Posted on | April 16, 2012 | 9 Comments
Quick shaves my point on racism a little more finely. I’m OK with that:
Nobody actually cares about racism in America. As compared to much of the world, racism simply isn’t a major factor here. Cultural problems based on race and ethnicity do exist, but racism itself is not a real problem in America.
It’s not a major factor, but it would be a bit hasty to say that there are no people engaging in racist activities; that would imply some human perfection that we’re just short on.
I do feel with some confidence that the U.S. is about the least racist, most meritocratic place you’re going to find, though. Meanwhile in an update, Stooksbury continues to badger:
Smitty replies and denies seeing Zimmerman as one of “Us” but he can’t discuss the case without reference to a series of “Them.”
The scare quotes invite the question of whether Stooksbury buys into Postmodernism and notions of The ‘Other’.
Not to be coy, I do think that we’re living through the aftershocks of the Cold War. The dirty Commie vermin who knew they were losing in the last century have engaged in a long march through our institutions, playing good-natured American Exceptionalism against itself. #OccupyResoluteDesk is the crowning dung beetle of the Marxist midden heap.
Anybody who thinks that the Sandra Fluke/political aspects of the Trayvon Martin tragedy/Ann Romney business lack substantial overlap centered on the Obama campaign, directed by Them is either coy or daft. I’ll admit some value in the concern trolling. We should be both (a) clear, and (b) committed to combating the Orwellian onslaught of the Left without contamination from it. Keeping it American and Exceptional takes continuous self-examination.