So I’m following the craziness that’s going on with much interest, and I must say that it’s all rather horrific, so it’s rant time at Fuzzy Central. Or more like a volley of mini-rants.
Shirley Sherrod (or How I Grew Into a More Nuanced Hater)
I first saw this video over at Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit, and I find it amusing that the left is having a hissy fit about this, apparently claiming “Foul!” because the video was “edited” and “taken out of context.” Uh huh. The video I saw at GP makes it very clear that the racist ramblings–about how that white farmer was trying to “prove” that he was “superior” and how she was pondering whether or not to help him or how much to help him and her assertion that she didn’t do all that she could because she was thinking about black farmers who had lost their farms and he was white and therefore somehow not deserving of help . . . blah blah racist blah blah blah–were part of a narrative designed to set the stage for the point of her speech. This, too, is in the video and now being trumpeted as some kind of evidence that Sherrod was mistreated. She moved past her racism, she realized (somehow) that “it” (?) “wasn’t about black and white” (or well, “it is about black and white” but), it’s even more about the “haves” and the “have nots.” Hating whitey is soooo limited, you see. We have to nuance our hate, give it dimension, so like all good progressive socialists, she determines that some white people are okay after all! Woohoo! What a relief. These acceptable white people are poor, “have nots.” With these crakkas, she can join forces against the most hated whites of all: the haves. And discriminate against them, instead.
Well, I’m glad she cleared that up. So much better to be a progressive socialist bent on big government, nanny state fascism. Whew! Close call there.
The Journolist Cranks, Crackpots, and Crazies
For decades, the media has seen its job as not only of informing the people but of interpreting the meaning of stories and events for them, setting the national tone and even influencing policy. We know this. This sense of themselves as not only the conveyors of the news but as the shapers of American minds became so heightened during the BO campaign that they began behaving in what can only be termed an unethical manner–hiding stories, burying them, and now we learn, actively plotting to call people racists for no reason other than to deflect attention from BO’s bestest Marxist, America-hating, black supremacist “reverend.” Okay, we kind of knew they purposefully played the “race card,” too. But isn’t there something sinister about actually seeing it in black and white, knowing the depths they will sink to in order to get their way?
Bob Schieffer’s embarrassment and disgrace at not knowing about the Black Panther case and the allegations against the DOJ should be an eye-opener for him and for every other journalist who still has any integrity left. (But it won’t be)
All I can say is that the conservative uprising we are experiencing and a part of needs to find ways beyond Fox and the internet to reach the American people. Too many people are still relying on these conspiring, hate-filled, unscrupulous leftist ideologues for their news, and we just aren’t reaching as many people as we need to.
Have you noticed how easy it is for leftists to spew venom and vileness while still somehow convincing themselves they’re “good” and “tolerant” people, even superior to everyone else?
Have you noticed that a favorite leftist tactic is to posit some extreme as a straw man and then end all discussion? Example: those darn Tea Partiers are against government-run healthcare, but they’re on SS or MediCare. This is ridiculous, of course, and the equivalent of our saying, those darned socialist progressives want big government to tell them where to live, what career to pursue, etc. Yes, that’s the extreme (and exactly what would have to happen, as it did in Mao’s China), but I sincerely doubt that any citizen lefty would think that a great idea.
Have you noticed the GOP stepping back from the Tea Party movement?
Have you noticed that this president has no fear, none, that he’ll lose in 2012? And have you wondered why that is?