Monday, March 31, 2008
We Decide, Not You
You know, after an extended history of utilizing racist sources, browbeating those who question his strange semiotics, and outright lying, I don't think Lou Dobbs is well-suited to serve as our custodian on the race debate. But what do you know, he seems to think he's well-suited for it.
I'm going to ignore the whole "cotton picking" bit for now, because it just speaks for itself. But I'd like to point out the irony of a middle-class white guy -- not just that, but a middle-class white guy with a history of statements on race that could best be categorized as "chronically dubious" -- telling two black people that everything's fine, and if there's a problem, then it's all their fault. According to Lou, everyone else (read: the white folks) have worked out all the issues on race, and the only reason they don't talk about anything is because they fear "recrimination" for people like Obama and Condi (read: the black folks). And of course, there's another white guy there, just nodding his head along and saying, "Thank you."
Nope. No reason to talk about race, people. The white people have it all figured out.