Tagged: race

And Then You Woke Up

I just read the following headline from the Associated Press: “Fauci says pandemic exposed ‘undeniable effects of racism.’” And Dr. Fauci’s self-serving deference to the latest trends in neo-Marxist race politics is worth discussing because…? A couple of days back, I read of an adjunct instructor in literature at St. John’s University in New York who uttered “the n-word” during an online lecture...

Pragmatic Calculations

The Johnson & Johnson Rule.– For a vaccine that gives you a slightly lower chance of getting sick with what is in effect a bad flu virus, which could be dangerous if you have a serious underlying medical condition or are very old, you should be willing to risk a slightly higher chance of having a fatal stroke, which could occur without warning...

Racism, Bias, and Utopia

Racism, if it means anything definable at all (and I have never been completely certain that it does), is strictly a description of a certain subjective attitude regarding racial differences, and in particular an attitude of irrational or illegitimate bias for or against people primarily on the basis of race, however race is defined. Racism cannot be treated as a crime, because it...

Capitalizing on Injustice

Before the start of an NFL game Thursday night in Kansas City, players made a league-endorsed political statement by standing arm-in-arm across the field in support of racial justice, or against racial injustice, or whatever namby-pamby sensitivity-cops nonsense they thought they were representing. It’s a wonder the Kansas City team, called the (euphemized for children) “Native American Tribal Leaders,” had the gall to...

Everything I will EVER have to say about the George Floyd thing

Let’s get this over with, shall we? I frankly have four million better things to do with my time and energy than spend them on a story that is filled to overflowing with so many of my least favorite things in modern political reality: social justice warriors, Donald Trump, race politics, international progressive activism, white guilt…you get the picture. But a dying nation’s...

From Beyond the Border

Tired of being right all the time, bored of having all his interpretations verified and all his predictions realized, seeking the challenge of subjects in which the answers are not so obvious to one who merely turns off the chatter and listens to his own reason for five minutes, erstwhile political commentator takes a break to look at things that actually matter, and...

Justin Trudeau? Not MY problem, suckers!

As a defector from communist Canada, I feel somewhat dutybound to respond to the news of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brownface scandal, which broke today. Here, then, is my three-part reaction: 1. If Trudeau were not the baby-faced poster boy for the charms of progressive soft despotism in North America, I might be defending him against these absurd accusations of “cultural appropriation crime”...

Limbo’s Greatest Hits: #1

We’ve made it to the top of our countdown (count-up?) at last. One year plus a few weeks in the making, this list of the most-read articles here in Limbo since August of 2018 has covered a lot of territory. From the contemplative to the agitated, and from the meaning of life to the meaninglessness of politics, there has been something on the...

Ho-hum Study from Yale: Progressives More Racist Than Conservatives

Yale and Princeton researchers have analyzed speech patterns and vocabulary used by white “liberal” and “conservative” politicians, and also more broadly white “liberal” and “conservative” citizens, when addressing presumed black audiences, and they have found — get ready to be much less surprised than the researchers — that liberals show a much greater tendency to “dumb down” their normal language and skill level...