The guilt unto (national) death

In November 2004, after President Bush announced his nomination of the woman he variously described as his “brain” and his “sister” as Secretary of State, I wrote:

America: never good enough

The first Secretary of State who was female was immediately followed by the first Secretary of State who was black (or colored, to be more precise), who is now being followed by the first Secretary of State who is female and black. It seems like the very definition of liberal progress to me. Yet it’s not good enough for the mainstream liberal media. One of the network news broadcasts said this evening that Condoleezza Rice “is only the second woman to be Secretary of State.” [Italics added.] For liberals, America is always behind, always guilty, and always sneakily denying its guilt.

Once we admitted, in the 1960s, that we were a discriminatory country, there was no way we could ever again be right in our own eyes, no matter what we did.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 10, 2012 08:15 PM | Send

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