offensive and controversial since last month’s annual meeting of the North American Man/Woman Love Association
I know this is a little off-topic, but I wanted to get this out there.
Remember when Jennifer Wilbanks told the police she had been abducted by a Hispanic male and a white female, and how some groups like Hispanics Across America were so offended at the perceived racism of this comment?
Well, New Mexico (where Jennifer had absconded) is 44.7% white and 42.1% Hispanic. Source: Wikipedia (what else?).
If anything, Jennifer was producing the most racially representative combination possible given 2 random New Mexicans. If anything, this is another example of inveterate racial sensitivity– a constant striving for precise racial proportionism.