At the dying of the year, I suppose it is not surprising to get a little melancholic. The humors surging back and forth since January have gotten slowed down by a surfeit of roast meats and pumpkin pie. The black bile of regret and reminiscences swells forth to trouble the closing of the year.
Nevertheless, I was surprised that no lesser an authority than National Public Radio’s “Wait Wait” program today has reported that 2016 has the distinction of being the worst year in history, apparently beating out 1347 with the start of the Black Death, 1919 with the Influenza Pandemic, 1939 with Hitler’s War on civilization, Stalin’s atrocities, or even the Great American Ebola Epidemic of 2015. The market is up. Economic indicators are rising. If you believe BHO the labor market is the best it has been in eight years. The Fed rate is still extremely low. Housing starts are booming.
Why the blues, Bunky?
It seems the only disappointing news for the elites of the airwaves is that they did not get what they now say they wanted most under the Holiday Elm (political correctness would censor me, you know). They are apparently heartbroken that regulations making the USA non-competitive might be removed. Horrors. They are destitute that a president coming in is not more firmly pro-LGBTQ__(letters to be added at a future time when I have been informed how biased I am), forgetting, I suppose, what BHO’s stance was on his ascension.
After it has been determined that:
1) the vote fraud was an illusion
2) the electoral college is still the law of the land
3) Madison did NOT write the last word on state laws
4) grubby white people will still vote their own convictions despite Beyonce directions to the contrary
5) people will keep their promises despite Martin Sheen OR his son,
6) BHO has been living in a bubble and now that he comes outside we find he has no clothes.
7) Russians telling Americans about the actual fraud by Democrats upon their own people did not change the election
After all that, I noticed a twitter from a Carlos A @_nonwhite, hereinafter denoted as the “non-white racist.” Says NWR: “oh angry white lady I’m so scared. At some point white folks need to realize how ridiculous they sound” followed by a cute little emoji. Cunning
My response was: “Racism on a stick. What ppl cannot do by talent, skill, or effort they try to do by mob rule. When that fails, hyperbole.”Little did I know how mistaken I was.
Our favorite post-adolescent racist replied: “You can’t be “racist” to white people. Racism is systemic. There is no systemic discrimination against white people” No emoji this time
Now Merriam-Webster would have it otherwise:
But let’s humor our “middle-aged millennial” non-white racist and see if his comment works for other failings of character. “You can’t steal from white people.” “You can’t murder white people.” “You can’t lie about white people.” (Doesn’t work so well does it?)
So being “racist” is about a belief and a determination of a difference by race. It is not some cudgel that is owned by one political group to beat the legitimate hopes and dreams of another group, whatever our LA non-white racist gins up, (although elsewhere he makes dark comments about how the ‘brown’ races are increasing).
When the country was in the thrall of angry white men (and in 1775, you had a lot of AWM), they formulated the ideal of “freedom and justice for all.” It was an ideal. No one would have said otherwise. Now that AWM has been declared a lower order of being, do doubt to disenfranchise them before another lost election, “freedom and justice for all” seems a burden that the ennui of the left can no longer abide.
Orwell’s 1984 introduced us to “Newspeak.” It has taken us 30 years to adopt it as the speech of record for the Left.