The Pathology [UPDATED]

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Pat Buchanan is right. This time it must be a two way conversation.

GC would add that the conversation must be blacks calling out the kooks in the black community that still preach victimology, as well as the white liberals that have looked the other way and fostered a political correctness that excuses kooky blacks.

I will write part two in detail this weekend. For now, Pat says it best:

How would he pull it off? I wondered.

How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people?

How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about "the U.S. of K.K.K. America," and howled, "God damn America!"

My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.

Yes, Barack agreed, Wright's statements were "controversial," and "divisive," and "racially charged," reflecting a "distorted view of America."

But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the Rev. Wright came: 350 years of slavery and segregation.

Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country.

The "white community," said Barack, must start "acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination -- and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past -- are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds ... ."

And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country?

The "white community" must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with "ladders of opportunity" that were "unavailable" to Barack's and the Rev. Wright's generations.

What is wrong with Barack's prognosis and Barack's cure?

Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, "everybody but the rioters themselves."

Was "white racism" really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said -- that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.


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Brief for Whitey

I wrote a few weeks ago that the ascent of Barack Obama, given his embrace of his mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, would force an out in the open discussion of pathologies within the black community.

The discussion is ongoing and it is extremely painful for blacks and white liberals, and also painful for all of us. But it is what we need and have needed for years.

The discussion of the pathologies of "The South" and whites in general was also VERY painful. But we had them, and America is better for it, and The South is actually superior for it.

But one aspect of the conversation has never been had in public. It has been had in private, which explains why Obama got the majority of the white male vote in Georgia.

I touched on the discussion whites still need to have here.

But now, the whole nation is going to have it.

The bottom line boils down to this:

When a white man sees a black man saying and doing something stupid, the white man must say:

That is stupid!

Without fear that he will be ostracized as a racist regardless of the accuracy of the identification of stupidity.

It is that simple.

Fellow whites, let's respect Blacks enough to hold them to the same standards as everyone else!

Starting, now!



Blacks must give up the self imposed separatism that FireFireFire mentions in a comment below and which John McWhorter addresses, along with anti-intellecualism and victimology as the three main pathologies afficting much of the Black community and preyed upon by liberal dems in his seminal book, Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America.

McWhorter explains the above in a 2001 City Journal column:

Victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism underlie the general black community’s response to all race-related issues. The response to affirmative action is a case in point. Blacks see it as a policy that appropriately bends the rules for a people denied the opportunity to compete on a level playing field—a notion that in 2001, when middle-class blacks are a massive and thriving group in American society, can only seem plausible through the lens of victimology. The defense of affirmative action on the grounds of “diversity” is an expression of separatism. After all, since there are not enough black students to be admitted to selective schools on the same merits as the other students, beyond a certain cut-off point blacks are being valued as much for their distinct and separate cultural traits as for their academic accomplishment. This is a state of affairs, moreover, that requires a strong dose of anti-intellectualism to accept without discomfort. And the same anti-intellectualism rests content with the flimsy reasoning behind all defenses of affirmative action: that because black students are overrepresented in underfunded public schools, for example, it is immoral for colleges to require a top-quality dossier from the black child of a doctor and a corporate manager, or that, as William Bowen and Derek Bok argue in the sickeningly overpraised The Shape of the River, affirmative action ought be continued indefinitely because its first generations of beneficiaries didn’t mind it and are happy with their lives.

Today, these three thought patterns impede black advancement much more than racism; and dysfunctional inner cities, corporate glass ceilings, and black educational underachievement will persist until such thinking disappears. In my experience, trying to show many African-Americans how mistaken and counterproductive these ideas are is like trying to convince a religious person that God does not exist: the sentiments are beyond the reach of rational, civil discourse.

After I gave a talk at a black bookstore outlining why the conventional explanations for black students’ underperformance don’t hold water, a matriarchal figure simply dismissed my argument by pronouncing that America is “set against” black students, period—to the applause of the entire room. Time magazine’s Jack E. White wrote a disparaging review of my new book, Losing the Race (“Come on, Professor”), which simply repeated the traditional explanations of what holds black students back, as if he hadn’t been able to take in my chapters arguing against just these points. During another talk I gave on the book, one black schoolteacher kept interrupting to insist, fantastically, that when black students accuse others of “acting white,” they are criticizing these students for not teaching their peers how to excel in school as well.

