And we should root for the U.S. team because … ?
Gintas writes (August 3):
Well, my maternal grandmother’s family came from Vilna. Maybe I should root for Lithuania?Gintas replies:
(Imagine speaking with a thick Eastern European accent) To be Lithuanian you have to be a little crazy I think. So I root for Lithuania. (end accent)
When Mexicans living in this country booed in unison and made obscene gestures during our national anthem as the U.S. soccer team played Mexico in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (while also cheering wildly for the Mexican team,) the L.A. Times declared this to be—no, not unassimilated ethnocentrism or anything like that—but, rather, a stirring display of the rich tapestry of Mexican pride and a cheerful example of the vibrant, wondrous culture soon to dominate the mute, impotent Anglos.August 5
A reader writes:
I don’t understand why your commenter has an issue with the Olympic basketball team, though I assume he’s simply associating all blacks with criminality (with Kobe especially that’s absolutely silly.) Your blog likes to talk about black-white IQ differences, and there are obviously differences in specific types of athleticism as well, so unless you want reverse affirmative action I don’t know what the complaint is.LA replies:
You’ve misunderstood the entry, which, based on your previous comments which I’ve declined to post because of their insulting and ad hominem character, does not surprise me. The commenter’s point was not to associate all blacks with criminality (though many black athletes today are indeed criminal thugs and should not be in college, professional, or Olympic sports), nor to suggest that the best basketball players, regardless of race, should not be on the U.S. Olympic team (though having professional athletes compete at the Olympics, as has been the case for some time now, has radically degraded the meaning of the Olympics). His point, I believe, was that U.S. blacks increasingly have nothing in common with white Americans, and that to a very great extent they are, in fact, an alien, hostile, and destructive presence in our midst. Therefore whites’ extravagant identification with black athletes (spurred on by the media’s wall-to-wall orchestrated worship of blacks) is irrational and self-damaging behavior, and whites should re-think this behavior.Ben M. writes:
You wrote:August 9
Paul Henri writes:
I don’t know what else we can do than root for our teams. Blacks are not alone in devolving our society. We can’t start advocating that people stop respecting or rooting for chess clubs because they are dominated by Jews who, by a large majority, vote for the destruction of whites and America right along with their black allies. Both groups (along with a huge number of whites and modern Germans I must add) act as though they were immune to the impending chaos.LA writes:
If one’s team no longer represents something good, if it’s a team of thugs, does one still care about them and identify with them?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 04, 2012 10:45 AM | Send