Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

The Liberals' new racism

Finally caught up last night with last week's episode of "The West Wing." While I no longer agree with the politics, I still enjoy the show's conceit that its audience can understand words of more than one syllable. I therefore keep watching it. (Although I did boycott the two opening episodes this season, with their idiotic "Liberals can solve the Middle East problem" plot-line. If that is really true, why did Clinton's presidency result in nothing more than the second intifadah? But I digress....) In this episode, Donna, the intelligent, attractive, articulate, reliable blonde secretary to Josh Lyman (they're sort of the Cary Grant/Rosalind Russell duo, without the romance), quit. Josh did not take her quitting seriously until he saw her temporary replacement sitting at her desk. And this was where the weird part came in: the secretary was overweight, slow, incompetent, loaded with attitude -- and black. My first thought was, "Wow, that's a racist stereotype there." My second thought was, "Wow, the Liberals are doing this more and more often." You don't need to search far for the vicious racist attacks on Condi Rice when she was appointed Secretary of State. (Many of these attacks are collected and criticized here.) This same kind of "ism" showed up in liberals' attacks on the mentally disabled. So, you have to ask yourself, what's going on? The liberals are using anti-black and anti-handicapped stereotypes to advance their agenda, and the MSM isn't letting out even a squeak. Could it be that the liberals feel that they "own" these special interest groups? (A la's "ownership" of the Dems?) You know -- the kind of thing where the older kid says, "Only I get to beat up my younger brother." Or, perhaps, where only African-Americans can call each other by the "N" word. Whatever is going on, it's extremely distasteful, and I wonder when the African-American community will get the message that, while liberals consider the community a vehicle for their social experiments, they do not respect African-Americans. Instead, they clearly buy into decades of racist ideas about that community. Perhaps that's not surprising, considering that the liberals' social experiments are all predicated on the theory that blacks cannot help themselves. Witness their investment in unlimited welfare, their insistance on affirmative defense, and their patent belief that blacks are an infantile group. This last belief is demonstrated by liberal outrage at conservatives suggesting that young black women can resist teen pregnancy; that black students do not benefit from affirmative action, but are held back by it; or that young black men are completely capable of comporting themselves in a successful, adult manner. (Stop me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it a white L.A. jury that acquitted the men who attacked Reginald Denny on the ground that the young men were in a "rapture" and couldn't control themselves? If that's not racist, I don't know what is. We expect dogs and children to behave themselves but, if you're white and liberal, you don't expect the same from young black men. Feh!)