In his official capacity as Attorney General, Eric Holder made a speech to Justice Department employees, saying:
Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. …
We, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. …
It is an issue we have never been at ease with and, given our nation’s history, this is in some ways understandable. If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.
This is an exceptionally stupid, wrong and dishonest thing to say on every level, though it’s a common refrain of left wingers such as Mr. Holder. We have black history month, and school children know more about Jefferson holding slaves than about him founding the country. We’ve talked and talked and talked.
On top of which, we’ve got black folk working at every level of society. We’ve had two black secretaries of state. A black dude running the Justice Department just can’t have too much there to bitch about. What do we have to do to prove we’re cool? You want we should elect an affirmative action candidate for president, someone not vaguely qualified or experienced for the job mostly just because he’s black? That would be risking grave danger and damage to the nation just to prove a stupid point, wouldn’t it? God, I hope we’d never be that foolish.
What left wingers generally mean by saying that we haven’t talked enough about race is not that we should have an open, honest discussion of our observations and perspectives on racial issues. It’s that Whitey should feel more guilty and seek penance of being lectured to by self-righteous liberals — and of course giving over yet more of our money.
But this very crew has gone very far to in fact actively stifle any honest racial dialogue, certainly in any kind of workplace. You may commit the thought crime of noticing sometimes unflattering racial behavior patterns because Holder doesn’t have the technology to decode your internal thoughts yet. But you damn well know better than to discuss them aloud at work or in any polite company. Black folk might get a little more slack this way typically in the modern American workplace, but no white guy with bills to pay dare have any opinion other than the Correct Liberal Truth on anything that could be remotely purposely arbitrarily construed as racial.
Which brings us to the Sean Delonas cartoon in the New York Post this same week, tying an out of control chimp to out of control legislators. Week’s news in review: A chimpanzee went crazy and violent and the police shot it. Also, the Democrats in Congress and the White House went crazy and violent with not just the U.S. Constitution but any possible kind of good sense, passing a trillionish dollar “stimulus” spending bill.
Delonas put the two events together, which I frankly find a little offensive. That was just a poor little chimp who got his wires crossed and unfortunately had to be put down. But that chimp never did anything so wicked as knowingly mortgaging our grandkids future to throw inhumanly large sums of money at their interest groups as did Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid, and President Obama.
On top of which, a million monkeys typing for a million years could never have produced something as stupid and destructive or, Lord knows, as expensive as this legislative abomination. But that’s freedom of speech and a difference of opinion, and I reckon I’ll let that pass.
But wait — turns out that the Sean Delonas is guilty. Sean Delonas stands guilty of failing to anticipate the worst, ugly, stupid way that professional grievance mongers could conceivably purposely misconstrue his work.
Turns out, the chimp stood specifically for President Obama — a black dude being compared to a monkey — and shot dead! So it turns out that Delonas’ point was to say that we should kill the monkey President. Hot damn, Al Sharpton’s back in business! Cue the Aerosmith, “I’m back Back in the saddle again.”
Given the point of criticizing the stimulus bill, at least you can’t accuse Delonas of saying that the monkey was niggardly.
It takes a pretty evil mind to even think to twist the cartoon that way, and an even more considerably evil one to make public accusations against a mild mannered cartoonist that way. This is character assassination of the gravest order.
Of course, this again gives the lie to Holder and general liberal protests about wanting honest racial dialogue. Delonas wasn’t even thinking about any racial statement of even a mild kind, and he’s now known for advocating the assassination of the monkey president. And the New York Post editorial staff are co-conspirators. Why, they ran this cartoon in their paper the same day they ran a picture of President Obama! How much clearer could this be?
I’m sorry, did you say you noticed some difference in ethnic behavior patterns between different races in your workplace? Hold on while I hit record — now say that again.
Actually, I’d be pleased to get rid of this cheesy Marxist college professor. I’ve long dreamed of a real monkey president. Me and Tom T. Hall’s dream candidate would certainly not be monkeying with the books like President Obama. To paraphrase Tom T., would you rather have a monkey up in Washington, DC, or have the not-so-Magic Negro making monkeys out of you and me?