David Horowitz, champion of white awakening!

Until a couple of months ago the deeply incoherent David Horowitz was a passionate defender of Obama from his conservative critics, whom Horowitz derided as suffering from “Obama derangement syndrome.” Then, sometime in the late spring, Horowitz had another Obama epiphany (his earlier Obama epiphany was when he realized that the ascension of Obama was one of the greatest events in world history), and became an Obama critic himself (it wasn’t clear whether this also meant that he had contracted Obama Derangement Syndrome). And now, following in my “racist and offensive” footsteps, he applauds the signs that the Obama presidency is leading to a white awakening. Yet at the time of Obama’s inauguration, Horowitz was celebrating the birth of a new, supposedly racially unified America brought about by nonwhites’ race conscious identification with a nonwhite president and whites’ acceptance of nonwhites’ race-consciousness, while, of course, whites continued having no race consciousness at all.

Commenting on last night’s Greta van Susteren show (discussed by me here), Horowitz writes:

Crowley’s boss made the obvious point that a person in Gates’ situation normally is very cooperative with police and simply says there’s been a mistake, I live here. But—as this officer put it—Gates began calling Crowley a racist from the outset.

Now, for white people the term “racist” is really tantamount to being called a “ni—er” if you’re black, except that blacks are free to call whites racists while whites can’t even write the word n-i-g-g-e-r without risking repercussions. Watching this show—watching this cop be not only unapologetic but demanding that Gates apologize to Crowley and his mother (for the trash-talk Yo Mama), it occurred to me that a great turn is indeed taking place as a result of the election of Obama.

First we had the spectacle of Sotomayor—a race-preference lefitst—backing off entirely from race preferences, and now we have policemen who normally would just be under fire, saying enough—we’re not going to take it anymore. Saying: For years we’ve bent over backwards to apologize for racial injustices, some of which occurred and some of which did not, we’ve taken so many hours of courses and training to be sensitive to minorities, and we’re not going to be called racists anymore when we’re not. You are a professor making five or ten times what I make. You are in state whose governor is black; you’re in a city whose mayor is black. You’re pretending you’re a powerless victim and at the same time phoning my chief and calling me a racist, telling me I don’t know who I’m messing with because your friend who is black is the president of the United States. F——you! And that’s something of a cultural revolution.

Let’s hope that Horowitz is right about a rising white resistance to nonwhite bullying and guilt mongering. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to take anything Horowitz says straight, since self-contradiction and lack of principle shadow everything he says. For example, he thinks that the use of “racist” as a weapon to harm people is highly objectionable, yet he excluded me from his magazine for writing “racist and offensive” things, without even telling me what those racist and offensive things were.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 28, 2009 10:15 AM | Send

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