Saturday, May 01, 2010

Riddle of the Day

Question -- When is an African-American not an African-American?

Answer -- When my non-voting Congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton says so:
Washington D.C. Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took a swipe at the lone African-American on the Supreme Court in predicting that President Obama will not pick a black judge to fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens: "We're not sure this president is ever going to nominate another African-American to the court. [Barack Obama]'s African-American. We've got someone who proposes to be African-American on the court."

Holmes Norton was referring to Justice Clarence Thomas who is generally considered a conservative.
(Norton, btw, is African-American.) See also Above The Law editor (and lawyer) Elie Mystal ("[I]t’s not like . . . having a Clarence Thomas on the bench is the same as having an African-American.").

Analysis -- Prejudice is defined as "Assuming that every individual's character can be adequately determined by racial or ethnic stereotypes." Opposition to racism is grounded on the understanding "that all human beings are individuals and cannot be rightly judged by the color of their skins or by any other racially defining characteristics." Yet, "any black American that adheres to the principles of color-blindness and human equality -- the principles championed by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and, today, Clarence Thomas -- is not in fact black."

Conclusion -- Eleanor Holmes Norton is racially prejudiced. So is Mystal. As are most of the commenters on this Dummocratic Underground thread. And that's no joke.

(via reader Marc)


OBloodyHell said...

Liberals are racist pigs? This is no surprise.

In addition to my own extensive listing of the history of racism in the Democratic party (reproduced following missive), there's always the extensive outlay of facts (which has since incorporated some of my own observations) over at Wolf Howling

See also this GW piece here

OBloodyHell said...

I think the Democratic party's Racial Con of making the GOP out to be the racists is perhaps the greatest con job in human history.

The Dems gained very real major power in the 1870s -- by appealing to the racists in the South angry over Republican plans for the Reconstruction -- ones which involved "40 acres and a mule" and such, to actually provide reparations and a measure of equality to the former slaves -- policies which the Dems gradually chipped away at and a boulder which the GOP finally got tired of pushing uphill. The Dems used this to gain the entire South as a power base for over sixty years.

Further, the Dems have had two major schisms in the last 60 years over race -- in the 1948 (the Dixiecrats) and the 1964 Dem conventions (the latter in which legally elected black representatives from the South were disenfranchized at the convention by machinations of Humphrey and Johnson -- which led directly to the subsequent violence in the 60s, including the 1968 convention and the Watts riots. Details here).

The Dems also continue to promote victimhood and class warfare memes and policies which are divisive and have led to nothing good for American blacks -- the fruits of their attitudes are clear: ignorance, illiteracy, and futility, leading to a ridiculously large number of black males being incarcerated (correctly, mind you), massive levels of black illegitimacy (presence of a balancing fatherhood figure is a strong indicator of later success in life), and, through the prisons, widespread AIDS in the black populace.

When a black man or woman succeeds without their help, the Dems feel nothing whatsoever about denigrating them and their accomplishments by using offensively pejorative memes and terms -- terms like "stepinfetchit", "Uncle Tom", and "pickaninny".

It is particularly telling that the Kerry campaign had no prominent black people on it until someone noticed this and commented on it, only AFTER which were "a few token darkies" given visible places of "import".

Who are the racists, again?


OBloodyHell said...

In contrast, I suggest you consider the following:

We pledge that our American citizens of Negro descent
shall be given a square deal in the economic and political
life of this nation. Discrimination in the civil service,
the army, navy, and all other branches of the Government
must cease. To enjoy the full benefits of life, liberty
and pursuit of happiness universal suffrage must be made
effective for the Negro citizen. Mob violence shocks the
conscience of the nation and legislation to curb this evil
should be enacted.

-- from the 1940 GOP platform

Contrast especially with:
We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial
integrity of each race; the constitutional right to choose
one's associates; to accept private employment without
governmental interference, and to learn one's living in any
lawful way. We oppose the elimination of segregation, the
repeal of miscegenation statutes, the control of private
employment by Federal bureaucrats called for by the misnamed
civil rights program. We favor home-rule, local self-government
and a minimum interference with individual rights.

We oppose and condemn the action of the Democratic Convention
in sponsoring a civil rights program calling for the elimination
of segregation, social equality by Federal fiat, regulations of
private employment practices, voting, and local law enforcement.

-- from the 1948 Dixiecrat's Platform

Just who is the friggin' racist bunch, again?

The Truth needs to be put before the people and make it clear to all around that the Dems are not only the party who represents racism and racist policies, but have been for not less than 140 years and counting.

And, while that won't change all the minds, it's the Truth, and they won't be able to do much more than counter it with still more and ever blatant lies... which we will re-counter with still more Truth.

And I have faith in the Truth's power to win hearts and minds in the long run.

P.S., one of the more obvious claims in response of that last part is that "The Dixiecrats" were not "Democrats".

Yeah, right.
They were Democrats in 1944.
They were Democrats again in 1952.

Ergo -- They were a significant part of the Democratic party both before 1948 and again after 1948.

There was no equivalent power faction in the GOP, ever.

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

Liberals/ Leftists/ Progressives cannot deal with the whole panoply of reality; it's just too complex. (--Despite their claims of "nuance", they can't grasp it. ["Nuance" is just one example of the NewSpeak L/L/P's use -- in which words now mean the opposite of their original dictionary definitions].)

In other words, L/L/P's only see the world via labels. If a thing or person behaves in a way inconsistent with the label applied to it, that thing or person obviously (to the L/L/P mind) cannot be a true member of the labeled group.

(You'll note that it's always the labeled "thing" that's considered "not true" -- the Label itself is Always Correct.)

Marc said...


Your links to the GOP and Dixiecrat platforms aren't working.

Anonymous said...

Elie Mystal is awful. Having bilged out of the practice of law, he displays his stupidity and mean-spiritedness daily at ATL. It's as if he were on a one-man campaign to lessen the prestige of having a Harvard Law School diploma.