Dowd’s anti-white afflatus
Several readers have noted Maureen Dowd’s July 15 column on the Sonia Sotomayor hearings with its anti-white male crack. Should we discuss it? The column as a whole consists of Dowd’s usual collection of semi unhinged cheap shots not worthy of response, indeed, not worthy of being published anywhere, though it’s fit to print in the New York Times. But two paragraphs, at the beginning of the column, are worth commenting on:
A wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not know that a gaggle of white Republican men afraid of extinction are out to trip her up.Dowd simultaneously predicts white men’s imminent extinction and mocks them for being afraid of it. (Would that they were afraid of it! Imagine the politics we’d have if Republican politicians were concerned about the white race. But of course they are not. They are resolutely race-blind and allowing their race to be dispossessed, yet they are called racist anyway.) The statement has two parts: You white men / Republican white men are going to be extinguished, and you are ridiculous and contemptible for being afraid of extinction. You are so worthless, so subhuman, that I won’t even grant you the human dignity of fearing your extinction.
This type of psychology is familiar from anti-Semitism. “We’re going to eliminate you Jews, who are the disgusting enemies of mankind, and you are ridiculous and whiny for objecting to your elimination.”
You don’t have to agree with my analysis of Dowd’s sneer at Republican men to see how offensive it is and that it is indeed hate speech.
In the second quoted paragraph, Dowd hawks Sotomayor’s transparent lie to the Judiciary Committee that her “Wise Latina is a better judge than a white male” comment was about inspiration.
Meaning that in order to be inspired to achieve, Hispanic law students need to be told that they are better than white people by virtue of being Hispanic.
So, when made by whites, invidious racial comparison (or even true racial comparisons) are the vilest thing in the world, but when made by Hispanics invidious racial comparisons are inspirational. Whites don’t need to be inspired. Whites don’t need to have beliefs, values, ideals. They don’t even need language. They carry on their existence by means of sinister “codes, handshakes, and clubs” with which they exclude all others.
As I have said before, this is not a double standard, it is a single standard, which empowers nonwhites and disparages and marginalizes whites. And it will not stop until more white people start defending whites as whites.
M. Jose writes:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 18, 2009 11:32 AM | Send