Friday, November 16, 2012

Ugliness

Demography: Destiny or not?

Via a loon-o-rama selection at Alternet, we note two items that hadn't previously appeared on our limited attention span radar. And since we're lazy as well as inattentive, we quote:
4. Conservative columnist goes full racist: “Maybe minorities' values need changing.”

There were too many racist dog whistles to count during this election season. But this column by right-winger Dennis Prager isn’t a dog whistle so much as it’s a blow horn. A big, sad, loud blow horn trumpeting a pathetic resistance to accept that women’s and minorities’ priorities are legitimate.

The headline (“Maybe Minorities' Values Need Changing”) and lines like “there is no debate over whether the minorities' (and single women's) values are correct or whether the values of the white males are correct” tell you pretty much everything you need to know about Prager and his ideas.

Oddly enough though, AlterNet readers will probably find a few things to agree with in the piece:

The Democratic Party, and the left generally, have done a magnificent job in identifying conservative values as white male values.

Right, because they are. (Thanks for the compliment!)

5. Convicted con man whines about how “difficult” the next four years will be.

Here are a few choice lines from Conrad Black’s whiny missive for the National Review:

“In the last 40 years, as many as 20 million unskilled peasants have illegally entered the U.S.”

“This president could not run on his record and just smeared his opponent as a rich asset-stripper, and frightened women voters with fatuous red herrings about ‘reproductive rights.’”

“For the first time, a coalition of pigmentational minorities and government employees and other benefit recipients outvoted the bulk of the traditional white majority. If this is the template for America’s electoral future, strains unimaginable since the Civil War will result.”

Those are some strong moral judgments coming from a man convicted of defrauding shareholders of $6.1 million.
Apparently certain people believe demography is destiny. 'Though of course they'll scream about it not being so in other contexts.

3 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We shouldn't have let Conrad immigrate here.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"pigmentational minorities"?


Holy fuck.

I am afraid I agree with thunder. I KNOW!

M. Bouffant said...

Pigmented Ourself Editor:
Immigrate nothing. Shouldn't have let him out of prison once we had him there!

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.