Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's Starting to Smell Like Violence, I Am Sorry To Say.

You may recall that Shrewsbury was suggesting before last year's November election that the accession of Obama to the presidency would result, contrary to the general expectation, in an even more zealous obsession with white racism. Although until now Shrewsbury had not felt that this prediction had quite been verified to the extent he had foreseen (despite Attorney General Holder's best efforts), he believes that this week, especially with the absurd Gates brouhaha, the effect has finally begun to be realized. What is more, he fears it may be that as the administration quickly descends ever further into heretofore undreamt-of abysses of abject failure, increasingly the blame for its unparalleled incompetence will be placed on white racism (other than which there is none). And today he noticed a straw in the wind perhaps suggesting the coming storm...
I was reading the comments to this article on Salon:
It's entitled "My GOP: Too old, too white to win." I didn't even read the article. It's familiar advice to the GOP that they have to "reach out" to minorities if they expect to win.
But the comments (which are called "letters" at Salon) are amazing, an incredible amount of pure hatred directed toward white males. There is triumphalism in it: White males are outnumbered! They are on the way out! And there's nothing they can do about it! Also frequently expressed in these comments is the notion that white males are the cause of all the world's problems.
It's starting to smell like violence, I am sorry to say. Depending on how the U.S. economy unravels, violence could be coming quite soon to a neighborhood near you...


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