When Only The Racists Are Right
October 11, 2009 1 Comment
The interesting thing about President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is that virtually everyone sees through it (yes that means you too, and you know it), and everyone understands exactly what it’s about, but no one can say why in mixed company. So there is a lot of vague, cautious chortling and ridicule about it but most people are too reticent to get at the root of why it’s such a silly choice.
Well, not Steve Sailer, of course:
The hilarious career of Barack Obama continues to demonstrate how much white people long to give money, fame, and power to a black guy who meets minimum standards of presentability, regardless of his lack of accomplishments.
Sailer of course hits the nail on the head. He is exactly right. I defy anyone to dispute any part of what Sailer says there.
But Steve Sailer is a “racist” so, um, you can ignore it. Or something.
It can’t be a good development that only the “racists” know and speak the truth about this.
Long ago, before Obama was even officially running for anything, I marveled at the reception he was given. It was as if white people all over the world were so amazed at the sight of a reasonably-presentable black man who could intelligibly put one word after another that they were just salivating to hand over their firstborns. It was such a joke, but the joke’s grown old by now.
But more to the point, at the root of this impulse is a health dose of, well, racism. Technically, it’s actually quite racist to be so impressed by a black man who hasn’t done jack squat simply because he wears a suit and doesn’t talk like a thug that you want to make him your President, let him rewire the economy, and give him a fricking Nobel Peace Prize. (In the latter case what do you expect, this is a prize given by a bunch of Swedes, after all….) So not only are the racists right, but the progressives are racist.
But you can’t say that. You simply can’t.