There was a time when fighting and decrying institutional racism was the main task at hand, and blacks of my generation owe a debt of gratitude to those who did it; our comfortable lives would be impossible without their efforts. Today, though, these people are well-intentioned relics of another era, an era they in their moment helped us to get past. Our main concern must be with new generations, who can fulfill their potential only in an America where victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism don’t flourish among black Americans. There are two main paths to this goal.

First, it’s time for well-intentioned whites to stop pardoning as “understandable” the worst of human nature whenever black people exhibit it. The person one pities is a person one may like but does not truly respect. Certainly whites must keep extirpating vestiges of racism, even within their own souls. But for David Howard to concur with his firing by Washington mayor Anthony Williams for using the word “niggardly” is condescension, not compassion; for Nathan Glazer to reverse his longstanding opposition to affirmative action because whites “owe” black people is to cast blacks as characters in a morality play, not to usher living human beings out of a historically conditioned wariness of school.

Second, it’s time for our selective educational institutions to eliminate affirmative action in admissions. This policy may have been useful in the 1960s in creating a black middle class. Today, however, the children of Bowen and Bok’s happy campers are hobbled from top academic performance not by poverty and residual bigotry, as their parents often were, but by a sense of spiritual separation from the whole endeavor of learning, an estrangement that set-aside policies and lowered standards cannot help. To achieve in any endeavor, people need incentives.

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I think there is a pathology of a failure to be a stand-up guy in other areas besides the racial one. Somebody at a major newspaper puts out a story, and the politicians are beside themselves in circling the wagons and getting damage control in place.

Why should they have to dance to whatever tune the newspaper is playing?

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...Obama supporters have said that the only reason my arguments on the content of his character, on the issues, his lack of experience, etc are due to me being an ignorant an secretly racist white guy has hurt my view of both him and them as racist schmucks who seem to think every white person is inherently racist and ignorant because of the color of their skin.

As a son of a proud civil rights mom... as the son of an Obama supporter... and as someone, who up until this week thought Obama was probably the best candidate Dems ever had on the subject of race, though I criticized him on the issues and his character... I'm being labeled as an ignorant racist for feeling he really screwed all those warm feelings up by trying to lay the blame for opposing his association with a racist on his naivety in politics. Not just by him, but by his adamant supporters.

Until this week I thought he was a fine candidate for the Democrats. I may not have agreed with him on the issues, but a fine candidate for them all the same. Now he's implying that whites are ignorant and racist for wondering if his association with a longtime racist goon will hurt his image?

Wow. He and they killed it.

Now he comes off as a smooth talking Jesse Jackson. Check please!


- "Make love not war? Real men can do both!"

I also think that President Bush may have summed this whole issue up best with his quote about low if I could just find it...I know someone else mentioned it on here today.

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in her article "Throw Grandma Under the Bus".

The two should be read together.

5555555 GC


The "Lacking Self Esteem" support group will be meeting this Friday Evening at 7. Please use the back door.

was a statement about personal responsibility, black & white responsibility.

If someone is going to be told that they are to blame for the failure of an entire race of people, for something done 300 years ago and something they have not done, there will be little progress. Opportunity offered is not opportunity accepted.

When one group tells another "you owe me" for something you did not do but something done to "my people" 200-100-50 years ago, the owee says WHAT? NO!! From there the divide deepens. By that thinking, Italians-Romans actually- owe me for what they did to my Savior, 2000 years ago, and his family, and they have yet to pay enough. That is silly but when race is used in America, it is Black vs White. Obama has opened up a can he will regret because discussion on this topic means Blacks win/Whites lose or there will be war. Where is the personal responsibility in that! This is not a winning position for his campagin or America.

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Thanks for highlighting this article. I don't read Pat B's columns much anymore so I appreciate you bringing this to my attention.

Chief Justice John Roberts gave a more important statement on race relations in America last year, but I don't think the black community really wanted to hear it. "The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." I guess since he's a white guy without a list of grievances we should just ignore him....

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I like it.

"When a white man sees a black man saying and doing something stupid, the white man must say:

That is stupid!

Without fear that he will be ostracized as a racist regardless of the accuracy of the identification of stupidity."

To complete the process, black men must be able to say the same about each other without fear of being labeled "Uncle Toms." When criticism becomes both honest and color-blind, we will have made a lot of progress.

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.“--Jeff Cooper. From Bill Coffey's collection of military quotations

When it comes to employment or just everyday life - I do. He has not, but I did receive some pointed comments from friends & family when discussing my son's dating. I said that I would not be against his dating or marrying a black girl, Latino, Oriental, or any nationality/skin color if he wanted to & really loved her.

