Posted on | March 9, 2012 | 14 Comments
Hey, remember when CNN’s Soledad O’Brien melted down on TV and tried to depict Joel Pollak as a racist? Wasn’t that awesome?
Well, here’s some more awesomeness: Much like Barack Obama, Soledad O’Brien is a huge fan of Professor Derrick Bell, the “critical race theory” guy the Breitbart.com video was all about.
The Internet doesn’t forget, and the new site Twitchy has aggregated Soledad O’Brien’s Tweets and re-Tweets paying tribute to Professor Bell when he died last October. So:
- Professor Obama assigned Professor Bell’s “critical race theory” texts to his law school students;
- Professor Bell was President Obama’s honored guest at the White House;
- Soledad O’Brien was a fan of Professor Bell; and
- When Joel Pollak went on CNN to talk about the connection between Obama and Professor Bell, Soledad O’Brien melted down.
It’s all about the “narrative,” as somebody used to say.
(Hey, this Twitchy thing is pretty cool, considering it was invented by a “mashed up bag of meat” who doesn’t seem to be in much of a mood for Keith Olbermann’s pathetic self-serving “apologies.” I’m going to say something about this “civility” and “war on women” stuff at some future point, but don’t want to distract any further from the narrative. See, there was this guy who always kept talking about the importance of the narrative, and he wouldn’t want me to distract you from that.)
UPDATE: More for the narrative via Twitter (specifically Jana_1977‘s re-Tweet of CFHeather): Discover the Network’s file on Professor Bell, which explains that critical race theory is “an academic tradition in which race plays the same role as class plays in the Marxist paradigm.”
Exactly so and, I would add, the ideologies of feminism, gay rights and environmentalism are also ”boutique Marxism” in this way.