Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Next We Ask Wolves Why Sheep Don't Want To Be Eaten
Clayton Bigsby - The funniest videos clips are here
There's an unfortunate tendency in the media to listen to any voice that has enough money and influence behind it on a controversial issue, no matter how ill-suited to talk about the issue or, well, just plain batshit insane the voice in question might be. Some good examples in the past include taking William "Anal Sex!" Donohue seriously when he alleges "anti-Catholic bigotry" and asking David Duke what he thinks about Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial conference.
CNN's airing a special called Black In America, which, one might think, would indicate that they've learned a lesson from the Imus scandal, the various monkey T-shirts, the coverage of Katrina, and so forth -- namely, that racism exists in America, and one should be careful in making sure it doesn't get adopted as mainstream dogma.
Steve Sailer, a columnist for The American Conservative magazine, wrote last year that some whites who support Obama aren't driven primarily by a desire for change.
They want something else Obama offers them: "White Guilt Repellent," he wrote.
"So many whites want to be able to say, 'I'm not one of them, those bad whites. ... Hey, I voted for a black guy for president,' " Sailer wrote.
Sailer cited another reason why many whites want Obama as president:
"They hope that when a black finally moves into the White House, it will prove to African-Americans, once and for all, that white animus isn't the cause of their troubles. All blacks have to do is to act like President Obama - and their problems will be over."
In case you're curious, that would be the same Steve Sailer who writes for VDARE, an organization that argues for closing the borders to keep America "pure." He's also put forth the particular argument that blacks just don't have the same capacity for judgment as whites. That's right; CNN just let a white supremacist tell them why whites are primarily motivated to vote for Obama so that they won't be seen as racist.
But he has money behind him and writes for a nice respectable organization, so that means he get a voice. They're just not going to pay attention to what it's saying.