In my employment life, I've had a preponderance of black female bosses. Currently, my immediate manager is a black woman, as is the site director. They got where they are not on the color of skin but content of character & ability to do the job.

Good post GC! I want to live in a world where we're evaluated on content of character, knowledge, skills, abilities, & not worry about skin color or sex.

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conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

For being damn right about gamecock.


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conform and celebrate diversity....or else!!!

something as it would be unfair to my loyal mentor of whom I rarely disagree with on non sports related things, this is exactly what I was thinking earlier when we were discussing this GC. In order to truly become post racial, we have to be able to move beyond race, and I think this is something that Obama was never really able to do. I think part of this is Obama's constant struggle with his own identity in politics. Obama I think did not want to become a Black politician, but it was politically necessary in Chicago to achieve what he did as a Senator, and it became necessary in this Presidential campaign. To be fair to him, the Clintons showed their true colors in this and have put more race into this than anyone else (did you see their comment on the Richardson endorsement? They said we are past the point where Richardson's endorsement can be effective, meaniing in short he has nothing to offer than a Hispanic face to Hispanic voters. Typical Democratic mentality on race) but Obama had to pull himself into race in order to win. Remember just one month before Iowa, the Black vote was evenly split-then the shuckin and jivin, Obama's didn't do his spade work,even Jesse won South Carolina, and Obama being the novice politician took the bait ook line and sinker, and its going to kill him in the end of the election. The Reverend Wright is the icing on the cake of Obama's failure to be the post racial candidate that he advocated, but in the end he became the Black candidate who has nothing more to offer than identity politics, which is sad, because I had great hopes for him Republican that I am, that he would destroy the identity politics pimps once and for all. Now when he loses he will simply reinvigorate them. They will see a failure of America to accept race, when it is in fact a rejection of the same old identity politics in a smooth talker. Alright, bedtime, I'm salsa and merengue dancing with the gf tomorrow, and she'll kill me if I'm too tired to rock out with her. More later, but I await your response GC.

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better hopes for him. I think he ran too soon. He has great talent but is so ignorant due to the liberal echo chamber coccoon he has lived in. And he must muster the courage to stand up to the pathologies in the black community.

more later

Davidson rules - Curry 40 points

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but, Gamecock and BR continue to make me think that this is absolutely the silver lining to the (in my mind) inevitable gray cloud that is the looming Obama presidency.

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work when I go to bed and quit distracting you.

5's to infinity and beyond!

I pray that black clergy will be shamed and emboldened to confront the Wright stereotype. Many may decide that they would rather be called an uncle tom than be thought of as a kook like Wright by silence.

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I don't know why it happened; slavery in America was ended almost 150 years ago. At the time of the WBTS there were some three million slaves in the States that formed the Confederacy and some number more in the slaveholding states that remained in the Union. I don't know that number, but I'd say half a million is probably close. There were also free blacks in the slaveholding states but I'm not researching that number at three am. So, in total somewhere between three and four million Blacks lived in the world of slavery 150 years ago. No Black today younger than their fifties has ever seen or known anyone who lived in slavery. (My g/grandmother, who had family slaves, was ten when The War and slavery ended. I'm 58 and only barely remember seeing and talking to her and she lived to be 93.)

No Black younger than 54 has lived a day in which segregated schools were legal, though they continued to exist for some years. No Black younger than 44 has lived a day in which segregation or race-based discrimination in any form was legal. No Black younger than 43 has lived a day in which race-based discrimination in voting was legal. All Blacks living since the late-sixties, early seventies have had legal preference in education, hiring, contracting, etc, and access to the myriad of social welfare programs spun up specifically to provide them aid and support. And still, still, after all those years, Massa is supposed to buy the new shoes! That is the enduring legacy of slavery.

The truly evil days for non-landowning Blacks in The South were the years after The War and emancipation. (They were evil for non-landowing Whites, too.) While the 13th Am. freed the slaves, it also freed the masters from any obligation to them, a freedom the former masters took very literally. For the better part of a century Southern Blacks in the main lived in peonage and penury in the world of sharecropping and tenant farming, yet there emerged from that a strong faith and family based culture and an emerging middle class of skilled workers and professionals. The dislocations came from going to the city and going north and it was standard fare for Grandma and Grandpa to have to take in the kids from the city and the north and raise them because of family breakups or other problems. The Grandparents might well be tenant farmers with one foot in the poorhouse and the other on a banana peel, but they were together and stable and went to church on Sunday, and probably Wednesday night too - and choir practice.

