Chris Quinn, editor of the Plain Dealer, dropped the Dilbert comic strip this week, drawing cheers from the all-whites-are-racist crowd. He cited a podcast of Dilbert creator Scott Adams. Quinn wrote, “Adams said Black people are a hate group, citing a recent Rasmussen survey which, he said, shows nearly half of all Black people do not agree with the phrase ‘It’s okay to be white.’”
My white grandkids have black cousins. They love each other. They are all under six.
At some point, the “those who know everything” liberals will be trying to inject divisiveness and hate into them and their cousins in the name of wokeness. I hope they rebel against such trash.
I pray that wokeism has been euthanized before the wokesters try and brainwash them. Maybe your Cousin Angela will lead the charge.
Thank God freedom of expression is alive and well on Substack! And praise God Don Surber is here, too. I hadn't known a video of Scott Adams' comments was even available, if it hasn't been deep-sixed by YouTube. At least I found out a lot about this issue by reading another excellent column by my (I count him as one) friend Don Surber. God bless you always, brother.
IMHO Scott Adams was practicing Rush Limbaugh's tactic by "illustrating absurdity by being absurd".
Communists take simple, commonplace things and beat people into submission. No gas for cars, only electricity. No nuclear reactors or hydroelectric dams or coalfired generating plants. Only windmills and solar reflectors. Communists are cruel, merciless, god-awful hypocrites.
These race-baiting, race-hustling evil communist hypocrites need to be shown the exit in no uncertain terms ASAP. I am sick to 100 feet over my head of this constant communist propaganda coming at me and everybody else from every media outlet 24\7.
I've got a good friend who lives in Los Angeles. He decided to stop driving his car except for long trips and now he takes the bus and rides the subways and trains all over the L.A basin. He is a wonderfully outgoing, highly intelligent and perceptive person. He has no trouble talking to anyone about anything. He said in his travels on the busses and trains he talks to anyone who can speak English.
L.A. is a magnet for humans on the go. There is some of every human race on earth living in L.A. My pal talks to them every day as he rides to work. He said that in ALL of his talking he never hears any racist malarkey or gets a bad vibe. Maybe he's just lucky, but I believe most people are normal and want to live and let live. So does he.
Like Don Surber's report today shows, this communist drumbeat of "racism" is being promoted by radio, teevee, internet, print and handheld device propaganda promoted by communist propaganda artists who have taken the high ground in the American Way of Life. Resist communist oppression in any and every way necessary. Learn to hate the communist as much as they hate you.
Trayvon and the Professor Gates Beer Summit, what a lovely visit down memory lane with the Creator (O-BAH-MA) of modern racism. Both events in our history were caused by Rev. Al and Obama pouring gas on the fire instead of minding their own business and let local law enforcement handle it (which they were correctly doing at the time). The NAACP is seriously a "hate group" with all the hate towards LEOs which has made them millions. Next time when an officer is killed by a black guy, why not sue the NAACP on behalf of that cop's family. His life mattered more, imho.
My family is made up of white, black, and red folks, with a bit of Irish and German thrown in on my parents side. My oldest adores his mixed-race little brothers, and my in-laws, whom I love dearly, love me, too. It has never been about what we look like, but our character alone. I fell in love with the girl for her heart (she being the proverbial Brick House was a bonus!), and we've passed the last 32 years together, raising kids to be great people.
While "video killed the radio star", the Democrats killed America. This was through a long string of policies, such as the immigration bill of 1965, the safety net programs of the 60s, and the invention of the iPhone. Each in their own way, effected negativity on the melting pot of America.
The immigration bill allowed for increased tribalism, the safety net programs destroyed the family unit and the iPhone created generations of uncaring loners. If we don’t value each others lives, then we value nothing.
"'Because through feeling and exploring your ignorance you’ve created a genuine opening for my reality.'"
My reality? Like, 'my truth?'
I'd prefer she just be honest and candid about her racist bigotry.
Actually I think we are born "racist" but only as it refers to a being that will identify that which is different from itself and therefore may pose a threat. This is simple biology. So until you determine that the being you are seeing is more like you than not and shares your values then you either fear it, avoid it, or in extreme cases, kill it. Those are your choices. It is called the survival instinct.
The Angela Davis thing is funny. As someone pointed out in another comments section, she had a about the same reaction that a KKK member would finding out he had descended from slaves.
I know very little about Scott Adams other than he created Dilbert and he had one of the most powerful monologues shortly after his wife died where he talks about going for a walk and listening to Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill and how life is more powerful because of the pain we suffer. I tried to find it to share, but alas, YouTube is not that searchable.
As for the Rasmussen "survey," I hate these things for this reason. (Here is a link to the article. Most of it is behind a paywall, but if you subscribe, I'd love to hear what the rest of the article says: https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/january_2023/not_woke_yet_most_voters_reject_anti_white_beliefs). Surveys like this are a Rorschach test. It was a survey of just 1000 people, and Rasmussen trends conservative (heavily sometimes). The survey asked a second question, Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "Black people can be racists, too." 79% of respondents answered "agree." So how do you explain the paradox that of the black people cited in the survey, nearly half of them agreed or were undecided on whether or not it was okay to be white and then turned around, at least a portion of them, and said that black people can be racist too. It doesn't make sense unless . . .
Unless you consider that a yes-or-no question can be answered the same way for many reasons. Take the "wrong direction" question. Nearly 83% of people agreed before the last election that the country was going in the wrong direction. That should have been a bloodbath for the Democrats, yes? But it wasn't. Why? (And, no, Bad Orange Man did not sabotage all those good Republicans' chances.) Because there are a million reasons to think this country is headed in the wrong direction. You can't just ask the question and walk away. You have to ask them *why* they think that. The same thing holds here. "Why is it not okay to be white?" It could simple be that a lot of black moderates and conservatives (remembering that Rasmussen trends conservative) have the same queasiness about all this anti-racist BS that most white people do, that white people are being "othered" in a new age of racism and segregation. That would cause them to answer "no, it is not okay to be white" not because they think there's anything inherently wrong with being white but because they recognize the growing trend of state and society sanctioned racism against white people.
As for Scott Adams, I don't blame him for his conclusions. He's a product of the times, and had the question been reversed and nearly half of all white people agreed with the statement "It's not okay to be black," Joy Reid would be suggesting that every non-Democrat-voting white person in America immediately be designated a domestic terrorist and citing it as evidence.
I hear "they" will re-write James Bond novels in order to replace objectionable things: can we then read about "Vagina Galore?" Perhaps "Cisperson from Uncle."
G-d bless William Bradford for recognizing communism killed people.
It is okay to dislike people of any immutable characteristics.
Interracial slavery did not become commonplace until a leap in transportation technology in the 16th Century allowed slaves sold by Africans to be transported to the Americas to provide sustainable renewable energy for the elites. When visiting the northern Mediterranean coast you see homes built in seemingly inaccessible places. It’s as if there was something from the sea that they feared.
95% of the "institutional racism" crapola comes from the halls of academia. I don't know how good people like Glenn Reynolds can breathe that miasma.
This country's population is still white-majority. If you live in a community that is not mostly white, the reason is probably racism. We used to understand that all-black communities got that way because of prejudicial practices of different sorts, and we very sensibly adjudged it to be wrong. Ms Blackwell now thinks it's a really good idea. My, how times have changed.
Cleveland let the lake burn. BTW the rock and roll HOF, isn't.