That strong, hard, independent Grandfather that Justice Thomas describes is a very real and very common character, and mythology notwithstanding, men like that in The South lived a good, by Southern standards, and untroubled life; they weren't the ones that Southern sheriffs or the Klan were interested in, at least not until the calamitous times in the sixties. These people lived on and by their own and, rightly, expected nothing from Whites beyond a day's pay for a day's work.

Yet, ironically but not really surprisingly, it was these people who first rose up; the preachers, teachers, masons, carpenters, Pullman Porters. The people who were making it and who did have a character upon which they wanted to be judged. MLK's profoundly Christian message animated them and even touched the admittedly cold hearts of the White South. It was very hard, nay impossible, for a White Southerner who professed to be a Christian to honestly quarrel with MLK's message, at least in his heart, though he might do so at the barber shop.

Fast forward through forty years and the Great Society's assumption of the role of the Ol' Massa who would buy you those new shoes every year and look at what we have. Look at those statistics in Buchannon's article: 70% out of wedlock births, dysfunctional or non-existent families, violence, gangs, drugs, the litany goes on. And now instead of strong, steady old Grandma and Grandpa back at "the place," we have the Rev. Wrights, the Rev. Jacksons, the Rev. Sharptons, and, yes, the Sen. Obamas, and all the rest who make a very fine living posing as the intermediary to make sure Massa buys those shoes. Those so-called leaders are to today's Blacks as the kapos were to the Jews; they're just showing them the way to the slaughterhouse, and getting themselves some position and privilege for doing so. The distinction is that this slaughterhouse is not for the body but rather is a slaughterhouse for the character.

In Vino Veritas

In Vino Veritas

but I agree with GC that whitey has to speak up and not be afraid to call BS.

At 42 years old, I'll put my years against any AA in regards to hardship, heartache, and feeling of being on the outside, down and out. No race owns those feelings...what gets you out is desire to have better, live better. Screw BHO and his wife for whining about college loans...this cracker got loans, did it on his own, and paid them back...and didn't bitch about it.
Personally, I'm sick and tired of peole whining about how bad they have it. Do something about it.

As for BHO, Wright, and this whole man that sat in that church, with his children, can lead a nation in a discussion on racial healing. Not unless he fully accounts for his actions, and inactions. The thought that BHO wins the Oval Office, and Wright could be invited to Washington, let alone the White House, makes me sick to my stomach.

" Got to love the Lord for making things like that."
Morally Compromised

anymore to be willing to do more than that necessary to keep them sullen but not mutinous. I've been addressed a "honky m****rf****r and had women with me addressed as "white b***h" way too many times to go volunteering for it. When people talk to me like that, I have a powerful inclination to reach for a gun, and I don't like that feeling.

In Vino Veritas

that crap to continue empowers the angry.
I'm just tired of it all....I really think this charade is over...the secret of the black church expierience is out.

I don't care if you're black, brown, or say crap like that, answer for it. I think whitey has done a pretty darn good job the last 50 years making amends, trying to get race relations better. It's about time "the oppressed" meet us somehwere in the middle.

" Got to love the Lord for making things like that."
Morally Compromised

see especially the prager radio vignette

having this kookery that the left has averted its eyes from out in the open helps

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That was an excellent column, GC.

It's as right now as it was a year ago.

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.“--Jeff Cooper. From Bill Coffey's collection of military quotations

Fighting for conservatism one day at a time.

as cynical as you, yet, this comment was out of the park my friend. Grand slam.
I hear you and agree with so very much of what you say.
I'm not ready to give up hope just yet. But I am d*mn sure not going to put it in Barack Obama to heal what ails us.

interludes, lest we all drown in doom and gloom!

C will next have a chance on the 17th of April.

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I try not to be all goom despair and agony on me, but sheesh!
Sometimes the American people just give me no other vibe.

Kinda! Though I am kinda grumpy this morning; something woke me up at two am and I couldn't get back to sleep.

In Vino Veritas

when there is no night

Insomnia with Pacino

never had seen it before

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Probably filmed somewhere else, BC or WA. They usually won't film here, too expensive and the weather's too bad. They were going to film The Guardian, the Costner movie about Coast Guard rescue swimmers, at USCG Station Kodiak, but once they got out there and saw what it was like, they shot some background footage and packed up and left. Even by my standards, Kodiak is a bleak and stormy place, though not nearly as bad as the Aleutian Chain. I used to go in and out of there a good bit and for years you could see the scar on the mountain off the end of the airport where an F-15 made a smoking hole after he missed the approach and tried to go around. Kodiak, like Juneau, is an airport with no realistic go-around. If you miss the approach, at minimum you're going to have a very exciting minute or two and the odds are those are going to be the last couple of minutes of your life.

In Vino Veritas

In Vino Veritas

It still exists, on both sides white and black- but politicians and pundits have indiscriminately slung the label so often that it no longer carries weight... even when it should!

According to many Democrat leaders, half the nation is racist because of their political affiliation and even those of their own party feel the need to apologize for their skin color.

The entire nation is slowly coming to the realization that Democrat party has been perpetuating this issue for its own gain. The time of race discrimination, both sides, should not be a mainstream issue.

The only black and white issues I would like to see are honor, integrity, accountability, and leadership.

Either you have it or you don't.
Thou art the Great Cat, the avenger of the Gods, and the judge of words...-Inscription on the Royal Tombs at Thebes

I believe that the one major factor that has kept Dr. King's "dream" from being realized is the self imposed separation that African-Americans cling to.
I am not an Irish-American(except on St. Patrick's day)
He is not an Italian-American (except on Columbus day)
She is not Polish-American (except on Pulaski day)
They are not German-Americans (except on St. Stuben's day)
Try being an American for what being an American means and let go of historical grievances.
My ancestors may have owned slaves,but I have not and would not.
Judge me if you must and if you find me wanting,dismiss me.
Hate me for a transgression,but let it be mine.
I owe you nothing except the opportunity to disappoint my expectations.
You are an American who happens to be black and I am an American who happens to be white.
Let's rejoice in our common heritage and see each other as men, not by our skin color.
Here, I'll go first.

"You never need a firearm,until you need it BADLY!"

I am updating my blog to address same, thnaks FFF

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I think FFF also makes an important point about identity based on heritage as well as race are not good. I don't know any white American who wishes to identify himself and be identified by everyone else as a European-American. I just know that it would cause raised eyebrows if one spoke publicly in his quest for advancement in this manner. Speaking to what we share in common, (ie we are all Americans), is better for advancement than speaking to how our ancestors came from different continents.

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you have a Southern accent and go or live anywhere outside The South. I learned early on in my foray into corporate America years ago in Atlanta that a Southern accent meant you had to be twice as good to be thought half as much of - fortunately it wasn't too hard to be twice as good. It's true even here in Alaska. I still have the clipping somewhere from a report of my doing the sectional walk through of a very complex piece of legislation that I had written for the Finance Committees. When one of the bill's opponents, a very prominent union leader was asked to comment on it, he said he'd have to go have his lawyer analyze it since he couldn't understand my "illiterate Southern drawl." First, nobody in The South would even consider me to have a Southern accent and, second, I'm lots of things, but illiterate ain't one of them.

If you substituted ANY background or ethnicity for "Redneck" in a Jeff Foxworthy "comedy" routine, he'd be driven to the outer darkness in mere minutes. And if it isn't obvious, I have exactly zero sporting nature about it.

In Vino Veritas

on Easter no less!

Juan has been saying for weeks that the ONLY possible way for Obama to avoid permanent, fatal damage to his prospects to be President is for him to admit he was wrong to stay in the church and leave it.

Today on Fox News Sunday, he ratcheted it up a notch by using the "s" word.

Obama sinned by abiding the vile hate speech for 20 years.

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a liberal who is honest and actually liberal in temperament as well as politics.

"Nothing works like freedom, Nothing succeeds like liberty"

It really adds a lot to the discussion. Unfortunately, we as white people will never be able to solve the problem. We must wait for voices within the black community to raise the same concepts time and time again. In my opinion, this will actually be a much more difficult stage of race relations. Before, you had only one class that had to be convinced that the races were equal [whites]. Now, you have two classes that have to be convinced [whites, now along with blacks, who refuse to acknowledge that the current situation is inherently racist].

Keep up the good work my friend.

Fighting for conservatism one day at a time.

I just caught the "Update" tag.

He did it in 2001, and didn't John McWhorter write a prescient description of the reaction to the Rev. Wright?

First, it’s time for well-intentioned whites to stop pardoning as “understandable” the worst of human nature whenever black people exhibit it.

All that's missing is that blacks found it pardonable, too.

Further, Wright exhibits all three pathologies: Anti-intellectualism--belief that the government created the AIDS virus; Victimology--belief that the purpose was to attack black people; Separatism--a church whose atmosphere is so oppressive to white people that no self-respecting white could stand to attend it for long, a church where the problems of the world are all the fault of white people, alive or dead.

"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.“--Jeff Cooper. From Bill Coffey's collection of military quotations

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